I Need...I Need...But Don't Charge Me Much

by Steven Wagenheim 37 replies
I can't help it. This has to be said because some people don't get it.

I see tons of posts all over this forum.

I need a great article writer
I need a great copywriter
I need a great web designer
I need a great graphic artist

And then you read the request and their budget for this "great" whoever is
something out of an Ed Wood sci fi disaster.

Look, I'm not saying that you can't get some up and coming talent who is
absolutely a wiz for next to nothing because they're just trying to get
started, but if you want a proven professional who you KNOW is going to
do a bang up job, you better be prepared to pay for it, because these
people who have killer reputations as being the best do NOT work for
table scraps.

You need to be a little realistic with your wants.

I want to live in Beverly Hills. Ain't gonna happen on what I make a year.

Get real or settle for less.

It's THAT simple.

End of rant.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean A McAlister
    Not sure here...

    Champaign taste on a beer budget..


    Lets make chicken salad out of chicken shit...

    This is so true Steven...

    People expect the world as they look at with their eyes closed

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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Steven,

      I was just thinking the same thing.

      Having access to to many experienced IMers willing to offer the benefit of their experience is a privilege, not a right. Perhaps because of this generosity, some posters seem to believe that it's then OK to expect professional services at a knock-down price.

      This forum isn't simply a vehicle for a quick, cut-price deal. Some of the best marketers and service providers on the planet are represented here and they have every right to expect the going rate for their profession.

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      • Profile picture of the author Neil Morgan
        Hi Steve

        Great thread. Here's what I got last week from someone who found she had to pay for additional time-based professional services (over and above those already offered free):

        You should be ashamed of yourself ~ Brits are very honorable people.
        What got into your marketing team?
        Refund all my money TODAY...
        Sometimes, it beggars belief.

        Cheers,

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    • Profile picture of the author NMP
      Hi

      I guess many think Internet is like TV Bill. If you pay
      for your broadband then you are set..lol. No seriously.

      I think their are too many website owners, not Business
      owners. They are not prepared to start a Business. But
      if they get it for FREE it may be worth it... NAH it won't.

      The word COMmercial maybe means something.. let me go look.

      Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Bestel
    Yeah , I agree Steven, but you can't blame them for trying.

    Unfortunately they need to learn for themselves, probably via a bad experience - in general you get what you pay for.

    Peter

    BTW

    Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

    I want to live in Beverly Hills. Ain't gonna happen on what I make a year.

    Get real or settle for less.

    It's THAT simple.
    Beg to differ there. If you want to live in Beverley Hills, then go for it. You've got the skills, Steven, you just need the belief. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author achonu
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    You are correct...nothing goes for nothing. AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Roy
    Steven this is so true - I've noticed there's more than the usual number of request for articles writers lately, but when I respond to them they seem to have completely unrealistic expectations. I could try to skimp on quality, but I don't think I can lower my it enough to write 600 words for $2. I can't even imagine what that would look like.
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  • Profile picture of the author KarlWarren
    Those posts make me smile...

    and I've done my fair share of 'educating' people who have unrealistic
    expectations... I've even earned a few regular clients at my normal
    rates because of it.

    But, it also has its benefits for freelancers who do charge higher rates:

    1) it keeps the lower priced people busy - while we gain the higher paying clients
    2) it often leads to burnout in the freelancers who have to take on too much work
    3) which in turn means that those who are let down do more homework

    There are some people who can keep it up and not get burned out, but they are few and far between.

    Some people just have to learn first hand.

    Kindest regards,
    Karl.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Hi Steven,
    I have dealt with that very same thing for over 15 years by developing websites. I have heard just about every story you can think of... I have heard so many times "Well you don't do anything but sit in front of a computer and type" my normal response is "Well, if you think it is that simple then why do you need me ?" ..

    Over the years I have had some really great clients and I have supported my family 100% from the internet the last 15 years, but I also have had some real cheap clients..

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Roy Carter
      You get what you pay for most of the time.

      A fair while ago now I paid someone $400 to write a sales page for me (I was new to the game and didn't know any better). The copy stank. Result? No sales.

      I started to write my own copy eventually and have now got to the point where I am happy with it for the most part. I make excellent sales from my own copy these days.

      Along the way though I paid a top-class copywriter $2,000.00 just to 'tweak' some sales page copy. He 'tweaked' it and conversions went through the roof. I recouped that 2k in double quick time.

      Here endeth the lesson.

