So you have a project, you need some help, but you are on a tight budget. We work mostly with small operations so we keep the rates simple and visible so there are no surprises. The rates work like this.
Static site – $350
We’ll meet to discuss the concept and decide whether we want to continue. If so, a $75 deposit will pay for a wire frame or first draft, and a revised draft. If we decide to proceed, then we will require the rest of the payment before turning the draft into a website that you can upload onto your chosen web server or hosting service.
This is for people who want a web presence and do not plan on changing the information much. Maybe all you need is your information and a quick listing of your services with a couple of testimonials or pictures. This page will be static so future changes and maintenance will be done by yourself or incur our standard rate.
Self Serve / Blog – $500
We’ll meet to discuss the concept and decide whether we want to continue. If so, a $75 deposit will pay for a wire frame or first draft, and a revised draft. If we decide to proceed, then we will require the rest of the payment before we install and tailor your WordPress powered website on your chosen hosting service. We will also include an additional hour to go over how to log in and make changes to your website, as well as an overview of recommended plug ins.
This is for people who intend to blog or update their content often. It is also for people who want to get their hands a little dirty and want to go under the hood. The site will be powered by Word Press, which means that you will be able to log in and update your website content as often as you need. You will be able to post blog’s, respond to comments, and add or update your image galleries as often as you want, without having to pay someone to do it for you. Word press is also a very robust framework that with a large community and a multitude of themes and plugins for just about any need.
Depending on your comfort level, you should be able to handle most of your website needs yourself. We are of course available to give you a hand (default rate will be charged). Just remember, it’s usually better to get help BEFORE you do something. If you wait until your website is ‘not working’ to get help, you may not be able to get the help you need quickly enough.
SEO services – Starts at $150/mo
With so many people researching purchases online, SEO is a hot topic that is likely to stay hot. The problem with SEO is that it is often misunderstood, so we added a separate SEO FAQs page discussing SEO and another detailing our SEO services.
Additional Notes on Web Sites
Your domain name and server space is up to you to procure. Brutus Labs will ftp the site onto your chosen server. If you require help choosing a hosting server or purchasing your domain name we can definitely help. Especially if you bribe us with pizza.
You are responsible for your content and pictures. If you need help with this, then default rate applies for the creation of content and photography.
Logo – Business Cards – T-shirt Design
We’ll meet to discuss the concept and decide whether we want to continue. If so, a $75 deposit will pay for a first draft, and a meeting to discuss changes.
We will need full payment before starting on the revised final draft. If we require more changes or interactions then the default rate applies. If due to complexity, we require more time, we will let you know as soon as this becomes apparent and will give you an estimate so you are not blindsided.
Full payment of the $75 plus any extra hourly costs would be needed before the final files are delivered to you.
In the case that you want us to also delivering a physical good, such as the printed business cards or t-shirts, we will also require 50%-100% of the cost as a deposit before the order is placed, depending on the size of the order. We will give you an estimate and payment details ahead of time, we don’t like surprises either.
Cost of physical goods is in ADDITION to the Design cost, unless otherwise noted.
For all other work not priced above, our default rate is $35 per hour. Anything not covered already will usually default to this rate.