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How much to charge for a static & dynamic website?
dailypress

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Msg#: 4600864 posted 6:53 am on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Hello all,

I was wondering how much to charge for a very well designed (SEO included) static website of 10 pages?

How about a dynamic site (non- wordpress etc...) ?

In general is there any formula on how to charge for web development?

Regards,
DP

 

BeeDeeDubbleU

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Msg#: 4600864 posted 8:19 am on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Where are you located?

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 4600864 posted 1:16 pm on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

In general is there any formula on how to charge for web development?

Very basic: (R * T) + O
R= value of your time
T= time it takes to complete
O= overhead

Depending on competition and going rates in your area, you may need to make R less than what you think your worth or cut O to the bare bones. On the other hand, if you've established a great brand with an excellent reputation, you can increase R & O accordingly.

For T, don't forget to factor in the time you spend communicating with the client and waiting for deliverables (content, graphics, etc.),

dailypress

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Msg#: 4600864 posted 9:04 pm on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Me and my clients are US based however, the team I hired are in the Middle East. I basically hired a developer and pay him on a monthly basis. My job is to find clients.

Can you give me a rough estimate of how much to charge on average based on number of pages?

LifeinAsia

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Msg#: 4600864 posted 9:39 pm on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

See above and replace "your time" with "your developer's time." It all depends on how long it takes your developer to develop a page.

But that's like asking how long is string- there is no generic answer. Each site is different- some pages will be very easy (nothing but static text), while others are going to interact with a database and others may include UGC.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4600864 posted 10:08 pm on Aug 10, 2013 (gmt 0)

Very basic: (R * T) + O

You forgot M = what the market will bear.

Option A: charge as much as the product actually cost you, plus a reasonable profit margin. You don't need advice on this one, because you know better than anyone how much you've spent, so we have to assume you're looking at

Option B: how much can I charge and still find a buyer? This is assuming that if you sell a site for $10,000 and later find out that the buyer would have paid $500,000, you'll feel like an idiot. (If the reaction is "Oh well, I just wanted to unload it without losing money" then you're back in Option A.)

I strongly suspect that for meaningful advice on Option B, you'll need to venture into the paid sector of WebmasterWorld forums.

dailypress

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Msg#: 4600864 posted 5:29 pm on Aug 12, 2013 (gmt 0)

Well to be honest, I'm mostly trying to calculate with Option B. I used to live in the US and outsource my work to India. Now that I live in the Middle East, I have hired a team for relatively cheap and plan to design and host websites for clients in the US. Hence why Im asking how much companies charge on average. (any small price range would help me better quote for my client)

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