John connor wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:29 am
if I were to do it based on your requirements for just a plain vanilla forum with no extensions, etc, I'd probably charge $150-$200 flat rate.
I do no frills installs for £20, it's only a case of setting up a MYSQL database, uploading phpBB to hosting, changing the permissions on 3 folders, hitting install and typing in the database info, then deleting the install folder. phpBB comes with the first forum permissions already set up so it only takes a minute to add a few more forums and categories.
I always create 2 databases and use the second for set up a spare forum on a subdomain but often will set up 4 or 5 because if they don't want to install it themselves the chances are they are new to it - so they can use the spare forums for experimenting with and learning.
At the end of the day I feel bad to charge much for a simple install because a lot of people start a forum and then get bored of it after 2 weeks, plus it's not like you have to cover travel expenses because it's all done from your own home, I've even seen people offering to do it for free on hosting chat forums,
Rather than paying someone though, I would recommend having a bash at installing it yourself, if you're going to be maintaining it and moderating it you might as well take an extra 30 minutes to learn how it's installed just in case you get any niggles, plus the support forum right here has people from all corners of the globe so there is pretty much always someone on hand who can offer help.