To Get Started, you will need an Initial Consultation with us. This Consultation costs $45 an hour (minimum) and is NON-NEGOTIABLE. This pays for our time and experience used to discuss your situation and to see if we are a good fit to work with each other. This must be done via phone after you send us an email letting us know you would like to schedule time to discuss your needs and goals as you see them. Once your Consultation Fee is paid in full to us (online via PayPal is fine), we will schedule a time for US to call YOU. If we do proceed with your project through to completion, we reserve the right to apply all or part of your Initial Consultation Fee to your Final Balance Due at the end of your project.
We will tell you up front that we have found this process to be extremely helpful for weeding out those potential clients who are not actually able to afford our services, not yet ready for a website or just want to “pick our brains.” This is nothing personal, just business. Since we work from home and have a working farm with animals to tend to in addition to our web, music and graphic design services, this requirement also helps us practice better time management by staying on topic with you. Because of this requirement, we are still able to take care of things (animals & weather events) that cannot wait. We are actually quite friendly in general, but schedules are an important part of our lifestyle here – and we imagine, probably yours as well.
That said, during the scheduled Consultation, we will ask you several questions that are relative to what we think you are asking for and about. After discussing all the information presented to us, we will quickly let you know what we think we will or possibly will NOT be able to do to help resolve your situation. If we determine we feel we can offer you a good, creative result paired with a good working relationship, then within approximately 24-48 hrs (usually less) after we complete our call with you, we will send you a FREE Overall Cost Estimate in writing via email.