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Ask HN: As a freelance app dev, what retainer can I best offer to my clients?
15 points by thr2178008 166 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment
What would be a good retainer that I can provide to my clients whom I build mobile apps for? What are you guys offering, what are you charging?

I love the idea of retainers, because it offers the freelancer a chance at a steady income. However, clients generally don't want to pay a retainer to someone doing new development. A retainer is probably more appropriate if you're maintaining an existing app that's already in production. That said, the amount of a retainer is totally negotiable based on your special knowledge and skills. If you wrote the app, you're in an excellent bargaining position. Go for it!

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