WEB Web designer - starting pay???

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  1. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    Just curious...

    All the web design work that I have done was either for myself, a favor for a friend, or small cash jobs here and there.

    How much would a moderately skilled web designer make starting off (working for a company or small business)?

    I know this is a vaugue question with MANY variables; experience, skills, etc... But generally speaking, can anyone give me a ball park figure?

    I'm beginning to realize that I may be better off hiring someone for my business, rather than doing the design work myself.
     
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    varies on a number of things

    but for the most part...i charge what people will pay :o if its too little then i wont work for them
     
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    Oh shi... Brb, raising rates.
     
  5. YourMomOnRyeBun

    YourMomOnRyeBun New Member

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    Thanks for all the feedback...I guess I should have been more clear.

    I am thinking about hiring this person exclusively. So there wouldn't be a "length of project" and the "complexity" of the job would vary daily.

    Essentially I need someone with web design skills, but they make be completing other tasks as well. Design related...but not necessarily heavy coding all day long.

    So for example you might be able to make $35/hr, or even $120/hr with the one example, but how many hours/week are you working for that rate? What is the consistency?

    This would be a stable 40 hours/week (or whatever it worked out to be).

    Stability has to be worth something I would imagine...
     
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    Great link! Thanks!
     
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    you get paid in french fries
     
  8. symptic

    symptic I run companies

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    My rates typically come out to $300/day when I do any freelance work. But keep in mind I am a student and I am also running my own business, so I don't do much freelance work anymore. For someone looking at a more permanent gig, you can obviously find something very affordable. Even if this person's cost equals the value he or she is putting out, you are still left with more time to leverage elsewhere so you can grow your business. Keep that in mind ad try to think long term with an investment like this.
     

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