[thelist] Freelance Proposal letter

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Mon May 21 21:29:52 CDT 2001

I'd say the best thing would be to make half of it about your Luger 
and another third about your French Revolution ball and cock rifle.

No, seriously, I don't if I would open up with a lot of discussion 
about what the client wants - they're hiring you to make a good 
website, not the website they think they want ... perhaps try to find 
out about their target audience instead. That would be my suggestion.

>The client is in the business of firearms/fireworks (is this why i want to
>make a good impression? ;)  ) and currently has a static 1st generation
>website that primarily comprises a parts/price listing.
>I know I want to cover certain areas,
>- initiate conversation about the purpose & functionality of the site
>(perhaps by suggestion & showing him other similar websites)
>- initiate conversation about the look & feel (again, perhaps by suggestion)
>- technical aspects such as domain name registration and website hosting
>- a small note about the benefits of a well designed website (first
>impression, design, content, usability, credibility, etc.)
>- discuss pricing

- Erik Mattheis

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