I am thinking of setting up my own freelance business but coming from a workplace that offers a particular service to huge clients, I do not know what are the current charges for websites are nowadays.
I know that as technology just keeps changing and changing (most of the time, for the better...), the amount you charge for a single website is constantly differing.
Like for example, I don't think static websites (with just static html pages) are that expensive today, no? (as i said, I might be mistaken since I haven't really touched on this freelance industry yet)
So, freelance web-developers out there, can you give me estimates on how much you charge for your clients?
Some examples of websites that I want to know an approx charge:
- ~10 static html pages
- ~10 dhtml pages (with maybe a flasy menu on the top/side)
- Database driven websites with a standard CMS (be it the one you developed, or an existing one)
- Database driven but with a custom-built cms for the particular client
- Using an existing template for a design
- Starting the design from scratch
I know that the normally clients don't really care about the technologies used to construct their websites, but do you charge differently according to which technology you use to build the website with?; as in, is the technology a factor when setting the price? ...being ASP.Net, PHP, Ruby On Rails etc...
Also, how do you go on about charging your clients for your services? What are the major factors that you consider when setting a price tag for a website to a client ?
And better yet, how do you even find prospective clients? <= [or should I leave this question for a different post?]
Btw, in your post, also mention some numbers (in cash values, be it in USD, GBP, EUR or anything) because I want to be able to take calculate some averages from this post when some answers stack up