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Got paid, did so many stupid things

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by Moneymaker13, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. Moneymaker13

    Moneymaker13 Regular Member

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    It's for a etching business she wants a store and everything so I'm buying a theme forest theme for $35 and she paid me $300.

    I totally should have charged more. This lady wastes my time I'm at her house changing her printers, she asks me about plumbing, she asks me what micro sd cards do, she asks me tons of stupid technology questions and I've been there like 8 hours total so far.

    Anyone have any suggestions? I'm learning about this whole offline business wordpress template selling.
     
  2. NVBpro

    NVBpro Registered Member

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    Just charge 30$ more for everything you are doing, and you'll be ok .
     
  3. candlekeep

    candlekeep Newbie

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    Charge more next time.

    Much more.

    Ask for $3,000
     
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  4. tigerjim14

    tigerjim14 Newbie

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    Just call it an expensive lesson. Take care of her and use her for referrals
     
  5. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Try doing all the business via email in the future. A lot of people think if they give you a dollar, they can ask whatever they want because they've paid.

    $300? I've been quoted 400-800 just for a website that would take 15 minutes to make. You're definitely undercharging.
     
  6. spasovski

    spasovski Regular Member

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    Get serious and sharp.

    Criticize... make the problem looks a whole lot bigger so you can charge more.
    Stay on your word. Before you do something she wants, tell her the price. If she's okay with it, do it, if not, give her a little lower price, but not too low. If the problem would cost her 100$ tell her 130$, she's not okay with that, then tell here: Okay okay I'll do it for 100$. Customers like bargaining.

    Create a pricelist for the services you offer. Give pricelist to customers before they ask for service.
     
  7. 3Infidels

    3Infidels BANNED BANNED

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    First of all: is she hot? :D
     
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  8. marusia

    marusia Senior Member

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    Also, ecommerce stores are ALWAYS more. They start out at a minimum of $800.
     
  9. fuzzy_corleone

    fuzzy_corleone Regular Member

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    Maybe drop the client unless she's really hot. Then just do what I'll do: Be her sex slave.
     
  10. Moneymaker13

    Moneymaker13 Regular Member

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    I'm definitely doing $30 a month maintenance and SEO and other stuff haha..

    Thank you, I appreciate your help!

    That's what I was thinking, I appreciate it! :)

    Exactly! Lol. Wow. That's craziness! I appreciate you letting me know I'm undercharging. Haha wordpress?

    Thank you so much, this is exactly what I should have done and will do with my next client.

    BLahhh (I just threw up in my mouth) lol good try she's like 90.

    That's good to know, thanks marusia.

    Hahahaha!! EWWWWW she's like 90! I wish that was an option! Ha ha!
     
  11. Statix

    Statix Junior Member

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    Best just let this go down for experience... Next time make sure you mention some kind of charge for updates, other stuff like consulting what a SD card is. Most times if the client knows that just talking with you is costing them money then they leave you alone with crazy questions and such.
     
  12. clyde

    clyde Elite Member

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    Next time charge by the hour.
     
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  13. OutsideGroove

    OutsideGroove Junior Member

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    I dunno, she is 90 and has money to burn... sounds like a future Sugar Mama!! Get in there now and be rich when the old lady croaks!