So a local church asked me to make them a new website. I gladly accepted to make them a website, but I have no idea how much I should charge for it. The site will be about the size of a site for a small/medium bussiness. I will use wordpress for this, as they want to be able to add posts and edit different notices on the site when they should be available, should I even use Wordpress for this, or is it overkill? If you have some more general tips & tricks, I would like to hear them.
They also need a new hosting service. Should I go with shared hosting or set up a VPS for them from a reliable hosting company? (which ones do you recommend?)
Check out squarespace? Easy, painless and church-friendly budget. Not as customizable as a lot of things, but also no headache of updating wordpress or whatever. Probably the Church doesn't have a lot of money, and doesn't want to spend a lot. The fairest thing you can do is charge them for your time, whatever that's worth..
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Check it out. It's probably a good fit for their needs. Get some good content/photography together. That part will take a while.