[thelist] pricing for web sites?

Paul Bennett Paul.Bennett at mch.govt.nz
Tue Sep 22 22:11:34 CDT 2009

> But, you absolutely *have* to stop yourself 'being helpful' and doing

> stuff that's not in that defined scope; behaving as a consultant on a

> delivery project is a direct route to losing money.

Absolutely. Fortunately I have great clients who have, without
exception, been very reasonable.

> Mind you, that also depends on having mature clients; 

Amen. The best business decision I made this year was to walk away from
a project at the investigative stage. Over one month the 'project owner'
changed 3 times and the project went from 'we want a basic website' to
'we need blogs, forums, user personalisation, social networking and
ecommerce - oh, and we're on a really tight budget'
9 months later, the site still hasn't launched and I pity the poor sods
who took that project on.


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