Prices


If you use more than one service at a session (for example, research, data entry, and website design and/or maintenance), you will be charged for each service individually.

The following is a price guide to the different services of Friendly Computer Help. There will be more items added as the business grows. Senior discounts (10% off normal price) apply to anybody 55 years of age or older. There are some products and services that do not qualify the senior price.


  1. Computer Tutoring (as well as tutoring in various other types of electronics and technology provided that we know that particular item), troubleshooting, and helping find the best quality product at the best price.

    1. Standard Hours: (Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Time).

      1. Over the phone or over the internet:
        $44 per session.
        Senior price: $39.60 per session.

      2. In person:
        $44 per session plus the cost of gas ($0.30 a mile rounded to the nearest mile).
        Senior price: $39.60 per session plus the cost of gas.

    2. First help:

      1. Over the phone or over the internet:
        $39.60.
        Senior price: $35.64.

      2. In person:
        $39.60 plus the cost of gas.
        Senior price: $35.64 plus the cost of gas.

    3. If we cannot help:

      1. Over the phone or over the internet:
        $8 (for labor).
        Senior price: $7.20.

      2. In person:
        $8 plus the cost of gas.
        Senior price: $7.20.

    4. After hours, weekends, and holidays:
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

    5. Last minute helps (anything that is within 3 days):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

    6. Rush jobs (anything that has to be done within a week):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

  2. Helping with cell phones:$20
    Senior price: $18

  3. Standard assignment price: $44 (starting on Friday, June 1; there will be two assignment prices. Regular assignments that do not take too much time will still be $44. However, assignments that take 5 or more days to complete will be $85.)
    Senior price: $39.60 (starting on Friday, June 1, senior price for large assignments will be $76.50)
  4. Creating websites:
    $400.

  5. Maintaining websites:

    We have two website maintenance packages (basic and complete). Here is the information for both of them.

    1) Basic maintenance: The cost of the website provider plus $29 a month per website:
        A) Research is not included in our basic website maintenance price. By research, we mean when the client asks us to look up something specific. We have to charge for this because good research can take a lot of time to do.

        B) Because our basic website maintenance fee is only $29 a month, this includes proofreading and basic changes (for example, a simple color change, changing a code, or changing text). If what you want requires us to have to put in a lot of extra hours to make the desired changes for your site (for example, creating buttons for a rollover effect, new images, merging images, and creating slideshows), we will have to charge an assignment fee which is currently $44 for each assignment. The reason we have to do this is to justify the time it takes to create this items since $29 alone does not cover anywhere near the time it takes for this work.

    2) Complete maintenance package: The cost of the website provider plus $117 per month per website.
    This package includes everything the basic website maintenance package has, but also includes research and assignments.
    For both packages, we do charge for reimbursement if we have to purchase or renew something that the client wants or needs such as a domain, template, or website hosting provider if the client opts to create a separate account or use a different provider than the one we currently use.

    If you decide not to use the maintenance, we are not responsible for the website if it goes down. If any changes you make will be $44 each time you make a change. Also, if the website goes down for any reason, it will be $44 to get it back up and running.

  6. Creating social media pages:
    $44 per social media page. This service is not the same service as creating websites. It is for creating pages on sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other similar sites for companies, bands, performers, etcetera.

  7. Administrating social media pages:
    $5 a month per social media page. (As of January 8, 2017, this price will be raised to $10 a month per social media page.)

  8. Typing documents:

    1. Assignment (up to 20 pages of either words and/or graphics. Assignments can also be organizing):
      $44.
      Senior price: $39.60.

    2. First Assignment (up to 20 pages):
      $39.60.
      Senior price: $35.64.
      Over 20 pages:
      $8 for each group of up to 20 pages after the first 20 pages.

