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September 1, 2005

Pricing II

We now have 3 teams on board, two for WordPress and one for MT.

We also have our price.

Domain names (if required) - 10 pounds
Hosting (if required) - 20 pounds a year

The creation of new site/blog or integration of a blog into an existing design will cost the same for MT or WordPress: 600 pounds

This price includes design, coding and training (on-site at Westminster).

This should include a reasonable level of support, but if there is an ongoing need for consultation over and above the usual 'can-you-fix-this-broken-widget' stuff, a nominal retainer will need to be agreed.

And nominal is the word. That core price of 600 pounds is as low as it can go. In fact, it's about a tenth of the price you'd pay for a commercial weblog.

What we need to impress upon MPs is how much of a bargain this is... and also inform them what they need to do to hold up their end.

Early next week, I'll draw up formal packages with all the details MPs will need in order to choose a team/package... and get cracking on the seminar content. There'll be special introductory pages that folks can point to when trying to convince their MPs to make this move, but I think the seminars will be our most likely route to success.

(A thought: Part of the deal should be a link back to a special info page on the project website so other MPs can see what's theirs for the taking.)

Posted by timireland on September 1, 2005 12:46 PM in the category Designers and Providers


It might be worth adding an option for a custom design?

Part of having a personal web presence is making it personal - if you get loads of MPs all with the same Blue/Grey MT template it might be a bit of a turn off (for them and constituents).

Also, should there be any preference for Open Source over commercial platforms?

Posted by: memespring at September 2, 2005 2:08 PM

No doubt some basic templates will be repeated here and there, but this cost does include individual design.

The only preference on format regarding Open Source should be a personal one. MT and WordPress have been included because they are the most functional options.

Posted by: Manic at September 5, 2005 12:22 PM

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