Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Michlap, Nov 19, 2015.
When building a website for a client do you get 100% deposit?
Or do you do it in installments?
I allow my clients to pay in 4 to 12 monthly instalments. This just makes the payments easier for them to make, especially for my clients who have smaller budgets.
Even for web design?
It would only take me 1-2 weeks to have it finished. 4-12 months seems long to get the payment
I don't move my fingers without 100% deposit.
20% deposit normally. Websites aren't too bad because if you build it in your own Dev environment then it's not like they can run off without paying.
When I said 4-12 months, I was referring to the payment schedule, not how long it takes me to complete the site. However, I wouldn't quite refer to what I do as "web design", it's more of a "web development " service if that makes sense to you.
The more successful the company do you raise the price?
Usually 100% up front but a lot of local clients I deal with I charge 50% up front and 50% after completion.
always 100% upfront
Usually 50% upfront and 50% after completion the JOB.
All codes are on our sub-domain until and unless rest 50% is not released I don't transfer the codes on client server.
Yes, asking them to pay you 50% of the money before the job and complete it after their satisfaction will totally make you look legit.
While returning customers will pay the complete money ever before the project starts. (speaking from experience)
Do you guys raise the cost if the company is more successful?
I work on Upwork and I won't give anyone the time of day without escrow. If I wasn't working with escrow, I'd ask for at least 50% upfront. I don't think 100% upfront for web design is normal unless we're talking small projects under a few hundred dollars.
Escrow would be good for design I would think if the project is at least 4 figures.
It depends on how complex the client's website is. If it's a multi-step process (user memberships, inner panels, etc.) then it would be in installments.
what on average do you charge for a 5-6 page website?
I get paid in milestones. So, x amount for the mockup, x amount for the home page basic layout, x amount for a custom admin panel, etc. I also specify how many "tweaks" I can offer per milestone without charging extra. I base everything on my per hour wage. It's nice too because you get constant feedback on the project and makes the client happier.
I feel that trying to figure out a "total" cost in the beginning of the project is risky because at least for me the project ends up being way more complicated and time consuming.
50% deposit, then more 50% when finish.
This. My only exception is maintenance or ongoing work with clients I've been dealing with for a long time, I'll just keep track of hours and invoice them at the end of the month.
I usually start with 50% upfront and build the full site on my own server and transfer to client's hosting/server after complete payment
I'm taking some upfront payment to Confirm there works.In BHW i not talking any payment until i finish my work for them.still some people not trust us coz post count and join date
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