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How much would you charge local businesses for a website?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by obiwan69, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. obiwan69

    obiwan69 Junior Member

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    This might not be in the correct section so I apologise for that if that's the case, originally I wanted to post this in the web hosting section however I am not able to. Anyways, I was thinking about contacting some local companies that I've spotted on Facebook and some of them have websites that don't work at all or look like they were designed in the 1990s. What do you think is a good amount to charge them for this service?

    The companies are located in sweden/finland and mostly landscaping/plumbing/HVAC/electrical companies.

    It wouldn't take more than a couple of hours to set it up for a small business. My concern is I might be charging too much and turning potential customers away. Thanks for taking your time to read this post.
     
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    I'm sure it has been discussed multiple times during the 10 years BHW has been up, I don't doubt it for a second. However I was unable to find anything solid in the area that I am located in. The other reason I'm asking is some of you have done this and I haven't, I want to see your opinions on what you think would be a fair amount.

    Some companies nearby are charging a minimum of 650€ (700USD) and go up from there, they are a registered company and I'm just a scrub compared to them.

    It wouldn't cost me much to create the websites nor do I know how much I should value my time as this is more of a hobby for now, I myself work full time as a plumber.

    The market isn't as hot as it is in the states/canada and so on. Small companies aren't willing to spit out thousands. As the avg monthly salary here is around 1500-1800€.

    Thanks for the links and showing interest though.
     
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    Just because it's a hobby doesn't mean your time isn't valuable. You should still be paid what your time is worth. If you think it isn't worth much, then charge on the cheap side. But that's how you get the worst clients and you get burnt out very quickly.

    If you want to compete with other companies in the area, I would charge a minimum of $500.
     
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    Hi,

    Follow the link below. You will learn how much you can charge and make maximum money with local businesses.
    This dude made 7500 just in 3 days. This is his method. I am sure, you'll be glad to read his thread.

    GOOD LUCK.

    Since, I am not allowed to post links.. GO TO > Google and Copy + Paste this key word "[h=2]Killed it with This. 7500 in 3 Days. The exact method, A to Z -- so simple to duplicate[/h]
    Click on the first link of BHW on GOOGLE.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Being a registered company means nothing, they could still be one man operations.
    If you are a plumber then just charge your hourly rate, what is it £200 call out then £150 per hour?
    Only joking!
    If your competitors are charging $700, then you could start at $500-$600 depending on the requirements and size of the company.
    Anyway, the links I posted above should help you determine your pricing.
     
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    $500 sounds quite reasonable as I want to build up my portfolio and then go on to charge more, however due to the economical situation here I am worried that I'd just drive away customers.
     
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    This is the link he was referring to: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-days-exact-method-z-so-simple-duplicate.html


    ceosam posted in that thread. I cannot stop laughing.

     
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    No, we only charge $600 an hour on holidays + if on a sunday, sunday is the day to get leaks if you get any, feel free to phone me asap and I'll be over.

    In general we charge around $100 an hour.
     
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    This is true. I have a registered company and, despite using collective pronouns such as "us" and "we" throughout my business site (mostly on the pages, not the posts), it's really just a one-man operation.

    You'd actually be surprised about how many individuals I know of who have companies which are one-man operations.
     
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    Do you think $700 drives customers away from that company? You think they'd think about lowering their prices in order to get more clients?

    Does the high hourly price for plumbers stop people from calling them to fix their issues? You say you charge $100 an hour to go out to people, and $600 an hour on holidays. Has that hurt your business in any way?

    If people can't afford $500 to invest in a website, you don't want to work with them. Trust me. I was a freelance writer. For years I charged bottom of the barrel prices. I would charge 1.5 to 2 cents per word. I only attracted jackasses (Except my last two clients. Found them both on BHW and they were my best clients.)

    In January I raised my prices, changed my method for targeting prospects and screened my clients carefully. Guess what? No one blinked when I said I charge a minimum of 10 cents per word. They're still not blinking. In fact, one of my clients asked me why I charge so little.

    It all goes back to what kind of value you put in your skill. If you don't value your skill, you'll charge cheap prices. And you'll attract cheap clients who will expect the world for $100.
     
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    Also you have to prove to them that you can rank for a cheap price. If you do well they'll probably increase.
     
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    Same problem here in AU... small businesses simply cannot justify that big spending upfront. We have a different approach. We provide subscription service, it is a bit like pay as you go type system.
    We build a website, host it and pay for the domain. This pretty much mean the money outlay is our risk, generally if the customer is with you for a year you get your investment back, anything after that is towards your profit. Bit risky but it seems to work.
     
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    Its the case of almost every country worldwide . when you are coming-up and promoting your services on www platform , you should do it best way. So are your competitors are doing. You never know who is company and who is individual. Go for your best. Take your best price and deliver your best. That's that simple.