Help! got my first freelance job query, Freaking out!


So I put out my personal website with my projects and a few bits and pieces I have done and I got an email yesterday with an inquiry, see below:

Here is the job details I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in Leeds and the company is based on importing and exporting of Sport wears such as running jacket, jersey, dance wear,socks, boots etc for both adult youth ladies and girls so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ? The site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on my want below, the estimate should include hosting and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.


I need a very simple informational website that shows the products that I sell.

(4 main pages)



OUR PRODUCTS (gallery) - about 25 products for now and adding 5-10 new products every month. I want the product to be classified into 4 pages , which are

Male : Adult and chidren , Female : Adult and children. so that the customers can get full details.

CONTACT US - with a form to fill out so that they can get in contact with me.

Domain Name i want- “” or anything along that line.

TIMELINE- this should go “live” in 3 months.


  1. I want only English language

  2. You will be updating the site for me.

  3. I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.

  4. I want the site up and running before ending of next two month.

  5. My budget is £1000 to £5000

  6. No shopping ability

  7. The site will be mobile friendly

  8. I don’t want sitemap

  9. I have 25 product to be on it.

Kindly get back to me with:

(1) an estimate

where to start, I believe I can do it, but I don’t know about pricing etc, I have googled but nothing that sounds the same as this project … help, please

What specifically do you need help with? Only you know if you have the skills to do the work. We have no idea if you do or not. As far as pricing, you are just going to have to research the going rate for your area and estimate to the best of your ability how many hours you think it will take you to complete the project. If you divide the high end £5000 by those number of hours and the rate per hour is within a rate that you can live with, then shoot for the £5000 as your estimate and then negotiate down from there.

The other approach is shoot for the £3000 as long as you still think you have the skills and don’t worry about what the rate/hour ends up being. Just do it for the experience and to be able to put something on your resume and/or portfolio of work.

Thanks for replying, I know I have the ability, I have been here learning for a while now as well as taking other course to cement the knowledge and building sites in my free time …

But I have had a search online and realised my first freelance inquiry was a scam … this person is everywhere with different info …

A bit dissappointed but hey-ho, I have learnt a lesson today… :upside_down_face:

I am sorry if it is off topic but is it a usual thing to do for a freelance?
I always thought that once the site is done you just hand the site to the client

Well it should come at a price, but there is nothing specially odd about doing a service agreement.

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Well, yes it’s a thing that can be asked, but the client will have to pay for each update.
Or you can add to the contract some lines saying that you will update the website for X month/year for Y amount, and if he wants you to keep updating it after this time you will have to make him sign another contract.
At least that’s how it’s supposed to happen.

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