[thelist] Advice on Getting That First Client

{ schaapy } list01 at theparagon.org
Sat May 11 23:23:01 CDT 2002

> My question is....what is the going rate for web design?  Are there any
sites out there that summarize what people are charging.  I suspect I
> Amy

I'm not sure if there is an actual going rate (i could be wrong however).
One thing to take into account is - How much do you need to live? Taking
account of things such as rent, food, etc... You'll have to put all these
things together and figure out what you are needing per month. This will
give you a much better idea of where you need to be.

I personally have various prices. If I'm consulting a company on their
options, my prices will be different than if I'm developing a complex
Content Management System. It's a good idea to check out what other people
in YOUR area are charging as well.

A company downtown from me (www.imagegroup.com) charges around $125.00 per
hour. Another company by me charges $189.00 per HTML page and $220.00 per
Flash page. I personally would REALLY stay away from charging per page and
focus on hourly or total project pricing.

Check out these various sites.

Freelance Pricing Part 1 - Set Your Rate!

Freelance Pricing Part 2 - Quoting To Win!

Aaron Schaap

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