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Thread: Pay Scale???

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    I am wondering how much I should charge someone for making a website for their business. It is an independant business, they do construction work. If anyone knows a website I could go to to look this up that would be even better.
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    Work out an hourly rate say $20 think how much time it'll take to make the site, say 10 hours. Take this figure at 50-75% for a flat fee. That's how I do them anyway.

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    Charge what they will pay.
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    I agree with Brak. If you're doing a site for your neighbor, you'd charge them say a $200 for your time. If you're doing a site for Microsoft on the other hand, would you still charge them $200? Try to estimate how valueable their website is to them, and charge them accordingly.

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    Don't be afraid to ask for a reasonably high amount. You can always negotiate downwards if you're forced to, but you can't negotiate upwards.
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    I wouldn't have said to use an hourly rate. Come up with a cost that you think the business can afford, as well as one that gives you enough money to be worth it. You need to calculate how long it would take you, does it involve setting up hosting etc, or does it require mySQL or PHP, ASP, Flash etc.

    Here are a few threads already on WDF that discuss this matter:

    http://www.webdesignforums.net/showt...light=charging (good thread)

    http://www.webdesignforums.net/showt...light=charging
    http://www.webdesignforums.net/showt...light=charging

    Hopefully these are of help...
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    Thanks a lot guys, you helped a lot.
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