Pricing my web design work is sometimes challenging – I’m a lot better at estimating now than I was a few years ago when I started, but still it can be difficult.
When I first started my business I priced everything at a project rate and really undercharged. Now I tend to price larger assignments as a project, but for specific tasks that I’m not sure about, I’ll either provide a price range based on my hourly rate or just indicate that it will be done at the hourly rate. For smaller assignments including all website maintenance, they’re almost always done at the hourly rate. Special assignments are determined on a case-by-case basis.
Here are some ideas about pricing projects and an excellent hourly rate calculator from FreelanceSwitch.
General Pricing Info
- 12 Realities of Pricing Design Services
- Is Charging More the Right Thing to Do?
- Factors to Consider When Pricing Design Services
- The Costs of Underpricing Your Design Services
- The Economics of Web Design Pricing
- 4 Steps for Effective Web Design Pricing
Hourly Rate or Project Pricing?
- Trading the Hourly Rate for Task-Based Pay
- Deciding When to Use Project Pricing
- Charging Project Pricing vs. Hourly Rates
- When One Rate Does Not Fit All
Hourly Rate Calculator