Am I Charging The Right Amount?

by Bruha
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I've been building, and sometimes even selling, WordPress websites to local businesses via Craigslist and word of mouth.


I charge $500 and I setup Wordpress on the clients hosting account and then create 5-7 pages, do some image editing/optimization, integrate Facebook and other social media accounts into their site and setup their contact page / info.


One of my most recent clients is www. catch it all outfitters dot com


I'm wondering if I'm charging too much or maybe too little for this level of work?


Thanks in advance.


Corey
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruha
    Thanks AntonioSeegars1. I was going to try maybe offering the sites for $500 or if they signed up for hosting using my affiliate link, I'd give them 50% off. The affiliate payout wouldn't make up the $250 difference, but it might bring in more sales right?
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  • Is there a way you can build continuity into your fee so that your clients pay you a smaller monthly fee and then you can charge more for your services, e.g. SEO service or updating their website content on a monthly bases for them or something so that they can focus on their core business and you take care of their web presence.

    Now I know the experts in the forum who have been stalking me lately will come on this thread and critique my post and say "But you are not answering his question!" "He wants to know if he is pricing his service correctly."

    All I'm saying is if you allow your clients to pay you a smaller monthly fee, you can charge them more for your services.
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  • Profile picture of the author wasa1
    It is not uncommon to charge more or less for this type of service, it all depends on your level of skill and what the market thinks is a fair and just price, so far you have shown you are able to charge $500 and have a happy client, I would suggest offer them different price brackets like $250, $500 and even $1000 packages and run it for a month to see where the market sits.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Singletary
    You may want to ask this question in the Offline subforum. That forum is dedicated to selling IM services to local businesses.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    I would suggest value based pricing. Looking at their business, I'm not sure how much they make, but they charge $200 per person for a full days ride. If your website brings in one new customer that fills up a boat for your client - that alone pays for your service w/ some spare beer money. Therefore, you want to charge a percentage based on the value that you are delivering to the client.

    Here's an excellent resource on how to do that: http://www.freshbooks.com/assets/oth...me-Barrier.pdf

    Read it and expand your mind
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by Bruha View Post

    I've been building, and sometimes even selling, WordPress websites to local businesses via Craigslist and word of mouth.


    I charge $500 and I setup Wordpress on the clients hosting account and then create 5-7 pages, do some image editing/optimization, integrate Facebook and other social media accounts into their site and setup their contact page / info.


    One of my most recent clients is www. catch it all outfitters dot com


    I'm wondering if I'm charging too much or maybe too little for this level of work?


    Thanks in advance.


    Corey
    What kind of feedback have you received from your customers? That will be the big question
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