SO HOW MUCH DOES MY WORK COST?
I don’t apologise when I say that I’m not the lowest priced designer around. But then I’m not the most expensive either. My hourly rate is very competitive and you often receive a discount on larger projects.
So why choose me? Well, I tend to quote rather than estimate. We both know where we are with costings at all times. I only charge more if you ask me to do more, for example, things that were not in the scope of the original brief. And then there is my skill, track record, experience and excellent quality design. You won’t be charged extra for jargonistic waffle or “blue sky thinking”; you will receive creative, cost effective, focused, professional design solutions for your business.
I charge £55.00 per hour for most projects although I tend to provide a “price-per-job” quotation for my clients.
Promotional Websites and Web DesignWebsites usually start at around £300.00 for a well designed 3 page site with basic SEO. I can provide low cost hosting on my own server. I build websites in WordPress as it’s the leading Content Management System. It’s free to install but does need a template and some tinkering to produce an excellent, good looking and functional website. You should also budget for a domain name and hosting – usually £15.00 every two years for a .co.uk domain and from £25.00 per annum for hosting. Please don’t confuse my websites with the TV advertised self-publish sites, they are very different and less effective than my solutions.
Professional eCommerce / e commerce / Online Shopping WebsitesFrom £850.00. I make setting up online shops easy! I offer a leading eCommerce solution which has a comprehensive administration and reporting system, the ability to easily accept payments by credit / debit card, PayPal, BACS, eCheque or more traditional methods (cash on collection for example).
My specialism is getting your shop up and running quickly, removing the pain of complex eCommerce issues and then training you how to use it all. You can even add your own products and manage a blog / pages. eCommerce websites generally need more hosting space because of the extra pictures and software. I always price the hosting based on my client’s requirements and it starts at around £75.00 per annum. Please find out more here.
Graphic Design, Brochures, Leaflets, Logo Design, Branding and Other ProjectsThese are more difficult to price because of your specific requirements. I am always happy to talk through your project and offer ideas on the most economical route. Please contact me if you wish to discuss your project further (and what it will cost).
TrainingYou might like the idea of a training session for you or your employees. It can be on-site or at my studio. A Content Managed System website usually takes around 3 to 4 hours and an eCommerce site about a day. I charge a flat rate of £175.00 for half a day and £350.00 for a full day of training. I price most projects with training built-in.
You also have the option of a permanent training resource in the form of a cDVD containing tutorials. Each tutorial takes you through the key techniques in using your website and operating your software.
FRIENDLY AND APPROACHABLE CHAP
I really pride myself on being friendly and approachable. I’m also very professional and have worked with some very high profile clients, getting involved with big budget projects. But at the other end of the spectrum, if your project or design requirement is on a smaller scale you will receive equally excellent service, care and attention.