Have you ever wondered how web designers come up with project prices? Web designers use various cost models to set their project pricing.
The pricing model used by web designers will vary, depending on the scope of the project.
Each business has different needs when it comes to their website. Some projects require unique functionality that makes them quite complex. Other projects can be quite small with only a few static pages.
Hourly Web Design Rate
With an hourly rate, a web designer charges for their time. The project fee is based on the estimated number of hours it will take to complete the project.
The final cost is determined by multiplying the hourly rate by the number of hours the web designer worked on your project.
This can be hard for your business when it comes to budgeting for your website. You might be surprised at the end of the project when presented with bill that’s higher than an original estimate.
Fixed Website Project Fee
An experienced web designer will know how long various projects will take so they are able to set a fixed price for web plans. The price is fixed and is not based on the number of hours required to complete a project.
Fixed fee pricing is common for projects with well-defined requirements.
Abuzz Creative uses fixed project fee pricing (shown on our website). With us, you will always know your pricing up front, before we begin your project.
A web designer might set service prices based on the value they provide to the client, rather than the time or effort required.
This approach is based on the idea that the web designer’s expertise and experience are valuable to the client, and that the value of the final product is higher than the cost of the designer’s services.
Monthly Web Fees
Some web designers charge a monthly fee (or an annual fee) in addition to the project fee. You will need to find out what this fee covers. Your web designer might be charging for ongoing services or website maintenance, whether they provide those services that month or not.
Abuzz Creative does not charge a monthly fee. We only charge an hourly rate when maintenance or update services are requested.
It’s important for you to understand all of the fees your web designer will be charging. Ask for a detailed proposal to review and try to get them to provide fixed fee pricing, not hourly.
You need to know all of your costs before a web designer starts a project for you.