How to charge for web development

People ask me this, so i am making a FAQ for it. The answer is: Actually — i wouldn't know! Really!

  1. I've never been in the web-development business. I always worked for companies and got paid by the hour.
  2. I haven't worked for money for 9 years. So i'm just not in the money world any more at all.
  3. Plus — pricing would be different in India than the US, where i am from.

However — I do have some ideas for you, since i do know the principles of charging for work.

Here is how to do it:

Then

A very good website about the business of web development, (as well as lot of great tech info), is SitePoint.com