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One of my teachers wants to have a website for his classes next year. He has 5 classes and essentially wants a site for each. They are most likely going to be 5 subdomains....

On each site he wants to have a weekly syllabus (updated weekly). He also wants a page with links to other helpful sites and a contact page, and possibly one other miscellaneous page. Oh, also, he is very computer illiterate.

So simply I have:
1 site, 5 subdomains, each having ~3 pages.

What do you suggest I charge to write it and set it up? He's not looking for anything fancy, but something functional. What do you think is fair to charge to update it weekly or should that be included in the setup cost. Remember that he is a teacher and doesn't make too much... I have done work for him before and given him a very good deal but I need money for school.

Thanks for the help.
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maybe 30 to setup the site and 10 a week to maintain it sence its gonna be fairly simple cant really charge alot.
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I would say something more like $100 to start off and then $20 a month for maintenance, hosting, and providing user support
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What are you using to create site? Dweaver or frontpage? Some host companies have easy presetup sites like 1&1 (advertised in Maximum PC) with healthy discounts on hosting and domain name using the mag's codes. If using Dreamweaver: $300. Frontpage $150.
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Sorry, misread the question.
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I would say something more like $100 to start off and then $20 a month for maintenance, hosting, and providing user support
Lol...thats the tough part. I would set it up so he can update it himself but he is so computer illiterate its not even funny. As far as the actually writing of it, I can have that done in less than 2 hours. The real question is the updating and support.
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Just wanted to quickly chime in.. Don't be shy about what you charge him! He's going to write it off as an expense. Get what you can dude!
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post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Criswell View Post
If it's a course that requires website creation you won't have to pay for any hosting or domains. If you do, get a new college.
I'm still stuck in high school....still have a year of servitude left.

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Just wanted to quickly chime in.. Don't be shy about what you charge him! He's going to write it off as an expense. Get what you can dude!
The problem is: there are many kids at my school that are more capable than me. I know a little html and it will be a good learning experience, but my main programming is with C, C++, and interactive C for robotics programming. If I charge too much he can go to someone else and ask them. I need to find the median where I can get the most possible, but not too much that he seeks out other options.

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What are you using to create site? Dweaver or frontpage? Some host companies have easy presetup sites like 1&1 (advertised in Maximum PC) with healthy discounts on hosting and domain name using the mag's codes. If using Dreamweaver: $300. Frontpage $150.
Most likely Dreamweaver. I especially like the ability to code it and then view it. I have the educational version so it was quite a bit cheaper.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 5/12/08 at 1:33pm
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post #9 of 29
Dweaver: tell him $300 with support for 1 school year. Its a deal and gives you a chance to tool with Leave It to Weaver (lol)
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Do you guys think I should just charge once for a year then? Somewhere around $300?
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