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    Exclamation HELP URGENT, costing up work

    i have been asked to do a site for someone, colleague of a friend of a friends friend, so not mates rates.

    i have never done a proper quote for a site, always mates rates so am stuck, dont want to over proce or under price

    i have prepared this so far:

    I have read through the spec and have come up with the following;

    • Joomla based site, (would need hosting supporting 200mb + storage and 1x sql database)
      this would facilitate easy article additions, components such as galleries, discussion boards etc
    • Theme development; design of the site,
    • The spec sounds like it will be (eventually) a large portal to other sites, if this is so then this solution would make this easier to implement.


    Price

    basic site setup/install and content : £200
    Theme : £25 (this would be for the initial 'rush' job and a more refined theme would be post initial job @ £75 but set under a developers terms of design*)

    subsequent work would be charged hourly @ £10per hour or in bulk loads dependent on the job. with unforseen technical problems (ie hosting issues) charged @ £7 per hour.

    Training will need to be given to a designated person on how to use the back end which will be charged at @ £10 per hour on a 2 person per session basis. if the client prefers myself to take control of updates a monthly fee on £25 for up to 4 hours.

    i can not provide a full job quote without more information on the job and thus am providing a hourly rate at present
    please help! PS i have not proof read yet

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    Well under priced - look at commercial offerings for ideas - Joomla site of that size id be looking at £800 - £1000 for set up and design, and £20+ an hour.

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    sound better?:

    basic site setup/install and content : £500
    Theme : £40 (this would be for the initial 'rush' job and a more refined theme would be post initial job @ £100 but set under a developers terms of design*)
    component install and configuration at the hourly rate below

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    Much - Makes you look more professional if you price it right too

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    £10 an hour is not much, I have to say. I'd be looking at £15 - £20 an hour myself.

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    I'd def look at around £20 an hour for all the extra work. - Remember if this isn't just a small job for a mate but one that you're going to be invoicing for then you will need to register as self empolyed (if you aren't already) so after you take tax etc off of your £7 or £10 an hour, you're not going to be left with a lot.

    Also worth checking with you're employer if you're ok to do the work - some contracts don't allow second jobs. Sure it wouldn't be a problem for most employers, but worth covering yourself.

    Steve

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    Depends on what you can do?

    You can't just charge a fortune if you are learning on the job yourself, a little unfair for the customer. As it is your first proper job (not for mates - "that'll do") I would give them a lower price. You may get subsequent business from it.

    Also don't forget to sort it out Tax wise!

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