I've noticed that several people on here have had success with getting businesses to buy a redesign of their current site, especially if the site they have now is outdated looking and very basic (no contact form, etc.).
However, when you do a remake can/do you keep the existing content (assuming it's adequate) and just create a new site using it or do you remake the whole thing including the content? Would copyright issues come in to play here?
I'm assuming that when you're done, you show them an example on a sample domain and when they like it, you just email them the files and database and tell them to forward it to their web guy. Anyone ever have any issues with the current (original) web designer getting upset or trying to under-bid your price?
Speaking of price, do you charge less if you're doing a redesign or do you charge the same as if they didn't have a site? It seems like the client might have the mind-set that since the original site is "already there" a "redesign" should be cheaper. Perhaps this isn't the case.
Thanks for any answers.