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dailypress - 9:08 am on Sep 9, 2013 (gmt 0)Thread source:: http://www.webmasterworld.com/webmaster_business_issues/4608272.htm
Thank you guys for your feedback. And thanks for the WP plugin. I wasn't aware of that specific plugin. I may give it a try on my next projects.
Very good point. I did mention that she would be owning a very good site at the cost of one condo sale/commission. I also mentioned that this site would be similar to owning "real-estate" online and that it is necessary nowadays to appear online and on Social Network sites in order to compete with other realtors. She is an active facebook user and posts recent sales and real estate news and updates on her facebook page. I figured she could use a good domain and a luxury and well designed website.
|show that a new $10,000 site is going to bring in more than $10,000 in commissions that wouldn't have come in through the old site |
Well her first name is a very common and popular foreign name and there are lots of other realtors with the same name that I could sell the domain to.
|Without your knowledge or permission, I registered a domain name based on your name, built a web site without asking your specifications, |
1. I agree but she seems interested in all my other sites and always comments on the beautiful design via social networks etc.
|1) She clearly does not want to spend a lot on a site, and, |
2) Even if she did, she could get a tailor made site, made to her stated requirements rather than your guesses about what she wants?
2. She could never purchase such a site in the US at this price + I didn't guess but rather did lots of research ... however, if she were to purchase the site I would offer changes/modifications for free.
Obviously, I have questioned many things before I decided to build a site for someone who never asked for it anyway, but I wanted to test out this strategy and see if it works.
In regards to legal issues: I purchased over $1 million dollars worth of condos from her so I don't think she would sue me especially considering that we still keep in touch every time I visit the US and she always mentions that we were one of her best clients.
After she said that she is not interested in the website, I mentioned that I still plan to finish the project in order to sell the site to other realtors and she said that it was fine with her. I also said that at any time that she doesn't feel comfortable I would remove the site off the server.
Now since the site ranks well for her name I figured I would contact her again mentioning that now she has control over the testimonials and feedback people write online since most visitors would click on this site anyway once her name is Googled.
I plan to email her and ask her to pay whatever she thinks is reasonable and that she can afford. Do you think it would be a good strategy? I am guessing and hoping she may offer >50%of the original price I quoted before.
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