Posted 10.11.2017 @ 3.32PM
@Scotty Everything you said is totally on point.
I once came across an interesting theory about pricing once, that has stuck with me: If all of your prospective clients immediately accept your quote without haggling then you are underquoting. If around 20% of your quotes are rejected because the client considers them too high then you have found the sweet spot for your target market.
Posted 08.11.2017 @ 3.57PM (Edited 08.11.2017 @ 4.09PM)
The current Gutenberg vs metaboxes debacle has made me a little nervous about whether WordPress will remain viable as a content management platform, so I gave Craft a spin for the first time this week.
My first impression was very positive. I suspect that I would miss the WordPress plugin ecosystem, but then again Craft has a sophisticated content management toolset baked in, and therefore requires far fewer plugins to make it usable e.g. no need for an ACF-style plugin to create field layouts. Its editor has a live preview too, which I imagine my clients will love.
Craft 3 looks like will add some snazzy features too.
Posted 08.11.2017 @ 3.34PM
We haven't experienced the sort of extreme haggling you describe, but I have noticed that it is increasingly common for our clients to push back on quotes. Possibly a consequence of the "gig economy", which makes it easy to source cheap contractors, and might embolden clients to haggle. Of course cheap seldom equates with quality, and the challenge is to communicate that fact to the client.