I did make some money through PHP. Very much so! That's several months ago though. I used to charge ~$60 an hour which is reasonable, but not too over the top. I think you should definitely find a price you're happy working for, and then add $10 or so to it. That way you're not flooded with clients, but rather the clients you do attract get your undivided attention. Although you could get thousands more clients if you charged a pittance, you'd be working yourself to death and because your time will be shared amongst many clients, they won't necessarily be getting customer satisfaction.
The man who comes back through the Door in the Wall will never be quite the same as the man who went out.
I'm happy with any price lol :P
The problem is that I don't have much experience on PHP scripts.
I need knowledge about what they want,what do they want me to make?
If I would know that I can practice on that and do jobs.
Did you guys ever made money by scripting PHP/MySQL?
How much did you get?
And what did you made?
Just some questions came up to me. :P
I work as PHP developer. I started out working as independent contractor, doing work on HTML for $25/hour, and PHP for $35/hour. I've found that those are pretty good figures for this area. I've done AJAX work for $40/hour.
Now a days, I stick to salary, at a company doing work, and it works out to be a little bit more than that per hour.
So, as Wildhoney said, you can get up to $60 an hour, easily. But you don't come out the door swinging for the fences.
What I did: I did some research, tried to find out how much people in my area were charging that had a lot of the same qualifications as I did.
I've made just short of everything... I've created several CMS's, CRM's, business websites (lots of those), small and large community websites, kiosk work. Even created a reality TV Casting solution. Text message campaign work, even created a little app to be ran from localhost to upload and resize images from a rock concert for this community site in Texas.
You can do just short of any and every thing when you're in the web dev business.
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