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A Look At How To Come Up With Web Design Quotes

By Doris Rivas

Designing a website is the fun part, but coming up with web design quotes that are worth your time can really be tricky. This is more so if you are just starting out as a freelancer in this field. You want to set the pricing just right, to do this you need to break down each aspect of the job and how much time you'll need to accomplish the same.

To work efficiently, it is very important to have a job outline for the project at hand. Basically, this helps manage expectations for both the developer and the client. A good outline contains the required tools for the job, type of activity that is going to be accomplished, the amount of time these tasks will take and the expected results.

Breaking the quote price into several bits can really help you see things in perspective. In essence, you will detail each aspect of the design and charge it separately. Usually, charging by the hour is advisable and the client can easily see how everything adds up that is in terms of cost.

In general, a website may contain a start up page, navigation linking several pages and the header and footer. Most webmasters may take maybe two or more hours to come up with a good design; these generally will depend on how complex the page is. Let's assume that the designer spends around three hours in doing this.

Generally, a client may require you to incorporate a few special features into the website. Examples include blogs, database configuration, shopping carts etc. Again depending on the number of features required, this will take longer or shorter. Let's assume that the web developer spends two hours on this.

The next step in website development is the Domain registration and web hosting configuration. Generally, the client may require you to register a new domain or even work with an already registered one. Usually, things can get tricky at this stage especially if the client does not know the password of the registered domain and you have to call the company to retrieve the same. In short it can really eat up your time doing this fairly simple task. So, let's assume the webmaster take four hours to do all these.

Generally, most websites require ongoing updates. They can be performed on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the type of website. The rule of thumb is to discus with the client how you will be billing them in advance. In general, you could decide to bill them on an hourly basis or even a fixed monthly amount.

So, here is a recap of how you will come up with the web design quotes. The first thing to do is to add up all the hours you have worked for the project. In the case above, the total hours add up to nine hours. Also, it is important to make consideration that you will need to make corrections and changes here and there as advised by the client so you can multiply the nine hours with a factor of 1.5 to cater for this. So by now, the total billable time will be thirteen and a half hours.

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