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 Post subject: Quoting the customer
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:57 pm 
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My estimation formation is the following:

Break up each individual component and estimate the amount of hours it will require and add up the total hours. Multiple the total hours by 2 to take into account any unforseen problems, debugging, testing, etc. Multiply the total hours by your hourly rate. Voila. Your quote.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:30 am 
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AU$3000 = GB£1,262.47 = US$2,570.27 = Waaaaaaaay low as a quote for a site like that. A site like that is going to be at least 2 weeks work ... working 8 hours a day for 10 days is 80 hours ... so your price is the equivalent of AU$37.50 an hour. There's two of you though, so split that in half. Do you really want all the hassle of running a business in order to earn AU$18.75 (GB£7.80 or US$16) an hour? Considering that's before tax, business costs, electricity, telephone bills, web hosting, etc.

The only thing that would make it worthwhile writing a site that cheap is if you think the client is likely to refer a lot more work to you.


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 Post subject: Re: Quoting the customer
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They've done studies that concluded the majority of time, workers for ask for 15% less then what the boss would have approved, and the boss usually would have gone 15% higher then what the employee asked for. I think $50 /hr would be a fair rate for this project, keep in mind theres people out there charging $150+ an hr that have to turn down business constantly because they still have such a high demand.


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