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      • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
        I know there are some good writers who charge low rates, and that business model works for them.

        But I saw a post the other day, where the person said they wanted great (not good) writers. They wanted xxx no of articles which had to be 500 - 600 words, grammatical correct, with no mistake, good content, excellent research and they would pay $2 per article.

        You get paid more working in McD's.

        Can you imagine going to the Ritz or Savoy (in London) and ordering a meal, and then saying you will pay the price of McD's because they have cheap prices.

        I posted earlier, but I had someone ask me to give them a price to edit their book. I did. They also got a price which was 50% less than me. After a couple of months they came back and asked if I could edit their book, because they had paid the person, they hadn't done any work and were not answering emails. Going the cheap route meant they paid 50% more than they would have if they had hired me originally.

        I put my prices up recently, and most of my clients are not warriors, but I get comments like we are surprised at how low your prices are, and my prices are not cheap.

        Bev
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        • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
          Hey guys,

          While I agree in principle with what you're saying.....but you
          can't shoot someone down for asking, can you....

          It's their prerogative to ask if there is a supplier who can
          meet their needs. And, in turn, it's up to a supplier to agree
          to those needs......that's commerce....

          And, guess what, you don't have to respond to those threads and
          waste your time....do you....

          Loosen up a bit.....everyone has to start somewhere...

          Regards

          Greg
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by Greg Cooksley View Post

            Hey guys,

            While I agree in principle with what you're saying.....but you
            can't shoot someone down for asking, can you....

            It's their prerogative to ask if there is a supplier who can
            meet their needs. And, in turn, it's up to a supplier to agree
            to those needs......that's commerce....

            And, guess what, you don't have to respond to those threads and
            waste your time....do you....

            Loosen up a bit.....everyone has to start somewhere...

            Regards

            Greg

            Greg, if I write to Michel Fortin and say, "Hey, can you do a sales page
            for me for $500?" is he going to do it?

            That's all I'm saying is you can't expect the very best talents to do
            something for you if you're not going to pay their prices.

            It's like going into an auto dealer selling Lexus and asking them to sell it
            to you for the price of a Hyundai.

            Is it going to happen? Of course not.

            I mean some things are just totally unreasonable to expect and if you do,
            you're not being rational.

            That's all I'm saying.
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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Ayres
              I have to say Steven i don't know you but you do seem to "Rant" a lot.
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            • Profile picture of the author Greg Cooksley
              Hey Steven,

              The people that are asking for:

              I need a great article writer
              I need a great copywriter
              I need a great web designer
              I need a great graphic artist

              Are not directing their request at a specific person or specific
              organisation at all. They are throwing out a generic request
              for a "great" supplier....

              Now, what constitutes a "great" supplier in their eyes or in
              a supplier's eyes for that matter?

              If you'll permit me to give you an analogy:
              We have a saying in South Africa - elke pot het sy deksel -
              loosely translated - every pot has a lid that fits......It is
              normally used to describe marriage partners....

              So, if you take the analogy further - every request for a service
              will have someone to meet that service (excluding the ridiculous).
              Its' the nature of free commerce and was the basis on how people
              used to barter for goods long ago.....

              My point is that the Internet is a huge place and there are many
              suppliers to meet all sorts of needs....

              So, respond to those requests that you can fill thus providing
              a win/win situation for both parties.....

              Ignore the rest....

              Regards

              Greg
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          • Profile picture of the author ShayB
            At the risk of being shot down, I will add my 2 cents here.
            1. If you don't ask, you will never get. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
            2. If I were just getting started with article writing or whatever, I would certainly consider doing work at a discounted rate in order to get testimonials from someone.
            3. If I were just getting started, I would also consider doing work for a discounted rate in return for referrals.
            On the flip side, beggars can't be choosers. If you get a deal, you might be giving someone experience, but you might be paying for it in the long run.

            I appreciate those here who have earned the right to ask for and receive premium wages for their work. I think that is great.

            But I don't see the harm in asking for a service and being honest about what your budget is. If you only have peanuts to spend, why waste everyone's time and have them send you a price quote that is way out of your league?

            JMHO
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            • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
              Originally Posted by Shay60654 View Post

              At the risk of being shot down, I will add my 2 cents here.
              JMHO
              Nothing personal, Shay, but this is a prime example of Warriors selling themselves short. I think most posts are worth far more than 2 cents. In my view, the standard rate should be at least 5 cents, while those with over 1,000 posts should command a dollar minimum.

