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Clark IP: Budgeting for Website Services
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The information presented on this page is for budgeting and estimating only and should not be interpreted as a set of fixed fees. Service provided by our team of experienced consultants and trainers. Travel time and expenses outside Snohomish County, WA, are separately billable. All services are individually quoted; ask your representative for more information. We do not compete on price; for cheap hosting deals we suggest you go here (actually that was our second suggestion; MORE about "free" websites smiley). [Compare Features] [Purchase Now]



Implementation and Training

S = Standard; P = Professional; J = Journalmaker; E = Enterprise

Item S P J E
Quick Start Package (QSP) includes database setup, domain registration or transfer, template and tool selection, and adaptation and installation of user-supplied or user-selected graphics with up to six hours editor training or development support (telephone and online training). Instead of learning esoteric "web stuff" you apply your valuable time to your content. [BUY NOW] $495
Professional Setup includes QSP and activation of selected optional professional tools (directory, members... as appropriate to project) and up to twelve hours of customization, editor training and/or development support. Requires minimum, non-cancelable six month term of service. from
$895
Journalmaker Setup includes Professional setup, plus comprehensive article management system, plus banner advertising system and other tools, plus up to 20 hours of customization, editor training and/or development support. Requires minimum, non-cancelable six month term of service. from
$1,595
Enterprise Setup includes Professional or Journalmaker setup, up to thirty hours editor training and/or development support. Includes all interactive and fundraising tools. Option to use member networking or to define subordinate constituent sites. Requires minimum, non-cancelable six month term of service. from
$1,995
Additional customization and/or training is available at hourly, daily or weekly or project rates.

Publishing, Hosting, Domain Administration, Technical Support

S = Standard; P = Professional; J = Journalmaker; E = Enterprise

Hosting & Domain Administration: Includes use of Sitemaker CMS and/or Journalmaker editing suite, tools, automated content management and design systems. All support is on our server network. Technical support is as shown for Premium and Journalmaker sites. No content support is included (does not include manipulation of text, graphics, or other content; see Creative Support below). Bandwidth-intensive tools including podcasting are likely to incur additional storage and bandwidth costs. Domain administration and renewal are included while an account is current; delinquent accounts will be assessed a restart charge.

Do not compare these fees to "hosting" deals you find on the Web. Most of the recurring fees are not for hosting or machine resources. They also reflect the time you will save on data management and the salary you will not pay a "webmaster" to manage your site. Any competent writer or manager can manage the data in your site, and one Clark IP-trained liaison person can manage the structure and design easily.


Standard Sitemaker Package

Item S      
Standard service includes
  • Sitemaker CMS design and publishing system with rock-solid navigation
  • Sitemaker tools with automatic layout: blog, contact form, FAQ, calendar, guestbook, gallery.
  • Up to ten general purpose pages with user-definable layout.
  • Data backup and limited prepaid technical consultation
  • Typically follows Quick Start Package.
Other services are priced separately. Creative support in the Standard package is 100% billable; technical support includes only issues attending system errors.
We are not a "hosting" company. All services include technical support that eliminates the need for a staff webmaster; this approach is very cost-effective. When we're not working, we're not billing.
$59      

Professional Tools

Item S P J E
DIRECTORY. Like yellow pages, this tool organizes links to other sites. Options include mapping, privacy settings, optional addition of links by users, login for users and item highlighting. In Professional, Journalmaker and Enterprise packages you can set fees and turn your directory into a revenue center. Setup and training $150; monthly as at right. $29 N/C N/C N/C
ENHANCED CALENDAR. Adds recurrent events, optional image and banner ad venue. Setup and training $100; monthly as at right. $29 N/C N/C N/C
MEMBERS. Lets you establish a relationship with your visitors. You can require a login and password and divide your site into public and private segments. Standard service is limited to 500 members; unit charges may apply to member lists over 500 persons in other packages. Setup and training $150; monthly as at right. $59 N/C N/C N/C
GALLERY CATALOG. A custom catalog based on our image gallery system. Suitable for product line up to about 100 items; consider OS Commerce for larger catalogs. Setup and training from $100 depending on degree of customization plus a unit fee per item if we do the item setup (you can do it yourself); monthly as at right. $29 N/C N/C N/C
PODCASTING. Adds support for industry standard podcasts and episodes. Storage and bandwidth surcharges apply. Setup and training from $100 depending on degree of customization; monthly as at right. N/A $59 $59 $59
N/A = not available. N/C = no charge. Revenue options not available in standard package.

