Visit the Ironworks Gaming Website Email the Webmaster Graphics Library Rules and Regulations Help Support Ironworks Forum with a Donation to Keep us Online - We rely totally on Donations from members Donation goal Meter

Ironworks Gaming Radio

Ironworks Gaming Forum

Go Back   Ironworks Gaming Forum > Ironworks Gaming Forums > General Discussion > General Conversation Archives (11/2000 - 01/2005)

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-01-2004, 12:49 AM   #1
aleph_null1
Red Wizard of Thay
 

Join Date: January 7, 2001
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Age: 35
Posts: 837
So, this guy in town (who owns several prosperous companies) wants me to completely design and implement one of his web sites in my spare time.

What should I charge him for this work (American dollars)?
aleph_null1 is offline  
Old 12-01-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
LennonCook
Jack Burton
 

Join Date: November 10, 2001
Location: Bathurst & Orange, in constant flux
Age: 31
Posts: 5,452
That depends. How big is the web site? What kind of cross-browser compatibility does he want?
If it's a bigger site, obviously charge more. If you need to fill up your nicely designed CSS with hacks to make it look decent in IE (which, as you likely know, neither supports the standards very well, nor gracefully degrades), charge more.

Also, how much of an idea has he given you as to what he wants? That is, how much will you need to design yourself? If he has told you he wants "a web site", you should charge more than if he has told you he wants "these colours, this picture, and this kind of navigation".

You say he owns several prosperous companies. Knowing this, the best ballpark figure I can give you (aside from the above) is high enough that it is plently for you, but low enough that he will not think it an unfair cost.
LennonCook is offline  
Old 12-01-2004, 07:01 AM   #3
Variol (Farseer) Elmwood
Jack Burton
 

Join Date: May 16, 2003
Location: Dartmouth, NS Canada
Age: 53
Posts: 5,634
Why did he approach you in the first place? It doesn't sound like you do this for a living. I think if you set an hourly rate for yourself, $30-40 would be very reasonable and you're probably looking at 15-20 hours anyway, if you're fairly well verst in that sort of thing.
__________________
A MAN WHO WANTS FOR NOTHING HAS INFINITE WEALTH. (me)
Variol (Farseer) Elmwood is offline  
Old 12-01-2004, 10:57 AM   #4
aleph_null1
Red Wizard of Thay
 

Join Date: January 7, 2001
Location: Honolulu, Hawai'i
Age: 35
Posts: 837
Quote:
Originally posted by Variol (Farseer) Elmwood:
Why did he approach you in the first place?
Friend of a friend sort of thing -- he wants me to take a full time position as head of IT / operator, eventually, but I'm putting that off and sticking with occasional contracting for now.

I've worked as a UNIX sysadmin and have all the cool acronyms needed, but I thought some basic web design would be easy money while I was at it.

So, lump sum: 800 - 1000 USD for the job?
aleph_null1 is offline  
Old 12-01-2004, 03:51 PM   #5
RoSs_bg2_rox
Zartan
 

Join Date: May 20, 2003
Location: Near Aberdeen, Scotland
Age: 29
Posts: 5,225
Sure, if that is enough for you. The guy sounds fairly loaded, you may aswell get your moneys worth
__________________
[img]\"http://img.ranchoweb.com/images/ladyzekke/dragonwater2.gif\" alt=\" - \" />
RoSs_bg2_rox is offline  
Old 12-02-2004, 12:26 AM   #6
Bungleau
40th Level Warrior
 

Join Date: October 29, 2001
Location: Western Wilds of Michigan
Posts: 11,752
I would do it as an hourly rate, perhaps with an initial review so you have a common understanding of what the scope will be. If you flat-rate bid it, then you need to be wary of that nasty thing called scope creep... that natural occurence characterized by the sounds of "oh, and one more thing..." and "Do you think we could add..."

It's very real and nasty...

You might consider a mix of fixed bid and hourly. Just make sure that you define when you'll be "done" with the initial job, or it may never be over.
__________________
*B*
Save Early, Save Often Save Before, Save After
Two-Star General, Spelling Soldiers
-+-+-+
Give 'em a hug one more time. It might be the last.
Bungleau is offline  
 


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need some web design help...Really, I do robertthebard General Discussion 7 07-16-2005 09:18 AM
I am in a need of money! How can I get soooo much money? Xen Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 45 08-04-2003 04:09 PM
$$$Money$$$Valuble$$$Money$$$ jamalez Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 9 03-05-2003 08:28 PM
Anybody know how to design a Mod??? Cerek the Barbaric Baldurs Gate II: Shadows of Amn & Throne of Bhaal 5 01-10-2003 09:45 AM
If you could design W&W II Wyvern Wizards & Warriors Forum 25 08-25-2002 01:43 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
©2017 Ironworks Gaming TM & The Great Escape Studios - All Rights Reserved