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how much should i offer this guy?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by CaptainKing, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. CaptainKing

    CaptainKing BANNED BANNED

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    So this guy is going to make a website for me like etsy. Where people can register (become a member) and sell things through my site. He will set everything up including the membership interface and eCommerce. He will not do any design work, but my website won't have much design anyways. It's gunna have a simple modern look. :D

    How much should I offer for a service like this? What is the average price range?
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  2. NawtyAtNight

    NawtyAtNight Junior Member

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    Depends where hes from, usually people from overseas are cheaper than here in the states, Here it starts at around $5K for what you want. Maybe more.

    You can probably do something like this yourself using Joomla and the new Virtuemart 2 and use it as a multi store ( Vendors) type of ecomerce, think Amazon.
     
  3. seolabs82

    seolabs82 Regular Member Premium Member

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    if your using freelancing sites, you can get good within 1k.
     
  4. iiaok

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    Good rule of negotiation...wait for him to make the first price offer. If you offer $1k, but he was willing to do it for $500, you just left a ton of money on the table.
     
  5. pokerjk

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    Custom made £10,000's

    Out of the box £500

    Have fun!
     
  6. cash7c3

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    Not much, it's probably not custom
     
  7. Kickflip

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    Offer like $500 upfront, then $1,000 after the first 30 days it operates properly.
     
  8. The Dark One

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    Don't listen to kickflip, to guess how much a site is going to cost without even looking at the spec is a real dumbass move.

    Instead show the coder the spec of exatly what you want and ask him/her how much time it will take to deliver in hours and pay him $15-$20 an hour which is the going rate. If you can negotiate lower then thats great.
     
  9. edgematch

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    OP, never forget. Those kind of sites will always need maintenance and development (I am sure you will like to have more features by time).

    So don't go for cheap solutions like $500-$1000. yes sure you cam find someone doing it for even $100. But at the end you will ahve your hair in your hands. and time is the most precious thing.

    Nobody can guess this price better than you. My only advice do not keep it below $2K to get quality. Hourly rate may be a good solution actually.
     
  10. 520am

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    I'd go on an hourly base.
    For my first project I paid for a project-base. The coder came in a stress situation and did things not very carefully.
    The second project I was doing, I tried hourly.
    It's not going to be a problem for the coder becausehe can use as many hours as he needs to run do the project.
    For your safety you can check what he is doing like on oDesk and such.