Services I offer:
- WordPress plugin development
- WordPress theme development
- WordPress site hosting
- Git Repository Management
- Email Hosting
- PostCSS driven CSS development
- PHP development
- Domain management
- LAMP server management
With so many projects going on at any given time I have found that the traditional office style meetings are ineffective at communicating and managing scope. It is impossible for us to track all the information for all the projects in our head. If the communication is written down, everyone has a reference of what was discussed so memory is not a factor. On large projects a weekly check-in through email is commonly scheduled. Paired with a staging environment, this process keeps everyone current on progress.
I have spent years refining this process and have come up with the following which has proven to be effective.
- All scope must be in writing.
- Scope is handed off with included annotated designs or wire frames when possible.
- Communication is done almost exclusively through email, Twist, or Slack.
- Estimates are given only after the scope is digested by the developer.
- Meetings are used only when someone is having a hard time understanding something through text.
$80 per hour
I take time to build things like unit testing and continuous integration. I may only spend 50 hours building your app but I’m going to take another 10 to make sure it’s future proof. I also bill for meetings and scoping. In almost all cases, I will quote and invoice you a flat rate for the project.
I require 50% up front and the balance upon completion or before going live. Long term projects may be split into monthly billing depending on the size and length of the project. Any project under $500 will require full payment up front.
The majority of projects will require me to setup a local/staging environment as well as a deployment structure. I charge a one-time fee of $200 for new projects which require this setup. If this fee applies, it will be communicated as a separate line item on the invoice before work begins.
Emergency Rate: $120 per hour
If I am not currently working on a task/project for you and you need something immediately which causes me to delay or postpone previously scheduled work for another client, the emergency rate will be in affect. This also applies to any work which is requested to be completed before paying the down payment.
WordPress Site Hosting
$100 per month
Hosting includes a fully managed experience. I take care of setup, maintenance, and adjustments to hosting environment.
If you are getting more then 20,000 unique visitors a month, we will have to look at something larger.
Git Repository Management
$5 a month
Fully managed Git repository. I take care of hosting, managements, upgrades etc. Optionally I will also setup deployments for this repository so you can push code to your site just by merging a branch for an additional $20 a month.
$30 per year
I do offer the purchase, renewal, and management of domains. The rate per domain is $30 a year if the domain is paired with my hosting. If you are hosting elsewhere the rate is $80 a year.
$5 per email, per month
Emails hosted on your custom domain. Web access to your emails as well as support for all standard email clients and devices. Email client setup instructions provided.
Lamp Server Management
0-10 sites is $500 a month
10-50 sites is $1000 a month
50+ sites, let’s talk
For those who want to offer hosting to their clients or have a lot of sites to host, I do offer server management.
This is a good fit for lots of medium to low traffic sites. If the sites you plan to host are getting more than $20,000 unique visitors a month, it’s better to have the sites hosted on separate servers. If you are interested in server management for sites with moderate or heavy traffic, I can create a custom server structure and quote tailored to your unique situation.
I take care of server setup and maintenance. I also handle the setup of any site accounts on the server. You are given full file and database access to the accounts on the server to setup and manage your sites at will. All server issues are included. All code related issues include light diagnostic but any repair requested is billed hourly.