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Charging for a website design


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stuartie_b

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Hi was wondering how much the average price is for an html website design of a site no larger than 8 pages and is for a company. I'm currently designing a site of this spec for a friends company, i want to give him a good price, but I also want a reasonable amount of money for my work. This is also my first project as a professional website designer. How much do you think i should charge? thanks.

Edited by stuartie_b, 13 October 2007 - 05:47 AM.

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I usually base an estimate off of how much time I expect to put into a project. For example: X hours times my rate = estimate. Don't forget to add in any expenses you will have to the figure.
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One site's rates. Another site's rates.

Google for more.

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Edited by Major Payne, 13 October 2007 - 12:13 PM.

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Like Johanna, I also charge an hourly rate, rather than a per-page rate. Per page can stick you if you end up doing a bunch of custom images or something. That way if someone wants custom code, I can charge properly.

To give an estimate tho, you need experience. You need to know approximately how long it takes you to create a page, and how many pages there are in the site.

For new customers, I do have a "startup special". I do something like 6 hours at a discounted price to get the site up and running. Then I charge the normal fee after those hours are up.
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i charge a price of 250$ for something like: Removed link to commercial website
and for more work 500$..
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thanks guys, thats given me a good idea
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i charge a price of 250$ for something like: Removed link to commercial website
and for more work 500$..

Must be nice to make that kind of money. I don't think Ive gotten that much for anything Ive done. Maybe over the course of a couple years for maintenance.
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i charge a price of 250$ for something like: Removed link to commercial website
and for more work 500$..

Must be nice to make that kind of money. I don't think Ive gotten that much for anything Ive done. Maybe over the course of a couple years for maintenance.


well, i dont have a job that often, once in the 3 months or summin' but it's nice to get a lot of money in not much time :)
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i don't think the price you're charging is too much Chill-Gamer, i did some research on google, and one design company has prices starting at £595 (roughly $1200!) for a small site.
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yeah i know.. here in the netherlands they START at 2000$.. and im still a student, so it's nice to earn some money, and im not like a professional designer.. so i think it's not that much :) :)
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