Website proposal for Doug Beach

This proposal outlines the website that Michael Lake can build for Doug Beach in order to refresh his presence on the web. 

The upgrade will help Doug attract more people to his compositions and arrangements and in so doing, better monetize his writing. It will also help him better promote his jazz festival, attract more clinics and concerts, and provide him with a platform on the web to showcase his work and activities into retirement.

Doug will receive the following from Michael’s rebuild of

  • Design of the following pages on Doug’s site: Home, About, Compositions/Arrangements (linked to the publisher of Doug’s choosing), Jazz Festival, Calendar of gigs, Chili Peppers, and Contact
  • Links on the Compositions and arrangements page that will be directed to that single composition’s page on the publisher’s site
  • Basic search engine optimization for each page and a site map submitted to Google to optimize search results leading to
  • A contact form that sends inquiries directly to Doug’s chosen email address
  • We recommend some sort of educational resource on the site such as videos on a topic like composition or arranging.
  • Installation of SSL for standard security protocols
  • Automatic backups confirmed or set up on the Network Solutions server side
  • A site built on the WordPress platform


  • A new website as outlined above: $720
  • Graphic design for covers or layout if needed for published compositions or arrangements: $40/hour
  • Stock imagery if and as needed: (charged at the cost of imagery from the stock image site). No stock photography will be purchased without Doug’s prior approval.
A reasonable limit should be put on revisions after completion of the site. Complete satisfaction with the finished site is Michael’s priority, which should be accomplished with no more than three major revisions not including fixes such as wrong links, typos, etc.
Once the site is completed, Doug will compile a list of elements he wishes to have changed or questions about aspects of the site that will be immediately addressed by Mike. This initial list is considered revision one.
Mike will provide light maintenance for 90 days on the finished site such as keeping plugins up to date and occasionally adding assets such as new charts and/or recordings if desired by Doug. If longer-term maintenance is desired, a separate proposal can be provided.
One half of the website payment is payable upon acceptance of agreement and the balance is due upon mutual agreement of the site being complete and online.
Payments can be made through Paypal, Venmo, or Zell

Michael created for me much more than just a beautiful website. His work on the site continues to help me clarify my professional future as a player, teacher, and writer.

Oh… and grass doesn’t grow under Mike’s feet. Ask him to do something at 1pm and it’s finished at 1:27. Total pleasure to work with!”

– Denis DiBlasio/sax, Professor, Director of Jazz Studies, Rowan University

Scroll the image to see Denis’ entire home page…

This is just a fake book example for the type of website I can build for you. Just trying to use a little humor here!