Posted 10.03.2017 @ 12.25PM
I am an experienced web developer who would be interested in quoting for your project. Happy to sign a NDA as I do on many projects. Also happy to give you some pointers on selecting a good development partner. drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 24.07.2013 @ 1.10PM
why should i use your very expensive design service (even though i love your work) when i can download a design tool from the web and get some muppet to do it or get it done overseas for $50
i know that you have been to university for 4 years to study design and have loads of experience and have won lots of awards and you do a great job but you charge too much - after all when i want my $100,000 car serviced i take it to the grease money around the corner who does a crap job so i can save some money (actually i dont do that - i wonder why)
Posted 24.07.2013 @ 1.03PM
I have been burnt by this as well - was asked by a existing client whos site we looked after for development to review their online marketing campaign that was being run by a third party with a view of getting us to run it. I gave away far too much information on how we would improve the campaign - the client just used the information to get the current provider to make the improvements - they never paid me for my time and they ended up saving thousands of dollars per year on the paid per click campaign alone.
Within 6 months the client had a new website built by another company and left me altogether - they told me i was too expensive. This client whos site was turning over 2 to 3 million in online sales thought that they should be able to run the website on a very cheap budget.
As its really a sales process you need to sell the clients the sizzle without giving away any useful information - its a sales process after all.
I now have a pre sales process where I quickly try to determine if the client matches my criteria of being a good client - if not then i dont do any work for them.
There are just too many companies (even large ones) that will try to take advantage of your skills and knowledge without paying for it.