Yesterday I got a call,
Owner - “Hey, we want the website you designed, can we meet next week to talk it over?”
Me - “SHIT!!”
“Owner” - Sorry, you said what?"
Me - “Sorry, I sneezed… Could you repeat that last part?”
Owner - “Oh, ok… We want your website, can we meet up and discuss it next week, we have some changes we’d like to adress”
The “Owner” was a contact I got from my mother in law. She had a colleague who was starting a business and needed a website. Not to be mean, I said “sure I can look into it…”.
I contacted “Owner” and he made sure he didn’t want Me to do his site, because I lacked the experience. I had only fiddled with doing my own drafts from the “business template” on webflow, trying to learn the ins and outs, but I through out that I “knew” a guy who could help make his site (spoiler: I didn’t). So he said what he needed it for and I said would pass it along to my imaginary friend…
The Owner was heading on holiday for about two weeks and made no intent of reaching out again… One day after he got back from his holiday, I sent him a text with a link to a site based on what he wanted. I said that my friend wasn’t interested in helping and that I made it myself. If he didn’t reach back there would be no hard feelings.
I liked the challenge of creating something that wasn’t just out of my own interest, but he called, asking for a meeting and told me I would get paid for the site and future work…
Now what do I do!?
I don’t have the guts to bring my laptop and make the changes as we discuss them… Do you even bring your laptop!? What is even a site worth?! and what is an hourly charge for “future work”, How do I host it?!
Right now I feel like stealing one of Elon Musk’s drills from the boring company and turning it straight down, digging the deepest hole in the ground and see how far I can get to earths core… rather than going to the meeting.
What did you get for your very first site in webflow?
And what would you charge?