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When hiring a designer

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 18feb2013, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. 18feb2013

    18feb2013 Newbie

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    Hello,

    When hiring a designer, who should quote the price.

    If designer ask "what's your budget"

    What should you do.

    Thanks
     
  2. Twixx

    Twixx Supreme Member

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    Well the best thing to do is to tell him your budget :)
     
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    cool.dude123 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you could tell them your budget / 2. say your budget is $200, say $100 and then work from there, or you could just reply saying you don't have any budget and want to know how much he is charging
     
  4. redsheep

    redsheep Newbie

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    You should tell them your budget honestly. But make sure they have history and good legit testimonials and history.

    A scammer will use all your budget and not deliver. An honest one will tell you if they can work with your budget or if you should change your expectations or find a different service.

    Also explaining your budget shows commitment and understanding of what you are trying to do. I don't do any work for anybody that doesn't have a clear focus and budget.
     
  5. mrsix

    mrsix Power Member

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    I refuse to quote projects when the budget is a mystery.

    It's one of the first questions I ask typically, other than "how are you?" of course :D
     
  6. cnick79

    cnick79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If you're the buyer, you shouldn't be the first to state your price. Why should you? You're trying to get a quote for the work you need done.

    When people ask, "what's your budget?" it's the same when a car dealer asks you, "how much are you looking to spend?" Whenever somebody asks me how much I'm looking to spend, I always reply, little as possible.

    I would much rather a web designer be upfront with their pricing. If they've done a lot of work in the past, then they should know how much they can get. If web designer A typically gets $500 per project and potential client says their budget is $1,000... how many of you will say, you will do it for $500 when the client is willing to pay more?

    I know how much my time is worth. When people come to me asking for work, I am upfront with my pricing. I tell them how much I charge per hour and how much the project will cost. If they can't afford that, then I might ask them what their budget is. If the project allows for it, I tell them what they can get for their price.
     
  7. Transportantes0

    Transportantes0 Registered Member

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    Tell him your budget, that is the best thing to do or else you can get quoted on something else and it will become a big misunderstanding and wasting time in the process.
     
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    cnick79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    How would you get misquoted by not telling somebody your budget? As a buyer, aren't you paying for a service? Isn't the more important thing here, telling the designer your requirements?
     
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    Jackmitch Regular Member

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    Maybe try saying half your actual budget so you can either go up or down from there.
     
  10. cnick79

    cnick79 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You don't want to start off your business deal lying. Where's the trust in that?