Help me with pricing

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by petalino, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. petalino macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2010
    Hello everyone.

    I have a studio inside of a commercial condominium building in New York, which has 68 individual units.
    They are about 800 SQ feet in size each. It is full of architects, photographers and music studios.

    Recently the board of the building has asked if someone could design and maintain a website for the building.
    These are their requirements:

    "The Board is looking for someone to create a simple, password-protected website for our building We need a site on which we can post information about the renovation, minutes from board meetings, and general information about the building. We want to be able to expand the site easily if needed. This will be for unit-owners only, not a public site."

    I do not have much experience with building a website from scratch, but have redesigned several template based sites for my own use. So far I started and redesigned templates from Yahoo, Volusion and Wix.

    I feel that I could offer this service to our building, but the question is: how much to charge?

    As I said, I am not a pro web designer, nor an HTML specialist, but I think that I can handle this task.
    Not sure about Password Protection, but that should be pretty easy, I hope.

    Any ideas on how much I should charge for initial design and monthly upkeep?
  2. monokakata macrumors 68000


    May 8, 2008
    Hilo, Hawai'i
    Another idea could be to use one of the free forum packages out there. I had a similar task (unpaid) a few years ago, which was to create a site where residents of a particular South Pacific island could gather to exchange information, and to have some sections available for public viewing (but not commenting) and others completely hidden from anybody who didn't have a password.

    As for things like spammers trying to get accounts, I devised a set of questions that only a local person would even understand, much less answer, and a would-be user had to answer them before even getting to where they could ask for an account.

    People who wanted to use the hidden sections simply logged on, clicked through to the hidden sections, and did what they came to do. It's not operating any more because the operation moved to Facebook. But it certainly worked as designed.

    I used "Simple Machines," but there are others.

    You don't need to do any web development to make a site like that run.
  3. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    Charge what your time is worth.

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