First of all if you need a website – get yourself over here to get a quote..
As most website developers know, quoting for a project based on the clients vague “I need a website, how much does it cost” statements can be a royal pain in the behind. You often seen developers asking how much to charge around the web in forums etc. Here is some solid advice.
1) How much is the competition charging for a similar project? Especially in your area.
2) Are you a new designer / developer? If so, you are still working to create a name for your self. This could come at a cost, since sometimes to get the job and good review you will need to lower your prices.
3) Charge by the hour.
Remember… cheap is not always good… find something in betweent that will guarantee you get the job and create some word of mouth. At the same time make sure it makes you some money to justify your hard work.
One such tool to extract the requirements out of the is a quote sheet / requirements document, if you haven’t yet got one for your site, might be worth having a look through some of these. I plan on updating my own, and adding it to this list in a bit, I’ve yet to sift through the best / most relevant questions asked by some of these agencies / freelancers.