How much do you charge on your websites?

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I was just wondering how much everyone charges on their websites on average.

It is purely a poll.

I have sold 2-3 websites offline so far for $200-$500.
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  • Profile picture of the author sprks79
    My simple 5 page or so site for a local client just to be able to collect name and have an online portal...between $500 and $1500.

    Some of my bigger clients, multiple locations and such...$3000 to $15000 depending on needs and wants.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
      Originally Posted by sprks79 View Post

      My simple 5 page or so site for a local client just to be able to collect name and have an online portal...between $500 and $1500.

      Some of my bigger clients, multiple locations and such...$3000 to $15000 depending on needs and wants.
      Interesting thanks for letting me know!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    My minimum is $750 for a 4 -5 page....an average is between $1,000 and $1500 with seo and options included. But I have done sites for as much as $2000. Just not often.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
      Originally Posted by brucerby View Post

      My minimum is $750 for a 4 -5 page....an average is between $1,000 and $1500 with seo and options included. But I have done sites for as much as $2000. Just not often.
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      That is very interesting Bruce.


      Thanks,
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      • Profile picture of the author GraemeHawley
        I usually charge $750 for Wordpress site which I outsource for $250 or if I do it myself I do for $500. I have done bigger ones but my target market is a small business owner who doesn't have 1000's
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
          Originally Posted by GraemeHawley View Post

          I usually charge $750 for Wordpress site which I outsource for $250 or if I do it myself I do for $500. I have done bigger ones but my target market is a small business owner who doesn't have 1000's
          Outsource for $250?! LOL I am building these sites for $5 right now in my WSO. I should be charging more but hey what the heck
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  • Profile picture of the author jspmedia
    I am charging $495 to $750 for simple WP based local business..
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
      Originally Posted by jspmedia View Post

      I am charging $495 to $750 for simple WP based local business..
      That sounds great. the consensus seems to be somewhere around $500
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  • Profile picture of the author AdelineRF
    i charge at around $800 onward for a simple 5 page CMS site (wp)
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  • At a minimum I would charge $500 for a 5 page wordpress site that was fully optimised but that charge goes up significantly if I already own the keyword rich domain name that the client wants. In that case I usually lease the domain name for $300 a month or sell it to the client for $2000 to $5000 depending on how valuable it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    1 page from $125-$500+extras
    5 page from $500-$2000+extras

    (extras being SEO and Ad Copywrite,)

    Bernard St-Pierre
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  • Profile picture of the author kvnkane
    5 page $300. i realy should be charging more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    It depends on so many small dots.

    What format? HTML/CSS or BackOffice?
    With Custom Design + ability to change everything or no?
    Special coding needed or not?
    How many pages?
    Who's writing content?
    Who's optimizing the content?
    What's our relation with the client?
    Is the client also buying print/new media services?
    And so on.

    We don' sell oranges. We sell our expertise in MARKETING. Website development is just a tiny bit of what we do.

    Thats why we don't sell websites. We create machines to rank well, convert high and make a profitable online presence to our clients.

    For 500$ I'd prefer to go sell hotdogs 6 hours per day, 5 days a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author degcommunications
    This is a great post for someone like myself. I recently found myself without a job and am having a really hard time finding another one. So here I am looking at what I need to do in order to not only pay the bills but eventually meet my goal of early retirement and one option I have considered is a business helping offline businesses to build their online presence which would also include building websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Vincent1988
      It all depends on the pagerank you got for your websites
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnQuiet
      Originally Posted by degcommunications View Post

      This is a great post for someone like myself. I recently found myself without a job and am having a really hard time finding another one. So here I am looking at what I need to do in order to not only pay the bills but eventually meet my goal of early retirement and one option I have considered is a business helping offline businesses to build their online presence which would also include building websites.
      You certainly came to the right place for that objective! I was out of a job about 3 years ago and posted a



      You came to the right place! I lost my job 3 years ago and I got alot of help here. I want to help everyone in can I your shoes cause I was there once myself. If you would be interested, PM me and we could brainstorm some ideas. I am no offline guru but I understand the market.

