The most valuable thing I have and can offer you is my caring attention. I am always in a process of evaluating and balancing the places where I place it. A limited part of my attention is allocated to Dharma Online and a limited part of that will be allocated to you. It’s not something I can quantify but definitely something I feel.
From the moment we begin to work together you occupy a space in my attention – which lasts usually much longer then I care to admit. Officially this comes to an end when your site is launched and you are able to freely use it on your own. Then I will set you gently aside until something brings us together again. The services I offer and my approach to pricing are based on this.
Though I am often asked “How much does it cost to build a website?” – there is no simple answer to this question. Heading into the unknown is just that – it is a unique and individual process. By focusing on my core asset (see above) I have come to a relatively simple service offering which is aimed at supporting exploration rather then confining it. Below you will find a list of monthly retainers which can be used to dynamically assemble a tailored work process.
While it is theoretically possible to create a website in one month it rarely happens. It depends mostly on your wishes and your availibility – this process will probably demand more of you then you expect it to. It’s duration and intensity will depend on us balancing your wishes and your resources – it’s usually a delicate balancing act because wishes are usually infinite and resources finite.
I don’t enjoy seeing prices, even less so placing them on my own work. I only invest attention in projects that find a place in my heart. I experience the work I do as priceless. The presence of prices indicates:
- That I want there to be some kind of exchange between us – because I believe it to be a healthy interaction.
- That I still have basic physical needs which have not yet been met.
- That we are probably not physical neighbours -and we cannot exchange physical things.
- That the prices I have suggested represent a current approximate value of physical things I need so that I can continue to be with you.
These prices are not fixed – they are there to inform you. I don’t measure my work in hours and there is no point in asking me to do so. I leave you the freedom and responsibility of choosing what kind & form of exchange you wish to make and ask that you leave me a complementary freedom to choose and be responsible for how much attention I dedicate to you. I believe thatin this way a good exchange will appear.