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#270406 7-May-2020 20:59
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Hoping someone here will be able to enlighten me to what the scale of hourly rates for a casual/contract role working on the following;

 

 

 

- Updating website content
- SOE (ensuring good search rankings, etc.)
- Organising email campaigns
- Social media presence + some kind of social media strategy/advertising 
- dealing with online queries
- Plus probably other tasks.

 

I happen to come across a need in a small business for this today and they're interested in chatting about providing these services for a while.

 

While I work in IT (working in Infrastructure, Cyber Sec, Risk and Cloud), I'm not really in touch with going rates for the above work.

 

Wanting to get an idea here before I discuss further with the company (to avoid over/under charging for services). 

 

The role will either be casual (as needed) if they want me to manage going forward, or contract (stint up front to get them up to speed) if they decide to take it over themselves.






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  #2479000 8-May-2020 07:35
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TBH, that sounds like a full time job as a marketing staff member, not a casual thing. 





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  #2479042 8-May-2020 08:59
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xpd:

 

TBH, that sounds like a full time job as a marketing staff member, not a casual thing. 

 

 

It's a bit of an odd situation, created by a perfect storm really (not just COVID). 
I definitely don't see it being full time, as it is a very small business, and things like online queries may just be dealt with by the owner - I would likely just be giving a hand to start with and then training them to take over that. I just wanted to make sure I had accounted for it in case.

 

 

 

 






 
 
 
 


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xpd:

 

TBH, that sounds like a full time job as a marketing staff member, not a casual thing. 

 

 

The problem is the staffer will have no idea about how to maintain the actual website : patches, updates etc
Small/medium  Companies never seem to do that . They have a website built for them, someones by a brother/cousin/son etc , then never maintained (cough cough Wordpress left unpatched)

 

Specialist services to Maintain websites should be easier to sell to potential customers, if you tell them their unmaintained website is open to hacking attacks .
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  #2484512 15-May-2020 15:56
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Maybe $80 - $150 per hour. Lower end for an independent, higher end for a firm.


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  #2484664 15-May-2020 20:52
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Aaroona:

 

Hoping someone here will be able to enlighten me to what the scale of hourly rates for a casual/contract role working on the following;

 

...

 

 

Interesting question.

 

From current experience, looks like we have a sellers market now - for senior developers anyway.

 

Not sure why so many devs are looking for work. One theory is the private sector has been hit hard by the lockdown?


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  #2484678 15-May-2020 21:34
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Dealing with online enquires would be the businesses responsibility. It is no different to them answering the phone. A web designer may not be an expert in all those things either such as SEO and social media marketing as the are companies that solely specialise in solely those topics

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  #2484706 15-May-2020 22:47
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Aaroona:

 

Hoping someone here will be able to enlighten me to what the scale of hourly rates for a casual/contract role working on the following;

 

 

 

- Updating website content
- SOE (ensuring good search rankings, etc.)
- Organising email campaigns
- Social media presence + some kind of social media strategy/advertising 
- dealing with online queries
- Plus probably other tasks.

 

I happen to come across a need in a small business for this today and they're interested in chatting about providing these services for a while.

 

While I work in IT (working in Infrastructure, Cyber Sec, Risk and Cloud), I'm not really in touch with going rates for the above work.

 

Wanting to get an idea here before I discuss further with the company (to avoid over/under charging for services). 

 

The role will either be casual (as needed) if they want me to manage going forward, or contract (stint up front to get them up to speed) if they decide to take it over themselves.

 

I know someone who specializes in Online Marketing. I will ask him.


 
 
 
 


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  #2484721 16-May-2020 00:15
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Some companies offer virtual admin services for business that may cover some of those things. But things like SEO wouldn't really fit into that.

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Aaroona:

 

Hoping someone here will be able to enlighten me to what the scale of hourly rates for a casual/contract role working on the following;

 

 

 

- Updating website content
- SOE (ensuring good search rankings, etc.)
- Organising email campaigns
- Social media presence + some kind of social media strategy/advertising 
- dealing with online queries
- Plus probably other tasks.

 

I happen to come across a need in a small business for this today and they're interested in chatting about providing these services for a while.

 

While I work in IT (working in Infrastructure, Cyber Sec, Risk and Cloud), I'm not really in touch with going rates for the above work.

 

Wanting to get an idea here before I discuss further with the company (to avoid over/under charging for services). 

