By the hour
I charge an hourly rate of £25.
I keep a track of the time I’m working for you, rounded up or down to the nearest 15 minutes, and I’ll send you a time report with your invoice so you can see a full breakdown of the tasks I’ve been working on for you.
You’ll usually receive an invoice at the end of each month unless specified otherwise.
If you need regular help with your business every month, a retainer is the best option for you.
Decide how many hours you’d like me to work for you each month and those hours are available for you to use as and when you need them. Don’t worry if you need extra hours every now and again though.
I’ll issue an invoice to you in advance, which must be paid before I carry out any work for you.
If you have a project you’d like me to work on for you, let’s talk about it.
Once we’ve agreed on exactly what it is you require me to do, we can decide together on the right price for the whole project.
We’ll also decide on payment frequency and I’ll invoice you accordingly.
My promise to you
I will conduct my business affairs based on sound, ethical principles and will communicate fairly and honestly with both you and your clients, associates, employees and suppliers.
I will maintain my high professional standards by staying abreast of advances within my industry and strive for excellence through professional improvement.
I will conduct your business affairs in a professional manner, avoiding behaviour that could bring your business or reputation into disrepute.
I will respect the confidentiality of your personal and business practices and recognise your ownership of any intellectual copyright pertaining to your business activities.
The small print in a nutshell
My minimum invoice amount is for one hour, with each subsequent hour charged in 15 minute increments rounded up or down to the nearest quarter of an hour. However, your initial one hour consultation will be free of charge.
During your initial consultation, amongst other things, we’ll discuss how you would like tasks completing, your timescales, how we can best work together and how you’d like me to communicate with you.
Once we’ve agreed everything and so we both know where we are, we’ll both sign a contract that puts everything we’ve discussed into writing.
Hours agreed as part of a retainer package can’t be carried over to the next month, so make sure you keep track of them. If you’re nearing your limit, I’ll let you know.
I’ll usually invoice you either monthly or at an agreed frequency. However, new clients will initially be invoiced two weekly. I’ll track my time and provide a detailed time report with your invoice.
Expenses, such as postage, printing and other stationery, that I need to buy on behalf of your business will be invoiced at cost.
My payment terms are 14 days, to be paid by bank transfer. Once an invoice becomes overdue, unfortunately I won’t be able to carry out any more work for you.