Estimates

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Estimates 2015-10-14T19:00:46+00:00

A decent estimate usually takes me several hours to prepare. I typically offer several options in an “a la carte” fashion, along with recommendations for your project. For this reason I am unwilling to take the time to write up an estimate unless you are willing to answer this worksheet thoughtfully and thoroughly. After I receive your request I may have followup questions or need clarification on something before I can give you any numbers, so please be sure to include your contact information. Thank you very much for your interest and I hope we can work together. 🙂

Estimate Form

  • URL of your web site, if you already have one.
  • Give a brief description of yourself / your company / your organization.
  • There are so many variables in this business it's impossible to bid a project with a flat rate without bidding *incredibly* high in case of crashes, software incompatibility that requires debugging, SCOPE CREEP that *inevitably* gets change requests tacked on because once you realize I can do literally anything you will have all sorts of ideas, and I can't know your communication style (Terse and extremely clear at all times? Long and winding?) ahead of time. For this reason I charge by the hour instead of bidding on a project. A bid leads to too much overhead endlessly discussing & defining what was and wasn't in the initial estimate. I am here to solve your problems, not bleed you dry. 🙂 If you have a limited budget and a huge wishlist, tell me your budget and I will triage your desires and find a way to get what you want done, maybe not in the original way you envision if your budget is tiny, but in a way that works. I am GOOD at this. Try me. It can't hurt to ask. 🙂
  • In your estimation, how many pages of copy will your site contain?
    Please enter a value between 1 and 500.
  • Try to be specific about what you like about each site if you can - for example you like the menu from site A, the slideshow from site B, the color scheme from site C. List at least half a dozen - even if it's not clear to you I will be able to get a sense of your taste from the similarities I can detect with my seasoned eyeballs. 🙂
  • Do you already have www.yoursite.com registered? If so you do not need help registering it.
  • I can help you figure this out - if your site is already live then you are probably set. If you want a new Wordpress site and want me to keep it up to date then talk to me - the most cost effective way will be to let me deal with the hosting package.