I started a small web development company with my friend. When we talked about the services we were going to offer we obviously also had to talk about how much to charge for these services.
What we did was: we looked at some of the prices of similar companies we could find, and who listed their prices (many of them did not), and adjusted ours accordingly. Most of the time we would set our price a little lower.
Now, I'm working for a web development company and they charge almost double of what we do. All the while I'm actually doing the same work in both of the companies.
I feel like other companies and clients might regard my own company as unprofessional because my prices are "too" low compared to others.
I also noticed that most of the other companies do not list their prices on their site but we do.
So my questions are:
- Does having lower prices make my company look unprofessional?
- Should you even list the prices for your services on your website?
To give you some more information: I charge 35 euros / hour while the company I now work for charges 60 euros / hour.