Hire a Web Developer – FAQ


Hire a Web Developer – FAQ


How do I hire you as a freelance web developer?

The first step is to send me your project requirements. You can do this by visiting my request quote page and filling out the form as completely as possible. Or you can simply contact me with a detailed description of what you are looking for and any questions you may have.

Once I receive your request I will email you a free quote for consideration. Then, if you decide to hire me, I’ll draw up a contract in which I spell out the project requirements, the estimated time to complete the project, and the project cost. I’ll send this to you along with an invoice for a deposit so that work can begin.

What do you charge to build a website?

The cost depends upon exactly what is needed – some of the factors include how much custom visual design you want, what kind of back-end functionality is required, and whether or not a database-driven interactive website is needed.

To find out how much it would cost to build your website, you can request a free web development quote here. I am always happy to work with my clients to create a custom package that falls within their budget if at all possible.

What kind of payment do you accept?

I accept debit or credit through PayPal or Google Wallet. I also accept checks or cash from local clients.

What kind of support and maintenance do you provide once you’ve built my website?

I offer one month of free support to fix bugs or other problems that did not surface during the project’s testing phase.

What a bug is: any area of the website that is not working according to the requirements laid out in our contract, i.e., something that is broken.

What a bug is not: adding a brand new requirement or changing something to look or function differently than we originally discussed.

After the month of free support, you are welcome to hire me for website troubleshooting and maintenance services if you wish.

Who owns the website when the project is complete?

This is an important question. Many people don’t realize that the free site-builder tools offered by many hosting companies come with a catch: you do not own the site you built with those tools. You are actually renting it. If you encounter problems with your web host down the road and need to switch providers (and this really does happen from time to time) that “free” website will not come with you. Which means you just lost your entire website and will have to start over from scratch.

However, you will receive 100% ownership of the site I build for you from the moment the final bill has been paid.