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You've got it backwards. The market hasn't evolved. These people are coming to you because you are cheap -- maybe you're actually undercutting what you could be actually making because you're too af …
answered May 17 '16 by Xavier J
time. So really, all that's happened here is that your customer has sensed that you're a little vulnerable in the area of standing on your price, and is now trying to capitalize on that. Don't …
answered Jul 5 '17 by Xavier J
For $1,750 you'd better be clued-in on how many other vendors are gonna be there, whether their merchandise is considered high-end or not (heck, I don't know), and exactly how much time can be devoted …
answered Sep 19 '14 by Xavier J
You shouldn't be offering a warranty with work billed hourly. That makes no sense. The whole point of working on an hourly basis is to allow the customer to make changes in scope without you ending …
answered Oct 9 '15 by Xavier J
one of them!) and for the price you've paid so far, it would have bought you almost 450 hours of development time. Perhaps you are working with a digital services "agency" that is greatly marking up … the price of their developers. As for pointing it out - you've already agreed to it. Maybe the best thing you can do is to get all your source code and find a less expensive option for further work. You've spent quite a bit for an app that doesn't do anything useful yet. …
answered May 25 '14 by Xavier J
) Do fixed-price, in milestones. One milestone is for you to turn over a deliverable called a requirements document. You get paid for this phase. After that's done, you and the client can decide to … continue, or not, and you can name your price for the other milestones to follow. This is really a serious decision. Don't screw yourself. In either case, don't forget a WRITTEN agreement covering …
answered Jul 5 '16 by Xavier J
price. Raise your sights a little higher, and avoid cheap-skate clients like the plague! I can't guarantee that you won't have some challenges along the way, but it's a better situation to have a challenge where you "grow" vs a challenge that stresses you out and only gives you the minimum reward. …
answered Aug 16 '16 by Xavier J
You're being duped. You're doing 100% of the work for the POTENTIAL of 10% of the profits. How will the site be marketed? How much money will be spent on marketing? Whose money will be spe …
answered Jun 24 '14 by Xavier J
Pump the brakes! Stop developing the app and see if you can monetize the website first. Marketing!!! Clean it up and make it stable. Make your payment process 100% easy for the users. It makes no …
answered Sep 22 '14 by Xavier J
When a client asks you for fixed-price, in essence the client is asking you to absorb the risk. Unless your specs are done in mind boggling detail, the client is going to assume that anything caused … . This is accomplished most easily by going hourly, but many clients balk at that. If you're doing fixed-price and your client starts coming up with substantial, material changes, require the client …
answered Aug 4 '14 by Xavier J
If you are spending your time to use your creative ability to build something to their satisfaction (which you cannot easily predict), then you are absolutely in the right to make the client pay for A …
answered Aug 3 '16 by Xavier J
There is no formula for magically determining the number of hours a task will take based on complexity. Rather than agreeing to a fixed price, you might want to break your project into milestones … probably going to be asking for changes. If you do fixed price, you can't recover for such changes. If ultimately the client is in charge of requirements then you want to avoid the client having the …
answered Apr 15 '14 by Xavier J