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How to make $20K selling the same website TWICE!

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by rudyvise, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. rudyvise

    rudyvise Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ok, heres a little story that made me $20K from a client i sold the same website too - TWICE.

    Basically i made them a website for $5K. Then about 6 months after i received a call from them asking me how they could alter the website. They told me that they had hired another developer to extend the website, but the developer had said that he could not access the code because it was encrypted.

    So i said to the client did he want access to the code then. At which point he said yes. So i said "so do you want to purchase the intellectual property rights to the code then?

    To which he replied " "don't i have the rights to the code anyway?"

    And i replied. "Not according to the contract i have with you -- no!"
    "You have the right to use the website and maintain it via the web interface - but i own the rights to the underlying code". I told him that the code was copyright "my company" and that if he wanted it, it was going to cost him $20K.

    3 days later he phoned back with a purchase order number and I handed over the keys to the code.

    So basically i sold him a website for $5K and the code for the website for $20K.

    I'm pretty sure if you got creative, you could do something far more lucrative.

    best,

    Rudy
    :D
     
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  2. darklord555

    darklord555 Registered Member

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    you cheeky son of a gun. :)
     
  3. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    so he wont be a repeat customer :):)
     
  4. zen19

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    As a current web head - that story is just fantastic to hear! Well Done!
     
  5. bobbylove321

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    How dumb do people get? Good on your part, but dumb on the victim, and yes I say "victim".
     
  6. forgetyou

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    This is an excellent example how the skills we learn here at BHW and IM are applicable and can be used to generate mucho dineros.
    I don't see any ethical problem with what OP did as it's a service and a product and it's up to her to charge as much as the market pays.
    Well done.
    inspiring.
     
  7. lonny41

    lonny41 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hahaha, he obviously wasn't to begin with so who cares.



     
  8. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    Lol that's kinda fucked up
     
  9. rudyvise

    rudyvise Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Clients used to make me sign things that i didn't understand. So one day i made a contract up they didn't understand. And it cost them $20K.
    Some big companies will spank you for doing this though...lol

    see ya,

    Rudy
     
  10. thxflash

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    Haha that is freaking amazing. 20 thousand from making up a contract. Thats a good way to play the game though. Charge the for the rights to your code that you wrote up for their website. I will give you mad props for that one :D
     
  11. Ilike2make$

    Ilike2make$ Newbie

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    I say good on you... If they didnt bother reading the fine print oh well it happens everyday. The could have easily had the site reproduced, but they didnt they felt it was easier to just pay the money... You will run into that in all aspects of life.
     
  12. TjTjT

    TjTjT Newbie

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    Clever.

    The only money I have ever made on the internet is a website I sold to a 56 year old for $200, Which is how I started looking for more opportunities and then I ended up here in BHW.

    Boy, I thought he was a sucker, but I guess I was, I offered him "full help" and support for the website :/ good thing he stopped emailing me.
     
  13. hecron

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    Learned your lesson?
     
  14. dloader22

    dloader22 Junior Member

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    lol victim is a moron. pshh people break contracts and terms of service daily and get away with it in the open just because suing them is often more expensive than any monetary penalty you can get out of the lawsuit.
     
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    Holy buckets is that awesome!
     
  16. noeriddin

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    haha..u r really something..u r a very brilliant bitch..well done!
     
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    wow, thats wicked. Did yourself write the contract?
     
  18. Caplet

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    Nice Job.

    It's always amazing how much lazy people will pay for something they can get for free if they just look.
     
  19. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    haha. nice one. a bit nasty but nice.
     
  20. Cyber_Demon12

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    Lol. Why can't I be smart like that and make that kind of cash. :p

    Kinda mean tho, and he most definately won't be a repeat customer.

    But watch out... could be a chargeback comming! $20k is a lot... lol