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I'm starting a web site design buisness and I have a customer who wants a small site that might take me...5 hours or so. A simple one. Since they're my first client, and it won't be very hard, how much should I charge, per hour, or one shot? I also need a good, inexpensive host.
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Hence the edit button in the top-right corner of your post.

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is it just the design? text based? heavy graphics? straight html/css?
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If your looking for hosting you'll want to check out http://www.unflux.net/
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neksus wrote:
is it just the design? text based? heavy graphics? straight html/css?


Yup, but definetly not heavy on graphics. Mostly just tables with results and stuff. Not anything difficult or flashy
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Unless you're working on their premises I say flat fee.
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ya. like at LEAST what, $8?
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5 hours is worth more than $8...

does the site have anything but a layout and infomation inside?
like anything dynamic?
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Since it's your first job, and the client is not a relative of yours (you would have mentioned that, wouldn't you?) you could charge a day's work... Whatever your day is worth...

5 hours ALWAYS end up being 3 hours more after he comes back and says "Emmm... could we change this little thing?" :)

I say, nothing under $ 100.00 :)
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I'd charge $400-600 plus if I like the person I'd throw in free hosting. But that's just me. And I'm not exactly a newbie at web design any more.

For the first few years you will under quote all your jobs. So a good rule is make up an hourly rate you would like and feel that is just. So like..

$15/hr. for straight html
$20/hr for Java script
$25/hr for Flash Work (granting you know what you are doing)
$35/hr for moderate Cold fusion Work
$45/hr for heavy Cold Fusion Work

This job you said will take you 5hrs (add 2-3 hours just to be safe). 7x15=$105
Then add you're knowledge invested. So double it. $210.
Plus $50 for providing a service.
Total: $260.

Which is a good start.

I've invested many years into my web design skills. I charge about $600-1500 for a standard custom Brochure site. Plus free Hosting for a yr. And that is cheap around here. Most companies will charge double that and use a template. But I do remember back in the day working for next to nothing just to get a job. Those days were easy.

Just remember if you try your best, be honest, and give the customer a custom, quality web site that fits their needs you can never go wrong.
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I'm set on charging 50$ for the design and 20$ per month, 15 for the hosting and 5 for me:

It's really simple, here's a template I made that it will probably look like:

http://www.geocities.com/andrasay12/templates/template1.html
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heh, whats ur hosting looking like.
seems pretty expensive
u might want to try to find a better place to host.
Unless the site is requireing large amounts of bandwidth and space.

shouldn't cost u $15

im paying under $4 a month for 1gb space 4 gb bandwidth, php, unlimited mysql databases, unlimited ftp accounts, mail, cpanel, cron jobs....more but w/e...

not saying you'll find a price like that (or maybe u will) but you should go for less...esspecially if u can still get away w/ $20 hosting :p
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This is how I do it, and it makes me a lot of money...

html/css = $100 per page
php = $200+ per page
graphics design = $100+
photography = $100+
db table design = $150+
search engine optimization / research = $300+
innitial meeting = $50 (free if at my office)
etc

The plus signs come in handy for when the customer wants you to go above and beyond. Charge for EVERYTHING, not just the site as a whole.
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You charge per page ?? I think around $200 sound normal. Plus he won't know how long it takes you to make it right ? It could be a week of 12h a day labour ;)
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Yeah I charge per page! lol. With php includes, all I really have to do is make one template design and the rest is easy anyway. The only tiresome part is the actual design. Placing images and pictures is a breeze.
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We would charge at least $260.00 and include the hosting for one year. Hosting should not be costing more than $5.00/month for this site. That's based on 250MB space and 10GB of bandwidth.
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gsv2com wrote:
Yeah I charge per page! lol. With php includes, all I really have to do is make one template design and the rest is easy anyway. The only tiresome part is the actual design. Placing images and pictures is a breeze.

Wow, i thought you charged per page cuz you didnt use php includes :lol: , do you use htaccess with mod rewrite with the sites you make, or does that fall under search engine optimization.
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Search engine optimization. The last four websites I did fall in the top 10 results of related queries on the most popular search engines. :) But that's easy to do in Japan. lol

But I charge for SEO too. Part of my price goes into the fact that my pages are so freakin fast. 8)
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gsv2com wrote:
Search engine optimization. The last four websites I did fall in the top 10 results of related queries on the most popular search engines. :) But that's easy to do in Japan. lol

But I charge for SEO too. Part of my price goes into the fact that my pages are so freakin fast. 8)

Cool, website design for a living is probably something i would wanna do, so i wanna learn as much as i can about the web site business as i can along with the actual designing part :)
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i suggest learning what you can for website development and along the way read up on/catch the occasional info about the business. its really not all that hard, but you have to be able to deliver if you actually get a client.
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Yup, and sometimes you have to be able to deliver even if you get swamped with clients. lol.
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Well, the hosting was actually about 10 dollars American. I'm not going to charge much because this is my first client and the layout is just about as plain as it can be. It probably won't have more than 5 pages, straight HTML/CSS. Really easy, short job. And, well, I can't raise the price now. So what is a good, inexpensive hosting site? That was the best I could find that was decent.
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check on the first page, i believe i posted the links their.
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neksus wrote:
check on the first page, i believe i posted the links their.


You...did?

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