I hope this topic isn't inappropriate and if so Wegg or mg3d please feel free to remove it.
As some of you know I am still a student. But this situation lasts only till end of August. I was planning to freelance together with a friend of mine and we were thinking about our price lately. You know what to charge for an hourly rate. Of course it depends if it is a compositing, 3D or maybe 2D painting job. We also looked at some price lists of companies in our region (Germany) and what they charge.
Our problem is that we know what the big ones charge, but I don't think that we could charge the same (€150,- per our for a Maya machine plus artist for example) with us being newbies and only two guys. But on the other hand we don't want to ruin our market value with a price that's too low. Well, now we are a bit clueless what to do. So I thought I'd ask my favourite Messiah community. :)