We provide fixed bids
There is security in knowing exactly what is going to be delivered, by when, and for how much. That is why all of our bids are fixed and this requires we fully diagnose your needs before prescribing a solution.
Thrive will help you get crystal clear on your project needs and success criteria and will provide the appropriate scope of work, price, and timeline needed.
Diagnosis first. Then prescription. Anything else is malpractice.
Typically, it takes Thrive 2-3 conversations to give you an exact price for your project.
This is the most important phase of your project.
There are 3 levers for every project
- Time - how long it will take to deliver the project.
- Quality - is the solution scalable, easy to use, and feature-rich? Does it deliver on the promise?
- Price - $, bread, bucks, cheddar, moolah.
We recommend ordering these three (3) levers in priority for your project.
Then ask yourself how will you know this project is a success? Get specific.
We can also help you get clarity on a quick phone call.
Ambiguity is the killer of your projects. Get clarity with Thrive.
While we can't give you an exact price for your project until we know your needs, our website projects typically start at:
How we get to your project price.
The outer rim of this model defines the nine services we provide to increase your leads, sales, and bottom line. You many need one, three, or all nine of these for your business.
That is why pricing is so variable.
If you want to see how this is all connected check more about our Blueprint for Online Excellence.
We are happy to walk you through this model and determine the scope, cost, and timeline of your project.
website pricing faqs.
We need to know what you want this website to accomplish. Are you selling products? Do you need to position yourself as the go-to choice in a crowded market? Is it a one-page website about your cat?
Like any other project, the cost is determined by 3 main factors:
With the fourth variable being the company. Are you hiring an agency, a freelancer, or Steve who works out of his mom's basement and just graduated from college? Don't hire Steve... he's a nice guy... but you need results!
Thrive can get you to the exact amount it will take to deliver a website that meets your goals. We'll even narrow down the scope and timeline for you.
If you'd like to get this process started, contact us.
"If You Think It’s Expensive To Hire A Professional To Do The Job, Wait Until You Hire An Amateur." - Red Adair
If you'd like a longer version of this answer please read our blog post How much does a WordPress website cost.
We bid our projects on a fixed rate for a fixed scope. For ad-hoc work our billable rate as of January 1st, 2020 is $125 per hour and we bill in 1/4 hour increments and invoice at the end of each month. In order to be eligible for ad hoc work you'll have to be on one of our WordPress care plans.
All of Thrive's staff work remotely from their home-based offices.
- Noah (CEO) - Seattle
- Adam (Director, PM) - United Kingdom
- Nick (Design, Strategy) - Australia
- Holli (Photography) - West Seattle
- Susan (Copywriting) - Orlando
- Richard (Support) - San Diego
- Carrie (Social Media) - Chicago
- Simon & Matt (SEO) - Australia
- Linda (PPC) - Australia
It depends on the kind of website you need. For example, a business authority website takes Thrive 10-14 weeks including professional copywriting, photography, design, development, and rounds of feedback whereas an e-Commerce site can take upward of six (6) months.
Some factors that can impact the timeline are whether a project includes:
- Logo design
- Branding style guide creation
- Photography package
- Copywriting services
- E-commerce functionality
- Membership functionality
- 3rd party API integration
- Social media strategy
- Search Engine Optimization
- Google Adwords
- Has the client been involved in a website project before?
- Availability of client for meetings/review/feedback
- Thrive takes December 22nd - Jan 2nd every year.
The good news is we come up with a timeline for the project as well as scope and cost during our intake process.
We also give email status reports every Monday with exactly what we have done that week and what is up next.
Thrive strives to have the best process and communication of any Seattle web design agency.
A solid discovery process will minimize any changes to scope but priorities can shift during the middle of a project.
Any new functionality, design, and content not outlined in the initial agreement will usually require changes to the budget and timeline.
Don't worry, we'll agree on any changes to the budget and timeline before the additional work commences.
A website is like a house, car, or vacation.
They all have wide ranges of prices that are dependant on the features, functionality, and finesse that you are looking for.
We ask a lot of questions in a one-hour conversation to figure out exactly what you are looking for, what it will take to deliver your ideal website, and how much that will cost.
We will find out the rough price of your project early on in phase 1 of our process. Soon after that, you'll have the exact price to deliver on your project.
website before & after videos.
5 steps to a winning website project.
Successful website projects require tight cooperation between a company and its design partner. In this guide, we've put together 5 crucial steps to a winning website project.
Learn the basics for a successful project. What you don't know that you don't know could ruin an otherwise successful venture.