Estimate & Client Portal: Now that we have met and discussed many of the Bullets listed above and additional information from our appointment we will provide you with a detailed Estimate for your Web Design and any other services you may have requested. Your Estimate will arrive via Email Link to your Client Portal which will have your Estimate and eventually Designs, Contracts and Invoices and more.
Deposit and Design: Once the Estimate is provided and agreed upon with corresponding Contracts signed off, we ask for a 30% Deposit for us to move forward with the first steps of your design. You will be linked to a Dropbox folder in which we provide a Folder Directory of your website wireframe. Each page / section of your website will be properly named so that you can provide any agreed upon images and or copy into the appropriate folder within Dropbox. This streamlines the project but also provides clarity in knowing what you need to provide in the properly placed Folder Wireframe.
Payments and Milestones: Our preference is to have 2 payments you provide us – Deposit of 30% and Balance Owed once your website is Approved by you but prior to your new design going Live for public consumption. Our feeling is that Milestones or Progress Payments can easily stall the entire process. Imagine having to make 6 payments over a 90 period based on minimal work for us to reach that Milestone. The process easily can get stalled, we need to waste time in most cases waiting for you to approve a small design update, you need to make a Milestone Progress payment and just writing this all out is cumbersome so we don’t bother with the Milestone concept, it simply just slows the entire process down. 30% Deposit – We Design – You Approve – Balance Paid – Website Live – Period.