how much to charge?
ive been developing sites for several months now and have been building them for fun! but now i wana start building them commercially under my own company name! ive sorted out legalities etc but have one query!
ive never in my whole life been quoted or heard of the charges behind building a website! so my question is HOW MUCH DO I CHARGE? what is a reasonable price for small commercial clients to pay for a corporate website to being built in UK sterling??
I know the price is going to vary dramatically but a rough estimate would be great so that i dont charge over the top and get no clients at all!
July 20th, 2004, 07:48 PM
depending on the type of site (php/mysql asp or basic html) your looking at about £15-30 an hour obviously a 1man band isnt going to pay £30 an hour but should give you a rough idea, and then you would say how many hours it will take roughly and give them an estimate
July 21st, 2004, 04:41 PM
How much is your time worth? I started out charging about USD 10 per hour and peaked out around USD 50 per hour depending on the job. However, things changed from job to job. Some wanted me to do work for them in their office per hour, (usually charged a bit more more per hour) others wanted a fix price. On those I usually took my rate (say USD 30 per hour) and estimated the number of hours it would take to complete (10 hours = $300, 50 hours = $1500).
Why? Because Forms just look cooler in OS X...
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July 26th, 2004, 06:53 PM
I never really thought about it in HOURLY rate until recently. I've been doing flat rates since I started, which was 2 years ago. I basically broke it down into items:
1. html page = US $130/pg.
2. image = US $25/img.
3. scripting = US $35/hr.
It seems that the average would be US $30/hr. in your case. But the best thing is to figure out how long it takes to make a sight. Once you have that you can manage your projects better. That has been the biggest challenge for me. I'll under estimate a project and I end up working long hours to complete it. Then other projects become late, etc...
"Let the blind lead the blind... it's more fun to watch."