 

The role will either be casual (as needed) if they want me to manage going forward, or contract (stint up front to get them up to speed) if they decide to take it over themselves.

 

 

My friend says:

 

 

 

Hey man. I’d say the rate would be anywhere between 30-45 an hour  

 

11:20 AM

 

Cheers - would that be a guesstimate though or do you know for sure?      

 

That’s pretty for sure other than if someone was an specialist in SEO or email marketing would be more like 60-70 an hour

 

 


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  #2513495 27-Jun-2020 05:04
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I would say around $100 an hour. SEO is a very specialized and time-consuming task.


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  #2513705 27-Jun-2020 16:36
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I would suggest you have a number of roles here that you could/should break this into...

 

 

 

Updating website content, Organising Email Campaigns, Online queries... I'd suggest that you employ someone to do this, probably a part time marketing assistant role

 

SEO, Social Media... Outsource this to one of the specialists to look after... Once you get the SEO sorted and adjusted at the start, input won't be high maintenance. Get social media advice at the same time, get a plan and then hand it over to your marketing assistant...

 

(Disclaimer - I work in marketing/advertising etc and have done forever)

 

 

 

Aaroona:

 

Hoping someone here will be able to enlighten me to what the scale of hourly rates for a casual/contract role working on the following;

 

 

 

- Updating website content
- SOE (ensuring good search rankings, etc.)
- Organising email campaigns
- Social media presence + some kind of social media strategy/advertising 
- dealing with online queries
- Plus probably other tasks.

 

I happen to come across a need in a small business for this today and they're interested in chatting about providing these services for a while.

 

While I work in IT (working in Infrastructure, Cyber Sec, Risk and Cloud), I'm not really in touch with going rates for the above work.

 

Wanting to get an idea here before I discuss further with the company (to avoid over/under charging for services). 

 

The role will either be casual (as needed) if they want me to manage going forward, or contract (stint up front to get them up to speed) if they decide to take it over themselves.

 


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  #2513706 27-Jun-2020 16:47
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For these sorts of roles, govt pays between $60-85k a year, in Wellington, full time.

 

if you want good results that’ll cost extra.

 

 

 

there may be slightly more people around right now, possibly caused by businesses closing, but more likely by some brutal redundancy work going on. A website will be ok without attention for a short period of time, then when the bugs start to grow and you’re falling behind, a business will either hire or contract someone in at $120/hr. 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  #2513708 27-Jun-2020 16:51
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K8Toledo:

 

Aaroona:

 

Hoping someone here will be able to enlighten me to what the scale of hourly rates for a casual/contract role working on the following;

 

 

 

- Updating website content
- SOE (ensuring good search rankings, etc.)
- Organising email campaigns
- Social media presence + some kind of social media strategy/advertising 
- dealing with online queries
- Plus probably other tasks.

 

I happen to come across a need in a small business for this today and they're interested in chatting about providing these services for a while.

 

While I work in IT (working in Infrastructure, Cyber Sec, Risk and Cloud), I'm not really in touch with going rates for the above work.

 

Wanting to get an idea here before I discuss further with the company (to avoid over/under charging for services). 

 

The role will either be casual (as needed) if they want me to manage going forward, or contract (stint up front to get them up to speed) if they decide to take it over themselves.

 

 

My friend says:

 

 

 

Hey man. I’d say the rate would be anywhere between 30-45 an hour  

 

11:20 AM

 

Cheers - would that be a guesstimate though or do you know for sure?      

 

That’s pretty for sure other than if someone was an specialist in SEO or email marketing would be more like 60-70 an hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds very low. Are they subcontracting out the work to overseas? It is skilled work, so I would expect quite a bit more.


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  #2513751 27-Jun-2020 20:24
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mattwnz:

 

 

 

 

My friend says:

 

 

 

Hey man. I’d say the rate would be anywhere between 30-45 an hour  

 

11:20 AM

 

Cheers - would that be a guesstimate though or do you know for sure?      

 

That’s pretty for sure other than if someone was an specialist in SEO or email marketing would be more like 60-70 an hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sounds very low. Are they subcontracting out the work to overseas? It is skilled work, so I would expect quite a bit more.

 

I realise that was a genuine question, but on reading it I burst out laughing. :D.

 

 

 

I'm not sure,  this guy is quite young (early 20's) which may factor into his answer? 

 

I thought it was kinda high but I'm at the other end of the spectrum from SEO work, no idea what the rate is...

 

I'll check with him.

 

 

 

 


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