How much should I charge? (forum administration)

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Fleetwood Mac, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

    Apr 27, 2006
    A client has a forum-based website they want me to take on. Its relatively active. I need some help finding an appropriate monthly fee. I have two possible scenarios, you're input on both would be greatly appreciated.

    #1: Just keeping the forum running. Upgrading server/forum software, repairing problems as they arise, some web design and code customization.
    Estimated time: 2-4 hours a month.

    #2: All tasks outlined in scenario 1, plus some moderating on the forum, dealing with payments / data-center, helping members post photos / technical assistance, keeping track of members and banning trouble-users.
    Estimated time: 5-6 hours a month.

    I'm an honest person, not looking to overcharge at all.
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I'd say stick to the forum administration duties and nix any thought of forum moderation in the discussion.

    You may have the account, but leave it to open to something that is done on a time allowed basis.

    So bump the payments to #1 and bump it 5-6 hours a month, some months will be less and some more. You can always reduce the payments to you later if you wish, just much harder to raise them later if you underbid yourself.

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