I don't think you have much of a buddy....too much $$
I agree that $900 is a bit pricey for what you need. As far as the upload part, that's for a CUSTOMER to upload an image of what they want to your website correct? Not just him uploading content like the above states. I own and oporate a web design business and I would quote a simple 9 page website with a custom uploader (so the customer can upload a custom image of what they need and its sent directly to you) for around $700. I am ushualy a lot cheaper then most though so depending on how hard it is for your friend, it might take him a lot longer to code, hence its more costly. So to HIM it might be a 900$ job. Just my 2 cents.Wow.. not even CLOSE to a super bargain..
TO put it to you this way.
I am a web designer not nessecarily by trade, but by "hobby" and passion. I can build an entire e-commerce site that has literally HUNDREDS of pages and files for under $900. My general price right now is $500 because i am starting out.. HOWEVER professional web designers would charge up to $2,000 for that type of website.. A BASIC site with no e-commerce should not run you more than $300 unless you have some crazy customization..
I have no IDEA what the $250 for image upload is??
Basically, you pay for a webhost per month (usually about $7.00) which is where ALL of your files (including images) are stored.
I would tell him to shove it and that you will figure something else out!!!
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