    3. Senior price: $7.20 for each group of 20 pages after the first 20 pages.

    4. Last minute assignments (anything that is within 3 days notice):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

    5. Documents change (when the instructions are changed after the original instructions):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

    6. After hours (if we do the work during non-standard business hours):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

    7. Rush jobs (anything that has to be done within a week):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

  9. Proofreading:

    1. Proofreading websites:
      $79 per website.
      Senior price: $71.10 per website.

    2. First website proofreading:
      $71.10 per website.
      Senior price: 63.99 per website.

    3. Blog proofreading (short posts):
      $5 per post.

    4. Blog proofreading (long posts):
      $10 per post

    5. First blog proofreading (short posts):
      $4.50 per post.

    6. First blog proofreading (long posts):
      $9 per post.

    7. Social media post proofreading:
      $5 per post.
      Senior price: $4.50 per post.

    8. First social media post proofreading:
      $4.50 per post.
      Senior price: $4.05 per post.

    9. Proofreading documents:
      $10 per page for documents up to 10 pages.
      Senior price: $9 per page for documents up to 10 pages.

    10. Document proofreading (extra pages):
      $8 for each page after the first 10 pages.
      Senior price: $7.20 for each page after the first 10 pages.

    11. First document proofreading:
      $9 per page up to 10 pages.
      Senior price: $8.10 per page up to 10 pages.

    12. First document proofreading (extra pages):
      $7.20 for each page after the first 10 pages.
      Senior price: $6.48 for each page after the first 10 pages.

    13. Student paper proofreading of up to 9 pages: $20
      Senior price: $18
    14. First student paper proofreading of up to 9 pages: $18
      Seniore price: $16.20
    15. Student paper proofreading of 10 to 100 pages: $60
      Senior price: $54
    16. First student paper proofreading of 10 to 100 pages: $54
      Senior price: $48.60
    17. Student paper proofreading of more than 100 pages: $150
      Senior price: $135
    18. First sstudent paper proofreading of more than 100 pages: $135
      Senior price: $121.50
    19. Last minute notice (anything that is within 3 days notice):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

    20. After hours (if we do the work during non-standard business hours):
      Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior pricce: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

    21. Rush jobs (anything that has to be done within a week): Add $8 to the prices above.
      Senior price: Add $7.20 to the prices above.

  10. Transcription:
    $0.92 per audio minute.

  11. Pre-made greeting cards:
    $0.99 + tax.

  12. Pre-made coupons different ppercentages off our services: $15 to $40.

  13. Wallpapers. For those of you not familiar with the term, this is not the type of wallpaper you use to decorate rooms. In computer terms, wallpaper is a picture that you use as a background on your computer.

    1. (individual):
      $1.

    2. Wallpapers Bulk price (CD of 50 designs):
      $37.50.

  14. Pre-made gift certificates:
    Amount specified by customer.

  15. Giving/Teaching Classes/Seminars on areas that we know:
    $40 a head.

  16. IT Support and Maintenance

    1. (Individual):
      $28.
      Senior price: $25.20.

    2. Business (one to five computers):
      $52.
      Senior price: $46.29.

    3. Business (six to ten computers):
      $104.
      Senior price: $93.60.

    4. Business (eleven to fifteen computers):
      $152.
      Senior price: $136.80.

    5. Business (sixteen to twenty computers):
      $204.
      Senior price: $183.60.

    6. Business (twenty-one to twenty-five computers):
      $252.
      Senior price: $226.80.

    7. Business (over twenty-five computers):
      $300.
      Senior price: $270.

  17. Photographs purchased as is or as digital downloads:
    $2.
    Bulk price: $75 for 50 designs (this can be sent as either a digital download or on a CD).

  18. Photographs purchased in protective sleeve:
    $3.
    Bulk price: $112.50 for 50 designs

  19. Purchased with a frame:
    $4 plus the cost of the frame.
    Bulk price: $150 for 50 designs plus the cost of each frame.


  20. Research:

    1. Regular price:
      $44.
      Senior price: $39.60.

    2. First research:
      $39.60.
      Senior price: $35.64.