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i have client that asks me to develop a website like this
+ chat like Facebook chat.
+ 2 languages (Arabic - English).
+ messaging server internally between users.

i am really confused and can`t determine how much time needed to do such site and how much it will cost the client . please help me its my first Client XD .
thanks experts
Updated 23-Apr-12 21:39pm
Arav Pradeep Gupta 24-Apr-12 2:44am    
First Congts!!! to getting first client................
Haitham tarek 24-Apr-12 2:51am    
:) thanks i hope it will work :$ so worried

1 solution

Cost is a function of time, so your first problem is to estimate the time required.

Estimating time is a very hard thing to do even for the experienced.

Your best option is to guess a duration say 4 months and give a price on that, knowing that you will probably loose money on this project, but you will get a better knowledge of your own expertise and you will have a better estimate next time.
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Haitham tarek 24-Apr-12 3:09am    
then i must care firstly about time that's good ...
4 months is good duration ask i was thought of 3 months :)
so how i can determine the money? for this 4 months
Andy411 24-Apr-12 3:31am    
Well, 4 month is about 17 weeks. Let's say you work 40h/week and you need to get X$/h. Then it ist X * 40 * 17. In your calculation you also have to take care of tax, maybe rent for your office and so on...

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