I live in New York City, and am hoping to go around and sell my service as a contract job. I'll be making static websites with good design and a contact form for clients, but I won't add advanced features (administration panel, blog, members-only area, shopping cart, etc).
This will be my first time doing real work like this. I can set up a domain and hosting, create the design and write the site within a week.
I am thinking of charging as follows:
- $350: Whole static site (custom-made, no template)
- $50: Hosting and 1 hr/month of maintenance
- $80: SEO
- $150: Social site setup
I discussed this with a professional developer that I know, and he said that would usually go for something closer to $5,000 instead of the $400 that I'm thinking of getting. That sounded absurd to me, but he said that once you get into the industry, you will understand.
So, is he right? I am entry-level, but I know how to get things done.