How Much Do You Charge for Services?

by dandagger 25 replies
How much do you normally charge for services like website creation, creating facebook page, youtube channel etc.?
#offline marketing #charge #services
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  • Profile picture of the author logodesignbd
    We make full corporate identity with 500$-1000$ Budget.
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  • Profile picture of the author gametalk
    Charging for service is based on your personal ability and negotiation skills.
    Check out your competitors prices if they have stable/fixed price.
    Also, the quality of service you want to render will also be determined by price too. Meanwhile, its always to set price higher and customers/clients also believed High price will always produce quality and best service.

    Lastly, dont sell below your means or marketplace. If you do, you are killing your business.... WHY: Some folks want cheaper services and these set of people wont mind getting it for free or even lesser than the actual price.
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  • Profile picture of the author JAIDEEP2959
    You will find such information in Warriors for Hire section of this forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewCavanagh
    This is a huge question and it brings up all kinds of different issues.

    It's almost impossible to charge a business too much because most people starting out are way underpricing their services.

    There's also the issue of your "posture"...how you come across to your client...which dramatically effects how much you can charge.

    For a website I know of people who charge between $250 and $20,000+ for one website.

    People I teach don't charge $250. There's just no sense to it.

    If you're going to help a client create a website you should be designing it as a customized marketing tool that brings them in sales and profits.

    And clients buying a sales tool that brings them in profits are willing to pay a lot more because they know they're going to get a return.

    It's no longer a cost...it's an investment where they're expecting to get their money back many times over.

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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Why don't you find a prospect. Offer to do something for $x. If they take it, you know you can charge at least that much some times. So, find another one, charge $x+100. If it works, repeat.

    If the first time, they say no, offer a discount. If they still say no, find another prospect and start lower.

    Base your starting price on what others in your area are willing to do it for. How do you find out? You pretend you're looking for that particular service.

    If 3 out of 5 quote you $573.27, start around there.
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  • Profile picture of the author vic1
    I charge $495 for an analysis of the first 10 organic search results for the business's niche; takes me about 4 - 8 hours. I don't do it in one shot. I spread it out over a couple of days. Gives me time to mull over ideas and come up with the best course of action.

    That includes keyword research and why the client's asset is ranked where it is.
    It also includes what the client needs to do for higher ranking; better page optimization etc...
    I do a good job. I read every page of every organic listing in the top ten.
    I have accounts with all the online SEO tools and and look at all their links etc...

    If I get the deal, I'll charge a minimum of $1500, generally not higher than $3,000, for site redesign (I haven't run into a business without some type of website yet), optimization, a video or two or more, social stuff, natural looking link building using content etc... plus $195.00 per month for me to use my proprietary software.

    Local business owners eyes glaze over after about 5 minutes of talking about SEO for their business. I have found if I explain in full, excruciating detail, the nuts and bolts about SEO, and how THEY can do it, they'll interrupt and ask if I will do it for them. You can't be selling, just explain how they can do it after work or in the evening.

    Every one of my clients don't want to take any part of their free time working on their Internet Assets.
    They all try and beat me up over price, I find silence is the best answer after saying this quote is my best deal.

    IMO, leverage is always the best negotiating tactic.
    Because I have a good business, I can walk away from any quote, I don't need it.
    The prospective client has no leverage on me.

    If I was broke, it would be a different story, the client would have all the leverage and if they felt the weakness, if they're smart, they would pounce all over it negotiating a better price.

    The only way to get to that point is pounding on doors and using your existing clients for referrals.

    I still get a ton of work from referrals. Even from clients I worked for years ago.

    Of course you have to have results.
    Everyone loves to brag about something great they got.
    Everyone loves to complain about something shitty too.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeedOk
    $250-300 for complete SEO and SMO Services..



    Originally Posted by dandagger View Post

    How much do you normally charge for services like website creation, creating facebook page, youtube channel etc.?
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  • My last simple static website I charged $500. Normally it would be $800 but it was for my sister's boyfriend.
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Oh jeeze this is almost embaracing..


    CRO starts at $9000 for 3 month contract.

    SEO starts at $6000 for 3 month contract.

    Site development starts at $3000.

    Social implementation starts at $450 a month

    Not willing to start over, and want me to "Fix" what's there DOUBLE! LOL ( Really )
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    • Profile picture of the author dandagger
      Originally Posted by PaulintheSticks View Post

      My last simple static website I charged $500. Normally it would be $800 but it was for my sister's boyfriend.
      How many pages is that? Using premium theme?

      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Oh jeeze this is almost embaracing..


      CRO starts at $9000 for 3 month contract.

      SEO starts at $6000 for 3 month contract.

      Site development starts at $3000.

