There’s a problem though, she’s a Mac user and I’ve only coded in Windows. I do some research and yes, Excel VBA for the Mac should run the same (I learn not always). Also she’s running office 2011 for OS that was October 26, 2010 nearly 10 years ago. Further She’s afraid to upgrade her OS because her old programs may not run. She is right. I do some looking and learn Office 2011 will not run on MacOS_High_Sierra, or later.
We talk a bit and I discover she’s used another developer on the website portion at $150 per hour. I look at the site and it’s pretty simple (yikes! I charge $50 an hour). Since I have no idea what a web developer charges I google it and discover.
‘Reasonably skilled freelance web designers make about $75 per hour. This figure can vary though, according to CSS-Tricks. Website Builder Expert estimates that the cost to design a website is $30 to $80 per hour and the cost to develop it is $100 to $180 per hour.’
I write the the first portion for testing and tell her it will be 4 hoursin total to do the job. In reality it will likely take longer but I refuse to charge her for my learning Apple/PC differences. Plus I walk away with another skill. We have a couple iterations and do some debugging on the phone.