Need help coming up with a quote. (How much to charge)

ex nihilo7

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Hello PSU!

I have been approached to update a website once a month with new content (some graphics, text, news, etc) and I have no idea how much to quote. Are they any here with experience doing this?
 

gillmanjr

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Depends on the size of the web site and how much they want you to do. Come up with an hourly figure for yourself (say 30 bucks an hour) and then figure out how long it will take you to do what they want (over estimate of course) and then quote them that. Make sure you don't get out of control though or they'll laugh at you and take their business elsewhere.
 

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its all in the detail. for instance how well do you know this person/people too, are they willing to pay a decent amount or are they looking for cheap help. it all depends on the situation.
 

ex nihilo7

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Well its once a month, updating the site. The site isn't very large, and only has 6 separate pages. I am given the text to update (news, information about the organization, etc) and then I have to update some images every once in a while. At least so far this is what I know. Waiting to hear back from the guy. What he sent me to do so far, is about a 4 page word document of content to update. I do have a degree.
 
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squirrelbo1

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so he gives you all (or 90%) of the content and you just put it on the site ? doesnt sound that intensive. and tbh sounds like he shouldnt be paying anyone at all :snicker
 

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realistically if he is just paying you to edit the site and not come up with anything yourself you probably cant charge that much for it, maybe try for 20 bucks an hour and see how that goes. seems like if your updating it once a month there may be a bit of content but just putting his words on the page cant take that long either.
 

gillmanjr

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[QUOTE="bash, post: 5596694]$20/H seem pretty high for just updating shit...[/QUOTE]

Its not. This is the professional world and the OP has a degree. He'd be selling himself short for anything else than 20/hr. Personally I think you should use 25 or 30. Don't tell the person what your hourly rate is, just give him the estimate for the JOB.
 

ex nihilo7

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[QUOTE="squirrelbo1, post: 5596603]so he gives you all (or 90%) of the content and you just put it on the site ? doesnt sound that intensive. and tbh sounds like he shouldnt be paying anyone at all :snicker[/QUOTE] Its not exactly like making a post on here, although it shouldn't be much more intensive. I'm doing a few graphic manipulations, but not much.

[QUOTE="bash, post: 5596694]$20/H seem pretty high for just updating shit...[/QUOTE]
There will be some html coding/editing, but not too much. Only that which is required to update content.

[QUOTE="gillmanjr, post: 5596731]Its not. This is the professional world and the OP has a degree. He'd be selling himself short for anything else than 20/hr. Personally I think you should use 25 or 30. Don't tell the person what your hourly rate is, just give him the estimate for the JOB.[/QUOTE]
Well its going to be 5 less than 20, but I'm happy with that as something that won't be my day job. Do you think if I were to make an actual site for someone it would be 30 or more?

edit: Well, it took me a good 6 hours to finish updating the site. It was enjoyable and fun though.
 
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