Rates and Terms of Business

Web services* are offered at a rate of $60 CAD per hour. A typical site will require anywhere from 10 to 50 hours of services, including gathering and documenting user requirements, graphic and layout design, and design implementation. An initial one hour consultation and estimates are offered at no charge; if the project total is less than 10 hours, the initial one hour consultation will be billable.

Terms of Business:

  • After your initial one hour consultation, provided free of charge, I’ll provide you with a detailed estimate of proposed work tasks and the costs associated with those tasks. My web services are provided at a rate of $60 per hour. These fees do not include those that must be paid to domain registration or site hosting companies.
  • For a project in excess of 3 hours (for both new sites and maintenance of existing sites), I require 1/3 of the estimated fees up-front as a retainer before any agreed-upon work can proceed. Work will not begin until that amount has been paid. The retainer is non-refundable under any circumstances.
  • At the completion of the web site, based on your sign-off, the remainder of the fees will be payable.
  • Future maintenance, after sign-off, will be billed at the usual $60 per hour. Each task will be estimated in a detailed manner and business will be conducted as above.
  • Time spent is billed in 15 minute increments; invoices will be sent out monthly, or more frequently depending on the size of the outstanding amount
*Note that more complex programming projects are billed at $85 per hour.