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    Original Gangster silver trophy Thing's Avatar
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    I have been making webpages for a few years now. I am beginning to look for a second job making webpages on the side. I have seen prices that range from $10/hour to $100/hour. I was curious as to what other people were charging out there. Thank you...

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    You might want to check out this site:

    http://www.builder.com/Business/Free...1.Freelancing3

    rgds,

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    One of the best guidelines for design professionals can be found at http://www.aquentpartners.com/info/f...ols/index.cfm. It's called the Aquent/AIGA Survey of Design Salaries. You have to order it, but there is no charge. It breaks down several design professions into levels and gives an average hourly rate based on skills in each level. Breaks everything down into a nice and easy chart format. You can look at HTML coding, for instance, and find your level of skills, to determine the average hourly rate for that level.

    Of course, you'd need to take into consideration what your market could handle. I could probably charge $20 an hour more for what I can do if I lived in a large city. Here in small town USA, I'm probably lucky to get what I do. After reading the guidelines, however, I did revise my rates upward.

    Hope this helps!
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    Well the way I charge clients is by an intial fee to get things going and a per link/section fee. For an example I do alot of flash sites and I charge $500 initial setup and $150 per link/section. To me my rates are very very low. I've seen other sites that if a company would have went through me for a site and pay only like $1,500 when they paid someone else over $7,000.

    I don't know, I'm just showing you other options on how to charge clients because it doesn't have to alway be an hourly rate.
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    Hello Brad

    Good luck with your designing. The question you ask is
    one of the most commonly asked and one of the most difficult to answer.

    Firstly, you might like to take a look at this thread

    http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...?threadid=4238

    to see what my thoughts are. I'll try and condense them here as well.

    The answer is.....I don't know. Some people charge $10
    an hour, some people charge $100 per hour. Why do
    they charge $100 an hour? Basically because they can.

    It has been my experience that people don't really
    care about the price. It's the value they are
    interested in. Demonstrate the value you provide
    and people will be more than happy to pay top dollar.

    To give you an idea...we charge $1,000 for the first
    page and $200 each page after that. It's not about
    design, it's about business.

    The amount of BS I mention we do for the clients in
    the thread I listed above is nothing. We do much,
    much more to show them that we provide the best
    value for money.

    Hope this helps your review....but if you really
    want a answer I'd say start at 50 bucks an hour
    (always telling people how good you are via
    testimonials and demonstrations). If you
    are any good at getting clients you will
    soon have more than you can handle and that's
    when you hit the next guy for a quote at $200
    an hour - because you're busy you don't really
    need the work and if they say yes you are on a
    whole different level.

    Good luck.

    Regards

    Jackman

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    Brad...I personally charge anywhere from $50 - $65 an hour. However, the majority of the projects that I do are charged on a by project basis, but I use my hourly rate as a basis for the bid.

    One thing to consider when you are setting up your rates is that even low-end companies like Kinko's charge customers $60/hour. So take that into account when you are thinking about how much to charge. I am sure that you are a better web designer than someone at a Kinko's.
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