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January Revenue Totals (post yours)
How much money did you take in during January 2003?

 3:01 am on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Let's start some grass roots industry research.

Post how much money you made in January, your geographical location, and the type of work it was for, and the client size (approx).

Be honest and serious, or don't post. Let's keep it real.



 3:05 am on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Who in their right mind, would post such personal info?


 3:09 am on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)


I was just going to start linking to my tax returns followed up by a copy and paste of my client list... Screw those NDAs. :)


 3:21 am on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hmmm, a request to tell all, coupled with the originator sharing exactly zilch of the very information that is suggested as a grand idea to share.

Hey Bubba, if it helps ya any, I took in exactly $0.00 in January, and am I ever happy. It means I continued my business plan perfectly (keeping an info site alive at no charge to those who make use of the content.)

Info sites need TLC too ya know 8^)


 3:37 am on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Oh I forgot to include:
post the clients phone number too, so I can underbid ya ;-)

sorry, in retrospect it was a stupid idea. I was just wondering how business was in various parts of the world.

I took in $0 too, but I was in development mode, not selling mode.

$0.00 Upstate NY


 3:01 pm on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

"Post how much money you made in January"

Who's going to get the ball rolling I wonder?


Not me , if my chief saw me posting info like that I would be for the high jump :)


Undead Hunter

 7:04 pm on Feb 10, 2003 (gmt 0)

Actually Steve, call me crazy but I think you have a reasonable idea: However it needs to be *much more anonymous* than posting here.

Yes, we all need to be *extremely careful* in terms of NDA's and keeping our client's info confidential. I feel pretty well cloaked here, which is part of the reason I've felt free to be so honest with people on other threads. Still, there is a line not to cross for my clients.

As for me, bah, there's a 100 ways for you to find out my rates, and we don't seek out clients who respond to companies that underbid, anyway: six years and I've never lost a job to someone that underbid. It's self-selecting that way between us and our clients.

But I've got a better way to do it:

If you put something on *your OWN site*, on a hidden page -

You could post up 1 or 2 or 3 "sample jobs" like they do at the B2Bonline site - and ask people to anonymously "bid" on those projects? Perhaps based roughly on past projects?

Ex. Job -> developing 30 page custom site w/ database-backend for adding new content by staff. Training staff + monthly maintenance:

Your total bid:
Rough location:

(Of course the bid should be more detailed than that - or a range or estimate could be added.)

Either way - as always, Brett's 100% right , it just doesn't work for *this* board but it could be useful elsewhere... if B2Bonline does it, why shouldn't we?

It would be quite an improvement on calling up other developers, putting on a fake voice and asking what they'd charge for X project, wouldn't it? :)

I know people could lie and spoof it - well, kind of pointless if everyone isn't honest.

One last thought - if you do it, it shouldn't be a poll with an "average" of the totals but instead of an anonymous message board kind of thing.


 5:10 am on Feb 12, 2003 (gmt 0)

I started a more General post in e-commerce at the beginning of the month. It would be a great help to have general stats and trends.


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