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    • Profile picture of the author JohnQuiet
      Originally Posted by degcommunications View Post

      This is a great post for someone like myself. I recently found myself without a job and am having a really hard time finding another one. So here I am looking at what I need to do in order to not only pay the bills but eventually meet my goal of early retirement and one option I have considered is a business helping offline businesses to build their online presence which would also include building websites.
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      You came to the right place! I lost my job 3 years ago and I got alot of help here. I want to help everyone in can I your shoes cause I was there once myself. If you would be interested, PM me and we could brainstorm some ideas. I am no offline guru but I understand the market.

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      • Profile picture of the author Russell Hall
        Originally Posted by cscarpero View Post

        I started out doing $500 sites and am moving my prices upward as I'm gaining more experience and confidence. Just signed one at $1500 for 5 or so pages with basic SEO, a photo gallery and a slideshow video. I'm really trying to get away from the $500 deals.
        Originally Posted by cscarpero View Post

        One more thing to add...the client's profit margin makes a huge difference as to what you can charge. On my last deal at $1500, he only needs to make one sale to make it up.
        Well said,... I've got to agree 100% with your sentiments here.

        Sure there are a lot of guys out there selling in the $500 range and some do a great job and others just rip off and make it harder for the next guy to sell them something that will really work for them.

        Really, at $500 by the time you've costed out your own time and added any outsourcing costs,.. plus all the time and effort back and forth ironing out the finer details and last minute amendments then there isn't very much change left out of the $500 bucks you just took.

        Conversely, when you start charging $1500+ you place yourself a cut above and leave some fat in the deal to go into a little more detail,.. maybe some better graphics, a gallery,... whatever. Plus the chances are that a business owner willing to invest a bit more is probably slightly more serious about getting results from his new site and is likely to be more receptive to further investing in addon services to keep the site performing such as SEO, Places, SMS, Mobile Version etc.

        I was building sites for a marketing guy last year and charging him $700 to $1500 per site and I thought that was a good price until I discovered he was on-selling them for $3,500 to $5,000 each.
        I guess it comes down to you own ability and what you're comfortable with

        Cheers,

        Russell Hall
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        • Profile picture of the author jrobconsult
          Originally Posted by Russell Hall View Post

          Well said,... I've got to agree 100% with your sentiments here.

          Sure there are a lot of guys out there selling in the $500 range and some do a great job and others just rip off and make it harder for the next guy to sell them something that will really work for them.

          Really, at $500 by the time you've costed out your own time and added any outsourcing costs,.. plus all the time and effort back and forth ironing out the finer details and last minute amendments then there isn't very much change left out of the $500 bucks you just took.

          Conversely, when you start charging $1500+ you place yourself a cut above and leave some fat in the deal to go into a little more detail,.. maybe some better graphics, a gallery,... whatever. Plus the chances are that a business owner willing to invest a bit more is probably slightly more serious about getting results from his new site and is likely to be more receptive to further investing in addon services to keep the site performing such as SEO, Places, SMS, Mobile Version etc.

          I was building sites for a marketing guy last year and charging him $700 to $1500 per site and I thought that was a good price until I discovered he was on-selling them for $3,500 to $5,000 each.
          I guess it comes down to you own ability and what you're comfortable with

          Cheers,

          Russell Hall
          For the most part, it is not worth doing sites you sell for less than $500, so you can properly add all the things needed to make the site a smashing success. However, if you think you can sell other services in the future to the client, you might consider it. If a client keeps harping about the price, you will probably be sorry if you reduce it too much. They will expect a deluxe site at a Walmart price.
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  • Profile picture of the author danielkanuck
    I charge $1,000 for a site that displays products, articles, affiliate program, and backlinks. Here's a site that i designed by myself for fun:

    Instant-Downloadz.com - Buy Ebooks, Videos, Audios, Software

    (Not my core business by the way)
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  • Profile picture of the author rrolling
    I tend to charge around $180 for a simple, 3 page site. With SEO content, I often raise this to around $240-$300.
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    • Profile picture of the author GeorgeO7
      My WP sites start at $1500.00 for up to 10 pages. Client provides text and images. This includes on-page SEO, privacy policy, sitemap page, xml sitemap, analytics setup and up to two hours on-site training to learn how to update and create blog posts.

