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What's a good price to charge for a simple 5 page website?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by goose8808, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. goose8808

    goose8808 Registered Member

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    Hey Guys - been away for a while, but just making my way back.

    I've had a few friends (business owners) who've reached out to me recently about building them websites. I'm talking 4-5 pages with a contact form, and that's about it. What's a fair price to charge for a simple set up, plus domain, and hosting? Also - can you help me with a few simple steps on local SEO?

    I started by outsourcing everything to providers here; but I've since learned to build sites, but I've never done SEO on my sites lol - I still outsource that.

    Any help would be great, as right now I've got 4 guys on the hook ready to go so I'd like to get going this week on them.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JosephAGreene

    JosephAGreene Registered Member

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    If it's really simple, don't take less than $500.
     
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  3. dar1x

    dar1x Registered Member

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    It depends, if they are rich - charge them more, that's how all web design agencies do (talking from personal experienced, i worked as a web developer, designer and coder for a long time, had my own agency too ), but for 5 pages, HTML based, static site, with unique design, quality content written, on-site seo applied, contact form created, all other necessary parts added, all coding ( html, css, jvs ,php or whatever it could be needed ) done by you, i would say on average $300-$500 USD, that's a fair price as long as you do everything manually - not by using some template and make your clients happy. Make sure you include at last 1 revision in the price, so they could modify your work according to their needs/wishes, but in most cases they will be happy if they are not well experienced in online marketing and web developing, they may just give you a brief info about the colors they want on the site, where to put which text etc.

    Plus add $50 if they need a logo ;).
     
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  4. cyrix

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    I agree with the guys above, around $500 sounds about right. But yeah if they are wealthier upsell them on some features and make a little more. Worked with an agency at one point that only worked with super high end clients and for a quick example to add in responsiveness to a design was like a $5k minimum lol.
     
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  5. goose8808

    goose8808 Registered Member

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    Awesome guys - thanks!! I was thinking $500 as it'll be pretty basic, designed by me, not template based, complete and ready to roll. Surprisingly these business owners never even though about having a website so I don't think their demand would be too high. I was going to offer SEO services and then outsource it too for an additional price. I'll handle on-page SEO.

    Good idea dar1x on the revision as well as logo upcharge ;)

    Could I just get a reseller hosting plan, and then charge them a few bucks each month for hosting? I figure charge them 15 bucks for a domain, and like 20 bucks each month for hosting and maintenance?
     
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    I want your clients lol.
     
  7. cyrix

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    What I would do is use a hosting affiliate program like hostgator, have them signup for like the hatchling plan with their own accounts under your referral link and then have them give you the login credentials so you can manage etc. That way you can collect the commission from HG and still do what you need to do to keep their sites up and running smoothly.
     
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  8. shortgigs

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    > $800 if you know good design, include mobile responsive, include your own writing services
     
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