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How Much Do You Charge For Creating A Site?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by DRE, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    How much do you charge for creating a site for a business or person?
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  2. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    Personally, it depends. I usually range from 200-600 USD depending on the complexity, and work required :)
  3. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

    Looks like she wants a basic webpage that has information on the business. I might go with wordpress.

    No screw that I'll try to convince her to get Xenforo.
  4. fattony69

    fattony69 Well-Known Member

    Static site? Yeah, XenForo is EXACTLY what you need :p
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  5. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    Wordpress is awesome for sites like that. I wish you luck!
  6. Fred Sherman

    Fred Sherman Well-Known Member

    Depends. My daughter does this as a side business. She works with a client to develop their logo and brand, color schemes, designs and codes the website, sets up all the social media links/tie-ins, develops their marketing plan, sets up Google Adsense and Analytics, trains their staff in how to manage and interpret both, helps them develop unique content and works with them into increase their page rank and search engine results. As the site gets established, monitor bounce rates, tweak the SEO, establish marketing campaigns to drive traffic.

    She charges $2000. Its about 30 days of setup and then another 5 months of support.
  7. Brad L

    Brad L Well-Known Member

    $25-$50 an hour + expenses
  8. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Depends on the site and complexity.

    Usually starts at ~£400 ($600) for basic bread and butter html, and goes upto 5 figures for e-commerce.
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  9. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

  10. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    When I was doing web design I used to charge around £500 ($770) for a 5-page site; it started out much lower but I found out, through experience, that clients liked to come back time and again to tweak this and that before they'd sign-off on the finished site, so you'd design it fairly quickly but in extreme cases end up going back to the drawing board because the client didn't like it. All of that took extra time and you had to account for that in the price.

    If you can get down to specifics right at the very beginning and really define what the client wants at the start it'll make it easier to control and calculate. (y)

    I was never a top-drawer designer, but I did make sure the sites looked good and were easy to use - more practical than flashy. (y)
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  11. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ironically im rather embarassed about my own showcase site, I scrapped the old one a few months back and started re-working it, but have since been caught up in loads of work so its half-finished.
  12. x3sphere

    x3sphere Active Member

    $50 an hour usually.
  13. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member


    Varies between free and up
  14. Sheldon

    Sheldon Well-Known Member

    I'm almost certain no one assumed you would be paying them to do it. Or, down. o_O
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  15. intradox

    intradox Well-Known Member

    1. Charge $400-600
    2. Buy themeforest temp,ate and make customizations.
    3. .????
    4. Profit.
  16. craigiri

    craigiri Well-Known Member

    My goodness, prices have come down! I guess there are many people in it these days and many more tools that make it easier.

    DRE, don't undersell yourself - your knowledge has a lot of value. Heck, the guy who sweeps the chimney makes $50 an hour or more. You should too.

    A lot depends on the client. If they have money (a business) and are going to use the site to make money, they can afford to pay for the extra value you can give them (honesty, knowledge, response, etc.).

    If it's just another site - well, then it's harder to get your real value.
  17. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    That's good...assuming your client doesn't ask for something completely unique :(
  18. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I'm learning a lot from this thread. Thanks @DRE for starting it!

    Now, to bootstrap.. To bootstrap.. Hmmm....
  19. Sylar

    Sylar Well-Known Member

    Bootstrap is a lifesaver <3

    Foundation has a lot to offer as well.
  20. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

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