CREATIVE SHORT TERM PROJECTS
For shorter creative projects, my rate ranges from $55 to $150 per hour.
Have a tight budget? I totally understand. Before you gasp and click away, let me put it this way: what might take you a couple of weeks to learn on YouTube, money you have to fork over for various software or programs, cash you have to throw down for an iPad Pro (and all the pencils and brushes that you might need), to then fumble around on the backend of your website or your email-dashboard, to only get distracted by a feature that makes you question, "Hmmm should I try this strategy and software too?" To then only realize you didn't do a damn thing with your website, email sequence, or sales page.
And there you are, it's hours past noon. You're still in your pajamas. On your fifth cup of coffee. Your teeth feel fuzzy because you still haven't brushed them yet, and you're wishing you would have just hired someone instead of DIYing your online business.
I'm also going to guess that you're really damn good at something, like, it's your thang. Your gifted AF. You loooove working in your zone of genius, sitting in your sweet-spot, and you're lit up about being in your life's calling. Wouldn't you rather be focusing on that instead of figuring out what the hell a HEX code is and why you need it?
What might take you hours (maybe even weeks) might only take me as little as 15 minutes. At my hourly rate of $150, that's only $37.50 for you.
(And yes, often times I'm able to complete smaller projects in well under an hour.)
WEBSITE DESIGN & BUILDS
My personal opinion is that less is more when it comes to most websites. A home page, about page, product or work-with-me page, and contact form is typically plenty for most service based businesses. Nobody will be as excited about your website as you. You're really the only one who's going to be thrilled about it. Everyone else is there to get value or send you cash - make it easy for them to do that.
As much as you'd like to pour time and money into building a beautiful website that has shit loads of features and movement because it looks cool, consider your client who cares more about what you're offering and isn't saying to themselves, "If only their site had more images sliding in and out as I scroll." If you're going to overwhelm your client, let it be with your genius and gifts, not all the moving parts on a web page.
Unless you have a web designer who's on staff full time and able to make changes immediately, I think every small business owner should be able to make small updates on a whim. Even for the non-tech-savvy person, I find that *SquareSpace and Shopify are the most user friendly with drag and drop features (depending on your type of business). I design websites in a way that allows my client's to make updates, publish blog posts, and make small changes as needed.
Think of it like hiring someone to build and style your home, and when you want to update your space to decorate for fall, all you have to do is change out the pillows and decor. It's easy!
SIMPLE 3-PAGE SITE: Starting at $6,500 and takes less than 1 month to complete.
FULLER ROBUST SITE: Starting at $15,000 and takes 2 to 3 months to complete.
*If you're working with a pre-existing site on another platform that's other than SquareSpace of Shopify, I'm still open to discussing details.