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The Price Is Right – How much would you charge for this WordPress project?

  • # December 12, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    @chrisburton what do you have in mind?

    # December 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    Let’s look at the products that have already been created; Twitter, MailChimp, Treehouse, Webtype, Typekit, Basecamp, Dribbble, CodePen (pro version), Gimme Bar, Dropbox, businesses like ThemeZilla, etc.

    # December 12, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks for giving me some alternative ideas for thinking in other directions.
    But I have to come up with hours of work and price in aprox 10 hours tho. Time here is 1.30 in the morning. deadline is 12h noon.
    I wont bang my head on this one all night, dont get me wrong. I just wanted you guys shoot out some numbers.
    A no-brainer of some sort.

    # December 12, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    How can we? We don’t know your abilities or skill level or your cost of living.

    # December 12, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    The problem is that a price requires a bunch of different variables like: experience, quality of work, local market, client market, number of templates, complexity of templates, browser compatability, custom solutions, etc.

    For WordPress projects you should focus on *templates* and not total number of pages. Once you create the ‘Page’ template, you’re not going to have to build it again. So if the user wants to have 100 pages, that’s not a development issue (though it *is* an issue if you are also entering content, so keep that in mind as well).

    Unfortunately, nobody can tell you what to charge! If you’re just starting out, you’ll need to do a few projects before you really find out what you should be charging. Most people charge too little when they are first starting out because they are nervous about scaring prospective clients away with big estimates. This eventually changes when you finish a project and think, “Well, that wasn’t worth it.” Next time you’ll know to charge more.

    If you think that this entire project will take you 12 hours to complete, then the simplest formula is:

    12 hours x {Your Hourly Rate} = Project Cost

    For example, I charge at a rate of $50/hr. So for me it would be:

    12 x $50 = $600

    For me, it’s not particularly worth to get into an entire project for $600 (since I don’t freelance full time), so I’d probably charge more to make it worth my time.

    # December 12, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I agree with @TheDoc but my rate is a bit different as I am a Letterer not a Developer. Like him, I have a fixed hourly rate that is based on my cost of living (not luxuries). I charge that client my hourly rate for the time it takes me to complete the project + profit. I also charge for licensing as well if needed.

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