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Reasons to Charge Graphic Design Work by the Hour vs. by the Project

As a graphic designer, you need to decide whether you’d like to charge by the hour or by the project, and deciding between the two can be confusing.

Hour

Experienced designers will more than likely charge by the hour because they have a pretty good understanding of how long a project will take them and what the work will entail. After consulting with a client and getting a firm grasp on what they’ll need to do, these designers can give clients a pretty close estimate on how much time it will take to complete the work.

Project

If you haven’t taken on too many large projects in your career, it’s best to charge by the project. The reason being, if you estimate how much time the work will take and you’re way off, your client may be angry that the quote was much lower than the actual bill amount.