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How much do you charge for a website (made from a Wordpress theme?)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by NemoTheOne, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. NemoTheOne

    NemoTheOne Regular Member

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    So I really don't build websites for 'clients'. Most of my work online is writing based.
    But I can make basic sites and have done my fair share of endless reading about SEO.

    So, how much would you charge for this service:

    1- Building a client a website, consisting 1-15 pages (estimated with regard to how many pages the below will come to.
    • Home Page
    • About
    • Contact Us
    • Shopping Cart most likely with links to various food stuffs.

    2. Hosting

    3. Proposing to 'maintain' the site for 3 months to start. This includes building it whitehat with content.

    This client is basically opening up an online store (food) and will expand into a physical store (or stores) when the time is right. They have plenty of money and have 'done this before' (just not the online part). They no little to nothing about webhosting, seo, adsense, amazon etc.'

    I know it's not an exact science, just wanted some ballpark ideas.

    Cheers, NT1
     
  2. pdadarwal

    pdadarwal Junior Member

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    $200 for all the requirement. Thanks
     
  3. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The guy above me is probably in India or something. No one half decent in the core countries will charge that low.

    In Canada, USA, and UK, a professional local firm would charge around $2500. Personally, I have a small client list, and my customers were all introduced through friends and family so I discount it to as low as $750. The key is to get them hooked on monthly costs if you're hosting it.
     
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  4. Meloman

    Meloman Regular Member

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    I agree with you $200 is way too cheap, I don't think that will cover the expenses you incur in order to provide the service
     
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    I do design on the side, usually one site a week. Just enough to change it up from my regular work, but not too much that I hate it. I'm selft taught so not the best, but creative enough with the combo of themes to make nice work. It's all word of mouth, friends with businesses, friends of friends. No matter how much I'd love to make money, I just can't justify charging people several thousand dollars for what took me a couple days to do. I would be embarrassed telling someone they owe me $2,500 for the work I did. I charge $50/hour. A guy I'm doing a site for right now hired me after he fired the last company he had. They came recommended. He gave them $2700 up front, and then they told him they need another $1500 before they even showed him anything and he gave it to them. After four months they didnt do a thing for him. Poor guy.
     
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  6. JournoNick

    JournoNick Power Member

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    Well, it depends on the website really. I go by a CPC system: meaning if a lawyer came to me I'd charge him a lot, if someone came to me that just wants an online resume then I wouldn't charge much. You're looking at a price range between $500 - $5000. I guess you should be a bit more specific if you want a proper answer.
     
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  7. jimmylegs

    jimmylegs Senior Member

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    Exactly, and the guy abouve will also most likely give every excisuse in the book..I agree with the $750 for a 1-10 page for a small business. Larger ones $2500 why not? You know they can afford if.
     
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    $ 200 including hosting ..maybe he uses all free and cracked stuffs for that package ...Good luck
     
  9. Phobos

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    Depends on where you live.

    Other posters: I see your blatant pseudo-first-world-condescending-attitude and raise you knowledge about how things work in India. If you tell a local business that you are going to charge them $2500 for a website - Rs 1.5 lakh - which is incidentally half the annual salary of an average computer engineer, you'll get a) a laugh or b) a middle finger. You need to factor in stuff life that in India - you play smart or you fail.

    $200 sounds exactly about right.
     
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    fiddlerizer Newbie

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    It does indeed depend upon where you live as much as it would depend upon the market that your clients may be in. The more they can get out of the website, the better they may be willing to pay. So yes, $200 for a basic website that hardly takes time and effort to create to well over $5,000.
     
  11. lalit_burma

    lalit_burma Senior Member

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    Do this simple calculation and you will know how much you should charge

    A = Your hourly rate = $$
    B = Expected time frame to complete it
    C = Any unexpected extra work (Say 10 hours)

    So (A x B) + (A x C) = Your proposal amount

    Do not forget to mention what you will provide in writing to avoid
    future fight.
     
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  12. NemoTheOne

    NemoTheOne Regular Member

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    Thanks for all the great feedback.

    Looks like the right eye is not less than $750.

    No offence to 'other countries', but $200 is kinda cheap - especially when that barely covers cost of hosting.

    Many thanks for the great input.
     
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