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JointComms
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 3:26 pm (15 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

I am curious to know how people base their charges for a website and what the current charges are.

For example does one charge for the number of pages and what about if graphics are included.

Thanks for any help.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2002 5:52 pm (15 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Personally I've done it several ways. Either as a flat rate or by an hourly rate.

Working out a flat rate means you need to have a good idea how long something is going to take you and then multiply this by what you want to earn per hour. But be sure to have what you are going provide clearly set out beforehand because theres bound to be 'feature creep' from the client.

Hourly rates are really more suited to things like updates and extra pages etc.

You could charge by the page, although its rare pages are of similar size. I guess you need to have an idea of the what the simplest and most complex pages will entail so you can work out an average page cost. Again it really comes down to what you want to earn per hour.

I don't think I've ever created a page that doesn't make use of graphics somewhere. But the majority of graphics e.g buttons/interface etc normally come under the initial design phase, then all pages will make use of this 'template'. Just build graphics creation etc into your page cost or hourly rate.

As for what to charge, personally for me that has varied quite a bit depending on the client and how rich they are Laughing . If your building up a portfolio you might want to start off fairly affordable. Then once you have lots of stunning work to show potential clients you can start upping the price. I've only been doing freelance work for a few months whilst looking for permanent work (job market for design is so slow at the moment) so I'm certainly no expert and would be keen to hear some other ideas too.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2002 1:43 pm (15 years, 6 months ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Much thanks for taking time to reply Darren.

"Stunning work"!!!! - lol - Not this kid but enough to be asked to do stuff here and there. I've done some stuff for the C'wealth but that's thru an Agency.

I appreciate your open comments and I guess I've done the right thing so far but, you have introduced some food for thought.

Thanks guy
JC
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