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- May 17, 2008
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Snookered? Please show me a B&B site you did with 10 or more pages and great photos that you got paid for and charged less than $1000. Then show me the stats for the past 30 days.No slam from me, seashanty.i hope this is not a slam against my 'son' doing my website ...
if i'd had $5000 or even $1000 to pay someone to put together a site at the time, i wouldn't have asked him to take on the task.
our own websites are maybe as much a part of us as our b&b's, and we can get pretty defensive about them.
but i'm shocked at the price of some professional websites with broken links and repeated admonitions to 'check back later for updates' that never come. that's why i want to remind the original poster to view the web developer's portfolio and visit the websites. hopefully he can also speak with some clients to see how responsive the developer is when there are issues and questions and problems and changes. and how much will any changes cost?
there are lots of websites out there - everyone here probably visits 100's each week. some are pretty mom and pop/basic - some are little more than a web page. i have nothing against those little sites if they are up to date. i just prefer the more sophisticated sites..
Catlady, it's not unrealistic and as I've said, I have the experience to back it up.
If people here have been paying over $1000, and even $1000 being on the very high end, they're being snookered.
There have been people coming through this forum that built their site for free using only blogger. There are others who got an inexpensive one using Vistaprint. There are others that used some autosetup autodeveloped service out of India. Technically they all got sites for under $500. Does that mean that someone who paid $800 got snookered? Or did the under $500 crowd get snookered because they have an invisible site, or one that people pass on because somehting just doesn't look quite right.