Someone has asked me to help her set up a Wordpress site and provide her help with blogging, social media, youtube marketing for her clinic. Hours of listening to various podcasters like Pay Flynn and doing it for myself, have made me a little more competent in this area than the average joe. But, I'm no where near a blogging or super youtube star. I've never been able to sustain myself doing it for a living. So, I really have no idea what to charge. Should I even charge? What do you guys think?
This should help you get started...
There are various parts to your service and they should be considered as separate services:
1. Create the Wordpress website (one-time)
2. Create content for the blog (recurring)
3. Social Media Management (recurring)
4. YouTube account managment (recurring)
Each of those should have its own price, for example: $3,000 dollars for the website design and setup (this will vary depending on your experience and how much it will be worth to your client). Websites range from the very low end to over $100,000 dollars depending on what they do and what they will be used for.
The other three services are recurring services that should be paid in a monthly basis because it implies constantly adding content.
You should practice your skills as soon as possible to start getting better at each. That way you will start seeing how much time and effort it actually takes you and eventually you'll find the correct value for your work.
I hope this helps you, let me know if you have any additional questions!
You should pass on the job completely and have your friend contact someone who is good at doing these things.
The last thing you want is to be paid for a job you
1) Cant complete properly, take forever to do or
2) You come to dread working on as you are not competent.
Yes, you can improve your skills in these areas, but not on someone else's dime who is paying for skills that you don't have!
Work on your own websites/socmed and get good at it, then maybe -- if this is something you want to do -- you can market your services. Having no past clients is better than having unsatisfied past clients who will spread word about your bad work.