Skookum Monkey Rate Increase Effective April 15, 2016


Since 2012, Skookum Monkey Hosting and Design has worked tirelessly to provide big business solutions to fit small business and personal budgets. Since launching, Skookum Monkey has invested a lot of time, effort, and money to make sure we provide 100% customer satisfaction.

You may not be aware, but the owner of Skookum Monkey is currently back in school, enrolled in BCIT’s Marketing Communications program, upgrading their credentials as part of the promise to deliver the right type of individualized solutions for their customers. During this process, we were reminded of just how important it is to not undervalue what it is you do. It is something we stress with our clients, however, we have not done the sames for ourselves. Also, with the falling Canadian dollar, our cost of business has increased dramatically as all software licences we hold are in USD.

But, don’t worry. On the surface, these rate increases may seem like a lot. However, our new rates will still be inexpensive and be able to fit into your budget. We will never move away from our mission statement to give new and small businesses effective tools to succeed, at prices that can fit within limited budgets. Also, existing clients will be grandfathered in for one year under our current rates. That will give you time to budget for the rate increase and re-visit and re-design your existing Skookum Monkey services.

Effective April 15, 2016, our rates will be as followed:

Hourly WordPress Services: $40.00 CAD per hour
One-on-One WordPress Tutorials: $30.00 CAD per hour
WordPress Installation: $25.00 CAD
Plugin Installation: $25.00 CAD – unless extensive research and setup needs to be done. If extensive research needs to be done, then our hourly rate kicks in.
WordPress Theme Installation: $25.00 CAD
Non-Skookum Monkey Theme Customization: $40.00 CAD per hour

As of this time, we are not increasing the rate for either our flat-rate WordPress Custom Theme Development or Skookum Monkey Theme Purchase and Customization prices. By the end of 2016, there is a good chance that we will raise our base price by $100 CAD and add-on options by $50 for each add-on.

We feel these rate increases are not only important to being able to afford to continue to do business, but they help to not devalue our services and keep us competitive.

If you have any concerns or would like any more information about our rate increases, please do not hesitate to reach out!

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