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HELP! Just got some work done from this designer. Is He Worth Future Business ?

Discussion in 'Graphic Design' started by GSanders12, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. GSanders12

    GSanders12 Registered Member

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    So I just recently got some graphic design work done with this guy from Australia.

    I was just wondering if I got a good bang for my buck or is this considered overpricing? He did a great job and for the past few weeks I've had awesome conversion rates/leads from my flyers for my lawn care business. The content was no different. Usually I get a 0.1 percent response rate but after I got them professionally designed by a DIFFERENT designer (this australian dude) , my response rate for these flyers sky rocketed to 1 percent. Which is a huge increase and good goal in direct marketing for flyers especially.

    Bottom line: he charged me $400 for design and usually I get it done from my old designer for $150.

    If you wanna see his work:www.zacharidesign.com , www.facebook.com/ZACHARIDESIGN
    He just recently started and is young. I don't know or not if that's $400 worth or not but he also charges $800 for website creation... which I am thinking of using if he's worth it judging from his site.. or i should just get it done for cheaper?

    The reason I'm asking this question is because I'm pretty new to getting into this designing stuff and was wondering to ask you guys if its a good price and if i should continue to do business with him? Seemed pretty nice and cooperative with everything .. not to mention that the results were great. Just wondering if it was overpriced for the average graphic designing..

    Please give me advice

    Cheers
     
  2. sparky444

    sparky444 Newbie

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    Website is painfully slow.
     
  3. GSanders12

    GSanders12 Registered Member

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    Really? Takes me 5-10 seconds at most. Could be internet connections.
     
  4. dopehead

    dopehead Newbie

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    What hosting are you using ? So slow loading
     
  5. Danny1111

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    His website is a joke to me - who makes a website that loads that slow.

    As far as price goes there is one designer on BHW who does really good work -- but he is in India (hard communication due to timezone) - you have to pay 100% upfront -- so if your client is flaky it is a risk to deal with him .. but I doubt you get better bang for the buck.

    search BST threads.
     
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    thedorf Senior Member

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    sounds like you get what you pay for. Want higher response rates? Pay the Australian guy...
     
  7. lacy1978

    lacy1978 Junior Member

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    holy crap his website is horrible. My eyes are still in pain from that background color. I never even got to his portfolio.

    As far as his work for you goes, if you made your money back then it was probably worth it.
     
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    Your site's home page has just one image, some graphics and on page load music.. and it took me around 30 secs to load.. trust me most of the visitors will leave without seeing your home page..
    In my honest opinion, your designer s**ks for designing a site which loads by showing percentage of the page loaded.. Try to render your controls fast and make the page load speed to around 3-4 secs max if you want to see some visitors and conversions if any..

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    if it get you conversion you can pay for it.
     
  10. jmelwak

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    i would have left already, its super slow and i have really fast internet connection. the navigation is bad...
     
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    makemecash Regular Member

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    john1444 Elite Member

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    Only you can decided for yourself.

    If you're getting the result you can get anywhere and you can afford his charges
    then continue business with him until otherwise.
     
  13. DarkMeta

    DarkMeta BANNED BANNED

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    well the website is not good as its loading slow not attractive to visitors.....Ask you'r web hosting service and web site is designed well
     
  14. mudbutt

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    his flash website is HOT.....hot mess that is
     
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    That's what you paid $400 for?
     
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    I downloaded the lord of the rings trilogy quicker than that site....Do him a deal he does your logos you built him a functional site. I cant imagine anyone staying with a site more than 2 seconds these days and as cool as flash can be for seo in general its dead
     
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    His portfolio is not that extensive. At least for his price. I remember when I was starting out as a designer (Art School Kid) I would never charge that much. Sometimes I would do ProBono work just to build a portfolio.

    His work isn't that bad but not worth the price at the moment until he gets some experience under his belt. I am assuming your on this forum to make money and there are a ton of factors that come into place when your designing for marketing sakes to make money, which would be my only reservation about hiring a newb to design for me.

    If you want I can get you in touch with many of my free lancers or if the project is up my alley and I have free time we can possibly work together. You can always shoot me a PM or get in touch via skype if you need some references or anything.

    Good Luck!
     
  19. S3MI*

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    Very Slow
     
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    The site is made in FLASH, need I say more..