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How much to charge for tutoring photoshop?

Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
edited August 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Posted from [chat], where obviously I wasn't going to get much help:
Hey. If someone in an architecture firm posted something about needing basic Photoshop tutoring, who had previously been tutored by some dude in April for 6 sessions, and still found that those weren't enough to grasp certain fundamentals... and if I told you that I knew enough Photoshop to teach her/I had taught Photoshop at an academic camp for 3 summers, and she said she didn't need a professional's help or anything like that..

How much would you charge (if you were me)?

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  • Kewop DecamKewop Decam Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    how long are the sessions? How much do you think your time is worth per hour?

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  • SkyGheNeSkyGheNe Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Minimum is 10 dollars a half hour imo.

    I used to pay 60 dollars an hour for my trumpet lessons.

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  • holycrapawalrusholycrapawalrus Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Being educated in Photoshop myself, I can easily say that being instructed in how to do things correctly is worth at least $20/hr as SkyGheNe. I tried to teach myself before I took some courses, screwed everything up and had to forget all the bad practices I learned before starting over.

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  • supabeastsupabeast Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It depends. If you’re a professional Photoshop user, charge your regular hourly rate and then tack on some extra money because it’s not your regular job. If you’re just a student trying to bring in extra cash, try to find out what professional trainers in your area are charging and then undercut them.

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  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2007
    I charged $30 an hour for in-home tutoring or tech support. It covered my expenses and was a reasonable amount of money to expect.

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    If its just simple stuff like the basics for using different tools or simple image adjustments, then Id say $20 an hour. If you are showing major effects and stuff like blending and photo manipulation and other stuff that dozens of sites have pages of tutorials for, then $30-40 depending on your skill level.

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  • wakkawawakkawa Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I would probably charge $30 if you really know what you are doing. but really though, learnin photoshop on your own is super easy, so teaching it should be just as easy.

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  • ElJeffeElJeffe Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited August 2007
    I'd say it also depends on who your target market is. If you plan to teach professional-wannabes, charge more than if you plan to teach poor college students. But yeah, $20-30/hr seems reasonable.

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  • Shazkar ShadowstormShazkar Shadowstorm Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I went and told her I'd do it for $20/hr. I'm no pro at this, I mean, I taught Photoshop to 5th graders...

    Oh well. Maybe I shoulda gone higher.. but whatever. Not bad I suppose, no?

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