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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by link2swim06, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. link2swim06

    link2swim06 Registered Member

    Feb 8, 2009
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    Ok so first, I doubt everyone will believe me, but honestly I don't care.

    To any of you IM people, I just wanted to show what people will pay.

    Story starts last Saturday. I am flying to Florida for an unrelated job interview. I find my seat on the plane and start working on writing a paper for school. A little after take off I strike up conversation with the guy next to me. A few minutes in he mentioned he is CEO of a capital investment firm. He tells me how he needs a website, blah blah blah. I show him my sites and figure I might of got a small gig. However, when I go to his competitor site's I open the source code to look at the meta tag keywords I would need to compete with. He sees the code and is surprised, and ask me if I know what I am doing. I start breaking down the SEO on competitors sites, etc.

    So...the story is pretty boring thus far, right?

    Then he says, well I am now sure anyone who can do what you showed me (opened the source code) would be able to build me a good site. I said sure, whats your budget.

    He says he will pay be 250K a year to maintain his site.....(this thing is going to cost me 2K a year max)

    At this point I am speechless......

    Take home messages of the story

    1. Sometimes it is easier to charge a very very rich person a shit load of money than doing work for a bunch of average people

    2. Be lucky

    3. Say/show as much code and terms as possible, it makes the job look much more expensive.
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  2. homenet

    homenet Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2009
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    Dimension X
    Woa, 250k / year for 1 site! Hope you get it man, you can retire on that shit! :)
  3. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Elite Member

    May 9, 2008
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    awesome my friend. So happy for you.

    This is truly legen....wait for it.....dary : LEGENDARY
  4. ukescuba

    ukescuba Senior Member

    Feb 24, 2008
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    Mobile Marketer & QR Code Junkie
    San Antonio, TX
    @ the OP - good for you i hope it works out for ya!!!!

    you be surprised at the $$$ some people have and will pay - we put a bid in for some work and proposed around $25k, had an idea of the other people bidding, as considered our bid to mid range to what the others where charging...

    we lost the job to a so called "boutique/exclusive" marketing company that ive never heard of hear in town whos doing a mediocre job for the client from what i can tell, theres sites suck - but whatever they are charging $200k a year!!!!

    was talking to a buddy of mine who works for the client and they charged them $1000 to simply slow down the slideshow!!!!

    plus $2500 retention fee each month just to make sure they answer the phone and dont let it go to voicemail!
  5. Sanitarium

    Sanitarium Regular Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    I guess making love to your eyes since you're read
    In your mind.
    Reminds me of when I robbed a bank. Very inspirational, thanks.

    1. Sometimes it is easier to rob a very very rich place than doing work for robbing a bunch of average people at the corner store.

    2. Rob rich people

    3. Say/show a gun or knife, it makes people piss pants faster.