My partner and I have always struggled with what to charge clients being that we a a start-up web-design and development company with no formal business training. We want to give deals in the beginning without giving the work away, and we want to be fair but low-cost to be able to compete with the big-name companies in the long-run. So I thought I would do a little inquiry to brilliant folks here at Sitepoint. If your client said, “I’m starting a website that essentially works like ________. How much would you charge?” What response might you give once you’ve had a chance to think it over?
Assume that any accessibility, usability, and functionality that goes with the original would be included in the clone. So, ballpark, how much might you charge for clones of the following:
And feel free to say you wouldn’t take on some of these jobs due to whatever conflicts. Keep in mind, everyone, that I realize that these jobs would be very complex. I’m just wondering what type of price range YOU PERSONALLY would find yourself in for sites like these.