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Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Jon0, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Jon0

    Jon0 Regular Member

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    Straight up question - Your local Hairdressers/Barbers, Plumber, Electrician wants a website. Using wordpress, how much would you charge them? Obviously you can make it look as decent as possible with relevant plugins, etc.

    What would you charge for doin 'em a site?

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    For basic site 5 page no special features id charge £300-£500
     
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    southbayboredom Registered Member

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    3-500 plus monthly reoccurring hosting.

    Think of all the premium services you can upsell:
    Social media marketing (fb/twitter etc..)
    SEO
    ORM

    Charge for all of these, heavily.
     
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  4. BassTrackerBoats

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    I charge 750.00 USD when I build a WP site but that I only do it for a specific financial services industry.

    10 pages, the usual plugins and some specialty stuff but nothing to wild.
     
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  5. Jon0

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    Awesome stuff! Cheers guys. All i needed!:)
     
  6. Nick1

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    Seriously, how much time does it take to set this up? I'm no wordpress guru, but that seems a lot of money for a wordpress site. :confused:
     
  7. Getwhatchuwant

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    Check my thread in the web dev section. A guy I know is paying $500 for a WP templated site, $750 for "blog integration" and $3200 for the Copywrite.
     
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    It does not take long at all... people are not paying you for your time but rather your time coupled with your expertise.
     
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    I'll ask some of those guys if they do not mind me sharing their sites with you. I'd be uncomfortable doing that without their OK.
     
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    BTB Not tryng to steal a niche, just get some ideas. I just picked up my 1st SEO client, same guy who I mentioned on this thread getting his site redone. He is a financial advisor, do you mind me looking at some of the sites you did?
     
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    No problem, just want to make sure for the money my client is paying for his redo that he is getting a good value. Also he hinted at offering my services to HIS reps, he is partners in a registered investment advisory as well as operating his own office. So if I can do well for him, he wants to white label website builds and SEO to me. But for that I need to A) rank him (which I think I can do) B) find a good site building teammate to outsource to, I dont do website builds.
     
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    That could be some nice side cash for you. I don't do website builds either but I am on this forum with Finance guys and somehow it came up that I was a nerdy geek with no life and offered some free advice to a couple of guys.

    One thing led to another and I was asked to build sites for some of them... easiest 750.00 a pop that I could ever generate.

    Make sure you borrow some interest rate calculators etc for your clients' sites as those make the site look cool to that crowd.
     
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    its all about the layout and the type of client.
    i started offering websites from 50/mo with free templates and now i sell 4500 websites with premium templates plus 300/mo for seo plus ranking fees
     
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    I usually charge around £400 for cash jobs and around a £1000 if the customer wants an invoice etc..

    i usually bundle basic onpage seo, forms, maps, cufon'd text and all stock photography.

    It can be a real pain in the arse sometimes, especially if they've not got their content together - I've actually had to write the content for a couple of sites too.

    Make sure you get a basic contract sorted and get 50% of the payment upfront to protect yourself...
     
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    You are only going to get flak from the small timers on this. There is a great argument to get past that too.
     
  16. Getwhatchuwant

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    Have you done Seo for them too? Like "city name, 401 K" "city name, Financial Services" ?

    If so I may have to pick your brain a bit, if you dont mind.
     
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    You say you'd charge that? Have you managed to sell sites for this price? A plumber was here the other day and he doesn't have a website and still uses the Yellow Pages to advertise. He asked me to quote for building him a site and I said I'd do it for £99!!

    It's only an hours work for me so thought £99 was good money. Maybe I need to look at upping my prices LOL
     
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    Yes have sold lots of sites around that amount. Have seen a few offerings around £100 but they are normally junk - not saying yours are but you should probably charge more. Wordpress might be five minutes to you, but to a plumber a website is a complete mystery - just like a boiler fault is to me:)
     
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    I think it's better to charge a low, monthly rate. So instead of a one-time fee of $700 I would charge like $50/month maybe. If I make 20 websites then that's $1000/month. You can justify the recurring fee as maintenance, security, hosting, and minor changes.
     
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    Wordpress basic install is 150, goes up rapidly from there. They pay for you to know what your doing. I also charge for hosting, they get backups, updates everything they need -- except seo services. I do onsite seo when they get the site, anything else is extra.