Web Scraping and Automation
Who is this for?
This is for someone or a company that is spending too much time on a mundane task on the web and needs to free up those man hours. Alternatively, if you need to collect loads of data accurately then it may make sense to automate the task.
FAQ And General Information
For automating tasks most projects will need to use browser-based frameworks Puppeteer or Selenium.
It all depends on how much work needs to be done. I charge R400 per hour so build a bot could take a single week (R25200) or it could take 3 weeks (R75600). After that, I would offer a retainer to maintain the project in case the website gets updated and makes the scraper no longer work, this retainer is purely optional but may make sense to take advantage of, the retainer could be anywhere from R500 to R1000 per month depending on how large the project is. The cost of building the bot is negligible if you consider that you would have to employ someone full-time to perform the task that the bot can do 24/7.
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