So, I pitched a website idea for a friend that I know is a serious programmer who works for a serious company. The site is in short a subscription page with log in, register now, search engine, database and a profile page. In my country average hourly wage for someone like him is easily 100$ hour (scandinavia), which is what he offered me. He said, and I couldnt disagree, because I dont know (yet) that exactly that page doesnt exist yet (which is true i guess) so he´d have to do it all from scratch.
Now, I was expecting maybe to have to pay 2000-3000$ for the site (20-30 hours or so), but he said 80-120 hours. I know that web pages are built for that price, but it was quite a lot more than i was hoping for.
So now I´m wondering if..I mean, he´s an honest guy, so he doesnt try to rip me off. But I´m not an "online" kinda guy, so I just got the feeling that I´m buying a brand new bmw here, or...shopping at the absouelutly most expensive grocery store or clothes shop, when I could go online and find the same products for much cheaper price (only in perhaps an uglier coating)
I checked out fiverr..and people in other countries make pages and stuff for almost free.
I mean..if i wanna launch a website in one of the most expensive countries on earth in this digital global age..wouldnt it be retarded to hire a person who has one of the highest salaries in the world?