What Project Sizes Do We Take On?
Money's important, so let’s talk about it. We always aim to deliver the highest value you can get. This means we’re not a bargain type service. For web development, we’re currently taking on smaller projects, starting at $1.700. Most of our projects are in the $5.000 range and beyond.
Why We Quote On a Per Project Basis
We operate with fixed pricing, based on the scope of the project. This way neither of us get any surprises along the way. You know from the very beginning what the project is going to cost.
Knowing the budget upfront, allows us to prioritize tasks to maximize your return on investment. We get to provide the best value, and you get the best deliverable.
Why We Don’t Charge Hourly Rates
When billing hourly, clients tend to want us to work faster. But when tasks are rushed, quality suffers. And we might end up with a product of less value to you. Less value for you means less benefits for your business. You’re not happy. And if we can’t stand behind the quality we provide, we’re not happy.
Does Fixed Pricing Mean New Ideas Can’t Be Implemented During The Process?
Definitely not. It’s not uncommon that the requirements of a project change as it progresses. We accommodate new ideas by being flexible in adding change orders to the original proposal.
Get in touch to get an estimate for your project.
But I’ve Seen People Offering To Make a Website For A Fraction Of That
Yes, we absolutely believe it. While many are already familiar with such pitfalls, this is something we get asked. And we get it—the offerings you come across when needing a new website, can seem like a minefield of confusing terminology and sales pitches. So let’s take a moment to talk about it. We’re not saying these types of “bargain services” are plain scams, they may be well intended. Whoever is offering them, might fully believe they are offering a solid service.
But, here’s what you need to know.
Bottom of the barrel offers, consisting merely of dropping in your logo and wrangling bits of content into a website, that has already been built by someone else, built for someone else, or built for a generic purpose, won’t achieve your goals. Such websites are pushed out in moments, with no regard to your unique product, service, audience or needs. It’s something that can be done with minimal, or none at all, knowledge in web development, ux design or web strategy.
In the real world however, successful digital implementations are the result of meticulous strategic processes. Every business, at any given stage, has a different competitive advantage, audience, goals and unique needs. These are the same reasons why a pre-made, generic website is a bad idea. In fact, it will hurt your business.
Why? When leaving out the entire process and logic behind strategically reaching for a goal, you end up confusing your customers and you miss opportunities. You’ll have no one obsessing over the research and fine details, that make or break success online. The saying “if you confuse, you lose” holds very true in this instance. Because of a lack of UX Content Strategy, Search Engine Optimization strategy and technical optimization, your search engine rankings will suffer. We won't even get into the design-first problems and further technical issues.
Now, compare this to working with someone who follows a meticulous process and understands that there is a link between revenue and the quality of your web presence.
Furthermore, businesses raise their prices as their skills improve and calendars fill. So if you find someone who’ll do work at rock bottom prices, what does this say about how in demand they are? And after all, if you’re paying someone $300 for a website, will they really care about whether you succeed or not? Or will they be more concerned about their next quick buck?
Don’t believe us? That's ok! You’re not our client right now—but you are most welcome to contact us after having tried what we just warned you about. In fact, we get excited to work with someone who’s gained crucial insight into what approach doesn’t work.
Flexibility and Transparent Pricing
Hiring a digital partner can feel like a gamble, especially if this is your first time. That’s why we treat the first phase of the process, the discovery phase, as its own deliverable—with it’s own separate price tag. Even if you decide not to continue after receiving the proposal, you still receive the insights from the research. Although, we have yet to have anyone take advantage of this.
With us, you know from the very beginning where every dollar is going. Aside from being legal documents ensuring you get what you pay for, we aspire for our contracts to be even more valuable as a means of communication.
Payment Schedules and Dates
If we decide to work together, we will require an initial deposit in order to reserve your start date for the project. We are generally happy to split payments up in terms throughout the project lifecycle, depending on the nature and length of each project. However we require payment in full before handing over the finished deliverable. We usually offer a discount if the project is paid in full in advance.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask us anything at [email protected]