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DYM
02-09-2012, 04:39 PM
Hey guys.. I have made a few website for myself and family/friends... now someone actually wants to hire me to design their site. How much would you charge? Using GoDaddy, Host Gator, Word Press + Custom Themes?

Should I charge a flat rate to get the site up then per hour for updates?

Per hour all the way?

How much per hour?

Simple website for an online business, but not online shopping cart. Input please :)

Ellissentials
02-09-2012, 04:44 PM
Make me one, and I'll judge it for ya homie.

Mine will be free obviously :tup:

Rek_Aviles
02-09-2012, 05:07 PM
Hey guys.. I have made a few website for myself and family/friends... now someone actually wants to hire me to design their site. How much would you charge? Using GoDaddy, Host Gator, Word Press + Custom Themes?

Should I charge a flat rate to get the site up then per hour for updates?

Per hour all the way?

How much per hour?

Simple website for an online business, but not online shopping cart. Input please :)

I know with GoDaddy you can get a 1yr domain name & hosting, with a tons of backend stuff, like 5 dbs, for around $60.

I heard Host Gator was very good, but not sure on pricing. So depending on your lvl of skill, i'd say $200. Then again, these same ppl might look at that as way too much. It's been hard to find decent paying gigs from ppl who want small sites, so you might have to go as low as $120 and build some rep.

DYM
02-09-2012, 05:08 PM
Here's some basic sites that I have done, you judge them.

http://soundsurgedj.com/ (Not finished)

http://djyoungmachi.com/

http://mallamacitours.com/ (Not finished)

http://nolanhausler.com/

Sween
02-09-2012, 05:14 PM
I'd pay up to $500 for a killer website with top SEO. But I do weddings in the Philly market so the SEO would be the hardest part.

DYM
02-09-2012, 05:16 PM
I can do minimal SEO... with custom tags/meta titles for the site and per page.

Claude Perdu
02-09-2012, 05:16 PM
Gonna be fishing around for some clients myself soon. What I plan to do is estimate how long I'm gonna be working on something and give the client a flat rate to get the whole thing up.

DYM
02-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Gonna be fishing around for some clients myself soon. What I plan to do is estimate how long I'm gonna be working on something and give the client a flat rate to get the whole thing up.

That is what I think I am going to do.. but for your knowledge on putting it together, what do you think a fair per hour rate is?

Claude Perdu
02-09-2012, 05:38 PM
I personally hover around €10-15 per hour of work that I estimate (and I generally end up working longer on it ha!). I don't consider myself a big professional though so don't like to charge too much.

DYM
02-09-2012, 06:06 PM
Thats about $35.. I think ill just charge about $50/hour after base.. its gonna cost her around $180 for domain + hosting for 3 years. I would like to make $250 - $300.. too much?

Claude Perdu
02-09-2012, 06:12 PM
Not following, what's about $35?

And making $250-300 sounds quite standard to me.

silentsounds
02-09-2012, 06:13 PM
I do think it is slightly dependent on the functionality required, the amount and complexity of the work done. If there is a lot of hard coding, etc. I'd probably charge a lot. However, I'd probably cut that down if I was using templates, themes, etc. that reduce the complexity and amount of work. With that said though, if the final product is very good and liked by your clients, they could be willing to pay a lot. Your work above seems clean and well designed.

DYM
02-09-2012, 07:30 PM
I do think it is slightly dependent on the functionality required, the amount and complexity of the work done. If there is a lot of hard coding, etc. I'd probably charge a lot. However, I'd probably cut that down if I was using templates, themes, etc. that reduce the complexity and amount of work. With that said though, if the final product is very good and liked by your clients, they could be willing to pay a lot. Your work above seems clean and well designed.

Thanks really appreciate that!

DYM
02-09-2012, 07:33 PM
Not following, what's about $35?

And making $250-300 sounds quite standard to me.

Just converted your Euro to USD :tup:

DjBlanco
02-09-2012, 10:50 PM
Thats about $35.. I think ill just charge about $50/hour after base.. its gonna cost her around $180 for domain + hosting for 3 years. I would like to make $250 - $300.. too much?

id be interested in what you come up for me .... domain and hosting already provided ;) just been too lazy to do anything so threw up wordpress and even got lazy with that

DYM
02-09-2012, 10:54 PM
id be interested in what you come up for me .... domain and hosting already provided ;) just been too lazy to do anything so threw up wordpress and even got lazy with that


I could definitely help you out.. a little DJF discount ;)

E-mail me - contact@djyoungmachi.com

thehadgi
02-09-2012, 11:01 PM
id be interested in what you come up for me .... domain and hosting already provided ;) just been too lazy to do anything so threw up wordpress and even got lazy with that

i might send ya somethin too... i got hosting and everything already on lock, but i think my design could def use a facelift... after that I can handle maintenance. knowing what a style sheet is and how to use <div> is about the extent of the amount of work i want to put in learning web stuff ha

Claude Perdu
02-10-2012, 05:59 AM
Just converted your Euro to USD :tup:

Which is what I didn't get.

10 euros is about 13 dollars, don't know where you got the 35 from...

DYM
02-10-2012, 10:00 AM
Which is what I didn't get.

10 euros is about 13 dollars, don't know where you got the 35 from...

Did 20 euro at 1.75 conversion...

Synaxis
02-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Here's some basic sites that I have done, you judge them.

http://soundsurgedj.com/ (Not finished)

http://djyoungmachi.com/

http://mallamacitours.com/ (Not finished)

http://nolanhausler.com/

At least $300 for any one of those sites, except the last one.

Edit: Wait a minute, did YOU actually self design all those themes?

DYM
02-11-2012, 09:26 AM
At least $300 for any one of those sites, except the last one.

Edit: Wait a minute, did YOU actually self design all those themes?

No, I pay a membership to themes but customize color, layout, menues, special features, ect. The basic "pages" are just a foundation.

Quentin Legend
02-23-2012, 05:58 AM
I like the kind of themes you use.

Very similar to my own style, I especially like http://djyoungmachi.com/ .