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One of the questions I get asked by clients and other designers is about money.

How Much Do I Charge The Client?

So what is the hourly rate for a web designer?

General points about web design prices

It is necessary to split the job down into it’s component parts, add them up and charge accordingly.

You should always bear in mind the worst case scenario.

Don’t get greedy.

Make sure your clients understand that they are paying a premium price because of the quality of service you offer.

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  • 1. How Much Do I Charge The Client?
  • 2. How Much Do I Charge The Client? So what is the hourly rate for a web designer? If you’re fresh out of college, about £12-15 ($18.50-$23) an hour. If you’ve got a few years experience, about £18-£25 ($28-$38.50) per hour. If you’ve been hard at it for years and have a few regular clients under your belt, charge an hourly rate that maybe starts at £30+ ($46+) an hour or more. So if you’re running a design business you should definitely be charging more than £30+ ($46+) an hour.
  • 3. Charging a flat rate for design jobs A flat rate fee is usually a for a completed job, for example a brochure, a website, a poster, a flyer, a business card, a presentation, an HTML email, an advertisement, etc. This may seem harder to work out than an hourly rate but after doing it for a few years you get very good at asking questions around the brief to spot potential pitfalls before they occur.
  • 4. Billing software Billing software can be a good idea as it provide automated email invoicing with accurate hourly charging. Here’s what to use: • Freshbooks helps you send and manage invoices online, allows auto-billing to automatically charge your client’s credit card and gives your clients online access to their invoices and account history. • Harvest Set up takes seconds. Invoices created in minutes and in different currencies. • FreeAgent builds professional estimates and proposals which can be tracked through to approval and converted to invoices.
  • 5. General points about web design prices • It is necessary to split the job down into it’s component parts, add them up and charge accordingly. • You should always bear in mind the worst case scenario. • Don’t get greedy. • Make sure your clients understand that they are paying a premium price because of the quality of service you offer.