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Reasonable web design prices

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by SH44tre, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. SH44tre

    SH44tre Newbie

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    Hi, just a question for those of you who are more experienced in the field of site programming and design than I am (not difficult).

    What is a reasonable price to pay for a 5-page corporate style website, with attached new feed (blog, basically) done in wordpress? I'm trying to save a friend of mine some money. He's about to go ahead with a guy who will do it for 1000, but I've seen the guy's work and it's just not worth it. Too little attention to detail. I just want to know a ballpark estimate so I can try to haggle the guy down, or go find someone else to do it.

    Thanks,
    Sean
     
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  3. mrsix

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    You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. I routinely sell Wordpress themes for those prices and my clients are tickled pink as do MANY others.

    I think the appropriate name for your prices is more like "basement bargin bin" not low - medium.
     
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    @mrsix, I totally agree with you. Anyone who knows anything about offline marketing understands this basic principle: You find clients who want, need and are able to pay for your service. Also, you charge based on their marketing BUDGET. A company has the $4000 - $6000 to pay for such a website. This info is from shares I've read. People like SebastianG no only UNDERVALUE the market they UNDERSELL or GIVE AWAY the market. You have to wonder at the quality of his service.
     
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    I don't handle any of the design, but I've spent a lot of time outsourcing site design for my clients. I'd say that $1000 is on the high end of what I've seen. There are many good sub-$500 providers out there, but there are typically some tradeoffs (time spent clarifying project requirements, additional time spent on testing, etc.). If it's an urgent project, we'll spend the extra $$$.
     
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  6. SH44tre

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    Thanks guys, it's good to get more eyes on the subject.

    I'm sorry though, I should've been more specific. This would be a highly customized site to meet a specific company standard. They already have a mock-up made in photoshop (wish list) and want the coding to make the site mirror the image (and damn are they picky).

    If it was theme drag 'n' drop with widgets and stock plugins I'd do it myself for a couple hundred, but it needs custom coding to mess around with an existing site that already has tweaked code (and whoever did it before was terrible at commenting and organizing :p).
     
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    For $1,000 he's getting what he's paying for. All the legit "from-scratch" top tier designers who aren't just regurgitating templates with slight adjustments I've seen charge closer to $1,000 per page rather than per site.

     
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