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What does a website cost to buy these days?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by pxoxrxn, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Hey all, so here is the story. My sister and I have been discussing businesses lately and she came up with something we both really like. So of course for any business in 2012 it needs a website. I have created the old wordpress ect... kinda websites but for this we need something special. We need graphical design but most importantly we need a section where the user can select a box and it charged $xxx.xx to their credit card. We also will need a data base so when they pay up a seat on the tour is booked and it cannot be over booked.

    I've search website design in the past and I had a giggle at people charging $750 - $900 for website design. Pretty rich I think considering you can google most of the code needed and payment processing company handle the payments ect...

    So does anyone know somewhere I can get a real quote not this $700 bullshit. Also there would be plenty of BHW members capable of this. If that you give me a price and an example of your work.

    Cheers
     
  2. codejack36

    codejack36 Newbie

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    A couple of days of time to do it puka, i don't work for minimum wage.
    People like you want but you don't want to pay.
    I would charge you a lot more than $900 my friend for my time.
    Do it yourself, simple yes........
     
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  3. Mazos

    Mazos Newbie

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    I would recomend wordpress if you don't have that much experience deveoloping or using websites.
     
  4. artizhay

    artizhay BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, you can Google all the code and APIs, but as far as:
    -designing the site
    -adding content
    -graphic design
    -building the database
    -implementing the base code
    -adding any custom features
    -integrating the API
    -troubleshooting every aspect of it

    Sure, you can Google ANY of that, but if you hire someone, that's a lot of work and valuable time, so yes, you have to invest what it's worth if you want it done correctly and efficiently.

    Have a giggle all you want, but most sites allowing any form of shopping go for well over $1k, but considering the general simplicity of what you request, the prices you found are generally reasonable, perhaps even a bit low due to the fact you want both a payment system and a booking system.

    Sorry you think it's bullshit, but lots of firms, including my own, start websites at $500 for a custom design and a few pages, with maybe a contact form. You throw in APIs and custom payment systems, and you expect to pay, what, an additional $50 even though it would take a good 15-20 hours to implement that all correctly? Sorry, I work for well over $2.50/hour.

    You're going to be making money from your site, so don't expect to pay nothing so you can focus on your bottom line. That's the kind of client firms like to drop, and they will drop you in a heartbeat.

    Do PM me for a quote if you would like, but I can't guarantee you won't giggle.
     
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  5. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    pay peanuts...............get monkeys
     
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  6. joaquin112

    joaquin112 Regular Member

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    Why don't you make an autoblog ? :D
     
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  7. seamate

    seamate Junior Member

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    Send an email to [email protected] for a bargain. Every aspect of the web design will be done by an expert.
     
  8. acotut

    acotut Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you want something really professional,for a business that generates more then 5k a month,yes,you need a great and CLEAN design,and i'd pay more then 1k for something that i'll keep more then a year or 2.

    If you expect to generate less then 2k,don't even bother with hiring someone for 900$...
     
  9. DrEvil123

    DrEvil123 Junior Member

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    Put up a request on oDesk or Freelancer to find the cheapest offshore rates to get it made.

    However, let's remember that you are looking to have this website as the customer facing contact point to sell services and take orders with a database backend.

    Fiverr gigs will only get you so far :p
     
  10. jon_xx_x

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    Go do that then and see how well it works.
    Google most the code needed lol.
     
  11. limey

    limey Regular Member

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    $700 is actually pretty cheap to be doing ecommerce sites. It would be cheaper to run through paypal in the short term and easier on dev costs.

    Cheap is expensive.
     
  12. ajithrocksca

    ajithrocksca Senior Member

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    $700??? that is pretty cheap.. go for it.. most of us out here will charge you more than that.

    You get what you pay for.. you pay 700 and no one will help you with bug fixes and future issues.

    All the best
     
  13. ajithrocksca

    ajithrocksca Senior Member

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    $700??? that is pretty cheap.. go for it.. most of us out here will charge you more than that.

    You get what you pay for.. you pay 700 and no one will help you with bug fixes and future issues.

    All the best
     
  14. JimmyWong

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    Go ahead and Google all your code LOL.

    Here's what's going to happen: You'll get some useless noob offering to do it for $300 because he's broke, and will soon lose interest when he realises he's taken on too much work, and you've become a pain to work with. At best you'll have a god awful site that doesn't convert and your business wont reach its potential. All because you don't grasp the concept value.

    Getting a website done right is close to an artform, and needs to done by someone with real experience.

    I encounter that attitude quite often...don't take this personally but you're what I'd percieve to be a potentially painful client who'll waste valuable time in emails etc. The ones that don't pay always are. Someone would have to be insane to take on that request for so little $.
     
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    twistedtrick Power Member

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    Too true about the ones who complain the most about pricing also tend to be the most painful clients to handle :p
     
  16. Markthedude

    Markthedude Power Member

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    It's crazy how the ones that don't want to pay, or only want to pay peanuts usually turnout to be the biggest pains in the ares. Over the last year I've started to drop clients that fall into that category and wish I would have done it earlier.

    If you want a nice site be willing to spend a little more. Don't hound your designer and just give them a general layout of what you want, most the times they can create something you would never have thought of.
     
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    If you want something really good you have to pay. You risk to loose your time working and making crap website lol
     
  18. [Bender]

    [Bender] Registered Member

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    Make sure to check out the BST forum, there are some pretty good services there :) Can't give you a price quote for your project, obviously
     
  19. Dumper

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    It really depends on how many pages you want but yeah, $700 is chump change man. Also, don't knock wordpress as it's very capable of doing a lot of great stuff. I run a very successful business off that platform with all of the bells and whistles and it's very easy to add product pages or whatever you want. The attached blog is also very useful for keeping fresh content on a ecommerce site. Your not going to get something great for nothing!
     
  20. miansc

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    If you think web development is so 'easy' cause you can just 'google everything' why aren't you doing it all yourself?

    $750 is VERY cheap for an eCommerce website, most eCommerce sites start at 1k.