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How much are you guys charging monthly for website "management?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by romnation, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. romnation

    romnation Newbie

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    I have my first small local business client interested in a website, and was going to charge him $500 for the site itself, but I didn't know how much I should charge him monthly for updating the content. What have you guys been charging? Also is the $500 quote for the site itself a fair price?
     
  2. TheWordGuy

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    I guess it would boil down to how in dept the site is and how much time you are going to spend updating it each month.

    What is your time worth?
     
  3. MadStacks

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    This greatly depends. If it is a reality site or something then yes price it high. However if it is just a small local landscape website
    where you will update pictures for them. Then it would be much much cheaper. Give us more details for a more accurate answer.
     
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    Kind of hard to throw a price out there not knowing what it intails
     
  5. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Member since 2009, first post today. How is this possible?

    OP, it looks like you are just pulling figures out of the air.
    Have you worked out how much it will cost YOU to provide the service?
    What is YOUR time priced at?
     
  6. TheWordGuy

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    I signed up to this forum last year to make a comment on a post that I found while doing a search on google. Then, I forgot about BHW. Only recently did I rediscover it and am starting to post more. I am learning so much and wondered why I haven't been here the whole time.

    It can happen.
     
  7. MadStacks

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    Obviously that comment did not pertain to you or either it pertained lol
     
  8. TheWordGuy

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    I know it didn't pertain to me... I was just answering the question of "how it can happen" using me as an example.
     
  9. funkybunker

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    Figure out how much outsourcing the work will cost (if any)
    Add that to how many hours you'll need to work on other details, or updating content regularly if that's necessary.
    Place your hourly wage ontop of that (do you charge $9 hourly? $12 hourly?)
    There's your price. REMEMBER if it's a small local business, you will NOT be charging corporate level prices, it's not logical to charge them 50% more than they earn.

    If you outsource web design for $300 and charge $400 for it, plus you spend 5 hours on content writing charging $10 an hour for labor, your rate will be $450. Just an example.

    edit: my apologies, didn't add the profit margin to outsource. For monthly upkeep, just total the hours of labor + hourly wage. It's not complicated.
     
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  10. YouFeelMeDawg?

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    When you are a bhw addict is hard to see the world through some other set of eyes. Not everyone has the time to browser bhw and post as much as you do, some people come here very rarely , some just make an account and post years later.

    Everybody has the impression that as soon as you make your first account at bhw then you are going to be hooked here and begin to post like you, which it isn't true.