Jam with Warren

Web Developer + eMarketer

Experience

Based in San Diego, California - I started my professional web services in 2008 and expanded to a full dedicated service in 2011. I bring over 20 years of expertise to your project and partner with other passionate specialists to elevate your brand.

Philosophy

Minimal code. Functional and intuitive interface. Organic connections. Holistic approach. Treat your audience with intelligence and respect. These principles produce continued and sustainable growth.

Gigs

New Clients?

Yes!

Samples?

Check out my Portfolio.

Small Clients?

I take on clients of almost any size. I work with self-employed, sole-proprietors, small businesses, local businesses, foreign businesses, and large enterprises.

In Flux?

Yes. No matter where you are with your online business, no matter the stage of your website, I am ready to jump in and lend a hand.

My CMS?

I can work with almost any CMS. In rare situations, I can only provide limited support.

Your Process?

Please look over a project Proposal sample to get an idea of how the project process works.

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Costs

Rates?

I charge $75 per hour. For websites, a typical project can cost anywhere from $2500 to $10,000 depending on the scope. Marketing and search engine optimization services typically cost several hundred dollars per month.

I make recommendations and adjustments to the project to meet your short and long term financial goals.

Retainers?

Depends. I am available if and when you need me. Whether that be a month or a year after we finish a project or service.

I do prioritize my availaibility. If you need me for regular service, I recommend negotiating a retainer. This will allow me to dedicate guaranteed time to your needs every month.

Estimates?

Yes. I include a contingency in my estimates to account for adjustments and unforeseen issues. You will be provided a start-date and timeline as well. Changes and updates to the scope of work will come with additional costs and will pushout the completion date.

Payment?

I am happy to receive checks and payments through Zelle. I invoice through PayPal at the beginning of each month and ask that you pay within 15 days of receipt. You can pay by card or bank directly through PayPal. I can also arrange for pre-negotiated payment timetables.

I charge a minumum of $18.75 per invoice. Late payments may accrue late fees.

Contracts?

Most of my business comes from referrals from good-standing clients. I will require contracts for medium and large projects or at the client’s request. The time to create and modify a contract may be added to the project’s overall cost.

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Team

In-Person?

Yes. I am more than happy to meet in-person to begin a project. Most of my clients do not require in-person meetings. Usually, geography and time constraints make such meetings costly and inefficient. You will be charged for travel time and expenses, as well as the time for the meeting.

COVID-19: During the pandemic, I will only be available for virtual meetings.

Partnerships?

Yes. I collaborate with brand strategists like San Diego based Natasha Martin of Natvsha and creatives like Del Mar based Studio 318. They send me their concepts and I code the website.

Sometimes I am brought on as a consultant to fill in the gaps for a web project or provide a second opinion on search engine optimization and other eMarketing campaigns.

Subcontract?

For the most part, no. Whether you bring me on for web development, eMarketing campaigns, SEO, consulting, or another skillset - you get me and only me. When you send me an email, call my phone number, or reach out by other means, you communicate directly with me.

I do not hire underlings. I won't pass you over to a less knowledgable or less competent account manager. I won't hand part of the work to a cheaper freelancer or agency so I can sit back and skim off the top.

Your projects and your business will always be given 100% of my attention, my experience, and my craftsmanship.

Referrals?

If your project demands a skillset outside of mine, like physical branding materials or photography, I will refer you to professionals I collaborate with who will deliver an excellent product.

In rare cases, you might require a custom script in a language I'm not familiar with or code I don't think I can produce to your specifications. Under these circumstances, I will provide you with options. I may recommend another programmer, but the process will be transparent and you will be able to make the final decisions on who comes on board, their background, and the added costs.

I will serve as the project manager for this part of the project, closely supervising the work product, and communicating with you throughout the process.

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Warranties?

I guarantee the quality of my work. If an original script or foundational element I code ends up with a bug, or ceases to work as intended due to my own oversight, I will correct the issue and make it functional again at no cost to you.

Third-Party?

I cannot guarantee the functionality of any third-party scripts or services beyond the project launch. Paid themes, plugins, scripts, and services typically come with their own warranties and customer support.

I am available at an hourly rate to reach out and serve as your intermediary to third-party services.

Maintenance?

I am more than happy to return to a project or marketing plan. I will make updates to meet best practices and replace obsolete or broken features.

I am also available for ongoing maintenance, supervision, and consulting.

Hosting?

I offer top-tier cloud hosting through SiteGround for a competitive rate to my good-standing clients.

In addition to web hosting, I also offer security and maintenance plans for WordPress to give you peace of mind and ensure you get the most out of the platform.

Hosting

Data

Project Files?

I keep copies of client digital files up to one year. This includes images, audio, video, text, web, and website and database backups. I do not guarantee that I will retain copies of client files past task or project completion.

Credentials?

I keep client account credentials up to one year. This includes social media, mailing list, web host, domain name registrar, FTP, cPanel, WordPress, PayPal and other processors, Google, and Microsoft. I do not guarantee that I will retain copies of client account credentials past task or project completion.

Requests?

At anytime, you may request full access to all digital files I retain of yours, a full list of all of your account credentials I retain, and deletion of any or all of your digital files or account credentials I retain.

Files will be made available to you via Google Drive.

Protection?

I store all client data through encrypted and redundant cloud services and only keep local copies as needed while providing an immediate service.

Recommendations?

Keep redundant and regular backups of all your important digital files. This includes website files, databases, images, audios, videos, web copy, and all original source files.

Change passwords to your online accounts frequently and store these passwords through a secure method, like Apple Keychain.

Give collaborators delegate access to your online accounts whenever possible. If you must provide credentials, do so through an encrypted method like sending credentials via Apple Message from one Apple device to another.

Where Do We Start?

It all begins with a phone call. I do not charge for the first 15-30 minutes. You and I will discover if we would like to work together. We will determine the next steps involved. Any planning beyond our first call will be charged at my hourly rate.

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