website design quote

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by monta17, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. monta17 macrumors member

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    Does anyone have any links for a sample quote form for web design. I have been working in graphic design (and doing a few website) in-house for years and have not had to quote jobs. Now I'm doing a bit of freelance and I am struggling with how to quote and what needs to be included in the quote.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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    I hate to say it, but there is probably not a magic doc out there that encompasses everything. I've spent 5 years perfecting mine and every business is different. I would just start with the basics. What are the requirements, what will you offer them, and at what price. Most of my label or logo proposals are a 2 or 3 pages, but my web development quotes can be between 5-18 pages. All depends.
     
  3. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    This is dependent on a lot of things.

    First, some people charge per project. Other charge customers an hourly rate.

    Even if you decide to charge customers per project like we do at work, behind the scenes you're still calculating that partly based on your hourly rate and project costs.

    So how do you determine hourly rate and project costs?

    Project costs are pretty easy... How many stock photos might you need? Roughly how much do they cost? Does your client require a domain? Web hosting? How much will that costs? Are there any other costs associated with this project?

    Hourly rate is tricky... what is your time worth? That depends on a few things. Your skill level, your demand, and what the market will bear. I can't tell you what that is.

    Many times people who are just starting out learn what their rate is through trial an error. Some will price too high and lose a few jobs to competitors because they can't justify the costs based on their skill level, or any additional value adds. Some will price too low, and get in over their heads on projects.

    It's a learning experience and we've all been there. And hourly rates do adjust as market conditions change, or skilled people enter or leave the workforce.

    I hope this helps somewhat.
     

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