Hello all, I am taking on a few IT consulting jobs on the side to make some extra income. I have a fairly experienced background in IT administration but have never ventured on my own before so i am not sure how to charge for solutions and services? For example, some of the solutions include free/open software. What is the best/fairest way to bill a client for services performed when it comes to IT solutions?
On average, the clients have 10-25 workstations, 1-4 servers, router and switch(es), etc.
Each workstation is fairly standard preloaded with WinXP, Office suite, and network drives and connects to the file server to use some in-house applications.
Backup solutions (backup exec, ntbackup, etc.), Protection solutions (antivirus, anti-malware, etc.), Workgroup/Domain/Network Drive setup or management.