Well after ages of not ‘designing’ websites, I’ve decided to start making websites commercially. The move is really marked by some of the rip-offs that I’ve seen recently. I don’t know if it’s okay to over-bill a client because they don’t know how a website, hosting and basic e-mail work.
There’s a group of guys who billed over R 2’000 on a ‘basic’ website, and there were three bad things about it.
- They used a template that they found on the net, and it was a bit horrible.
- They couldn’t even mod the template properly, pictures look stretched etc.
- They ‘ripped’ the client off, there’s absolutely no useful functionality or anything that could warrant such a rate.
One might call it business, and that if people are ignorant then they should pay an extra price; but I believe that if we want to change the world we should start with ourselves. And anyways there’s a huge difference between ignorance and lack of knowledge. I want to change the way we do business, and what better way than to do it in the way that I want it to be done?
I always thought that I’d rather spend my time doing other things, but there still seems to be a lot of money out there to be made, and I want to enter the scene and run an ethical business. So I have started ‘designing’ (I rather call it developing) websites. My first one has a 2 week deadline from now. Stay tuned for the final product!