This isn't a question about how to create something specific, but if there are any web developers who develop WordPress (CMS) websites, please feel free to weigh in on this. I have been approached to do a couple of WordPress websites for some friends/family members who are starting their own business. I was unsure what to charge them, so at first, I spoke to a friend who is a freelance web designer. He said that he usually charged $750 for the creation of a simple WordPress website (from a purchased theme), and some general website administration tasks that the client themselves may not know how to do (usually to do with PHP). He also told me that he usually resold hosting space to the clients from a hosting reseller account he had, and encouraged them to subscribe to a third party backup service for their site called BackupBuddy. It wasn't clear whether or not he lumped this in with his charge of $750, or they subscribed to his hosting and BackupBuddy separately - where these are both recurring charges, I'm assuming that they would be over and above his initial price for creation of the site. I ran this by my client, and they seem to think hosting should be included in the initial cost of $750. I know they don't have a lot of money to pay, because they are severely underpricing their services, and in turn, it's having a ripple effect. I realize that most instances, the professional advice would usually be to walk away from the deal, but because they are friends/family, this isn't exactly an arms length transaction. Where it is a creative venture, I am also coaching them in other areas for the business, so creating friction or bad blood would not really be the smartest move for me or for them. I also know that they won't get the job done anywhere else for that price, but I need some concrete evidence, because they don't seem to believe me. I want to make it clear to them that if I agree to do everything for $750 (which I believe is low), they are getting a deal. Is there anyone who can confirm this for me? Not a lot of web developers post their prices online (and understandably so), so I'm not really sure what the market value of a simple WordPress site would be. Where could I find this?