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Selling Wordpress themes as custom websites to clients.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Brenms, May 10, 2014.

  1. Brenms

    Brenms Newbie

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    Hi everyone, I used to hardcode websites, but after a lot of research I realized that I can purchase WP, Joomla, etc. templates, customize them a bit to meet my clients needs, and then turn them around for a pretty good price.

    I'm having a problem setting up a pricing plan though. Do most of you charge for monthly maintenance and updating, or do you show them how to use the CMS and give them the backend password? I have some clients that have galleries that need to be updated periodically.

    Also, do most of you do your own SEO or do you outsource?

    Regards,
    Bren
     
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    mysterysolver Regular Member

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    Really this depends from the customer.Some want to update the website from you so you will charge for building and update with new content.But i have also customers who want to make some changes as add new products post news,photos etc In this case you need to teach them some basic stuff
     
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  3. Brenms

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    But by doing this you have to tell them that you are using WP. Have you ever had any problems with that?
     
  4. lpsierra

    lpsierra Regular Member

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    GTFO. This is not what he's looking for.

    Anyway I'd see how competent the client is with this type of stuff. If they can grasp the basic concepts on how to update via wordpress then I'd give them backend access.
    If they seem like the type who would screw something up (imagine your grandparents using the computer) then I'd just charge with update fees.
     
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  5. noseo

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    Just make sure they don't try to use you for free after they get the website.

    Offer to put yourself "on retainer" or "as webmaster" for a monthly fee.

    Clients have an annoying habit of wanting little changes/fixes frequently. Even more frequently when it's free.
     
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  7. Sunday Lunch

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    How much would you charge?

    Let's imagine 8 post updates a month and some little tweeks here and there on a monthly basis.

     
  8. noseo

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    Depends on you and your client. You could try $199 a month. Adjust up or down, or offer a discount for a year in advance (e.g., $1499 per year).