Quote This Project! – Win a Billings License
You’ve gone through a week of Pricing Bootcamp, and now’s the time to show what you got from it! For putting your skills to the test, you’ll get a chance at winning a license for the Billings time tracking software!
The Client Brief
Read through the mock mini-brief below and then submit your quote using the form we’ve set up. I know that there is a stigma for many freelancers against revealing pricing, so the results will be anonymous. It only takes a minute, but please be accurate! Your honest answer will go a long way towards helping spark discussion with fellow freelancers and business-minded design types.
Disclaimer: The following is a fictional company, and is no way related to an actual client.
A medium sized fishing supply company has approached you about building a website to help promote their store and offer additional information for their customers. This is NOT an e-commerce site, although they will be displaying product information.
They have no website currently, although both domain and hosting have been taken care of. Both copy and images have also been taken care of. You are responsible for the design and development only. The client has a deadline of three weeks from start date.
The final product should include the following:
- A six page website developed primarily in XHTML/CSS
- PHP driven contact form for customers to submit additional questions.
- Two different design comps of possible layouts (to be done in Photoshop)
- Three rounds of revision (each) will be allotted for the website coding and layout comps
Edit: There have been a few questions about having to integrate a CMS to the end result. Let’s say for simplicity sake that you are simply responsible for developing a static page. If a CMS is going to be integrated, you have no part in it.
We’ve tried our best to include everything you would need to give a reasonably accurate ballpark price, so please do your best to give an estimate based on the supplied information. If you feel like something is missing and needs to be included before you can provide a quote, let us know in the comments below and we’ll try to pace it out.
Win a Billings License
As an added bonus, we’ve secured two licenses for the popular Mac time tracking software Billings, which is just the sort of thing that would help a freelancer or startup manage their pricing. Billings is set up to help you easily manage a number of projects across multiple clients. You’ll feel much less overwhelmed in the process, we promise. If you don’t believe us, just ask the Apple Design Award that it won recently!
One Mighty Roar uses Billings to help keep all of our projects in check, and it’s absolutely wonderful when working hourly rates.
We’ll be randomly selecting two people to receive a free license, all you have to do is submit your vote for our fictional project quote!
The contest will be running until the end of Friday, June 26th. We’ll be publishing the results in a follow up post shortly after, so you’ll be able to see the general breakdown of answers compared to your own. Depending on how many submit quotes, it should be an interesting conversation starter. So how about it? Go on and submit your quote now!