The client is a local restaurant owner who does not currently have a website.
I have just started an outsourced web design company. This would be my first client if I close them.
Before processing any payments I wanted to ask a few questions.
What's a good price range to pitch/what have you seen bringing the most success?
I pitched a client today $3000+ and he turned it down hard. I figured that may be a bit ambitious for my first sale.
Once I close the client, should I process with credit card or receive cheque?
If processing with credit, what merchant do you use and how?
I have a hostgator reseller account. I figured setting up their cpanel and whatnot will be fairly easy. I keep seeing hostgator say I can charge as much as I want monthly for hosting. How would somebody set up a reacuring payment? And is it through hostgator?
Finally, when outsourcing the website. Which outsourcing service is best to use? As well as should I approach the freelancer with a already somewhat built site and pitch it as 'revisions needed'?
I realise these are a TON of questions, but it's been a major learning experience so far. These are the final details that would pretty much put my business in place.
This is my current site: MTNstudios.com