commanderW - 4:47 am on May 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Yes - this is exactly what the ads for web developers on Craigs list read like !
Yes again on the youtube video link !
I got a call from a guy who wanted "A site just like Facebook, you know, social media - I've got 300$." Just like that I swear. Like he really thought that was a big investment.
Then a local literary mover and shaker ( by his own estimation) told me he was putting his "famous" literary mag online - subscription fee based. "You build the site and take care of the technical details. Since I like you I'll cut you in on 10% of the business profit, and...I'll toss in a couple hundred bucks for good will." Just like that I swear. He gave me his card and I tossed it in the trashcan as soon as I got around the corner just to protect myself in desperate times.
And, last but not least, a paying client got his site, then asked me to teach him how to do future additions himself, just like the diners to the chef - 'So we can make it at home'.
what is wrong with this world anyhow?