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How much to charge to convert original website to a bilingual website with language files?

  • # May 4, 2011 at 8:28 am


    Basically I have done work previously for my client and he wanted a 3 page basic website in HTML/CSS and we both agreed to a fixed price of £350. Now a year later I have received an email from him wanting the site to be a bilingual site with external language files coded in PHP. They have provided me with the translations but the work I have done so far is more than what I have originally charged them?

    How much do you think I should charge?

    # May 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Should have agreed a price before you started and agreed on an hourly rate if unsure how long it will take.
    Everyone is different with prices, depends on your expenses and other income sources. Ultimately it’s up to you to decide how much your time is worth – something mundane like adding different language support to an existing website should be pretty easy if the infrastructure is already in place, although it does sound incredibly boring.

    # May 4, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Tell him plain and simple you’re expecting more because you’re doing more work on it, take it or leave it. Chances are he’ll stick with you because he knows you’re capable, reliable, etc. I wouldn’t charge much more though.

    # May 5, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Thanks for the responses but I don’t think I made it clear but I have already received payment, this is him wanting additional work to be done a year later.


    # May 6, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Then you tell him “yes I can do the work you’ve requested, it will cost you $xxx.xx”.

    # May 6, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    LOL Additional work a year later? What kind of contract did you agree to? but seriuosly, unless you actually have a contract to do additional work this is a whole new job.

    # May 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    There was no contract agreed just a family friend who wanted a website I just said client to get the most accurate feedback from people as possible :P

    So if I had said family friend someone might have said no charge or something along those line :)

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