Skookum Monkey’s rates are extremely affordable and are meant to help small businesses succeed in creating and maintaining their online presence. The process always begins with a free consultation.


We have four basic rate structures (all prices are CAD):

Flat rate for one-time installation services and website hosting

If you don’t have time to install and setup a plugin, install a theme, or install WordPress on your server, we will do it for you for $25.00.


If need help learning about the ins and out of WordPress, various plugins and theme setup, we offer one-on-one tutorials via Skype, for $30.00 per hour. Tutorials are booked in one-hour blocks.


Skookum Monkey offers a variety of basic hosting packages, a variety of ShoutCast hosting packages, and Assisted WordPress Hosting which means we make sure your WordPress installation, plugins, themes are up-to-date, and we’ll install new plugins on request. The rates vary depending on the hosting package you chooseEvery hosting package comes with a free SSL certificate.

Hourly rate for general WordPress design and digital marketing services

For $40.00 per hour, minimum of one hour, we offer the following services:


  • Website optimization and/or SEO;
  • Installation and setup, including adding content provided by you, of themes you purchased elsewhere;
  • Adding content provided by you to your existing WordPress website;
  • Making changes to your existing theme’s CSS;
  • Social media integration;
  • Setting up automation of content sharing to social media;
  • General WordPress support, such as day-to-day or weekly maintenance;
  • Managing social media accounts;
  • PPC and newsletter campaigns;
  • Other online marketing solutions as needs are identified.


During the free initial consultation, Skookum Monkey will attempt to come up with a quote for hourly services but those quotes are never a guarantee; they are estimate with some padding added in the event of complications which may arise. They final cost may be less or more than the initial estimate.

Flat rate for installation, setup, and customization of a Skookum Monkey demo

Skookum Monkey has a number of demos that may just be perfect for your needs. Each demo costs $500.00 and the infrastructure comes as-is. With that cost, the following is included:


  • Installation of WordPress, the theme demo, and all plugins;
  • Any premium plugins the theme uses with a licence specific for your website;
  • All design elements (fonts, colours, etc.,) are customized to give your website a unique look and feel. Look at our demos as a blank canvas;
  • Adding all content provided by the customer;
  • Adding new pages as necessary;
  • If updating from an existing theme, we will make sure all content is formatted to fit the design of your theme;
  • Custom documentation to help you maintain and add content to your new theme;
  • Lifetime updates to the framework that runs your Skookum Monkey demo.


Once you are satisfied with the setup of your new theme, Skookum Monkey can continue providing services with our hourly-rate services.


If you want changes to the infrastructure of the demo, we can discuss cost during your initial consultation.

Flat rate for custom WordPress theme development

Skookum Monkey will be more than happy to design and develop the perfect WordPress theme to suit your needs. All of our custom themes are a flat rate, based on various elements and add-ons. We build your theme with a variety of pick-and-pay elements, specific to your needs. You will never be surprised with cost when time comes to pay your final invoice.


The basic fee structure is as follows:


  • The base price is $600.00. If you want the same layout for every page, then that is it. This includes licences to any premium plugins we may use.
  • For each additional unique layout, it costs an addition $200.00 per unique layout. These unique layouts also double as shared layouts that can be applied to specific pages and posts when creating new content. For most customers, one layout for the landing page and another layout for all inside pages is enough. Clarification on what “unique layout” means will be discussed during the initial consultation.
  • If your current website is not WordPress-based, then it’s $200.00 to add existing content (up to five pages) from your non-WordPress site to your new WordPress site. Additional pages are $80 per page.
  • BuddyPress installation, setup, and design is an additional $200.00.
  • WooCommerce installation, setup, and design is an additional $200.00
  • Importing your old forums into BuddyPress and making sure it all works is $200.00.
  • Importing non-WooCommerce content into WooCommerce and making sure it all works is $200.00.


Also included in the above costs are:

  • Lifetime updates to the framework used to run your theme.
  • One year of support with your theme. This support begins once the final product is delivered and paid for. This support means: if you need any minor changes—fonts, colours, etc., less than 30 minutes—or something stops working, then we’ll fix it for free. Anything over 30 minutes, such as major architecture changes, will cost $40.00 per hour.
  • After one year of support, we can continue to provide support for $40.00 per hour, minimum one hour charged.
  • Custom documentation and one-on-one Skype tutorials, as requested.
  • Optional one year of free hosting.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed. The final product will not be considered delivered until you are completely satisfied.


Once your free consultation is over, you will be given the cost. That cost will never change unless you change your mind on a major element and a new price is negotiated.

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