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How much to charge a job?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thedj, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. thedj

    thedj Newbie

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    I have a gig, create a website on Wordpress.
    Anyways, as far as i understand, i have to install a WP script, make some customization to an existing theme (i don't know the level of customization), and input some data, as well as eventually make an eCommerce plugin customization.

    How much would you advise me to charge this job?
     
  2. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

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    This would depend on who your client is.

    Hatter? Offline? So many variables we're yet know, mon frere.
     
  3. thedj

    thedj Newbie

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    Well, as i said, it's a website, meaning it's online :D stuff, not offline, and it should be powered with WordPress and eCommerce plugin, with customization of the theme and plugin?
     
  4. BlackHat3

    BlackHat3 Regular Member

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    Personally, I would try to figure out my hourly and add in some additional hours for trouble shooting things which will inevitability be required.
     
  5. thedj

    thedj Newbie

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    Ok, and what would you suggest for a hourly price?
     
  6. imprint

    imprint Junior Member Premium Member

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    He wasn't asking what was being sold, (and just because its a website, doesn't mean it has to be online "stuff") he was asking who was the client. If its a black hatter/marketer, most are cheapasses and want it done for $50 dollars (reference our Hire a Freelancer), if its offline you can easily charge $1,000 for a basic Wordpress site, and definetly more for ecommerce sites.

    Bottom line of what you'll charge, is what you think you're worth, and what you'll get paid is dependent on how well you can justify the charge. Even though Wordpress is simple to use, people pay for your knowledge and the fact they don't/can't do it.
     
  7. thedj

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    It's not black hat, the guy is selling some collection stuff (i'm not really into it). I was thinking about asking between $100 - $200, but i don't know if it's too much.
     
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    1) How many hours of your time will it take?

    When you have that number, multiply it by a per-hour figure. In order to determine that, you start with your bare minimum number. How much are you willing to work for in order to do an easy job that requires no skill. That's your "baseline". The basic value of your time, no matter what you are doing.

    Let's say it's $10.00 an hour.

    Next, what's the absolute maximum anyone could ever charge this particular customer in order to do this kind of work. Let's say that's $25.00 an hour.

    This brackets your rate between the low & the high.

    Then start adding value to that time based on all manner of factors. You'll have to figure these on your own. Once you are done figuring, add a straight 20%. That's your profit.

    People have the instinctive ability to know what their value is, but they fail to also see themselves as the employee that works for themselves as the business. You hire you to work at a particular rate, then you get 20 percent of that rate as profit.

    My point: Never forget the difference between your wage and your profit, and never ever forget your profit.
     
  9. JimmyWong

    JimmyWong Registered Member

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    You didn't understand the meaning of my post.

    Is your client an offline-client, or is it for someone with knowledge of the market?

    Your question is so vague.

    Edit - Thanks imprint. You explained it better than I could.
     
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    Doesn't matter what you're into, and IMO your price is way too cheap.
     
  11. thedj

    thedj Newbie

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    thanks guys for your suggestions, i made an offer, and we'll see what happens
     
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    Aegroeg Regular Member

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    Never you mind.
    Are you happy with the offer you made? :p
     
  13. ice41

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    Make sure you do the theme right and train the client how to use it, test everything and anticipate problems if there were. Seems this is your first time working on a theme, make sure you read a lot about it. Good luck!
     
  14. lietuvis002

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    Hm, I installed phpBB for 1 man and he gave me 60$ :D:D