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              • Profile picture of the author ShayB
                Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

                Nothing personal, Shay, but this is a prime example of Warriors selling themselves short. I think most posts are worth far more than 2 cents. In my view, the standard rate should be at least 5 cents, while those with over 1,000 posts should command a dollar minimum.

                Frank
                WOO HOOOOO!!! My post worth is more than double what I thought!

                I feel richer already.....
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                • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                  Shay,

                  If I were just getting started, I doubt I'd do work cheaply for testimonials. I would be much more likely to do the work free - for me. I'd post it on my own site and give folks the best testimonial there is - their own reponse to what they'd read.

                  It's too easy to start accepting work at "discount" prices and end up being stuck with those as your regular rates. I see it all the time.

                  Back when I was willing to do work for other people, I charged rates that most folks here would think were insanely high. One time I agreed to do a first piece for someone at half-price. (It wasn't my "usual" topic, so he had a legitimate concern about the end result.) We were very clear that it was a one-time deal, so he could see what he was getting.

                  He loved it. He also tried everything he could to get me to keep working at the lower price. I mean _everything_. He refused to believe that I actually meant "no" until I refunded his money and started rejecting his emails at the server.

                  It was a very useful lesson.

                  It's not worth putting yourself in that position unless you know you have enough of a "screw it" attitude to cheerfully fire a client and not look back. For a lot of people, just starting out and needing the work, that can be tough.


                  Steven,

                  Most of the people posting those requests wouldn't know the difference between great and half-assed when it comes to writing quality. Unfortunately for them, most of their readers do know the difference...


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                  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
                    I travelled a round trip of 50 miles today to meet with
                    a potential client. I spent about an hour with them. I
                    spent most of the meeting re-educating them about
                    how they should approach the project.. They wanted
                    a site that would "Wow" the visitor with lots of images
                    and animation.

                    I asked them to tell me everything they could about
                    their target customer.. and then I asked them to tell
                    me what that customer would type into a search engine.

                    Then I told them why they should invest half of their
                    budget on the site design and the other half on building
                    link popularity and credibility in the market place.

                    Then I explained why they should get someone else to
                    do the project.. they couldn't afford me.

                    But I can guarantee that they'll come back to me when
                    they are ready

                    The moral of the story.. there are two sides to every
                    transaction. Both sides have a choice.

                    John
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                  • Profile picture of the author Mike McBride
                    Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

                    Most of the people posting those requests wouldn't know the difference between great and half-assed when it comes to writing quality. Unfortunately for them, most of their readers do know the difference...
                    Probably the most insightful observation in this entire thread - made even more obvious by the many poorly-written posts that make up a large percentage of this thread.
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                    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                      The thing is they're great articles, all unique and very well written so if someone wants to charge just over $3 then that's great I'll buy.
                      I suspect your definition of "very well written" is different from mine, but that probably doesn't matter much. Not as long as they're good enough for the use to which you put them.

                      In that case, a lot of people would think it silly not to buy them. She probably doesn't know that she could get much more for those over time by using them herself, which is a whole other issue on which many people would not agree with you. But, as long as she's willingly doing the work and you're paying the agreed upon price, it's really none of our business.

                      As far as the idea (suggested by someone else) that the people who charge higher prices have a vested interest in equating price with quality, there seems to be a few factors being missed.

                      Yes, you can often find people who can do acceptable work for a lot less than the market. There are a great many intelligent, competent people out there whose circumstances are such that it's a smart move for them to do so.

                      As has been noted, that often involves unpredictable side issues. Dependability, liability for copied material, accuracy and some smaller things. Only rarely do you get all the good points of a professional without any of the down sides. If you find that rare person, keep them busy.

                      Personally, I wouldn't spend the time trying to find them, unless it was through a trusted referral from someone who had, and who didn't have the work for them. Too much hassle, in the majority of cases.

                      Steven emphasized the word "great." A lot of this thread is rendered pointless if one stops to consider that "great" is a long way from simply acceptable, or even "very good."

                      The problem I see is not that some folks will do the work cheaply. That's their business, and if you can get them to do it well and on time, good for you. Treat them well, pay them on time, and keep their schedule full. Otherwise, they'll encounter others who are willing to pay more, and there goes your goldmine.

                      I believe the problem is that there are so many people who hold unrealistic expectations regarding what they can get and how much it should cost them. The majority of the people making the kinds of requests to which Steven is referring don't have any real skills, lack the experience to even recognize various levels of quality objectively, and want results without work or expense.

