A company has shown interest in hiring me to redesign their website. This would be my second commercial website (although the first was for a friend, so I gave a big discount).
Here's what they want:
- Redesign--updated graphics, smoother navigation, and a nicer, more professional look
- Shopping Cart
- Password-protected pages
- Content manager (for events, dates, pictures, and the blog)
I have been negligent to record how many hours I have spent on my other projects, so I'm not sure how long this will take me. If it would take me 50 hours and I'm charging $35/hour, that's $1,750.
Is it better to give them an hourly rate or an overall fee? Even if I only give them an hourly rate, I will need an estimated overall fee.
Now that you know what they want, let me show you what I can do:
As far as I can tell, I do a good job with the web design--it's not a crappy piece of junk, it's a professional design.
Based on what they want and what I can do, can anyone give me a ballpark figure on this? Is $35/hour a decent rate at my skill level? Does 50 hours sound about right for this type of project?