Pricing


It begins with fairness…

HOURLY RATE – My hourly rate is $25. This is not a misprint. Marketing represents a huge expense for a small business. Keeping my prices low means I can do what I love while helping you keep expenses down.

Hourly Rate Structure – The hourly rate is measured in 15-minute increments and rounded down. I always round down. I’ve also been known to cross off extra time!

FAIR PRACTICE – My estimates are final. I will not add charges if I need more time than expected. Open-ended long-term projects, such as web maintenance or Facebook management, are based on a mutually agreed upon weekly Flat Rate*. In this case, any additional time occasionally needed to complete a project is “banked” and added to a subsequent invoice within agreed upon weekly total.

*Administrative services excluded.

CHURCHES & NON-PROFITS – Negotiable, significantly reduced rate and low flat-rate packages. And I’ve been known to donate time.


WEBSITES & FACEBOOK

A Simple Website with up to 10 pages and no shopping cart, runs between $300 and $750. No more. 50% upfront deposit is required on web design projects.

Website Management – Personal business, service, portfolio or retail websites. Hourly Rate or long-term flat-rate.

Facebook Management – Light, daily (5 to 6 days) original Facebook content development, monitoring and light networking to expand exposure and to bring traffic to your website and/or physical location. Hourly Rate applies and Flat Rate eligible.


BLOGGING

Blog Articles by the Piece – $75 per article up to 1000 words. This includes topic research, reference links and link testing, image research and prep, posting the article to your website and cross-links within your site when appropriate or requested. 50% upfront deposit required.

Long-term Blog Management – Flat Rate for weekly or monthly, original article submission.


PROCEDURE & HOW-TO GUIDES

Hourly rate applies. Note that I do not include travel time. You only pay me for my time while on your premises or while completing a project for you from my office.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Negotiable. Single, occasional gigs or long term projects.


EVERYTHING ELSE

The following rates are estimates based on the average time required for similar projects I have completed to date. Hourly rate applies to anything beyond these estimates.

Brochures – One-time $100 documentation/design/layout fee per 2-sided, 3-column brochure + actual cost for printer of your choice. Most of my clients print their own. 50% upfront deposit required.

Menus (restaurant, café, bakery) – Hourly rate applies.

Graphic Design by The Piece – $50 per single custom social media composite image (such as creating an ad). Hourly rate applies beyond this for more elaborate projects. 50% upfront deposit required.

Text Content – Copy, product descriptions, general website text. $25/piece, a piece being a paragraph of 100 to 250 words. Ongoing, multiple text content pieces are billed per hourly rate, or Flat Rate may apply.

Initial Consultation and estimate – FREE!

Subsequent Consultations/meetings – $25 per hour.


THE FINE PRINT

When is Payment Due – 50% upfront deposit payment (where applicable) due immediately upon billing. By-the-piece projects, Flat-Rate projects and long-term projects payment due immediately upon billing. I issue invoices weekly, on Friday, unless otherwise agreed. Administrative projects payment due per your company’s payment cycle.

Late Payment – I apply a monthly 1.5% late fee to any delayed payment (a $25 invoice would become a $37.50 expense). I have never had to do this and hope this remains true for as long as I have the pleasure of serving small businesses.

Tax Documentation – I will request a 1099-MISC at the beginning of each year for payments received from any single source (one client) during the previous year, and equal to or exceeding $600 in total. Thank you.


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