The last two years have been fascinatingly enigmatic. As the pandemic progressed and most of the world seemed to pause, my life and work continued with little change other than a few disruptions. COVID caused my church to start meeting online, and then there was the fire which forced my family to be evacuated for two months. I got a new job and continued my college education. Through it all, I kept offering friendly tech consultations to my lovely clients.
You’ve been there with me throughout this journey. I’ve been in your homes, assisted with recalcitrant printers and dead batteries, loose connectors and software gremlins. You have all shown me such kindness that I can only hope to be able to adequately pay forward. I thank you for your loyalty and your custom.
Inflation has become a fact of life, and so this letter of gratitude comes with the announcement of an overhaul to my service pricing. I’ve always charged less than half the market rate for my services because consulting was more of a hobby than a business for me, something to put the skills I’ve learned in school to practice. The cost of operating this business have continuously increased, as web hosting and email, Zoho Assist, and insurance prices are through the roof. In order to continue offering you my best, it has become necessary to adjust my rates.
Effective November 1st, 2022, my pricing will be as follows:
In-home or on-site consultations will be billed at $100 per hour, with a minimum charge of $100.
Remote consultations will be billed at $100 per hour, with a minimum charge of $50. Don’t worry, I will continue to offer free consultations, but they will be limited to 15 minutes in length. I am proud to be your trusted source of technical expertise, so I will never charge to answer your questions. I will always perform diagnoses for free.
Again, I am so grateful for your continued loyalty and support.