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Old 26-01-09, 11:03 PM
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I'm currently studying web design at college, someone has asked me to design a simple website for his small buisness but I don't know how much to charge.

Could anyone give me an idea of how much to charge someone for a simple website? Has someone desinged a simple website for someone before, if so how much did you charge them?

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Old 26-01-09, 11:13 PM
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If its a mate Id do it for free and use it in your course mate, just get him to sort you out when it needs updating ect.
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Old 26-01-09, 11:20 PM
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Well it's not a mate, I work in a health club and it's one of the members who is asking me haha
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Old 27-01-09, 12:04 AM
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Ahhh right, depends on the work load tbh mate, can be very time consuming.

Ive done mine all myself, but them I learned how to with youtube on one sceen and dreamweaver on the other!
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Old 27-01-09, 03:28 AM
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How many pages does the 'friend' want and does he own all the images and logos he wants to be included? Does he have text prepared for the site or are you going to provide it? All this will affect how much you should be charging. If he doesn't own any suitable images and/or a logo, you would have to buy royalty free images to use, which would have to be factored into your charges.

Preparing the images and writing content for the site is very time consuming, and you also need to ensure that the site is search engine optimised, otherwise no-ones going to see the site. The easiest way to price the work is to break it down into individual jobs with a fair charge for each, taking into consideration the amount of man hours required for each one.

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Old 27-01-09, 06:50 AM
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I'd probably be looking at £200-300 for something fairly basic. As others have said tho, as soon as you start adding on extra's like logo design, image royalties, text and whether or not it's going to be a dynamic site the price could easily get an extra 0 on the end.
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Old 27-01-09, 09:47 AM
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Everyone's prices are different Sleek. I have seen some web designers charging £99 for a website and lifetime technical support etc. You can get some that charge up to £200.

Like Jim said, making a professional website will cost a lot more money, although a small business website is easy to make.

You might want to invest in buying a template for a business and editing to your needs.

Need any help PM me, will be more than happy to help.
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Old 27-01-09, 10:34 AM
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If it's just a flat file html based website, I wouldn't charge to much, but if they want some dynamic things like RSS feeds and message boards, you'll need a database behind it.. thats when you want to start charging alot more.

Edit: JW, Jim did you build this site from the ground up?

Edit 2: If it's just a simple one, you could use a simple free CMS, like Joomla or wordpress etc.. it cuts out the workload, and you can make custom themes in like minutes.
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Old 27-01-09, 10:39 AM
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Edit: JW, Jim did you build this site from the ground up?
Yeah mate. Obviously not the forums (apart from the skin). But on the homepage side everything from the original photoshop image to the html coding, to the PHP and Mysql backend + admin control panel (for the editorial team) was coded by me.

I could have gone for a CMS system, but I'm a minimalist and really hate having lots of 'things' that aren't needed. The code on the backend does exactly what we need it to, nothing more, nothing less. Adding new features is easy too as I know the code inside out.
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Old 27-01-09, 01:51 PM
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Yeah I was maybe even thinking of settling for £250, it's quite basic tho cause i'm not very creative hence me moving onto computer netowkring next year at uni lol

He will give me info and pics and all I need to do is put them together, the logo is easy cause its just plain text with part of it in bold (i copied the design from his buisness card lol)
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