How much would you pay?
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09-30-2008, 06:42 AM
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It all depends on how long you work on the project for. If you created all custom work, then it would be more. If, on the other hand, you just installed an off the shelf CMS, and used not-so-custom script, then it would be a lot less.
It even comes down to how good of a developer you are. If you do not have much work under your belt, then you cannot charge the same as someone who is much better than you and has been doing it for a lot longer (well, you can but it would be dishonest).
If you really want to get down to it, you can even charge more based on complexity of work (for instance, a forum is much more complex than a login form). Depending on what I am doing, I charge anywhere from $20/hr (very basic) to $45/hr (very advanced). Without knowing exactly what you did, I cannot say how much it is worth.
If I were to build it to specs (all custom), it would be somewhere around $4,500. But as I said, this is dependent on the work done. I would come to a price after getting every detail about what is needed from the client. The largest chunk would be for the CMS (almost half the estimated project cost in this instance) as most of the work will go into that.
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