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vanel says

Well, today i woke up with this doubt in my mind,

how much it is ok to charge for a website, if you´re using a template?

i know that the price depends on soo many factors, content, animations, pages, etc. but i would like to know how big can the difference be between a custom website and one that was made using a template?

for example if you charge i don´t know…..lets say, 300 dollars for a original website (just an example), but then, you see one template that it´s great for this project, so, the price would be the same?

i mean, you pay for the template and that saves you a LOT of work, but still, your developing the website using the template as a legal resource right?

or the costumer can reclaim you later cause you charge a lot for a website, and he just found that there´s other sites with the same desing?

what would you do? or what do you guys do on this kind of situation?

i know that this it probably a dumb question, but, it´s in my head XD

Sorry for my bad English ;)

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amberturner says

You should be honest with the client and let them know that you are using a template to begin with and make sure they are ok with you using a template. Not doing so can be seen as unethical because it would appear that you are passing off work as your own that isn’t. Also do not claim that you are the creator or the originator of the template anywhere. Then if you charge hourly you should charge the amount of time it takes to configure that template to meet your clients needs times the hourly rate. If you do a flat rate, you should estimate it the same way.

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vanel says

ooooook i understand, so the best thing to do, is tell the costumer the truth to avoid any problems and just charging the hours of work right?

was simpler than what I thought XD

Thanks amberturner for your help :)

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says

We give customers two options, templates from here or a custom design:

http://blueteddy.com.au/website-design-services/home.html

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CreativeMilk says
We give customers two options, templates from here or a custom design:

http://blueteddy.com.au/website-design-services/home.html

So a template from here for $420 ?

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CreativeMilk says

A good price for a custom build website in dollars is 1000$

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dtbaker Volunteer moderator says
We give customers two options, templates from here or a custom design:

http://blueteddy.com.au/website-design-services/home.html

So a template from here for $420 ?

Yup, like the before/after example on this page: http://blueteddy.com.au/website-design-services/special_offer_websites_under_500.html

Changing the colours of the template, adding their logo, loading the html template into our own custom cms so the client can make ongoing changes themselves, setting up their hosting and email accounts, making a contact form, changing the menu and then inserting all their content from a provided word document for $420.

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vanel says
We give customers two options, templates from here or a custom design:

http://blueteddy.com.au/website-design-services/home.html

Changing the colours of the template, adding their logo, loading the html template into our own custom cms so the client can make ongoing changes themselves, setting up their hosting and email accounts, making a contact form, changing the menu and then inserting all their content from a provided word document for $420.

that´s a very good idea, your costumers choose the template here, then you buy it, make the modifications and everything for 420 dollars??? it seems like a fair price :)

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GlennMcKeown says

i like the idea blueteddy. you’re offering cost & time savings and being honest. i’m thinking that if i were a potential client i’d appreciate the honesty & do business because of it.

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bhalliburton says

We give customers two options, templates from here or a custom design: http://blueteddy.com.au/website-design-services/home.html

Has this changed for your business? I see this link is not available.

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