help me decide what to charge....

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  1. Tk

    Tk Well-Known Member

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    ...my dad runs a business doing vinyl siding and window installation, and he said he wanted me to make a website for him. i can do whatever i want with it, but its just a small business and really the only things that need to be on there are his business information, some pictures, what they sell, and just business related information....

    as far as design and coding im going to do it in html with css

    how much would you charge to do something like this for a regular customer compared to what you'd charge your dad?

    im not doing the shit for free -- ive got projects for class i should be doing anyway :o
     
  2. darnit

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    $100 even and you keep the rights, $150 more and he gets them.
     
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    Whoa, I'm gonna take on a pile of contracts and sub them off to you.

    Base your rate on $50/hour. Then discount heavily because it's your dad.
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    for web work (no real coding) $50/hr is good
     
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    Tk Well-Known Member

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    good deal, i was thinking $30/hr + $200/mo for updates/maintenance... i dont forsee much more than keeping pictures of their current projects updated
     
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    Sounds reasonable. Just one piece of advice:

    Never, EVER flat rate the updates. Keep the hourly rate. It's more fair for both of you. If he only has a couple of hours work one month, that's all he gets charged for.

    Then along comes the month where a PILE of update, maintenance work needs to be done, and you end up sitting at the keyboard for days, getting angrier by the minute at the "flat rate" you charged.

    Not that I've ever had bitter experience with the syndrome.

    Never underestimate how much time a "minor" update can take.
     

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