Hourly Rate

All work is billed at an hourly rate of $180/hour. This includes regular website maintenance, email assistance, development/coding, design, marketing, and consulting. Rate is increased to $350/hr for emergency/rush needs within 24 business hours.


SEO + Content Marketing

Monthly marketing plans focused on SEO and content marketing including on-going search engine optimization, content generation, and monitoring of site performance. Plans start at $2,450/month.

Google + LinkedIn Ads

Campaign management includes ad content creation and strategy. Campaign management starts at $475/month* per channel plus your click budget.

Reporting + Analysis

On-going analysis is the only way to be sure your marketing campaigns are successful over time. Marketing audits, advanced heatmapping, and other analysis services are available. Monthly analytics analysis plans start at $285/month.

*marketing plans have a separate one-time fee for planning and strategy

Web Design + Development

We build exclusively on WordPress. All work is custom, we do not use any cookie cutter templates or page builders. A custom website’s cost depends on its size, functionality, and features. We have a proven process that we apply to every web project which includes a deep dive into the business operations and goals. Our website builds start at $35,000.

Website Support

We provide plans to support your WordPress website needs with routine maintenance and continuous improvement of the website for optimal performance. Learn more about our website support packs. We do NOT support Wix, SquareSpace, Drupal, or Joomla.

Managed Hosting

Our managed hosting is ONLY available to websites built by Idea. We do not offer hosting to the general public. We lease dedicated servers from Hivelocity data centers. Servers have a 99% power and network uptime SLA. In addition, our servers have been tailored for WordPress, resulting in faster loading times and file compression, including Gzip. Hosting starts at $95/month and includes:

  • Redundant Configuration: Uses a raid array configuration that runs two hard drives simultaneously in
    case of any potential hardware failure plus a 3rd backup hard drive
  • Monitored 24/7: Idea contracts with an IT partner that manages the server during all hours and handle
    all and any hardware failures or upgrades.
  • Regular Security Updates + Monitoring: WordPress Core + Plugin Updates
  • In-House Support: Email or speak directly with a person in our office
  • Malware Removal: Idea will remove any infected files at no charge if a website were to become
  • Sensitive Information Removal: No sensitive information will be stored within any database and steps
    are taken to follow current privacy policies. If at any time, sensitive information is added/collected, Idea
    reserves the right to immediately remove such as SSN or PCI compliance related information.
  • Included SSL Certificate: Secured website and data using https://
  • Premium Licenses for Plugins: We include paid licenses as well as continually renew licenses for Gravity Forms and Advanced Custom Fields Pro. A value of $180/year (if not hosting with Idea, these licenses will need to be purchased in order to receive ongoing security updates and usage)
  • Unsupported Plugins: Idea reserves the right to remove any unsupported plugins or expired licensed plugins that compromise the security integrity of the server. Additional costs will incur for support to address these issues.
  • Allowances: 20GB of local storage, 180GB of monthly bandwidth*
  • Backups: Idea runs full backups 2 times a week on Sunday and Wednesday
  • Datacenter: Operates in Florida and is SSAE-16 SOC1 and SOC2 certified with HIPAA and PCI compliant
  • Access: All hosting plans include CPanel for account management

Premium managed hosting is required for websites that include shopping carts and catalogs. Additional fees apply.

We recommend GoDaddy for domain registration and require clients maintain ownership of their domains.


Alternative Hosting Option

All clients are welcome to set up hosting plans on non Idea servers. We recommend selecting a quality provider. Providers that offer hosting for low monthly fees deliver what you pay for with performance and reliability. WP Engine is a good hosting alternative and their hosting is comparable to ours. Browse WP Engine Hosting Plans.

* a one-time set up fee applies for all new accounts and varies depending on hosting platform 


Email Marketing / Newsletters

We help brands with email marketing starting at $750/month. We recommend MailChimp but have experience working on many platforms.

Google Exchange

Google email accounts offer robust spam protection and are perfect for accessing all of your email from any device. Get integrated online calendars, cloud document storage, and team chat features.

We are a Google Partner and can help set up a new account for your team (10 email minimum).

$6/month per email account

Microsoft Office 365

An alternative to Google Exchange offering almost identical features. The user interface is often preferred for companies who are comfortable using Microsoft Outlook.

$6/month per email account

Founded in 2009. Idea Marketing Group is a top Chicago web design agency that works intimately with consumer brands and manufacturers to help build, maintain, and market websites. See the award-winning work or a specific service like manufacturing web design.