you got a family and you work 80 a week?  heck, even if you don't have a 
fam...that's 12 hours every day...how do you do that?  at what rate?   
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Gordon Mott <gordon.mott@xxxxxxxxx>
To: Consulting on the iSeries / AS400 <consult400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 23:22:38 -0500
Subject: Re: [Consult400] FW: Hours available for billing


I've billed out as many as 80 hours in a given week... not a trick I like
repeating on a continual basis unless we're talking about some kind of
on-site project and no more than two of my other customers require attention
in that timeframe.

On 1/30/06, rick baird <rick.baird@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> loaded question - it depends on a lot of things.
>
> If you're a solo, you don't need but a couple hours a week for admin.
> if you're not married and/or can work from home, you can pile up the
> hours.
>
> I do some of my best work between 4am and 8am.  that pretty much
> excludes nights for working - for me anyway.  when I'm doing early
> morning hours, I'm asleep by 9pm.
>
> I'm old and can't do what I used to be able to do.  a really good week
> for me is 60 hours, split between two customers.  a typical week is
> about 45.
>
> my weekends are my own.  It's rare that I think about working till
> about 6pm on sunday.
>
> On 1/30/06, Steven Keil <skeil@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry to get off topic, but this comment ties into a conversation I was
> > having tonight with another new solo contactor.
> >
> > How many hours can one realistically bill in a week as a solo?
> >
> > Also, I've read the books, but prefer to see how others maximize their
> > billable time and minimize the administration/marketing time.  Any
> ideas?
> >
> > Thank you.
> >
> > Steve
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin
> > Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 3:28 PM
> > To: Consulting on the iSeries / AS400
> > Subject: Re: [Consult400] Senior Developer Available for Contracting
> >
> > Well, yes, but that almost means you need to bill 35+ hours a week, and
> > if you are in business for yourself that is nearly impossible.  Your own
> > business needs 8 to 15 hours of your time just to stay open.  Add in a
> > few more hours each week for personal growth time and you end up with no
> > time left for family & beer.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Shannon ODonnell wrote:
> > > Yeah, it's low, I know, compared to what some folks charge, but my
> needs
> > are relatively modest and so I don't mind keeping it at $50 an hour. I'm
> not
> > out to make a fortune doing this, just a living. :-)
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > [mailto:consult400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Booth Martin
> > > Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 1:37 PM
> > > To: Consulting on the iSeries / AS400
> > > Subject: Re: [Consult400] Senior Developer Available for Contracting
> > >
> > > That rate seems awfully low for your skill set Shannon.
> > >
> > >
> > > Shannon ODonnell wrote:
> > >> List:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I would like to take this opportunity to announce my availability for
> > >> contracting/consulting work.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I am a recognized iSeries industry expert, have written/published
> over
> > 300 AS/400 and iSeries "How-To" articles, I am the co-editor of the
> book,
> > "The Desktop Encyclopedia of Tips, Tricks and Programming Practices for
> > iSeries and AS/400" from MCPress, I am an IBM Certfied RPGIV Programmer,
> and
> > I am the author of the RPGIV Certification Test from ReviewNet.net.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I am experienced with Java on iSeries, RPGIV/Java (JNI), MQ Series
> > >> interfacing with iSeries, Websphere Application Server, Tomcat
> > Application Server, HTTP, TCP/IP, RPG/CGI, VB, Sockets, COBOL, HTML,
> Java
> > Script, and a variety of other iSeries and related technologies.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> In addition, I have iSeries/IT experience in all of the following
> > >> industries:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Manufacturing, Public Warehousing, Financial, Distribution, Trucking,
> > >> Government, iSeries Software Vendor and many other industries.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> I am currently accepting iSeries programming opportunities which can
> be
> > >> performed remotely with limited on-site time required.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> My rate is a very reasonable $50/hr and no job is too big or too
> small
> > for me to consider.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Please give me a call at (618) 836-5515 or email to
> > >> sodonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you have any questions or would like
> to
> > > view my full resume.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> In addition, you can view/read a couple hundred of my How-To articles
> and
> > >> videos at the following URL:
> http://www.irish-studios.com/Articles.htm
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Thank you,
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> Shannon O'Donnell
> > >>
> > >> sodonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >>
> > >> (618)836-5515
> > >>
> > >> (217)556-4221
> >
> > --
> > -----------------------------------
> > Booth Martin
> > http://martinvt.com
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