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razzc says

Could someone please help me with the best way of charging new customers when designing a wordpress website? There must be a lot of ideas! Would be great if someone care share how they go about charging? One off? Monthly? Set up and Monthly?

Thanks in advance. :)

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digitalimpact says

Depends what you’re developing, how well you can forecast and how you feel comfortable with clients paying. Some prefer one-off, some charge by the hour.

I go for one off, with 50% deposit up-front. I never get forecasting right. :)

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razzc says

Thanks champ. :) I am just starting up. What should be the right price you think? On an average nothing fancy. Probably five to six page site with a gallery. May be an advance booking form.

Do you mind me asking what part of the world you are in? I am in Melbourne of Australia. :)

Thanks again.

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digitalimpact says

Right price really depends on the amount of work. Five-six pages might not sound much, but it really depends on the work you put in.

I probably wouldn’t charge less than $800 – $1000. But again, it really depends on both the amount of work and the quality you can deliver.

I’m in Bucharest, Romania.

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CLINE123 says

There is no ‘right price’ it’s what the going market rates are for guidance. The first thing you should do is see what your now competitors are charging. Since you’re just starting up with no portfolio you won’t be able to charge like them but you’ll at least figure out a good price point.

Another tip is to start building a portfolio even if you have to charge half the regular price or do it for free, yes I said free. Start with your own circle of friends and family who have businesses and let them know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. When you have about 6 complete sites under your belt then you have something to work with to attract new clients.

That’s what I did.

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digitalimpact says

^ very good advice.

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razzc says

Thanks Cline123 and thanks digitalimpact. Great advise as baggers can’t be choosers. I am building up half a dozen sites – FOR FREE .

What works best? Google or word-of-mouth?

Cheers and thanks again.

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CLINE123 says

What works best? Google or word-of-mouth?

Great websites that look like you know what you’re doing works all the time :).

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razzc says

Thanks. :)

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razzc says


What works best? Google or word-of-mouth?
Great websites that look like you know what you’re doing works all the time :).
I have put together these two sites and for starters I am only charging Pennies. I was wondering what would be the good fee for putting something like these two sites in real market (considering they are responsive and all that)? Please take a look guys. Would love some feedback. :) http://mianphillips.com.au/ and http://limoserv.dotplus.com.au/

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