[wp-hackers] Charging to install WordPress

Alexander Beutl xel at netgra.de
Fri Jun 6 19:17:12 GMT 2008

When reading the post I found it is plain standard install...
This is ridiculous.

Whenever there is more behind it (telling people how to use it, custom
theming, searching and installing plugins, whatever) a price starting from
500€ would be OK in my eyes. Just remember the normal costs for seminars...

Since I can not imagine some individual will pay 500 € and above for a blog
I think this are bussiness prices and I never had any bussiness partners
which didn't wanted to have someone they could call when they are in
trouble. They belive this is self-evident. If it is or isn't doesn't matter
- if you want a good reputation. So you will start to say it is self-evident
and calculate you prices alike. Then you say: Installing WordPress with a
freely available theme and putting your company logo into them plus short
tutorial on how to use wp starts at 500 Euro since I will have to answer
them some questions later anyway. (I wouldn't even start writing a bill for
answering a questing which maybe took me 15 minutes. But 15 minutes are
worth some money anyway and so you will have to put them into the first

2008/6/5 Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com>:

> Are they charging just for a default install, or for an install and
> some support? Because those prices don't seem all that unreasonable to
> me to hire somebody for custom work.
> Now, yes, if it's just to install it and then to go away, then that is
> ridiculous, but quite frankly anybody who cannot work out how to
> install WordPress by themselves probably will need to hire somebody to
> do support work for them at some point in the future.
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 5:27 PM, John Blackbourn
> <johnbillion+wp at gmail.com <johnbillion%2Bwp at gmail.com>> wrote:
> > I don't wish to start a discussion on here about this topic, but I
> > thought some people on the list may be interested in this post, and
> > the ensuing comments, about people who charge outrageous prices to
> > install WordPress (eg. €550/$850/£430) :
> > <
> http://www.mulley.net/2008/06/04/wanted-people-to-install-wordpress-without-robbing-others-blind/
> >
> > . The comments cover most angles of all the arguments. Obviously there
> > is a need and a market for people who install and configure WordPress
> > for those who cannot do it themselves, but, as with a lot of things,
> > it's a shame that there are people out there who are so willing to
> > take advantage of these people by charging unfair prices.
> >
> > The post is written by Damien Mulley, a high profile blogger in
> > Ireland who has lots of experience in the world of business blogging.
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