As a contractor, my pricing is
usually done on a bid price basis. Once I have met with a client
and get an idea of the scope of their project, I can calculate the
hours necessary to completion and arrive at a bid price. Most of
the time I will require a portion of the price down on contract
signing and/or design acceptance and at least one other payment
during the course of the project. Final payment is usually due 30
days upon completion, acceptance by my client and receipt of my
final invoice. Structuring payment this way can help my clients to
spread the project cost over time and reduces the exposure of both
the client and myself. All payments will be made upon my
presentation of a partial payment invoice or a final invoice to my
If my client prefers it, I can charge on an hourly basis. Current
per hour charges for 2012 are $37.50 for off-site work and $53.00
for on-site work. Projects priced hourly can be billed on a weekly
basis or at specified intervals during the course of the project. Project timesheets are kept and can be presented with
invoicing on request.
If the project is web related, I will have the work posted on my
site on a separate private page. At any time my client can
review all work done to date and measure my progress towards
deadline. This also allows for small changes to be made in the
site design while it is still easy to do so.
Major design changes that occur after initial design acceptance
may require a restructured contract and an extended deadline.
If you have any other questions about contract or hourly pricing,
please visit my 'contact' page and give me a call or an email.