In addition to the country, region is also a huge factor. Cities such as NY and LA are likely to have a significantly higher rate than Charleston, SC where I am. And, small towns in the Midwest US are likely to be even lower. I generally will talk at length with the client about the specifics of the project, including an idea of the type of design they're looking for. Then I develop a proposal that is an estimate based upon how many hours I anticipate putting into the project. For some clients who must have a set budgeted amount, I will sometimes do the site for a flat fee based upon the estimated hours, but prefer whenever possible to charge by the hour--this really helps when a client later says "but I also wanted..." or "I thought I also told you I wanted...". It also allows for the client who has millions of questions and wants to spend literally hours discussing them on the phone and via email, which of course is also time I must spend. Best, Jenni -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Krystian - Sunlust Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4:58 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] pricing for web sites? There's lots of factors that impact the prize, for me usually the biggest is "what can the client afford?". You also didn't specify which country you're from. What's the quality of the work, do you have foundations to ask for a higher prize? And lastly, the old, good technique, check websites of web designers in your area, see if you can develop in a similar quality and then call them pretending youre a client and ask for a ballpark figure. :) Regards, -- Krystian Szastok Affordable, Freelance Web Designer in Eastbourne, East Sussex: http://eastbournewebdesign.net Mobile UK (Orange): 07528 036 337 Call for more information or email me. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !