So the first website I made for him (I didn’t include it because I basically just touched up the design on his old site and converted it from WordPress to regular HTML, CSS , JS but that paid $200. It was my first gig and he’s my friend’s 2nd cousin so like I said it wasn’t much work, I was helping him out and I am still in college so I thought it was a fair price.
The second one (elise construction) was $500, but that I designed from scratch and added a contact form using PHP, so a little bit more involved which is why I chose that price.
The third one (tailored marketing) is a friend of a friend from high school, he reached out about a month ago because he knew I am a web developer and asked me to build him a similar site to elise construction, so again I designed it and coded it and that was $500.
*I should also note that I could be getting more for these sites as I am handling all ends of the development process (design, coding, SEO, and I handle the servers), however I know these people through some kind of an extension, but MORE IMPORTANTLY I am looking at these jobs almost as an internship. My internships got cancelled because of Covid, so I am trying to substitute that loss with these jobs. I say that only because it can be easy to sell yourself short in this business, but if you’re trying to make money and not just side money, then I would recommend charging more depending on your skills, age, etc.
**All of the websites I worked on, I was reached out to build them, but craigslist is a good place to look under the “gigs” section. Also, look out for small businesses in your town or even places that you’ve worked and see if they need a website, as they are more likely to trust you and give you the opportunity versus someone that you don’t know over the internet, especially if you have little to no freelance experience under your belt. Best of luck in finding gigs!