Pricing Information

Think Different Designs prices services on a per hour basis at a very reasonable rate. My current rates are as follows:

Individuals
$0
Per Hour

Small Businesses
$0
Per Hour

Non-Profits
$0
Per Hour

Understanding the Costs of Developing a Website

This information is for illustrative purposes to help you have a high-level understanding of what it may cost to build out a simple responsive website using the WordPress content management system. Let’s Get Started! so that we can discuss your unique business needs today and get you a real price quote.

Initial Costs + Year 1 Costs

Item Estimated Costs Notes
Consultation with Client FREE This is a no cost one hour initial meeting to discuss your website needs . This helps to provide Think Different Designs a better idea of what you may need overall for your website.
Domain Name

(i.e. your website address)
$15
each
Sometimes you may already own 1 or more domains or may consider purchasing more than one. This cost may be included in some hosting plans.
Initial Server Setup $75 This includes the time to create a new account (cPanel) on one of my hosted servers, set up FTP accounts, create MySQL databases and users, and install and configure WordPress and install the theme template files and any other plugins needed.
WordPress Theme Template $85 Think Different Designs generally uses X-Theme to build out your website design. This cost includes 12 months of updates.
Initial Development Costs $275 This is an estimate to create a simple responsive website with up to 5 pages of standard content at the current Small Business Rate. You may qualify for a discounted rate for non-profits and independent consultants.
Production Check Out $75 This includes the time to prepare your site for production including these activities: Set SEO-Search Engine Optimization, CloudFlare, iTheme Security, Sucuri Security - Auditing, Malware Scanner and Hardening, Google Sitemap, Google Analytics, Uptime Monitoring
Hosting Costs

(Basic Package for 12 months)
$180 This includes 12 months of hosting on one of Think Different Designs servers with the Basic Hosting Package paid upfront for 12 months of hosting at a time. Based on your future level of involvement to keep your site up-to-date and running smoothly you may prefer the Standard Hosting Package at $300 a year or $175 every 6 months (includes free $15 domain).
Total Estimated Initial Costs $705 This is only an estimate based on the above illustrative examples.
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Annual On-Going Costs

Item Estimated Costs Notes
Annual Domain Registration $15
each
You will have to renew your domain each year. This cost may be included in some hosting plans.
Annual Hosting Costs
(Basic Package for 12 months at a time)
$180 This includes 12 months of hosting on one of Think Different Designs servers with the Basic Hosting Package paid upfront for 12 months of hosting at a time. Based on your future level of involvement to keep your site up-to-date and running smoothly you may prefer the Standard Hosting Package at $300 a year or $175 every 6 months (includes free $15 domain).
Total Estimated Annual Costs $195 This is only an estimate based on the above illustrative examples. If you have an SSL Certificate or paid plugins then you may have additional annual on-going costs associated.
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Popular Additional Add-Ons You May Consider

Item Estimated Costs Notes
Email Setup and Hosting $60

YEARLY
Set up your own custom domain email ([email protected]) cost $5 per month using Google Apps for Work (includes email, Google Drive, Calendar and Google Apps) - One time set up cost of $25 in addition to monthly cost $5 billed monthly. Learn more about Google Apps for Work.
Facebook Feed $49

50% OFF ANNUAL RENEWAL
Using the The Custom Facebook Feed Pro plugin from Smash Balloon will allow you to display your Facebook Fan Page feed within your website so you only have to post one place and display on your Facebook feed and on your website.

Examples from Think Different Designs:
http://metroarts.org/
http://ndcdsm.org/news/
Instagram Feed $39

50% OFF ANNUAL RENEWAL
Using the Instagram Feed Pro Feed Pro plugin from Smash Balloon will allow you to display your Instagram feed within your website to display your Instagram photo feed directly on your website.

Examples from Think Different Designs:
http://metroarts.org/about
Twitter Feed $39

50% OFF ANNUAL RENEWAL
Using the Twitter Feed Pro plugin from Smash Balloon will allow you to display your Twitter feed within your website to display your tweets directly on your website.
Event Calendar $89

30% OFF ANNUAL RENEWAL
Using Modern Tribe’s Event Calendar Pro will allow you to display both one-time events and re-occuring events within your website.

Examples from Think Different Designs:
http://lodgeofashworth.com/events/
https://amandathepanda.org/events/list/
Import Facebook Calendar Events to your Event Calendar Automatically $49

30% OFF ANNUAL RENEWAL
Using Modern Tribe's Event Calendar Pro Facebook Events add-on, any event your have on your Facebook Fan Page can be automatically imported into your website event calendar.
Allow the General Public or Members to Submit Event Calendar Events $89

30% OFF ANNUAL RENEWAL
Using Modern Tribe's Event Calendar Pro Community Events add-on , users can submit events to your event calendar from the front-end of your website.

Examples from Think Different Designs:
http://metroarts.org/events/community/add/
Testimonials Plugin $18

YEARLY
Testimonials Showcase allows you to include nicely styled testimonials either on one page or on multiple pages, static or as a rotating slider.

Examples from Think Different Designs:
http://itcdm.com/about/testimonials/
http://monumentfamilydentistry.com/
Additional Visual Styling Elements $18

YEARLY
Allows you to include additional uniquely styled visual elements on your site. Think Different Designs recommends usage of the Ultimate Addons for Visual Composer for this.
SSL Certificate $49

YEARLY
If you are running an eCommerce site or collecting customer information you may want to consider making your website SSL secure using https instead of standard http.

Prices are estimated and are subject to change.

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Hosting Packages

Basic

$15

Per Month
Domain Registration
No Domains Included
Storage Space
500 mb
Memory Usage
64mb
Bandwidth Usage
5gb
WordPress Updates
Client Responsible For
Plug-In Updates
Client Responsible For
Content Updates
15 minutes monthly
Analytics Tracking
Reports Available On Request
Regular Backups
Client Responsible For
Uptime Monitoring
Client Responsible For

Premier

$50

Per Month
Domain Registration
2 Domains Included
Storage Space
2gb
Memory Usage
256mb
Bandwidth Usage
25gb
WordPress Updates
Updates Performed Monthly
Plug-In Updates
Updates Performed Monthly
Content Updates
45 minutes monthly
Analytics Tracking
Reports Available On Request
Regular Backups
Daily Backups with 7-Day Archive
Uptime Monitoring
Checks Every 15 Minutes

For any questions regarding our pricing plans above, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Sorry, we recommend you leave that to the professional email services that can provide you true spam protection. Google Apps for Business is what we use and have recommended countless times to clients that love it. It’s only $5 per user and you get a discount by paying annually.

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Your site will be hosted on one my leased servers with one of these providers:
a2 Hosting

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Yes you can. You will just need to provide me with FTP access and cPanel access to your hosting account. There is no guarantee that your existing host will be able to provide the supported needed for your new custom site.

If you wanting to host-on-your-own account, a popular self-hosting provider is BlueHost.

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I’ve been using Themeforest for the last 8+ years. They offer a great selection of templates at a fair cost.

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My favorite theme that I believe is really versatile, is X-Theme

Yes, if you host with Think Different Designs, we will provide you access to your cPanel for any management that you may choose to do on your own for Standard and Premier hosting plans.
No. Your videos should be hosted on your YouTube or Vimeo channel and then we will embed them into your website pages.
Most clients use PayPal Standard or Stripe for payment processing. When using these services, the payments are not processed on your server, they are processed on theirs, therefore an SSL certificate isn’t needed.
Here’s are some other recommended referral partners that you may benefit from using.

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Shopify

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