Posted by Jeralynn on November 11, 1999 at 06:28:28:
In Reply to: Credentials??? posted by jennifer teram on November 03, 1999 at 06:54:33:
First, what does the coop have to gain by having a presence on the web? Use that as one of your sales points. You would want to show them why there is a need for a website. Make a list of the benefits to having a site and incorporate those into your "sales pitch". I don't see the need to mention that you don't have any experience if you are confident that you could do a good job on the site. If the coop agrees that this is a good idea, ask for feedback on what types of items that they would like to see featured on the site.
Do you have any examples of your work that you could show them? Perhaps you could work up rough draft of the site to present to the coop.
As far as deciding what to charge, do your research. Contact other web designers and ask for rates. Also, you could estimate the amount of time that you think that it will take and determine what type of hourly wage you would like. There's nothing wrong with asking for what you think you're worth. I would estimate the amount of time and then add some more as a buffer. If it ends up taking less time than planned, that's great.
Remember, you have to start somewhere. Believe in yourself and your abilities.
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