Upgrade Packages

Packages include tools shown in the respective columns above as N/C. Others have the prices shown.

Item S P J E
Professional. Includes Standard package and adds option to use separately priced Professional Tools. Typically follows Quick Start Plus Package.   from
$99
   
Professional Plus. Includes Professional package and all Professional Tools, except Podcast. Also minimum fee if Clark IP has ANY content responsibility. Supports sites with essentially unlimited pages and complex structures.   from
$159
   
Journalmaker. Includes Professional Plus package. Adds option to use article management and advertising tools. Supports news and magazine sites, potentially with up to thousands of articles.     from
$299
 
Enterprise. Includes Professional Plus and Journalmaker features. Adds option to manage multiple sites under a single domain. Separate pricing applies to subordinate sites.       from
$499
Prepaid technical support (hours/month) - Operation/intervention regarding the editing system and/or training. Journalmaker and Enterprise users may apply prepaid amount to creative services. Service is provided on a callback basis. Additional technical support or content support is billable or may be prepaid in ten-hour blocks. Technical support in the Standard package is 100% billable except for issues attending system errors. 0 2 4 8
Disk storage (Mbytes) 100 200 1,000 2,000
Data transmission (bandwidth) (Gbytes/mo.) 1 2 3 5

Miscellaneous Services

Item S P J E
Extra storage per Gbyte 120% of allocated cost based on prior month. Payment is by separate invoice payable on receipt. Min. $10
Extra bandwidth per Gbyte, 120% of allocated cost based on prior month. Payment is by separate invoice payable on receipt. Min. $10
Use your own domain registrar. This makes extra work for us, as every registrar has its own esoteric procedures. Payment is by separate invoice payable on receipt. Annual $25
Paper Invoice. Monthly amounts shown above are for scheduled electronic prepayment from a bank or credit card account. If you require a paper invoice or wish to pay by check, a service fee applies. Monthly $25.00

Dedicated Server Option

We will manage your site(s) on a dedicated server in our network. You may support any number of sites owned and operated by you. Resale to other entities is prohibited. Service includes hosting with generous storage and bandwidth allocations and all related domain and server administration. The fee is $300 per month per server plus 120 percent of fees charged by third-party providers.

Technical support up to five hours per month is included. Additional technical support, consultation, training and content management assistance are available at our hourly rates during regular business hours.

Disk storage is defined to accommodate your anticipated data requirements; additional fees may apply above 500 gigabytes of storage. Content is backed up on our regular schedule along with our own servers. Data transmission is limited only by network capacity. Transmission of 50 gigabytes per month is included. Additional bandwidth is billed at 120 percent of our cost.

A one-year, noncancelable service agreeement is required. Setup fee varies with project specifications. Requires Enterprise or Journalmaker package.

Expensive? Not really; remember you need no webmaster.

Software License Option

Not available at this time.

Creative Services

Although we can often accommodate the occasional twist and tweak of the system to help site owners use it wisely and efficiently, our monthly rates do not include intervention in actual content (text, graphics, video, etc.). Additional creative support is available from our team of experienced data processing managers and web designers at hourly, daily, weekly and project rates that range from $45 to $150 per hour depending on the nature of the service. We generally estimate using a $85 blended rate and quote on a "not to exceed without further authorization" to help you plan your budget. Prepaid service in ten-hour blocks is also available at a substantial discount. Creative support includes restoration of data from backups for a user who deletes content accidentally or who later wishes content had not been deleted. Ask your representative for a quote on creative services.

Rate Comparisons

Median Web-related Salaries in Seattle:
[April, 2010] These are typical salaries for partiicular job titles and are not Clark IP fees. Click item for other percentiles. Note that these are salaries, not costs. For approximate hourly equivalents, divide value by 1,920. For typical loaded cost - includes taxes, overhead, space and equipment and more - add 30%. Shop around; you will find our rates highly competitive.

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Electronic Mail

Electronic mail is available for customers whose domains are managed by us. Email is separately contracted and billed. [Details]