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Monday, 6 April 2009

Would you Adams and Eve it?

I went to see a client this afternoon (No names, No pack drill), and gave them an invoice for the forthcoming year for the costs of running their website. The invoice was for £120* (just £10 a month) and their response was they thought that all hosting costs were FREE forever as they had paid for the creation of the site. The site is now hugely popular, has been running for a year and I DID make it clear from the start that after the 1st year hosting costs were involved, even stating the amount.

For the tenner a month they get:

  • Web hosting
  • Email Accounts
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Monthly Search Engine Submissions
  • Links from some of my other sites
  • Promotion through Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites
  • Uptime monitoring
  • Monthly reports
  • Up to 10 additional pages/page changes a year

Am I being unreasonable?

*If anyone from the DWP is reading this the £120 a year does not even cover my costs of providing this service. The are an out of town site and even my travel costs are not covered

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