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    SitePoint Wizard westmich's Avatar
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    What should I charge for Web site design?

    I know I've seen similar questions posted ; they seem to pop every so often like Netscape with tables or FrontPage (don't get me started )

    Perhaps this will help:
    http://www.builder.com/Business/Fina....bl_FinancialQ

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    Your Lord and Master, Foamy gold trophy Hierophant's Avatar
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    I am starting a new program where I am going to offer e-commerce related sites starting at $2000.00 per year including maintenance. I arrived at this figure by applying a price to what I wanted to offer Domain Registration, SSL certificates, Online Transaction Processing, help the customer get a merchant account or setup through PayPal, database driven storefront, layout, getting them hosting where I could maintain their site, etc... This came to approximately $1600 dollars the first year and about $800 dollars thereafter.

    Then I threw it all out. And came up with this...

    I figured each store would take me approx. 20-30 hours to set up and I could do two maybe 3 a week. I wanted to make at least $2000 a week and with 2 stores a week that is my net after my costs. So therefore the price. If the customer wants more work then they pay $50 an hour, but I estimate how many extra hours it will take and then give them that number, if it takes me more they win, less I win. If they are happy with their site, everyone wins. They also have to accept maintenance costs from me, which is included in the original $2000 per year figure but redesigns or new features outside my e-commerce package would be an additional fee.

    But compared to other e-commerce solutions which charge a monthly fee and a percentage of your gross income, this is cheap.

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    I know a guy who does $2000 a day and he gets it too (sweet)
    I charge $200 for 5 pages, which is extremely cheap, but I dont have anything else to do, and Ill raise my prices later...


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    I don't really set prices until I find the customers needs and i work out the best for them even if it means refering them to someone else.
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