[thelist] A Beginner Freelance Question

Ken Schaefer ken.schaefer at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 21:58:00 CDT 2004

What is your time worth to you?

That said, good luck getting a job doing basic HTML for $100/hour :-)
That won't happen.

Think about what your time is worth to you. Think also about your
level of experience, and what you'll gain "in kind" (experience, an
addition to your portfolio) as well. Generate a quote based on that.


On Mon, 19 Jul 2004 21:49:19 -0500, Webmaster
<webmaster at tribal-treble.com> wrote:
> 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.
> Thanks,
> D

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