[thelist] A Beginner Freelance Question

Webmaster webmaster at tribal-treble.com
Mon Jul 19 21:49:19 CDT 2004

Hello all,
I have seen people torn limb from limb for asking questions about how much 
to charge for freelance jobs, etcetera here before, but I just wanted to 
ask one thing -- I am being asked for an estimate in regards to redesigning 
a website for a possible customer (pending if they like my price quote). 
Now, I have had paid jobs before but not at the level of professionalism I 
am doing now, they were basic sites for colleagues and such. Now before 
everyone hops in for their round on me, all I am asking is this: How much 
do you think seems like a good price for a fresh XHTML/CSS redesign of a 
site (not redoing any content text), its 10 pages in total, flat file site? 
Keeping in mind I am getting this job as my first "Official" freelance job 
AND it is a legal firm, so I am sure they do have some decent coin 
(compared to my jobs aforementioned)... Oh, one last thing, they are also 
looking into the possibility of hiring me as their webmaster, including 
probably at least 1 monthly update so they dont attempt it themselves and 
break the code compliance, etc.

So, yes, once again -- with these details in mind, would anybody be so kind 
as to at least project rough prices for both the redesign and then the 
monthly updates? Last time I looked into prices was back in the days when 
HTML 4 sites would cost around $100/hr or about $100/page.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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