A: That’s a fair question and I’ll do my best to give a straightforward answer.
For a fairly typical small client with a fairly typical small website, my price generally starts around $2,500 from conception to delivery of your spanky new website. Some sites are much more than that, few are less.
Without question, you will find me cheaper than an ad agency or bigger web development firm, but if you are looking for a $500 website, I am not your guy.
Having said that, I sometimes take on pro-bono projects or give reduced rates for non-profits, struggling artists, people doing great things for others and the like. But this time is limited as I also have a couple of causes I already support on the reg. There is also a Family & Friends Rate for family and friends.
One of the great things about working for myself is that I get to pick and choose who I work with, and doing work for folks that are trying to make a positive difference in the world makes me happy. I have also discovered the power of saying “no” – a freedom I didn’t have in my ad agency days.
But if you have a great idea and I have the bandwidth available, perhaps I can help, even if it is only to refer you to someone else.
It can’t hurt to ask.