As of September 1, 2009 the rates for design/development work are as follows:
$75 per hour | $45 per half hour | $25 per 15m (minimum)
Minimums are strictly enforced as to allow maximum efficiency on both our parts. I don’t want to charge you a minimum for five minutes of work, so please gather your materials ahead of time and provide me with enough material to satisfy the minimum. Often times I will prepare the items I need from you in advance.
I do not charge by the hour for full designs; rather, I will write you a quote after we discuss what it is you want to do and what is generally expected of me. I always factor in more hours than I think I will need for corrections or changes because often times you won’t entirely know what you want until we start. Usually, the quote works out to be about $40/hr. Full site design typically runs between $1250-$2300.
Requests with less than 7 day deadline will be charged
at a rate of $100/hr with a 1 hour minimum.
When I am pressed to take care of one client, it could potentially obstruct another client’s time and therefore puts both other clients and me in an unfair position.
With that said, often times I can take care of things within a 2-3 day time frame – sometimes even faster – so all I ask is for you to be organized with your deadlines to ensure the proper flow of information for everyone. This “rush rate” must be implemented to prevent overlaps and allow the time for everything to be prepared properly, avoiding mistakes and encouraging maximum efficiency.
I require a 30% or $300 deposit, whichever is higher, to start any job that exceeds $500. Jobs that are less than $500 will require a 50% deposit. Deposits are non-refundable; however, the full amount will be applied to your final bill.
As noted before, all work should be given with a one-week minimum deadline. Of course, not everything can be achieved in a one-week period and while I believe this is self-evident, I understand the necessity to bring the issue up. One week is the minimum amount of time needed, not the maximum.
I will do my best to ensure a timely manifestation of your needs. The best way to ensure this is to make sure you have some of your content together and solid ideas about what you want to have done.
After we begin designing, we go through a series of proofs to ensure that you are getting what you want. I will often put only a couple of hours into something before sending it just to see if we are on the same page. There are very few times I will publish things without your express authorization. Such cases like a “placeholder page” on your website with very minimal information so that if someone does accidentally seek you out in the process, your contact information is available. There is usually some sort of approval already in place before I do these sorts of things, so I use my best judgment in these cases.
For approvals, I will send you texts & images. In the beginning, as I’m getting to know you and your business, it is very, very important for you to correct and manipulate this information or request that I make changes as are appropriate. I am not a mind-reader, and while my superior confidence and extreme intellect confuse people to the idea that I know everything, the truth is there’s no way I could know what your site objective or content needs are until you’ve told me.
I turn ideas into visual representations. You should have an idea of what you want the site to project and what kinds of content you want displayed before you contact me. It doesn’t need to be concrete, but it should be considered . It saves us all time & money.
Please note: these rates are separate from design rates and are subject to change without notice – please use these figures only as a guideline. Your quote will give you a more specific figure.
- Server only $80/yr.
- URL $20/yr each.
- You may have as many URLs as you like point to your site, but after five, it is $20 for each additional block of five.
- Additional Bandwidth, if needed, $10 per Gigabyte.