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    Question Payment

    Hi Peepz,

    I'm a starting web-designer, and i make some simple site's for company's in my neighbourhood... I always have problems with the payment.

    I'm never sure what to ask for my creations! Does somebody has advise for me??? What could i ask per hour work??

    Please gimme some advise peepz!

    Greetz,

    Ron

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    It's not "per hour", but "per piece" issue. And everything depends on that very "piece" quality
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    I'm afraid we do not allow discussions on specific pricing on the forums. Anti-competition laws in various countries make it illegal. You will however find an abundance of advice and useful people in the Business and Management section who will advise on HOW (not what) you should charge for your services.

    I'm afraid that I must close this thread
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    Heh - it appears someone moved the thread as I was responding

    I must ask that people do not discuss specific figures or it will be closed.
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    As a starter, you need experience. Work out precisely how long you anticipate it will take to get various tasks done (this is done by doing it over and over again until ery familiar).

    On each site, you need to break it down into sections (graphic origination/optimisation, server-side code, database design and build, xhtml, css, seo etc). Then calculate the hours for each section. I would then generally add a buffer zone and you will definately need to add some time for "tweaking" and customer requests. When you have your hours figure, multiply it by the amount you want to earn per hour and see if you are competitive with others (this can often be achieved by asking clients and friends who have previously had work done roughly how much they would expect to pay).

    You will also need to consider any other items you may need to buy in for the client (images, hosting, programs, fonts etc).

    Hope that helps a little


    ..ps: don't forget to factor in tax! (I know this is quite high in the Netherlands because of an enterprise I am looking at)
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    Always get half up front and the rest upon completion. This is how most people work. Or 1/3 up front 1/3 half way and the rest upon completion.
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