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First-time freelance work - what to charge?
I work at a library. We have many databases available to the public, including one that lets you look up businesses matching certain criteria. Anyone that has a library card gets access to these databases from home.
Yesterday at work I was approached by a lady who wanted to know if I would be interested in some freelance work using that particular database to find corporate addresses/phone numbers of retail chains that might be willing to stock her product. I usually try to shy away from stuff like this, but she was a bit persistent and I gave her my email address. It appears I might actually do this, but now she's asking me what I would charge. And that's where H/A comes in.
I really have no idea what to charge. I'm used to showing people how to use databases like this as a part of my actual job, but actually using it to earn some money on the side is something I have no experience with. Does anyone have any sort of experience with something like this, or have an idea of how I can determine a rate? I feel absolutely clueless here.