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#1 ACTIONpack

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 09:57

www.roofinginc.com/NEWSITE

Im just about finishing a responsive website for a client. I did his first website in 2009. The website was desktop only. I charge about $2000 for that website. I talk into him to make it responsive for tablets and mobile. He didn't want to at first but I told him that you really need it because your clients are high end rich people and they will not view your site on a macbook pro. IPhone and iPads are what they will see it.

Do you think $1000 too much for the website? I spend about 60 hours on it. Setting it up and debugging it. Put a lot more features and the site will work for 5 years or more. Custom site. That comes out to about $16 an hour.


#2 the better twin

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:18

$3000 for a basic site? Wow.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:23

$3000 for a basic site? Wow.


So how much should I charge for it to be responsive?

#4 Uplift

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:24

You've done the work without agreeing a price?

 

I know you can't second guess how long it's going to take but a hourly basis or some sort of guide should be in a contract?

 

Can i recommend some slight spacing between the navigation buttons (on the overlay) and vertical align it so that it's centre to the logo. Also the font you have used for the main text is more of a heading font, it's unnecessarily tall with bad line-spacing.

 

It's a nice site, i like it.



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:34

We always did a pay as we go. After working on it, it take longer then I thought. Debugging is always half the time with this. He didn't want to change the design or use WordPress he can always change working or links.

 

Better twin, I know you think wow, $3000 for a website but you got to understand the front-end coding is different and I setup the all the social network and getting SEO working.

 

How much should I charge him then? I also design his logo, business card, letterhead and fixing photos.

 

 

I pretty much don't like the website anymore. The orange is too much but I still like the logo.



#6 the better twin

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:44

 

Better twin, I know you think wow, $3000 for a website but you got to understand the front-end coding is different and I setup the all the social network and getting SEO working.

 

How much should I charge him then? I also design his logo, business card, letterhead and fixing photos.

 

If you already had a verbal agreement I would stick with it. Edit: By this i mean sticking with the current arrangement.

Dont worry im impressed (wish i could convince my clients that their websites are of similar worth lol).



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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:46

If you already had a verbal agreement I would stick with it. 

Dont worry im impressed (wish i could convince my clients that their websites are of similar worth lol).

 

We met 4 times about it. I just want him to think I'm cheating him.



#8 the better twin

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:51

We met 4 times about it. I just want him to think I'm cheating him.

I know the feeling. I have clients who seem really keen and then I quote them a price (which for me is quite low / hour) and then I never hear from them again. 

I think if you've already got a good relationship with him then you should be alright. Its not cheating to charge your rate. It is what it is.

Just emphasise what you've done (testing on different screen sizes/devices etc).

Maybe a good idea would be to itemise your work if he does take issue?  



#9 Shiranui

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:56

Looked at the site. All I can say is that it is "DRAMTIC".



#10 Axel

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:57

$3000 for a basic site? Wow.

 

Bespoke work takes a fair bit of time and planning.  If a client wants an "off the shelf" solution then obviously it;ll be cheaper.  I don't feel the figure quoted is particularly unreasonable for the work done.



#11 the better twin

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 10:58

Bespoke work takes a fair bit of time and planning.  If a client wants an "off the shelf" solution then obviously it;ll be cheaper.  I don't feel the figure quoted is particularly unreasonable for the work done.

Yeah. I think I need to charge more :rofl:



#12 Uplift

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:11

You should always be time tracking your work anyway, with some sort of itemisation... this way it doesn't look like your plucking numbers out of thin air.

 

You say you worked on SEO, social networking etc... how long for? is the rate the same throughout different tasks? Is he well aware he's paying for additional stuff like SEO and social, has he specifically asked for that?

 

it's a nice site, and probably worth your asking.. if it was me, i'd probably go slightly lower... i would think of it as: if i charged $2000 for a full site, it's slightly unrealistic to ask for half of that for an update... but then again, if he is well aware he's paying you for SEO, social, business cards, leaflets etc, then the cost of $1000 wont come as a surprise.

 

All of this should be in a contract, even if you don't have a figure your client knows exactly what he's paying for, and i get the feeling you are worried about throwing $1000 at him, otherwise you wouldn't have asked.



#13 Cocoliso

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:15

Do you honestly charge $16 an hour? is that Lawrenceville, GA, India /s



#14 Kami-

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 11:49

Do you honestly charge $16 an hour? is that Lawrenceville, GA, India /s

Made me laugh :)



#15 OP ACTIONpack

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:48

If anyone have an iPhone can you test it and see it looks right

:-)



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