      My last contract was $5400 for up to 30 pages + $2000 per month on-going SEO and site updates. This is a for a fully managed site with all the above, multiple contact forms, Facebook integration, and Google Places and Bing Local.

      PS, I specialize in fixing $500 websites.
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      • Profile picture of the author iAmNameLess
        Originally Posted by Mike McAleer View Post

        Outsource for $250?! LOL I am building these sites for $5 right now in my WSO. I should be charging more but hey what the heck
        Because you don't know what you're worth. Price is not the deciding factor, and for those that decide based on price, is not a client you want to have.

        The guy that said he outsources for $250, will probably continue to do so, because which is going to seem like the better site? $5, or 250?

        Average charge for most, despite the higher numbers here... most people charge 200-300 for a standard website. I think that is too cheap... $500-600 would be a good starting range.

        I have had clients that ranged from $150 when I first started, to $35,000. It depends on what they need, how long it will take, etc.
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        • Profile picture of the author cscarpero
          I started out doing $500 sites and am moving my prices upward as I'm gaining more experience and confidence. Just signed one at $1500 for 5 or so pages with basic SEO, a photo gallery and a slideshow video. I'm really trying to get away from the $500 deals.
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          • Profile picture of the author cscarpero
            One more thing to add...the client's profit margin makes a huge difference as to what you can charge. On my last deal at $1500, he only needs to make one sale to make it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidlieder
    I charge a minimum of $5,000 for a website. Higher price means more money for less work.

    I usually give the site away as a part of an expensive web services package.

    David
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  • Profile picture of the author buckeye04
    If someone wants to add some way to make credit card payments via use of a shopping cart (paypal, google checkout, etc.) to their site, would you include that in the base price of a 5 page html/wordpress site, or charge extra? If extra, how much to add the shopping cart/payment option?
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  • Profile picture of the author High Horsepower
    Originally Posted by Mike McAleer View Post

    I was just wondering how much everyone charges on their websites on average.

    It is purely a poll.

    I have sold 2-3 websites offline so far for $200-$500.
    You need to see a doctor, lol.

    My typical 5 page site is $1,500. I'll go as low as $1,000 if there are other services involved or I'm trying to get my foot in the door. I just landed a client last week for $5,000. I'm buiding him three websites. One (ten-page site), and two (five page sites). He paid me all $5,000 upfront even though I normally require 50% down. My sites are all Wordpress, using iBuilder or Thesis. I have a WF member here who does most of my work.

    Personally I hate building sites or blogs, but it's part of the business. I actually tell my clients I don't like doing them. Too much back and forth with images, content, the wife/business partner/cocker spaniel doesn't like it, etc... Better make it worth my time to put up with that crap.
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  • Profile picture of the author F33NY
    For you guys naming prices like 500,1000, and 5000, is that for the site alone one time? Then do you charge for monthly seo, updates, etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author High Horsepower
      Originally Posted by F33NY View Post

      For you guys naming prices like 500,1000, and 5000, is that for the site alone one time?
      Then do you charge for monthly seo, updates, etc?
      My only reason to create websites and blogs is to either sell more services or get my foot in the door. Monthly continuity is mandatory for any business. Trying to get fresh, new money on a weekly/monthly basis will destroy any business. Can you imagine if McDonalds only sold you a Combo meal once in your life? Starbucks one cup coffee, Apple one device, Microsoft one software program, Ford only one car,etc...

      If you don't start building monthly continuity into your business you will most likely fail, very fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author swagcentral
    Wow..coming to this forum has really brought some insight..The highest I've charged for a website honestly is $300 CAD. I've only advertised on free classifieds though so maybe this is the reason why.
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