Custom web development can be expensive so I generally work with established organisations and those with a larger development budget. My bills can quickly run into the thousands of euros.
I can advise on ways to minimise costs for lower-budget projects, such as using pre-made templates and administration panels. If your website does not immediately require a content management system then massive savings can be made.
My Hourly Rate
I charge €80 per hour + VAT for all services related to web development. I have to charge by the hour because there are too many unknown variables when it comes to websites.
I apply a minimum charge of €20 (15 minutes work) + VAT for small jobs, such as installing plugins or making minor text changes.
What do I charge for?
As a freelance worker I have to ensure that all of my time spent working on your project is covered. This includes all web development work and meetings.
I consider web development work to include: planning, coding and configuring hosting technology.
I generally don't need to meet my clients in order to complete a project but I am of course happy to meet. Unfortunately, I have to bill for meetings once a project begins.
I do not provide fixed quotations and I can only calculate rough estimates. The final bill will usually differ from any estimates given and the accuracy of these estimates is entirely dependent on the quality of technical information made available to me.
Website Hosting Fees
Basic Cloud Hosting
My basic cloud hosting package will easily handle a thousand unique visitors to your website each day. This is usually far more power than most local business websites need.
Every website that I host achieves between 99.7% to 100% uptime, all year round, with consistently fast load times.
This package includes SSL certificates, backups and uptime monitoring to ensure your website is always online.
I generally host my websites on European cloud farms but I also provide Ireland based servers through Amazon Web Services (AWS).
€249 / yr + VAT
WordPress Website Management
If you don't have the time to keep your WordPress website up to date then it is imperative that you hire someone to do it for you. An out of date WordPress website is an easy target for malicious scripts that roam the internet.
This package includes monthly WordPress core and plugin updates with testing and security monitoring.
I can only offer this service at €99/yr + VAT if I am also hosting your website. If your site is hosted elsewhere then I charge €199/yr + VAT.
€99*/ yr + VAT
Bigger servers available
I also provide much more powerful servers and server management for high-traffic or resource-intensive websites.