My fee is $150 per hour. For some services this is ridiculously low for others it is outrageously high. But for most tasks related to technology it is a fair price.Billing is done in 1/2 hour increments with a 2 hour minimum.

I charge a straight hourly rate. If travel is involved any direct expenses such as airline tickets, meals, tolls, hotels etc. are added to the hourly rate. Travel time is billed at 1/2 the hourly rate. Discounts can be arranged if the travel is to Hawaii or Florida.

Estimates can only be provided if the scope of the work is well defined. User Stories are a great way to describe the features needed in a software application. If the project is to improve a current process then the steps in the process need to be documented. The What’s Next Analysis is a very useful tool to document a process. Both of these applets can be added to your application at no cost. 

I'm aware that many projects have difficulty getting off the ground. This may mean that a project is put on hold for a few weeks after work has started. If I am waiting for information or a decision from you, there is a fee of $150 per week to keep the project open. If you notify me that you need to put the project on hold then no fee is charged.

Once you have decided to go ahead with a project I require a good faith deposit of $150.  

A sample Software Agreement is here

Discounts are available for students, job seekers and very interesting projects.

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