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.
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.
Negotiable. Single, occasional gigs or long term projects.
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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