I've been asked to make a website for a company to promote two liveaboard scuba diving boats and a scuba diving business. It is right up my alley except for the fact that my only experience in website creation has been my own.

Can someone with experience give me an idea of how much and how to charge for doing the work? I don't have any details about what is expected of me.

I just want to be paid. I do not want to become a partner.

Thanks.
Joe

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DaveSw Premium Featured Comment
If you have some experience, you will know how long it might take to build what they are looking for and can charge what you think you are worth.

I would get a clear statement of requirements, how many revisions that will be included, and what the deliverable will be (and when) on paper using a simple proposal format.

That proposal can be negotiated and when the final agreement is reached and documented (and signed off on), you can do the work and invoice them per the agreement.

How much are you worth?

That is a subjective estimate, but I would not do it for less than $75 an hour personally. My time is valuable and I can be building my own business (or working on another project that is paying me that or more)...

There are projects that I book at $200 an hour, and others less...It depends on what the market allows (and your experience level, of course)...

Remember that if they are looking for cheap there is no sense even chasing the business. Your proposal should point out the differences between what you offer versus a free site builder such as Wix, etc.

Best of luck!

Dave : )
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balilux Premium
that is really good advice
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DaveSw Premium
Thanks, Mariella... : )
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Kickbacked Premium
Great answer Dave👍
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DaveSw Premium
Tx Tim... : )
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Kickbacked Premium
I think even $100 an hour is on the cheap side, especially if you may have to cover something later

~Tim
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j52powell Premium
Thanks a lot, Dave, for your thorough and well laid out response. I can proceed from here.

Best regards,
Joe
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Jude81 Premium
Thanks for asking this question, Joe. Even though it is not relevant to me at this stage, I have been thinking the same question previously and was wondering how you charge such a job as building a website for a client. 😊. Thank you @daveSw for your insight. Jude
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Jude81 Premium
Thank you, Dave, for sharing your insight in this, I appreciate it. I have been wondering the same thing as Joe. Cheers Jude
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DaveSw Premium
No problems at all, you are very welcome, Jude! Have a great week! Dave : )
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Wdcope Premium
Dave had a great answer to this question. Time is money so do not sell your time cheaply. Another way to get an idea is go to http://Fiverr.com , http://upwork.com, or http://freelancer.com. Give the information to them and see what they say, and you will get a good idea based on their answers, your background and experience. Also not an affiliate of them but have used Fiverr before.
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j52powell Premium
Thanks for the advice. I'll check those out.
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Winfield1 Premium
Hi Joe, I concur with the recommendation of Gormit. Go right ahead and check with a web designer.

Good Luck
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j52powell Premium
Hi. Thanks for your input.

Joe
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Gormit Premium
Why not contact a web designer and ask how much they will charge, then you will probably get a clue on what you can charge
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j52powell Premium
Thanks. I am asking here and hopefully, the web designers among us are answering. I am assuming some of the responses are from web designers. I believe Dave Sw below qualifies.
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Kickbacked Premium
Hi Joe

It appears Dave covered it quite well, don’t sell yourself short😊

Have a nice week

~TiM
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j52powell Premium
Thanks, Tim. Dave covered quite well what I was looking for.

Joe
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