                      Those people appeal to others like them, which leads to bashing their heads against each others' walls trying to compete with the folks who do understand. And they constantly complain when they get no results.

                      Watch them, over time. They either learn that they're going to have to put in more resources than they expected, and adapt, or they become disillusioned and bitter and accuse the world of keeping them down.

                      Don't take my word for it. Watch them. See it for yourself. It happens here all the time.


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                      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

                        I suspect your definition of "very well written" is different from mine, but that probably doesn't matter much. Not as long as they're good enough for the use to which you put them.

                        In that case, a lot of people would think it silly not to buy them. She probably doesn't know that she could get much more for those over time by using them herself, which is a whole other issue on which many people would not agree with you. But, as long as she's willingly doing the work and you're paying the agreed upon price, it's really none of our business.

                        As far as the idea (suggested by someone else) that the people who charge higher prices have a vested interest in equating price with quality, there seems to be a few factors being missed.

                        Yes, you can often find people who can do acceptable work for a lot less than the market. There are a great many intelligent, competent people out there whose circumstances are such that it's a smart move for them to do so.

                        As has been noted, that often involves unpredictable side issues. Dependability, liability for copied material, accuracy and some smaller things. Only rarely do you get all the good points of a professional without any of the down sides. If you find that rare person, keep them busy.

                        Personally, I wouldn't spend the time trying to find them, unless it was through a trusted referral from someone who had, and who didn't have the work for them. Too much hassle, in the majority of cases.

                        Steven emphasized the word "great." A lot of this thread is rendered pointless if one stops to consider that "great" is a long way from simply acceptable, or even "very good."

                        The problem I see is not that some folks will do the work cheaply. That's their business, and if you can get them to do it well and on time, good for you. Treat them well, pay them on time, and keep their schedule full. Otherwise, they'll encounter others who are willing to pay more, and there goes your goldmine.

                        I believe the problem is that there are so many people who hold unrealistic expectations regarding what they can get and how much it should cost them. The majority of the people making the kinds of requests to which Steven is referring don't have any real skills, lack the experience to even recognize various levels of quality objectively, and want results without work or expense.

                        Those people appeal to others like them, which leads to bashing their heads against each others' walls trying to compete with the folks who do understand. And they constantly complain when they get no results.

                        Watch them, over time. They either learn that they're going to have to put in more resources than they expected, and adapt, or they become disillusioned and bitter and accuse the world of keeping them down.

                        Don't take my word for it. Watch them. See it for yourself. It happens here all the time.


                        Paul

                        Once again Paul, you have said this so much better than I ever could.

                        Hey guys, don't try to hire Paul Myers to do a sales letter for you for $500.

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                      • Profile picture of the author Sirius Lin
                        I'm probably on the other side of the fence here, but I'm currently looking for a new writer, and my post pretty much implied that I'll listen to the writer's rates as opposed to what my budget is.

                        ~ Sirius
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                      • Profile picture of the author dv8
                        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

                        ....or they become disillusioned and bitter and accuse the world of keeping them down.
                        Ahhh yes, the victim mentality.

                        All to common in this world, unfortunately.
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        • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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          It is true, you get exactly what you pay for .. I recently had a press release wrote and paid $50 for it and I am very happy wit the way it was wrote. Could I have got it done cheaper ? well yes sure I could have.. Would I be happy with it ? I highly doubt it because paying $20 less for a press release just means lower quality.
          So, in your opinion, it's the price you paid that matters, not the actual content? Because frankly, that's all you're basing it on. If your press release guy starts charging $30 tomorrow, does that mean you won't be using him/her anymore? And since I'm sure someone somewhere charges $70, wouldn't that make your $20 less press release also lower quality? I mean, who made the $50 press release the line in the sand as far as quality goes?

          My point is don't always get hung up on price. Higher doesn't always mean better, though some would like you to believe otherwise. Think about it: who here advocates the loudest in favor of higher writing fees? Writers who like to charge high writing fees.
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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
              Originally Posted by davebo View Post

              Seriously, sometimes with these threads I almost feel like it's the writers way of brainwashing the masses that price=quality.

              But really, if they were able to command those high prices and they were that busy..would you see them with 10k posts in a marketing forum? Of course not...the "Lexus'" of the industry are out working off referrals, not soliciting business from forums.
              First of all Dave, if you're referring to me, I'm not a freelancer. I gave that
              sh*t up ages ago because I wasn't going to work for peanuts.

