[wp-hackers] Charging to install WordPress

DD32 wordpress at dd32.id.au
Sat Jun 7 03:06:38 GMT 2008

On Sat, 07 Jun 2008 12:47:13 +1000, Eric Marden <wp at xentek.net> wrote:

>> about people who charge outrageous prices to install WordPress (eg.
>> €550/$850/£430) :
> I wouldn't say that at all. Never underestimate your value - not your
> worth - your value. And never be ashamed of making money. If the
> customer values the service enough to pay that price, who are you to
> say its a rip off.
> I can make up to $300 / hr consulting. Often times, wordpress is
> involved. Obviously I'm doing more than just installing wordpress, but
> that's not really how the world works anyway.
> perception is almost everything. results are the rest.

I agree with that.

Most on this list can install WordPress in a matter of minutes.

Most mechanics can change an oil filter in a matter of minutes, Does that  
mean they shouldn't charge you for their knowledge and know-how?

Specialising in something and knowing how to do it well and right gives  
you the ability to charge for it :)

If someone wants to pay $1000 then so be it, If they ask around and find  
someone who'll do it for $200, Then as a consumer they've looked around  
for what they're willing to pay.

If i payed $1000, I would personally expect other services to come with  
it, But thats not everyone.
I had someone come to me a few weeks ago after paying $500 for a wordpress  
blog and theme from a company, The theme didnt even work properly, There  
were extra html tags scattered through it which made it look horrible as  
soon as you posted content. Instead of going back to them and paying the  
$200/h consulting rate, He asked me and for a much smaller ammount i  
cleaned up his theme, I could've done the same and charged a higher  
ammount, But i felt charitable, and got him off cheaply after spending so  
much for a broken product.

People need to make a living :)

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