January 27, 2006

Curious George: Website Maintenance Quote? Please help this monkey! I have a chance to contract for web creation/maintenance, but have never bid for such before. Can anyone give me a rough idea of what is a typical bid for such things?

I'll be maintaining sites for a company with 8 current franchises. Updates weekly, with occasional creation of new pages/sections - I expect to spend 15-20 hours per week on it. I want bid to be a certain price per franchise per month. I Googled various web maintenence service providers, but none list prices, expect contact for bids. Anyone got any such experience to help this monkey out?

  • Maybe talk to petebest?
  • Or es el Queso.
  • Depends on where you live, where they are, and what the going rates are there. It varies considerably - sometimes you can get $65 an hour, sometimes you can barely get $10. Figure out how much you want to make, then divide that by the number of hours you expect to spend and that's your rate.
  • I charge about forty dollars a day plus food.
  • making changes to a page and creating a new page are entirely different tasks with differing pay scales. You might want to consider a retainer for a certain amount of work or hours per month, and then a pay scale for work beyond that, either by the page or by the hour. a good reference for pricing guidelines can be found at the graphic artists guild site. you might also survey craigslist for your area and see what the going rate for comparable work is.
  • Web page maintenance quotes: Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Chief Seattle No man is truly great, who is great only in his life-time. The test of greatness is the page of history. William Hazlitt All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can't get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer. IBM maintenance manual, 1955
  • oh what a tangled web we countenance, when first we bid to do site maintenance. no wait, that's not it isn't there a webmaster's guild or association? i seem to remember some attempts to establish one in the 1990s.