Rates & Terms

Consulting Rate: $175/hr 

Contractor Rate: $200/hr 

30-min Phone or Email Consultation:

Free of charge, assuming no NDA is needed.  For the purpose of introductions and determining how I can help with your project.  

Feasibility Study: 

I often recommend starting with a “feasibility study”.  This typically takes just a few hours or perhaps a day, prepaid at my consulting rate.  It allows us to get deeper into technical aspects of your project that might need further explanation or require an NDA to discuss.

Payment Methods:

Generally, payments are collected in advance for however many hours you need at a time (pay as you go) and can be made by credit card, check, or ACH.  A typical invoice would be either 20 or 40 hours. 

Large U.S. customers with good credit have the additional option to issue a P.O. that I can invoice against throughout the duration of the project.  Net-15 is my preferred term in that case.

IP Protection and Non-disclosure: 

I take great care to protect your ideas and the designs I create for you.  I do not disclose your proprietary info to 3rd parties without your permission, nor do I re-use or share proprietary designs.  All of my computers and devices are password-protected.  I use encrypted hard drive backups, which are rotated to a safe deposit box, as well as end-to-end encrypted, private key cloud backups.  My correspondence is over SSL, using a secure LAN, and I use a P3-level shredder to dispose of any sensitive documents.  I sign NDAs with careful consideration once I’ve been selected as the consultant on a project and the work is about to begin.