      Social implementation starts at $450 a month

      Not willing to start over, and want me to "Fix" what's there DOUBLE! LOL ( Really )
      Those are really good prices. Do you only look for larger businesses?
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  • Profile picture of the author NathanMartin
    I undercut my competition and double my revenue by using a subscription/residual revenue model. Passive income is the best income.

    Example: 5 Page Website -- $297 Canadian w/ a $23/month residual package. That comes out to almost $600/client in year one. Sales are quick and easy to close at this lower rate.

    I could go for the $700-1200 clients, but I prefer my quick closing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mdshohidulislamrobin
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    I would demand $20 per creation
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Hey, that's how much I charge to come up with The in a headline. One of us is going about it all wrong and it ain't me.
      Originally Posted by Mdshohidulislamrobin View Post

      I would demand $20 per creation
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      • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        Hey, that's how much I charge to come up with The in a headline. One of us is going about it all wrong and it ain't me.
        Show some respect. Here's a guy who knows what he wants and goes for it.

        No matter how many people try to offer him more money for his work, he's only going to "demand $20 per creation".

        Offers of hundreds of dollars will not weaken his resolve.

        You are in the midst of greatness. Humble yourself and be content.

        Ron
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        • Profile picture of the author Oziboomer
          Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

          No matter how many people try to offer him more money for his work, he's only going to "demand $20 per creation".
          I thought he was talking about insemination.

          When one is younger performance is far more rapid and thus $20 per creation could amount to hundreds of dollars per day.

          Now when older it has to be about $5K as the likelihood of performance is perhaps bi-monthly or maybe even only once a month.

          Heck...ask Frank or Ewen - they're charging $200K because if there's any creation it's likely to be once in a blue moon. . ..

          . . .and they know the true lifetime cost of producing the little buggers.

          Best regards,

          Ozi
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          • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
            Originally Posted by Oziboomer View Post

            I thought he was talking about insemination.

            When one is younger performance is far more rapid and thus $20 per creation could amount to hundreds of dollars per day.

            Now when older it has to be about $5K as the likelihood of performance is perhaps bi-monthly or maybe even only once a month.

            Heck...ask Frank or Ewen - they're charging $200K because if there's any creation it's likely to be once in a blue moon. . ..

            . . .and they know the true lifetime cost of producing the little buggers.

            Best regards,

            Ozi
            Yep, Frank, Ewen and... what's that other guy's name who also has a book on "one call closing"?

            I'm thinking he was referring to the "blue moon" as well, when he mentioned his favorite closing line from the book:

            "we either do it now, or fergit it!"
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            • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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              Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

              Yep, Frank, Ewen and... what's that other guy's name who has a book on "one call closing"?
              Claude.

              Frank
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              • Profile picture of the author Ron Lafuddy
                Originally Posted by BigFrank View Post

                Claude
                I'll bet Claude told you to say that.
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                • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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                  Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

                  I'll bet Claude told you to say that.
                  No. He paid me to say that.

                  Frank
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        • Profile picture of the author DABK
          Okay, I'll humble myself: henceforth, I shall charge $20 for one The and one a or and in a headline.

          And I shall be content all day long with that $20.



          PS Some people's resolve is so awe-inspiring!

          Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

          Show some respect. Here's a guy who knows what he wants and goes for it.

          No matter how many people try to offer him more money for his work, he's only going to "demand $20 per creation".

          Offers of hundreds of dollars will not weaken his resolve.

          You are in the midst of greatness. Humble yourself and be content.

          Ron
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        • Profile picture of the author yukon
          Originally Posted by Ron Lafuddy View Post

          Show some respect. Here's a guy who knows what he wants and goes for it.

          No matter how many people try to offer him more money for his work, he's only going to "demand $20 per creation".

          Offers of hundreds of dollars will not weaken his resolve.

          You are in the midst of greatness. Humble yourself and be content.

          Ron


          That's not a bad deal, $20 per creation. I'd probably buy two If I was drunk enough.
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      • Profile picture of the author chemo38
        Originally Posted by DABK View Post

        Hey, that's how much I charge to come up with The in a headline. One of us is going about it all wrong and it ain't me.
        I agree. That is way too low!

        chemo38
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  • Profile picture of the author innn
    It depends on the project and tasks complexity.
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  • Profile picture of the author colorado1850
    I used to have a price for every service and I even went to the trouble of posting it on my website. But you know what I discovered?

    First, every single client is different. Different budgets. Different needs / wants.

    Second, MOST businesses don't shop for web design and social media cover services online (and those that do end up with Wix and Weebly etc)

    Start thinking like the kind of business you want to have as a client. Most of the time, they're used to seeing things on paper - like a bid or proposal. They want to know that you've heard what they want and your price is custom quoted.

    And try to get everyone in to your $169 monthly maintenance plan where you take care of WordPress updates, backups, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorWasim
    Prices vary If you want to sell these services in any marketplace.

    If you want to provide these services through your website then after doing competition analysis you should set your price. Thanks :-)
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