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How much do you charge for a design and what determines price?



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How much do you charge for a design and what determines price?

Hello guys today i have a question for you. How do you determine how much to charge for a design? Sometimes people want simple designs that take no time at all and i feel guilty charging them the same as a design that may take a few hours. When you guys do banner work or any kind of design, what factors determine what price you charge for it? Do you charge a flat rate for everyone? Lets say someone wanted something simple how much would you charge for that? Lets say someone wanted something detailed how much would you charge for that and what in your mind decides the price? I would appreciate any feedback i know we have alot of graphic professionals here on Listingdock and i appreciate your time.

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ermini2

Jkeyz, great topic! I would definitely have to say that it depends on time. How long does it take you do that certain design, and base your pricing off of that. If it takes a lot of your time and is very detailed then I think charging a little more would be ok, rather than something that takes you hardly any time and is less detailed.




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MusicMoguls

Well time is most important to you and i see that. So when doing graphic design would you charge by the hour or charge a flat rate? I have heard of some people actually charging by the effects that are used and colors. It is almost impossible to give people a flat rate i have no clue how people do that. For example if you offer Banner creation or CD Covers for $5 you may get a simple job or a very detailed job. Either way you only get paid $5 is it worth it to do that?You are the expert when it comes to graphics and design i only know what i know from learning from what you do. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!




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ermini2

well i am no professional jkeyz, but i do like to take my time with projects so they come out the way the customer wants. I would have to say, i would charge by the hour if it is a very detailed project otherwise a simple logo would be charged at a flat rate.




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jemuelterrado

Definitely true it depends on the effort and time you consumed in editing or designing a particular photo. There are complicated instructions and demands of customers and this is the chance to increase the prize and labor. Editing is not easy when you are talking about huge changes in a photo. But you must also give the price that best suites to your work, do not ask too much money in pricing, choose the price which is enough and affordable by customers and you must know how as a graphic artist.




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Beverly

How much you charge is probably more dependent on where you are selling the design or graphic rather than jus how much it's really worth. If you are competing against a bunch of other sellers who are gouging the prices for $1 per graphic/logo, then you are probably going to have a hard time justifying $10 for that same design. Then again, you might be able to charge more for that same design even in a highly competitive marketplace if you can show why your design is better than the other person's, possibly some good samples, nice references/recommendations from previous buyers and a better title and description for your service. Tooting your own horn in this situation is always useful. For instance, if you won an award for design work or actually took an art course or completed a job for a fancy site at some point, then you should be sure to point that out too. Just anything you can say to distinguish yourself from those cheapie sellers that are slinging out low quality right and left




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ermini2

yes i agree here with the proof of your own work. Keeping a folder or portfolio of previous work and other random projects is such a great idea. a lot of photographers and artist do this to help encourage a buyer or even an employer!




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MusicMoguls

Some clients dont want you to keep the work you did for them to show others. That is the only problem i have with keeping a portfolio. I would have to take the time to make different things for this purpose. Good idea though i appreciate the feedback.




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MusicMoguls

Yea this is also very important here on this site and other sites where sellers are just driving down the price. This is due to differences in living needs. My bills here and what i make could be a rich mans salary in Sri Lanka. Needless to say they can afford to do long services for 1 US dollar. I cant work 4 hours or more for $1. Setting yourself apart is what i try to do with my logo and my profile picture my response time and more. I try and make people feel welcomed here to Seoclerks and i bring people here to spend money aswell.




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Lynne

Geez I think this can really vary so much between sellers. I would pay much more from one person than I would pay to another for the same type of design and there would be a number of reasons for this.

How fast is the turn around time? I would pay more money for a fast delivery of an order too!




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MusicMoguls

Thats true everyone on Seoclerks wants a fast turn around. Charging more for instant start and quick delivery is just a sale booster.




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jbmedalla2

Well, it depends on the design. If you want a design that is full of colors and different symbols, it will cost you a lot but sometimes it depends on the one who will do the design. If he's an expert like he's doing that job for so many years, the tendency is his pay check is higher.




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Krisleen

Prices for designs here vary. They usually base it on the quality and difficulty of the design, not the number of hours you have worked for. I also consider the normal prices here. I design flyers and calling cards for my clients as part of my printing job (my offline freelance). The price is not in US dollars so I'll just convert it. The normal price for layouts here is $2 (for one sided layout) since it is already part of the printing job. It's just an addition. I charge $3 for back to back design. I give an additional charge for a rush work. I make it $4. That's the normal price here. You can go higher considering the normal price in US.




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