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    web design pricing?

    Hello, I am wondering what you all charge for web design per hour? Or if it changes depending on the project? Thank you
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    I personally like to charge by the project..seems more fair to the customer...but different people do it different ways.

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    This topic cannot be discussed legally in it's present form. Please rephrase the question. This is called price-fixing. See this thread for more info: http://www.sitepointforums.com/showt...t=price+fixing or do a search for price fixing in the forums.

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    We are vigilant icehousedesigns's Avatar
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    Sketch,

    Please see Wayne's post in the link you posted above

    From Wayne:

    Actually we can talk about the different ways people arrive at the prices they charge. We can't discuss a series of prices and implement them.

    Unless I'm missing something here? Just slap me if thats the case.


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    no, you are correct. Discussing methods of "arriving at a price" is okay. However the question was phrased:
    Hello, I am wondering what you all charge for web design per hour
    This is not allowed.

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    We are vigilant icehousedesigns's Avatar
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    Ahhhh....

    DOH..OK

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    Moved from the Trading Post as that was not an appropriate forum for a question of this nature.

    I'm leaving the topic open and it will stay this way providing the discussion is kept to pricing methods and not actual prices.
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    Per project I find always best.
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    sorry for posting in wrong forum, I understand why. But what variables effect how you price?(size,ETC.)
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    We are vigilant icehousedesigns's Avatar
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    Generally I just speak with the client to determine the overall complexity of the project at hand, and go from there.

    Some things to consider...

    1. Do they want a logo? If yes how complex?
    2. Do they want flash design? If yes how long of an animation? Just text or graphical in nature?
    3. Custom graphics? If yes how complex?
    4. Optimized for search engines? Are they going to provide you with keyphrases and target audience data or do they want you to dig that up for them and do the research?
    5. Any scripting? PHP, Perl, ASP...etc?

    You can come up with a formula for yourself that might work.


    There is a lot to take into consideration. You just have to get a feel for how deep you are going to get in before you start. The last thing you want to do is ask a client for more money beyond what you priced out for the project.

    Try to have a contract to lay out what you will be doing for the customer before the work is started. This will ensure he/she understands what type of work is to be done. Therefore if you end up doing work thats not specified on the contract you won't be slamming yourself by asking for more funds when necessary.
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    Stud,

    Work up a list of prices for your services (for yourself). Itemize 1 2 3 4 5 6 etc. with prices. Then, do you work from your home? Do you want to factor in rent? If you work from an office that you rent, you definitely want to prorate this on an hourly basis. Also, figure any kind of overhead you need including specialty software for a certain project, subcontractors, YOUR SALARY (desired) etc. These 3 things together will be your base. Add a nice (say 20%) profit on top for yourself and you can go from there in figuring out how much to charge.

    Does this make sense?

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    I like to charge per project, but sometimes monthly fees are required if they will need frequent updates.

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    I do work at home. I will consider all this information. Thank you all
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    Do a search for the article "Web Work" on SitePoint.com -- it includes a good formula for figuring out what to charge.
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    I think this is the article that Matt was referring to. It's called Pricing Web Work and was written by Matt himself.
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