This is the most clear explanation I have read. Thank you. joan

On Feb 21, 2009, at 4:02 PM, Phillip Vogel wrote:

> My two cents on the subject:
> If a client needs my services as a freelancer, he will necessarily  
> be paying a higher hourly rate than he would if he employed me full  
> time. Note that I am not an illustrator, but the principals involved  
> are pretty much the same.
> A client needs someone to configure a computer on his network. He  
> can either:
> 1) pay me $125 per hour for my services
> 2) hire a full-time employee for $80,000 per year
> 3) try to do it himself, screw it up and then pay me $125 per hour  
> to un-screw it.
> I am not asking him to pay me $250,000 for a year of full-time work,  
> I am asking him for $125 per hour.
> Of course, the stock-house prices are a good place to start, but if  
> the stock house had the illustration the client was looking for, he  
> could just by it from Getty and be done with it. This client is  
> looking for custom work and should either pay for it or hire a full- 
> time illustrator to produce it at a lower hourly cost (leaving the  
> client with the question of what to do with the illustrator the  
> other 1990 hours of the work year).
> Phillip