My hourly fee is $45.00. For most projects I request a minimum retainer of $180.00 to be applied toward the number of hours you authorize. This initial retainer will cover the first 4 hours of research. Each additional hour is billed at $45.00 per hour. For large projects I require larger upfront fees. If you order larger projects they can be discounted as follows:
4 hours research (1/2 day) = $180.00 (no discount)
8 hours research (full day) = $325.00 ($35.00 discount)
40 hours research (full week) = $1500.00 ($300.00 discount)
You can see a normal 4 hour project will cost $180.00, but by ordering a full day project you save $35.00 and a full week project you can save $300.00.
If you have only one or two records you want checked, then the per hour fee is probably better. I generally do not take on projects that require the pulling of one or two records, assuming the record dates are known, but if it happens that I am going to the particular repository necessary for your request, I will pull the record, otherwise I can hold the request and take care of it the next time I visit that particular repository. The minimum cost is one full hour ($45.00) paid in advance. For longer projects, purchasing half day, full day, or full week would probably suit you and save you money.
The work will commence upon the receiving of retainer fee. My fees include research, report, and analysis, with ideas for future research.
I accept personal checks and money orders drawn on American banks and payable in American dollars. I also accept payment through Paypal, where you can use your credit card.
If you have any questions you can contact me at:
Kenneth W. Milano 215-317-6466