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Web developers are highly-priced individuals because of their skills and ability to design from simple to complex internet (World Wide Web) or an intranet (a private network). Web development can range from developing internet applications, electronic business systems, or social network services. 

Web development may also include network security, web design, web engineering, client-side / server-side scripting, web server, network configuration, and e-commerce development. There’s no doubt web designers have technical skills in writing markups and coding.

But there is a dreaded question that keeps freelancer developers awake at night: How much should a website development service cost?

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Setting a website development quotation is never easy because so many factors have to be considered before concluding. Besides, not all websites are the same, and clients often want custom web services, hence the need for varying website quotations. Before you prepare a website development quotation, you need to think about the requirements of the project, the size as well as the complexity of the project, among other relevant considerations.

If you are having difficulty setting your price, we will help with factors to consider to prepare a freelance web design quotation sample for your web development service. 

Factors to consider in preparing a web development quotation

Once you are ready to launch your business professionally, you should consider using a website development quotation for your services. A quotation template includes the cost of the service and relevant information about the deliverables that the client expects of you as a web developer.

Some models give you the flexibility of adding prices and listing sub-services that you perform on the project. You can download a template on our platform and then customize for every quotation you have to prepare.

Before customization, see the detail you need to consider the following.

1. Setting your prices

Do research on the monetary value of a project before setting up a price. Although you may not be experienced in handling finance and pricing, some tools and applications can be of help in determining prices using industry-standard data. The most useful tools are excellent in comparing your service charge with what is obtainable with other web developers in the industry. 

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2. Evaluate your service

Before raising your price, ensure that your service matches the expectation of your client. Most web design newbies find it difficult drafting a website development quotation because they can’t evaluate the quality of their service. One of the best ways to help the situation is to analyze the competition in the industry and also check the market rate for people with the same experience as yours.

More so, take note of the following:

  • Focus on your competitive advantage
  • What does your portfolio look like? Explore it
  • How good is your service and reputation among previous clients? 

3. Pricing type

Pricing approach for web development can be either a fixed rate or hourly. To make things simple, you should have a standard price for website development quotation. Depending on the size, nature, and complexity of projects, learn to vary your charges depending on the project requirement to take care of the scope of every web development service you offer.

An hourly fee is the most popular and perhaps the most effective approach of billing web development service. Instead of charging a fixed rate, create a website development quotation based on the active hours you put in the job. Since websites are unique, and clients differ in taste, the hourly rate would be better in taking care of adjustments and rework on sites.

Some freelance web design quotation of newbies often carry $20 per hour and above while experienced designers can charge between $100 or more hourly.

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