Hello there. I am a Freelance Web Designer, Developer, and Web Consultant – I build corporate websites, online stores, websites for artists, as well as sites for personal use like WordPress blogs for example. The art and other creations of mine that you may have seen in this website are just amateur stuff – for fun, but Web Design and Programming is my profession and what I do on a daily basis (and I love it with a passion).

  • Total Dedication
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    I am dedicated to providing excellent service and quality work. I am totally dedicated to the internet, and I spend over 15 hours on the web a day, 7 days a week, while working on my websites and client’s websites – and I always keep up with the latest technology and trends in the web. I build such websites with my experience of what works best and what does not, and the extensive research and industry analysis I am always doing – so you are also kind of getting free consulting and strategy included in your website design package without even having to hire me for consulting too!
  • Professional Work
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    I can build you a Professional website for the best possible results on your web project, together with using the latest technology for your website. Contact me and hire me or ask me something if you are not sure. I don’t bite! You can see some details of my services further below, as well as my rates (middle of this page). You can also view some of my work here at my Website Portfolio section (yes, check it out!).
  • Hire a Perfectionist
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    I am a perfectionist by nature and I like doing things right from the start. Mediocre work do not fit in my head – please don’t fit it in yours – you will regret it later! Trust me that I hear the lame stories all the time. As for me, I always go out of my way and the extra mile to make my customers happy and build them a website that they are happy with and that provides them with a useful medium to succeed in the web. I want to do that with you too – I won’t disappoint you. My goal is that you come out with a smile and want to show off your website to all the people you know ;-)

Hire a professional; hire me. I know what I am doing. This is my job; this is my passion; this is my life. Famous quote:

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” — Red Adair (1915-2004)

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Below is a list of Web Services I offer. Please contact me if you have any questions in regards to this:

  • Website Design & Programming
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    “You only get one chance to make a first good impression”. The internet is very competitive, with thousands of nicely designed websites getting created daily. Your best approach and chances of success is establishing a Professional web presence with a website that stands out and gives a good impression when visitors first come in, as well as offers a good navigation, presentation of products or content, and offers “Web 2.0″ features that allow users to interact with your site for better user experience and user retention.
  • Blog Design
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    Blogs are probably the most popular kind of websites right now – used both for personal use or commercial use – and keep growing in popularity very fast. Making a blog with a design that matches well your content and industry, as well as offers interactive user features for your users, together with a Professional design – is key to it’s success aside from the content you will be putting in it. Of course, I will build you the blog with the other very important part: the best SEO-friendly publishing platform in the planet, used by over 4 million people, including online newspapers and businesses. I will make you a blog that will make your life easier so that you can concentrate on writing and managing your content via a state-of-the-art admin/back end area that is only limited to imagination, and built with expansion in mind.
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
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    Have your website or blog fine-tuned to maximize your results with search engines. There is a lot of free traffic to get from search engines if a website is run and optimized properly – saving you thousands of dollars in advertising / pay-per-click campaigns, however, it is a vast amount of material and techniques to know, very technical, and needs extensive work to get it right. Most of it involves programming and modification/removal of existing code or addition of it by an expert that keeps up with the current and ever-changing technology.
  • Web Consulting & Strategy
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    Before you attempt to have a design done, you should consider many facts pertaining the industry and type of visitors you plan to get, otherwise, you are most likely to fail. Let an expert analyze your industry to maximize your chances of success of preparing a website that appeals to your audience and offers the best possible navigation, presentation, and feel for your particular industry. In a nutshell, a nice design is important, but you need to pay attention to your users’ experience and the approach you have – or they will go to your competitors with one single click.
  • Art Direction
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    Get an experienced web expert that is also an artistically-inclined / visual person to give you advice – not just a programmer – otherwise, you will NOT look good.
  • Internet Marketing
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    So you got your website designed and published into the web. Now we need to expose it to the web visitors, otherwise, it will just sit there with little or no traffic – no matter how nicely designed it is.

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My Rates

OK, now the “ballpark figure” you wanted!  I am available for hire at the rates below*:

    Websites

  • Web Design & Development– My current hourly rate is $95 / hour (also applies for “Website Lift” of your existing website).
  • Logo Design / Branding – My current hourly rate is $95 / hour, or flat rate of $400 (for a typical logo design; complex logos are to be quoted according to description).
  • Flat-rate Complete Websites– Personal & business simple sites can start as low as $400 to $1,000. Must contact me with details for quote.
  • Custom WordPress themes – Starts at $2,200 / theme/site.
  • Template-based WordPress blogs - Starts as low as $500 / blog site.  !!!Current Promo: $300! Get one »
  • Custom CMS websites / CMS advanced blogs - Starts at $2,200 / website.
  • Advanced Social Networks / Online Communities - Starts at $2,500 / website (some exceptions can be made for as low as $1,200 but you must contact me to discuss your particular project).
  • E-commerce (Shopping Carts / Online Stores) - Starts at $1,600 / website (I use the best system available + is totally SEO-capable & adding products is easy).

    Web Strategy

  • Internet Strategy & Web Industry Analysis - Currently at $55 / hour.
  • Web-related & Design Consulting – My current hourly rate is $55 / hour.
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimization)– My current hourly rate is $55 / hour.
  • Site Analytics - My current hourly rate is $55 / hour.

    Training

  • Training, tutorials, etc. (Includes WordPress) – Currently at $55 / hour.
  • Presentations of any Web material in my field – Currently at $75 / hour.

    Print Media & Other

  • Writing & Editing – Currently at $55 / hour.
  • Copywriting- Currently at $75 / hour.
  • Banners & Advertisement Design – Currently at $55 / hour.
  • Brochures – Starts at $499
  • Business Card Design – Starts at $99

*Note: prices & rates are subject to change at any time. To lock in your price, you must contact me and have it agreed in writing.

“…OK, OK, I’ll hire you Gustavo! – let’s get the ball rolling on my project!”

A note to “Web D.I.Y.’s”:
You first need to decide if you want people to take you seriously on the web – or not.
If you are planning on just having fun with the web and not getting anywhere with your site or online business in this highly competitive internet market – then do it yourself. But if you are serious about succeeding online – then hire a professional like me, while you concentrate on what you specialize on. You would not hire your technical neighbor to represent you in court – you would hire an Attorney, and you would want a good one!  Hire me for Web Design and Development – that’s what I do for a living. Consider the wise & universal quote below:

“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” — Red Adair (1915-2004)

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