Leosghost - 11:52 pm on Feb 11, 2010 (gmt 0)
I agree totally with all 3 posters above me ..( Tangor had n't posted as I was writing :)..so ..the 3 above Tangor :..edit ..actually I agree with Tangor too ..mockups in biro on legal pads that take you 5 minutes ( one time ) can be free ..bill the rest ) ..I dont have "website clients" ( now ) ..
I dont actually make my living off the net as such ( if the intarwebs went away tomorrow ..I wouldn't be broke ) ..
But .."on the side" ..I do also make sites and sell AD space ..( mostly direct ) ..and thus do understand "clients" ..and how cheap they can be ..
And this may sound harsh ..but..
If you accept the position of door mat ..people will wipe their feet on you ..
I would be ashamed ( and would not do so for that reason ) to pay anyone $1.60 per hour for what you can do ..wherever they / you are ..
And would not consider paying $10.oo per hour ( considering where you live .. and your costs ) something that I could do either ..
Up your rates ( or mow lawns ..or clean apartments for money .."grunt work" ..gets better paid than you do ..for no grey cell work ..even in hard times ) ..and you'll increase your respect for yourself ..and your "clients" respect for you ..