Every professional field has its shadow side. When you look behind the scenes, you’ll find something you wish you didn’t know … like the injuries in sports (we won’t talk about deflate-gate), the Bernie Madoffs of Wall Street, the doctors indicted for treating non-existent conditions, the degrees from diploma mills and more.
When it comes to web development, you get horror stories too. [Tweet “A major reason I keep my business focused on websites is that I see nice, ordinary people being defrauded by greedy developers.”] Recently a local dog walker spent a fortune for a website that gave her doodads and geegaws she had no use for, such as an expensive logo and a Google adwords account (she can barely turn on the computer).
Even if you’re experienced you have to be alert. Last year I was shocked to find a high-powered designer promising “customization” to fill in the blanks of a template – something a VA or techie could do. Business owner David Schneider shows what happens when a business owner tried to save money: he thought he was getting a deal, only to find the site was delayed several months. The result was dismal.
Before you write back to say, “I love my web designer,” or, “I am a web designer and I don’t do that,” you’re absolutely right. But when you’re in a hurry or you’re new, you’ll end up with the rottenest apple in the barrel.
I know. I’ve been there.
And a totally honest, competent web developer will deliver better results when the client knows the difference between a page and a post … and doesn’t think widgets come from factories in Detroit.
So what’s the cure?
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