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    how much to charge?

    hi all

    i need some help here with a quote that i have to give and i've asked around and got some pretty high prices about...so here is the main idea

    there are 2 websites to be created..only functionality...a doctor signs up by filling a form (with 30-40 fields), this info is stored in the database.
    on the 2nd website the patient comes and signs up filling a form as well...now the trick is to automatically send an email to the doctor with the patient profiles that matches his area of expertise and other information...so basically 2 websites on 2 domains with 1 common database....i've heard 150$ per hour for this.what do you think a total cost could be...thanks a lot

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    To be perfectly honest, it really depends on the going rate in your locality. Rates do and should change from country to country, so asking here isn't going to clear the matter up for you as this is an international forum.

    One way around this problem is for you to figure out what your overheads are for the projects, add the profit margin, and calculate how many hours you'll work to arrive at a final sum (does your profit cover a base hourly rate?). There are many fine articles around the web that will go in to detail about how to do this better than I can surmise, so check google. I know there are good ones on freelance switch and I think SitePoint has a few too

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    tanicos,

    if you are in USA then make a quote of arround $5000 to 8000...

    and yes i agree with armchaircritic, you need to keep in mind the prices of your locality(country).

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    Ill do it for free! Im that good. also, I feel your struggle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unixcommerce View Post
    Ill do it for free! Im that good. also, I feel your struggle.
    That doesn't make you good my friend, it just makes you vunerable By all means offer pro-bono work where it is a kind offer, but otherwise, you're not building a business. If that's not your aim and you can do it for free anyway, well that's good for you. But that place is not for everyone.

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    Really depends on your reputation in the industry, residence etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanicos View Post
    i've heard 150$ per hour for this.what do you think a total cost could be...thanks a lot
    150 per hour? Yeah ok...

    I'll hire a competent developer in India to do this for 1/10th that price.

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    150$ per hour is too much I think... You should be a very good for the kind of work if you'll offer that rate.

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    yes, I do think 150$ an hour is too much. However, if the client doesn't mind your price then go for it.

    by the way, I have an off topic question...
    do any of you have an idea how much to charge for adding Photo effects ???
    I charged a client for $10 a photo... is that too low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by g0trocks View Post
    yes, I do think 150$ an hour is too much. However, if the client doesn't mind your price then go for it.

    by the way, I have an off topic question...
    do any of you have an idea how much to charge for adding Photo effects ???
    I charged a client for $10 a photo... is that too low?
    Rock!! I guess $10 is fine... may be you can increase a little up to 15. But always change the price on the bases of client paying power.


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