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How Much should I Charge to Design a Website?


Filed under: Pricing, Web Development.

In today’s age of template designs, PSD to HTML services, and drag-and-drop website builders many designers are struggling with what to charge for their services. It seems like the only way to survive is to bid less, lower rates, and work more hours.

What to Charge for a Website

But is that that only way? Do you really need to compete with every 15 year old high school kid, or coder from India who is charging $15/hr for their HTML skills? Just so you know, I’m not against young people doing web jobs for companies at all, or even oversees “coders” from India, it’s just that I don’t need to compete with their pricing model because we have a very different target market.

Warning: Reading this series may change the way you run your business, and has been known to cause web developers to deliver better value to their Clients, become a ninja negotiator and possibly double or triple their rates. Consider yourself warned!

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Designer Skills Matter More Than the Tool Used


Filed under: Design Inspiration, Photoshop, Typography, Web Development.

After talking with many experienced designers and working on many projects, I have come to the realization that design skills matter more than tools.

Think about it, a carpenter could still build a house without an air-nailer; but if you’ve never built a house, you couldn’t get it done with the best tool in the world.

Designer Tools

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This article has the focus of improving design skills, rather than worrying about always having the latest and greatest Photoshop version (even though that may be important). Read more…