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How much should I charge?


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Nilla

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Hello,

I have been hired to create a business website for a distant relative. I am making this website from scratch. I will mostly use PHP and MySQL. I don't think it will take longer than 2 weeks or so to complete the project on my own. I have built sites in the past when I was contracted by other companies but this is my first time doing it on my own. I don't know what to charge. A min/max estimate was requested and I don't know where to even begin. I don't want to out bid myself and over charge but I don't want to short myself either. Like I said its a distant relative and my first "solo" project so I would like to offer a good deal.

Any advice?
Thanks!
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Major Payne

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Sorry. Against Terms of Service to discuss financial payment for services since this is not directly related to Web Development problems. You could Google or use any good search engine to find that information. I will just say...have a good iron clad contract. Relative or not. Sample contract forms are also available on the Internet.
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When we set prices in a leather shop, we factor in overhead as part of an hourly rate. If you "guesstimate" the time it will take to do the site and charge a fair hourly rate, you should be okay. Ron's advice to work this out ahead of time and get a written contract is wise, relative or not. That way each party has a clear expectation of their obligations- you to do the site to your customer's specs, and him to pay you.
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