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How much should I charge people to make them websites?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by falarious, Apr 10, 2017.

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  1. falarious

    falarious BANNED BANNED

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    I got my first client today. She wants a website to showcase her pictures. I am planning on making her this site using Wordpress. The question is, how much should I charge? Should I charge her per month? One time payment? Anyone got any tips?
     
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    What's your time worth? How long do you think it will take? It's difficult to say as there is so much to take into consideration.
     
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    whats is your local competition charging for the same sort of site? -thats probably a good starting point to find out what you should charge
     
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    Normally I charge an hourly rate, plus domain registration and hosting if necessary.
     
  5. BlueSnow

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    I got one tip.

    Use Hostgator or Ipage affiliate program. They pay something between 75 and 100 USD per hosting sold over your affiliate link. She will get a coupon with 20% discount. Win-win situation.

    For building website prices, if you don't get the answer here, you can go on some freelancer site, Upwork for example, and check rates there. I suppose it depends on the country of your client.
     
  6. littlewebdragon

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    This is your first client. You are obviously just learning yet. Don't focus on money. See if you can do it, what you can do about it. Make your first client happy. Give a rough estimate about price as stated above, or do it by hours you spend. But you need experience to do a hourly math pricing as you need to know how many hours it will take you to perform a certain task. Take it easy on first client, don't overprice it :) You need your first client to recommend you to other clients.

    Also, explain to your client that domain and hosting are not calculated into the price and they she needs to pay it separately and that needs to pay each year. For new clients it is confusing for the first time, but you are the one who will be guiding them trough the process so make sure to explain that as well.
     
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    Beefsteak Registered Member

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    As far as how you charge, I would charge for the initial cost of setup, then a monthly fee to keep it maintained and functional. as far as how much you charge, check your competition and offer either a lower price or a better service for the same price
     
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    minimum 500. 50% now 50% upon completion. then offer monthly maintenance fee vs hourly rate for future updates. have a contract signed before you start work. have a contract signed before you start work. have a contract signed before you start work.
     
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    sitampan Newbie

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    i think if it just one day effort, charge as low as possible i mean just look at your local daily minimum wage. Charge more for maintenance, maybe give her 1 free maintenance..
     
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    Do your clients sign up for the hosting / domain or do you do it for them? I imagine you would invoice them the hosting / domain fee and then use that money to pay for it
     
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