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FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2012 7:15 p.m. PST

I had my daughter set up a website for our business. It was n't anything extravagant but I'm not good at that sort of stuff nor do I have the patience to learn. So the question is how much should I pay her? She put 10-12 hours into it. Anyone have an idea what a company would have charged?

Thanks for the help.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2012 7:28 p.m. PST

not sure without seeing the site itself. wordpress blogs on flippa are selling for less then $100 USD now, so it all depends on what kind of a site she build for you.

Roderick Robertson Fezian10 Mar 2012 11:27 p.m. PST

On the other hand, a professional joint will charge you $50 USD+ an hour; more if there is any sort of programming (Database, javascript, etc).

My ISP is happy to charge $80 USD per hour for basic html, logos, etc.; $150 USD/hour for programming.

Maybe give her some spending cash, and a more sizeable chunk in a college fund or stocks? (It also kinda depends on how old she is, and what sort of immediate expenses she has…)

Cincinnatus Inactive Member11 Mar 2012 4:18 p.m. PST

napthyme has it right. The type of site makes a big difference. If it's just a templated site with no real programming, just typing in text, that's not really a costly item.

The other thing to consider is did she spend 10-12 hours on it where a pro would have done the same thing in 3? Learning isn't a bad thing but it's not something you would (normally) pay for at an hourly rate. I say normally because some companies will try to get a client to pay for on the job training.

The better approach is to probably figure out what HER normal rate of pay is and give her that.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2012 5:19 p.m. PST

Thanks for the advice. It was just a templated site so no actual programming but I'm sure still a hassle.

Cincinnatus Inactive Member14 Mar 2012 5:36 p.m. PST

Then her normal rate of pay sounds like a fair deal.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2013 7:47 a.m. PST


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