I have recently started my Web Design business, and today posted some adverts on the UK equivalent of Craigslist. I was hoping to build static wordpress sites, which so far I build very well, but the two calls I had were request for ecommerce sites, of which I have no clue how to build, or even the process involved.
As I have no idea about making an ecommerce site, so I will have to outsource.
The first guy on the phone seemed eager to give a new business the break they needed, and asked if I had a friend who could build the site, whilst I learn from the friend and build that parts of the site I am able to. I think because of this I should be able to close the deal, but I need to give him a quote by the end of this evening. He seemed knowledgable about websites, and so would be willing to pay a reasonable price in my opinion. So my two questions are, what do you consider a good price for an ecommerce site, and how much I can outsource one for?
The second guy also wanted an ecommerce site. He will be sending through the website he wants to build a similar site to, but he seemed much more interested in simply finding the lowest price possible. I will probably have to charge less for this site, but can anyone give me an idea of a price at the low end of the spectrum which you still think reasonable. I'm brand new to this, so any sale would be incredible, even if the margins are lower.
Sorry to be a drain on knowledge, but my final question is what sort of aftercare do ecommerce sites require (I know very little as you can probably tell by now!). With my static sites I was planning to charge hosting of between £20-30 per month, but what sort of price is reasonable for ecommerce, and would much work be involved?
Thanks so much in advance for your help, making any sort of sale on my first day would be huge for me!