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Hy-Studio says

Hello!

Yesterday my best friend passed by my house (yeah that’s always cool :D) to do some brainstorming about his new website that I’ll create for him (he’s a DJ).

Luckely we have the same tastes about designs and stuff so it should be easy for me :)

So he asked me a question that somehow “blocked” me and that’s pricing.

Normally I ask about 50 – 60€ per hour for designing and coding, which generally takes a week or two (in my free time, I’m not doing this at full time base). But since he’s my best friend and godfather of my first child, I find it hard to bill him these prices.

What would you guys do in my place? :)

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kailoon Envato team says

My advice will be:

1. Price him as usual. or

2. Don’t price him. or

3. Don’t take it.

When come to biz / money. It is always good to have something very clear in mind. That’s just to avoid ant unhappy thing in the end of the project.

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CreativeMilk says

Well what i sometimes do(just for good frends) is, make the project and show it to him and let him choose the price that he finds right.

Maak er gewoon een vriendendienst van ;)

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adam_robinson says

you could still charge him your usual rate but give him an extended time to pay (unless you are in need of the money quickly). Hopefully this new site will drum up extra business for him..which in turn makes him wealthier. So giving him the chance for this to happen before demanding payment seems fair. How long depends on you, but still use a contract even though he is your friend.

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GlennMcKeown says

if you’re charging what you say, and have free time to do it i’d say drop off a percentage. he’s your best friend.

Just let him know you’re dropping, say 20% off

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Hy-Studio says

@Mark,

That’s why I thought first, but I wasn’t sure to do it like that :)

Het is zeker een vriendendienst dus ik heb niet veel zin om hem bv 500€ te factureren ;)

Anyways, thanks for your advices guys :)

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Hy-Studio says
if you’re charging what you say, and have free time to do it i’d say drop off a percentage. he’s your best friend. Just let him know you’re dropping, say 20% off

Hmm you’ve got a point there :)

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wpbakery says

Actually its’ hard to work with the friends. I think it’s fair if you’ll say that you’ve made a special friends only -20%.

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snaz3d says

I have never asked money from a friend when I made a website for him.

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erikdiamond says

I suggest that you will do for a price with 20-40% off if he can try refer people to you. You will earn more business this way and make up the difference.

Good luck.

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