I utilize two pricing models: hourly and fixed bid.
- Hourly: This model is ideal for clients who want the flexibility of “pay as you go” consulting. You’re in the driver’s seat with regard to defining or modifying tasks, adding features, diving deeper on particular topics, or even completely changing the direction of the project. You tell me what you’d like done, I give you a rough estimate of how long it’s likely to take, and we’re off and running.
- Fixed Bid: Under this model, we will spend some extra time up front defining deliverables and agreeing on an approximate schedule. I will then provide you with a total price for the project, and that price will not change unless we both agree to modify the scope of the project. In most cases, I will ask that you pay half of the fixed price when the project begins, and the other half upon delivery of the final product. This is great if you’re on a fixed budget and need to know up front exactly what you’re getting for your money.
I offer significant discounts to repeat clients, or those who agree to prepay for a block of hourly consulting time. I will also credit your account with a referral bonus if you bring new customers to me.
Method of Payment
I prefer to send invoices via PayPal, which gives you the flexibility of paying with a credit card or directly from your bank account. For some international customers, however, using PayPal may incur significant currency conversion fees. If that’s the case, then we will work together to find the most cost-effective way of transferring funds.