How much do you charge?

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  1. mkh210

    mkh210 Newbie

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    Recently I did a bit of website modifications for a friend of a friend.
    It was easy and didn't take very long so I didn't charge anything. Now
    they want to hire me to do some more work for them - pretty easy stuff,
    add a page, update some things here and there nothing that'll take very
    long.

    I was wondering what you charge for this type of stuff. I assume it'll be less than 10 hours a month work.

    Thanks!
     
  2. lclynnch185

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    maybe 150-200 bucks. :p
     
  3. grafxextreme

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    This really depends upon what they're asking for you to do. Have them tell you EXACTLY what they require for you to do and THEN ask them what their budget is for the project. This way there's no guessing.

    Don't take a small bid just because they offer it. If the bid is too low it's usually because they have no idea what it should be. Very respectfully respond to them that their budget is too low and then let them offer another amount. If it is too low then tell them what you'd be willing to do and for how much. This adds value and respect to what you're offering and to you.

    Many people won't know what to offer. That's normal. What you're trying to do is figure out what their budget is so you don't undercut yourself. You never know, you may have offered to to it for $50 when they were prepared to pay you $500.

    There's no point in you guess when you can simply ask them.

    Hope this helps....
     
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  4. sean connery

    sean connery Newbie

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    Figure out what your time is worth and charge them by the hour.
     
  5. JamesAtlas

    JamesAtlas Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    15-20 bucks an hours sounds like a reasonable rate, especially if the work is easy for you.
     
  6. Psyding

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  7. Hyperion

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    Go to getafreelancer.com. Plenty of Indians there who do anything for 2$ an hour.
     
  8. craigygee

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    Well the first thing is try to get a budget out of them. Then you can take it from there. But really, I don't charge anything under 500$ but that's what my time and work is worth. Most don't know what design work is worth. Just don't undercut yourself and don't over bid it. That is why it is good to have an understanding of how much they are working with.


    There is really no set pricing for web design. Say you are doing something for a company or business or someone who has money, you could bid a site at $1500+.

    If you are dealing with someone who isn't big time you can start it out at like 450$/500$ or less depending on what the work is.

    Be sure to write up contracts too so you get paid. I design websites for a living from home so if you need any info shoot me a PM.
     
  9. squelsh

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    In my experience these things will always take longer than you predict. Also the client will always end up wanting to change a few things. So work out what is reasonable and then add another 10-20% onto that to cover those additional costs.