Frequently Asked Questions

Website Mentoring is a service for clients who want to build and maintain their own websites, but need help doing it.

Website Maintenance is a service for clients who already have one or more websites and need changes made to them periodically, but don’t have the time or the inclination to do it themselves.

Website Development is a service for clients who need a website developed.

Website Design is a service for clients who need a website designed.

Yes and no.

All web development is done using a php/mySQL framework that I developed myself, which includes an administration section that provides whatever level of control over your website is appropriate given your skill set and your preferences. Each site is custom-made for you, but the framework allows me to keep the cost relatively low while still having complete control over every aspect of your website.
I also use JavaScript wherever necessary, though I find that most tasks can be accomplished with php.
Of course, every website involves html and css. With my framework, there is very little need for straight html. css (cascading style sheets) controls the way your website looks. I do not work with asp.

For hourly work, $60/hour. For larger projects, (about $1000 or more) I can give you a fixed price if you prefer.

Personal or business check, bank check or money order, and PayPal are all gladly accepted. At this time, credit cards are not accepted.

I respond to all inquiries personally. Not posting my phone number allows me to work uninterrupted and respond to inquiries in between tasks, in other words to manage my time better. Additionally, using written communication provides a record of what was said, where phone communication requires the additional task of recording critical details.
Once I’ve begun to work on your project, or in many cases long before that, you can call me to discuss it. Often the discussion can be advanced much more quickly over the phone, so it isn’t off the table by any means. But the phone is not an appropriate tool for me to field initial inquiries.
If you have a project you would like to discuss, click here to begin that process.

Certainly. Just use my contact form.

Whether you need help with every task or just a nudge in the right direction every now and then, we will work at your pace
And if there’s a task you need done that you can’t do yourself, I can do it for you.

It begins with a conversation via Skype or phone. You tell me about your website and what you need help with. The first 30 minutes is free.

After 30 minutes, if you want to continue working together, we can just keep talking if we’re both free. Or, we can make an appointment for our next session.

As we continue to work together, you are always in control of the pace and the direction. We can talk as often or as seldom as you’d like, and about whatever topics you need help with.

The first 30 minutes is free for new clients. After that, you pay just $1.25 per minute.

Billing is by the minute, and not rounded to hours or quarter hours. If we talk for 38 minutes, you pay for 38 minutes.

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