Our web design and logo design services are done using Trust-Based Pricing; additional services like website hosting, domain registration, and website support are available to our clients, billed on an annual basis. We also do a limited number of projects each year in a Gift Economy.
We build websites for clients using Trust Based Pricing because we believe it is a fairer and more just way to do business. Our relationship with our clients is based on mutual trust and respect.
Working with us is simple and straightforward: we will design and build you a website and we trust you to pay us what you think is a fair value for our work.
Before we begin, we’ll provide you with a detailed proposal with a timeline and a range of costs for your website. When we finish your website, you’ll pay us any amount within that range you feel is fair.
Trust-Based Pricing system gives you control. It allows you to decide the final price, based on how well you like the finished product and how well you enjoyed working with us. It protects our time and our work and makes sure we keep our lights on.
Trust Based Pricing might feel a little different, but it works very well, and our clients overwhelmingly think it is a fantastic way to work because everyone is treated fairly.
Trust-Based Pricing works like this:
- You request a free estimate through this website.
- We set up a time to chat, in person if we can, so we can get a clearer idea of your needs.
- We send a detailed estimate with timelines and a price range.
- You accept the estimate and send a deposit.
- We get to work on schedule and send regular progress updates.
- We reach a specified milestone, about 60% of the way through, and you send a second deposit.
- We finish the project, you approve and send final payment within the price range.
- We deliver the completed project, with all files and passwords included.
Granted, this is not the way most web designers work; in fact, it’s not the way most of the business world works. It seems to us that things are changing, however, and we invite you to consider being a part of something special: a business relationship founded on mutual trust and gratitude.
Gift Economy Pricing
Since 2012, we have been working in a Gift Economy. While it is a very rewarding way to work, we found it is not sustainable outside of our local community.
As we grew larger and attracted a wider client base, we discovered that people outside our community – who we did not know personally, who were not local to us, and who we could not meet with in person — too frequently did not support our work sufficiently. Sadly, sometimes not at all.
The community is essential for a successful Gift Economy, so we have decided to put some healthy boundaries on working this way.
We are eager to work in a Gift Economy with local individuals, small businesses, community-based organizations, and progressive and non-profit organizations. Generally, with people who are trying to help other people. We want to help as many organizations as we can. However we are very selective about the projects we choose to work on this way, and we are limiting the number of Gift Economy projects we’ll take on each year.
If you would like to work with us in a Gift Economy, we want to ensure it is a mutually rewarding experience. Please complete our Gift Economy application so we can review your project and determine if we are a good match for each other.