Web Design - Need Quote Help!

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by ktbubster, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    I know this is going to come off as very novice of me, but I HATE doing quotes, ESPECIALLY for people I know.

    I just started doing website creation. I've known the basics and how to do it for quite a while now, but I've just never really done much of it.

    Anyway... I have a friend who currently has a website done in 2002 in frontpage .... that... well... makes me cry. The "buttons" are all pixelated and have little lightbulbs that don't light up.. and .. well.. WOW. It really just... HURTS. Basically anything I do is better then that.

    Anywho... he has asked me, since i brought up how bad it was, if i could do a template for their pages for him to add and update (he has dreamweaver and is good with coding so that's not an issue)

    I threw together something VERY VERY basic (obviously) it's more just layout then anything designed really. And that's really as much as he could convince his partner (who honestly is impressed with ANYTHING and literally can't tell post 2000 sites from well.. anything lol) to go with.

    Anywho. I was wondering what you guys would charge. My print design I usually do 17-30 an hour, but I am not sure what to do with this, and they are also a friend of mine, so I happily implied a discount. I'd do it for free, but I could use some cash...

    Keep in mind it's two divisions a slightly different template each, splash page, and most of the link pages have the same template, except for a few of the ones with images.

    So i'm probably looking at 5-6 templates/designs... with editable text elsewhere. Not TONS of work... probably take me a bit longer then someone who does these all the time for sure, so I know i won't charge normal per hour, only for the hours it really SHOULD take if i was completely seasoned on this.

    Thanks very much, and please do not send me "flames' about being a novice and how i shouldn't do this etc etc. I am aware of my limitations, hence me asking. (and if you saw the original site you'd understand) I'm just trying to be fair, and also give them a site that won't make me cry. :)

  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Give them a price and what it will get them $x will include 6 templates.

    They might make a counter offer. If the price is lower than you would say, that's possible, but it'll be 4 templates instead of 6 templates, etc.

    FYI If you work for yourself, you cannot have a successful business at 17-30 per hour after deducting tax, overhead, health insurance, retirement, etc.
  3. ktbubster thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    I (up until last week) have a 9-5 job that does that. I just do this on the side in addition to photography. It's not my only source of income... so after taxes I still make a little extra cash. I enjoy it too.

    Now if only these spry menus would stop becoming such a nuisance!

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