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I created a website for the friend of a friend. I am not sure of how much to charge them. I created an About Us, a Home and three pages of pictures.
What is the going rate?
Do I charge her per page?
Do I charge for being a webmaster?
Do I charge one lump sum?
I'll appreciate any help.
Thanks in advance,
Charge a lump sum if it's a little job, which it seems to be from your description. Estimate your costs based on the time it takes you, your level of skill, and the complexity of the code.
Don't charge per page, because it's the initial layout and design that takes a lot of time, and subsequent pages are mostly just a case of copying that and changing relevant details. So if you charge £500 for 10 pages, the cost for 20 pages might be £600 (assuming that nothing too fancy is involved in those extra pages). Again, it all depends.
I charged $500.00 for the 5 pages. (nothing extra)
She was "thrilled" with the job I did.
I found a web host called "<snip>", they charge
about $60.00 a year to host the site.
<snip> Plus Hosting
(1 Year) 500MB, 10GB, 10 E-mails
$59.40 per year
Domain name Registration:
I am new to this.
Should I pay the web host, and add the cost to my fee?
She asked me to be the webmaster, which means I have to maintain and update the site on my computer system. I think it would be alright to charge her a flat monthly fee. Her website should be rather easy to maintain. It may need to be updated every 2-3 months (I think).
Thanks in Advance,
[edited by: physics at 11:06 pm (utc) on Aug. 29, 2005]
[edit reason] No specific web hosts please, see charter [/edit]
Ensure that your client(s) know exactly what they are getting in any deal that you do with them. Take an hour to create a detailed specification of the service you will be providing and get them to agree with this beforehand. Otherwise you will end up either falling out or working for nothing.
[Specify, define, specify, define, specify!
Ensure that your client(s) know exactly what they are getting in any deal that you do with them. Take an hour to create a detailed specification of the service you will be providing and get them to agree with this beforehand. Otherwise you will end up either falling out or working for nothing.]
You are absolutely right BeeDee, I should have specified and defined my services beforehand. I will not make that mistake again. You all taught me a great deal with your postings.
*What if I did not want to be the webmaster of the site?
Do I make a copy of the website files and send them to her?
How do you all handle this situation?
if you're a nice guy then write a little user manual and give it to her in pdf format.
or, include being the webmaster in your offer and specify that this includes X hrs of work per month. 5-10hrs a month should cover basic updates and adding the odd page.
Also specify an hourly rate for work done outside of those X hrs.
SO, 50$ per month for X hrs of work and X$/hr for work outside of that.