              As far as the high priced guys working off referrals, sure, they do. But that's
              not going to stop somebody from contacting them with a ridiculous offer for
              their services.

              I get them all the time. I don't even bother responding to these people who
              ask me if I'd write them articles for $3 a piece. Forget that I don't freelance
              anymore anyway. I wouldn't do it even if I did.

              Freelancing is a 2-way street, no questions about it. Anybody can ask
              anybody else to do work at a certain price. But I'm crazy if I think I can
              write to Michel Fortin and get him to do a sales page for me for $500. Hell,
              even $5,000 and he'd laugh me out of his office.

              I'm sorry, but there are some things that you just don't do unless you
              really want to insult the person you're going to for work.
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            • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
              Originally Posted by davebo View Post

              Seriously, sometimes with these threads I almost feel like it's the writers way of brainwashing the masses that price=quality.

              But really, if they were able to command those high prices and they were that busy..would you see them with 10k posts in a marketing forum? Of course not...the "Lexus'" of the industry are out working off referrals, not soliciting business from forums.
              It's not about being busy, it's about leveraging the assets
              that are available to you.

              I'd much rather pay someone else to do the grunt work and
              spend my time on whatever I choose.

              If you sell your time - you are limited by the maximum number
              of hours that you work.

              If you sell your expertise and outsource or delegate - you have
              a much greater income potential.

              John
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                • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                  Originally Posted by davebo View Post

                  1) Steven-I wasn't talking about you. I pulled 10k out of my head and you ahppened to be close to that. If you don't do freelancing, then what do you care? I don't really find it insulting if someone tries to get a deal....it's not like I did the work for them and then at the end they said "I really only want to pay you 1/8x of what I promised. I get people all the time emailing me on an ecommerce site I own saying "Hey, I see you sell this product...can I get 2 of them at a wholesale price of 50% off?". Big deal...I say no and it's no skin off my back.
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                  Thanks for clearing that up Dave.

                  As for why I care, I just do. It's frustrating to see people coming here
                  asking for work to be done, they want the best, but then they only have
                  pennies to spend on it.

                  The folks worth their salt won't even bother responding to the thread but
                  then all these guys just starting out, some from non English speaking
                  countries, will offer to do the job for next to nothing, the person on the
                  other end will accept, the job gets done, it sucks, or doesn't get completed
                  or heck, doesn't get done at all and then the person who was looking for
                  the work in the first place starts to bitch.

                  Well what did they expect?

                  So I care because I am trying to educate people that they will, for the
                  most part, get what they pay for.

                  I mean for crying out loud, at least get samples from these people before
                  you hire them to do something for you.

                  That's all I'm saying.
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          • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
            So, in your opinion, it's the price you paid that matters, not the actual content? Because frankly, that's all you're basing it on. If your press release guy starts charging $30 tomorrow, does that mean you won't be using him/her anymore? And since I'm sure someone somewhere charges $70, wouldn't that make your $20 less press release also lower quality? I mean, who made the $50 press release the line in the sand as far as quality goes?

            My point is don't always get hung up on price. Higher doesn't always mean better, though some would like you to believe otherwise. Think about it: who here advocates the loudest in favor of higher writing fees? Writers who like to charge high writing fees.
            Please dont put words in my mouth, I did not say no such thing .. Fact is though "cheap" does not always mean good and alo of people have found that out on freelance sites. I have a script I built that is the most advanced Incentive Freebie Script on thge market hands down, it is 100% custom coded and 100% hacker free. A similar script exist that is nothing more then free open source code slapped together and can be hacked easily.

            The Crap Script sells for $700.00

            Mine Sells for $9,000.00

            Do you think for one minute I will lower my price just so I sell more scripts ? No way .. My script is worth $35,000 and it is 6 months of very hard and complex work. Before you say nobody would pay that kind of price I already have the script installed on 7 servers and clients are very happy that they switched from that crap script to a properly coded one.

            So you see, you missed my entire point all together.. I would not pay the $30 for the press release because of the fact I do not think they was able to give me what I wanted. On the other hand the one I paid $50 was able to deliver exactly what I want.. It boils down to quality .. not Money..

            James
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  • Profile picture of the author Lightlysalted
    You pay peanuts, you get monkey's is my opinion. You really do get what you pay for. I'd rather pay $30 for one well written article than $100 for 40 or 50.
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