We believe the two most important thoughts a potential client will be pondering when searching for a web developer are:
- They don’t want to get ripped off.
- They don’t want to get in over their head.
What is really important to us to deal directly with these two dynamics and fears.
So we ask our potential clients, “Do you want us to design something for your budget, or to design what you would like the website to actually look like and do?”
Would you be willing to pay for what you want in your heart? Are you prepared to cut out some features to bring your development within your budget parameters?
Giving an estimate for a website development project is sometimes likened to driving to your favorite restaurant, from here, right now. Do you now how long it’s going to take, exactly? Is there a possibility of a traffic tie up? A mechanical problem? There’s a good chance you’ll make it in 15 minutes but you can’t predict traffic, an accident, or anything that could easily turn it into a 45 minute drive.
Giving Us Your Budget
“We understand you may think that if you give us your website budget that we’re going to make the project extend that budget, even if it is actually smaller. But let me assure you of this – and it isn’t personal, and it’s not you but most people’s budget is 2-3 times smaller than their desires or expectations.”