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How Much Should I Charge this Client to Clone His Websites?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by DigitalCity, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Regular Member

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    Ok simple question for some web guys out there....


    Have a client that I have done some simple task for in the past, I am not a full time web designer but I do side work from time to time in my area and this guys has a simple and clean site that has a few products that he sells online and on amazon ebay etc and ask me to clone his site for him with 3 different domains he purchased.

    So it will be a clone 3x's - what in your opinion would you charge for this service?
    A fair price per se?

    I dont do a lot of cloning services so need to get some advice on pricing?


    Thanks in advance fellas
     
  2. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Regular Member

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    oh yeah I forgot it is a simple like 5 to 6 page design using CS-Cart. with a authorize net merchant back end attached for orders
     
  3. KraftyKyle

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    Well, it's essentially free for you since you can just use the same site across all three domains and "point" it to the same database. The real question is: What is he willing to pay for it?
     
  4. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Regular Member

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    Well I guess my question is, if you have the know how and had no other current projects what would you charge for it (fair price).

    I mean I know it is not a full custom build, I would usually charge anywhere from 1K to 2K and yes it is just a clone which i am sure there is a nice piece of software to help me get it done quickly but...
     
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    akfirsttry Newbie

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    muwahahahah
     
  6. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Regular Member

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    It is not really copy Db and point because he is going to clone it and then change a header and backend to match the domain and product and also he has to change up the merchant account stuff to. So a LITTLE bit of work but mostly just a 3 clone deal... 100 for each? 250 for each?
     
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    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

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    Tell him it's $195.00 a pop for standard "site cloning procedure", but you'll do all 3 for $295.00. Easy money. He thinks he's getting a bargain, and you're a great guy. You might run into some technical issues. Might have to do a little work with the authorize net merchant back end to make sure it's all running smoothly, but basically you'll be working for $100.00/hour.... not bad at all.
     
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  8. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Regular Member

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    I like that idea. Thanks for the tip!
     
  9. daftone79

    daftone79 Newbie

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    I agree with this. I usually charge $50 per page for simple pages but since you are mostly just uploading premade sites to new domains $295 is a fair price. It might be simple to someone who knows html but to someone who knows nothing its worth a lot.
     
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  10. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Regular Member

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    yeah I can pretty much ask whatever I want since he has no knowledge of websites but I do not want to rip him off and he doesnt have a huge budget so that seems like a fair price to me to... already sent him the proposal and hoping he is good with it and we can get it started today... 300 for a couple hours works would be nice...
     
  11. SEO_Alchemy

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    Always is :) plus he's going to think you're a hell of a guy for giving him such a great price. Win Win.
     
  12. olystyle

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    Hmm... There is this strange button... http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/cs-cart/cscart_backup.htm

    Button is called "Backup" - should be renamed in: "[GET] Method - How I made $295.00 at the Click of a Button!!! Noob - friendly!!!"

    Jokes aside - make a baseinstall for all the domains, drop all the modules/addons amd themes to the appropriate place, click "Restore", edit the Information he wants changed and ask for le cheque :)

    cheers olystyle
     
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  13. DigitalCity

    DigitalCity Regular Member

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    LOL - funny guy. yeah I agree....