What would you charge for redesiging this website?

by man5
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As yourself, how much would you charge this client for redesigning their website Sri Lanka Canada Association of Ottawa

I am just looking for what you charge. I know what I would charge. But you with little or more experience, what you think it is worth?

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  • Profile picture of the author JennSpencerIM
    It totally depends on what you are redesigning and how much time you are putting in and how many pages, etc...might want to add some more details to your post.
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  • Profile picture of the author feliciayapsl
    It depends on what needs to be redesigned. If it's an overhaul of the whole site, I would say between 2k - 5k.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      This is a start from scratch project, you might be able to use the content.

      I think the estimate of 2K - 5K is more like the 5K side.
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      • Profile picture of the author man5
        Are you serious guys? My initial guess was $800, maybe $1000 max. But 2k to 5k? Wow...lol. All the content is there. Everything else from scratch. And perhaps SEO...but that's after.

        Yes it is starting from scratch, but use the content that is already there. Can you tell me what makes you guys say 5K?
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        • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
          Originally Posted by man5 View Post

          Are you serious guys? My initial guess was $800, maybe $1000 max. But 2k to 5k? Wow...lol. All the content is there. Everything else from scratch. And perhaps SEO...but that's after.

          Yes it is starting from scratch, but use the content that is already there. Can you tell me what makes you guys say 5K?
          I would personally feel that 5k is a bit much for this kind of work. It's a site redesign. Taking into account that you don't have to write the content again I feel that $1.5k would be enough to cover my time.

          Are you going to just go grab a licensed wordpress template or build it from the ground up?
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          • Profile picture of the author man5
            Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

            I would personally feel that 5k is a bit much for this kind of work. It's a site redesign. Taking into account that you don't have to write the content again I feel that $1.5k would be enough to cover my time.

            Are you going to just go grab a licensed wordpress template or build it from the ground up?
            I am not much of wordpress guy. Tried it, didn't like it. I'll be building it up from scratch in photoshop and redoing the entire website in Dreamweaver. Come to think of it. 1.5k is a good nuff price. There are more pages than I thought at first.

            I tried to search the website rank on google and it didn't show up. It seems, it needs SEO, which I could always offer at the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Am I keeping the content and using it on the new site? If So I'd just be mashing the cut and paste button the whole time, which means I'd do it for about $1.5k. I'd definitely charge about $3k if I had to write fresh content though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I wouldn't go near that for less than $5k. Even with written content, the amount of work required is substantial. Plus, you must accommodate for unforeseen factors.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Garret
        Using the content their and basic seo as I build it etc... also as mentioned, unforeseen factors, and image creations layout etc...

        And depending on if the client had money to spend or not...

        If they have money. I would start my negotiating at 4K or so...

        If they are a average Joe on a semi-budget I would start at around 1.5K

        Wouldnt waste my time for less then 1K for sure.

        If someone has steady work there is no reason to take on a project that is not worth the time they could be using to get bigger biz or finish up fulling on current projects to then spend time on new leads.

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  • Profile picture of the author rickfrazier1
    I'd agree to push the estimate upwards instead of downwards. It has been my experience that the "simple redesign" projects are often more time consuming than a clean start with a new client. Yep, there's a bunch of content already there, but reusing the existing content only changes the framework, background or colors. You will likely need to rewrite each page to have it look fresh. If the customer has some emotional attachment to the existing layout or copy, it can burn an incredible amount of your time.

    Back when I did web development for a living, I really hated redesigns because I had far more time consuming problems with redesigns than with new sites. I remember all too well the number of people that wanted a redesign (usually because they were told they needed one) and as the project wore on (and on) it was apparent they really couldn't let go. "No, can't change that page; I liked to old one better; Let's try that blue frame again (the original site was blue...); I don't have time right now, just copy what was there before; and on it goes. Now, there were some good, easy clients, but far to often it was the opposite.

    This site looks like it starts with around 30 pages plus a members only area. That's already in the $3k range right off the bat.

    Big questions to ask BEFORE giving then a quote:

    What's wrong with your existing site? Is it the basic layout, navigation, colors, fonts, what?

    What new features do you want to add?

    Who is going to be maintaining the site after the redesign?

    How often do you expect to have additions/changes? (Several times a day, daily, weekly, monthly, occasionally)

    What happened to the last webmaster? or, as an alternate: Can I talk to the current webmaster? (the answer to this may be key to whether you even want to take the project on)

    There's a membership area. What kind of member control do they want (no password, global password that changes regularly, individual password for each member, user controls their own account, etc...) and who updates the members area (same questions regarding update period).

    Oh, yes, almost forgot. The owner of the site is a non-profit... Just how many "decision makers" are in the approval path? If you have to get approval from a committee, you will soon wish you hadn't even started.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    To redesign a site that bad it would cost anywhere from 2500 to 6 thousand dollars. Depending on what was wanted to be kept and what else had to be added for maintenance if that is part of the bid I would quote 3-500 per mo
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    p.s. that is a lot of work the price has to be worth the time to do it
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  • Profile picture of the author blindedodin
    4-7k depending on the features (social media integration, etc)
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    • Profile picture of the author pappyy3
      I'm guessing you client will want to have the option to make changes as part of the re-design? If yes, you should factor this, as well as the number of changes you're prepared to make in your $$ quote.

      What you charge will ultimately be dertermined by time, your experience and the client's budget.

      I personally would not accept any quote over $3k if this were my site.
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