hourly website retainers

You can DIY your website and still have a professional designer in your corner – it’s the best of both worlds!

Need a hand?

If you’re on this page, you’ve probably already decided you don’t need a full-scale designer to create or run your site right now – that’s awesome! But you probably also know that you don’t have the time or inclination to do it ALL yourself. That’s where I come in!

Why Have a web designer on retainer?

Your site is done, it’s awesome, it’s kicking butt – but you know you have to keep up with it. You have to add new content, make updates, experiment with plugins to get the results that you want.

If none of that sounds fun to you, having me on retainer for between 1 and 3 hours is the perfect solution. We build a relationship so that I know what your brand is about and what the strongest choices are for your site.

I get the work done quickly, professionally, and at a price that makes it all seem like a no-brainer.

how does it work?

Request any of the services below. You can hire me as the need arises, or sign up to a 3, 6, or 12 month contract which saves you on the total cost. We use the popular project management tool Trello to keep track of what you need done, questions, and time tracking. At any point, you can see how much work I’ve completed and how much time is left.


  • Design and layout changes
  • Content updates
  • Scheduling blog posts
  • New plugin installation and configuration
  • Troubleshooting
  • Adding e-commerce products

retainer prices

Hire me as you need me. Or sign on for a 3, 6 or 12-month contract to save yourself some dough!

1 hour – $150 1 hour/mo – $125
2 hour – $250 2 hour/mo – $200
3 hour – $400 3 hour/mo – $325

it’s the small things that make your business great.

Websites are not perfected in one fell swoop. Just like your business, they need care and attention in order to grow and evolve over time. A website that remains stagnant is no use to you. Make your site work for you, without breaking the bank!


I had been dreading the process, but working with Allie was SO EASY. She made the process clear, simple, streamlined, and effective. She honed in right away on the look and feel I was after, spiffed up my whole brand, and even created a logo I love in almost no time flat. I wanted simple, effective, crisp, and fast, and that’s exactly what I got. I highly recommend working with her!

Geraldine C.