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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by cdc515, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    I have never charged to make a website before but this guy wants me to make him a website im just wondering how much i should charge.

    I need some competitive pricing.

    Let me know what you guys think.

    I think he just wants a basic website but not sure.

    Should i charge a flat fee or should i charge by the hour?
     
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  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    It's pretty hard to tell unless I know what he wants. Best thing to do is ask what his budget is - I usually try to work to budgets unless it's something stupid like $50.
     
  3. Grizzy

    Grizzy Senior Member

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    Like meathead says, it depends on what exactly he wants and, really, where he found you.

    I offer IT consultation and website development services to local businesses and organizations at a rate of $60-$80 an hour. Would I be able to get away with that on hireafreelancer or elance? Probably not.
     
  4. adster13

    adster13 Newbie

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    It depends a lot on the quality of the website too, there's plenty of people that can create a shitty website for next to nothing... but if you can make something that the client thinks looks amazing then they will generally pay a lot more for it.
     
  5. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    He wants about 15 pages.
    he sells athletic equipment and wants specific pages with different items on it.
    Example: Volleyball, basketball, baseball, etc..
    on each page will be his prooduct and a way you can design your own (if possible might be hard to do something like that) you will be able to select colors and sizes as well.
    then he wants them to be able to buy it right then and there on his web page.

    i found him through my girlfriends father he is a business associate of his.

    so basically an online store sort of deal
     
  6. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    What platform you planning on using? OScommerce? Magento?

    I would quote anywhere between $2-5k
     
  7. AndersonSpider

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    Quote him about 3-4k. You don't have to go overboard, but don't undersell yourself either, that's a considerable amount of work. Also as meathead says, don't ever allow yourself to get into some 50$ retarded bullshit, I once agreed to take a project for a 50$ site and I wanted kick myself in the teeth afterward. I will never touch web design for less than 800$ minimum, I don't how simple the site is supposed to be.

    -Anderson:spider:
     
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  8. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    im not sure what platform im going to use yet

    i was thinking about charging a $1,000 but you guys are making me think i should charge more. How much do you think something like this webpage would cost?

    http://www.athenagear.com/

    im thinking thats similar to what he wants but not completly sure im giving him a questionaire and shit later
     
  9. tyler8541

    tyler8541 Regular Member

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    I wouldn't charge less than 2k because it's ecommerce.
     
  10. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    LOL

    Save yourself the trouble. Do this:

    Find the ideal search terms.
    Register .com & .org domains with the keywords.
    Do an seo rich page with a BIG ad that says "Advertise Here"
    Blog it - Ping it

    In a few weeks, you'll see them on top.
    If you can't put a sight on top, you got no business designing one.
    If you can, you will have all the web design business from that industry.
     
  11. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    Not sure what exactly your talking about but the topic of conversation was how much i should charge my client for their website.
     
  12. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    is ecommerce hard to set up this would be my first ecommerce website all the other websites i have designed were basic ones with flash, html and some php in there.