Last post Mar 08, 2011 07:36 PM by Nabil Shaik
Feb 28, 2011 10:42 AM|solsystem|LINK
Is there any kind of price guide for freelance web development services available? I know that this is a variable question, I just need a base to start from, something that gives me a general idea say 5-10 web pages = x cost, 11-15 web pages = y cost etc.
Also general prices for including a backend database, site admin pages etc?
Thanks for any help.
Feb 28, 2011 03:35 PM|duttavr|LINK
it's not based on number of pages.
You are the best person than anyone to think about price based on your efforts and complexity.
Mar 01, 2011 08:59 AM|csharpcoder|LINK
Mar 08, 2011 07:36 PM|Nabil Shaik|LINK
The usual method is by number of hours.
Paying someone based on something is always an argumentable topic.
Here if you say number of hours - I can take about an hour to format a string in 50 different styles and pick one - but ultimately for a manager or client - it is may just worthless.
Similarly, by web pages - I could create a login page, log out page, intermediate waiting pages and what not - while if I were a manager, I would just request for one page with just a pop up frame to show log out/waiting status.
Complexity - For me, database queries made by DB people are very very complex to understand. I used SQL Management studio or other GUI's to understand what they wrote(A simple query such as SELECT * from customTable WHERE (condition)- could be written in
different ways based on the requirements, indexes etc.) - where as for DB people, its just a matter of seconds/minutes.
So, in general, the pricing is done based on hours - while putting up deadlines. In between the dedlines, status reports are taken to ensure work is being done and that if any complexity has arised, it could be done in some sort of parallel way instead of
halting and waiting for it to be solved :)