@ SportTipsWorld - No offense, but I find it a bit weird that people express the need to see someone's portfolio in order to verify their story...I personally would never divulge that kind of info on a public forum like this. There's nothing to stop someone bent on revenge should you piss someone off. Yeah it's far fetched but a dork could easily call a client in your portfolio and go "Hey, did you know your website is a template?"...or perhaps do a little blackhat SEO on ya. So, I'll never be showing anyone I don't know my portfolio. You can if you like...
Let me ask you something SportTipsWorld, If i promise to make a client's phone ring and put them on the first page of Google and I deliver, is that worth 5000.00? Does it make a difference if I use a template or not and why? Seems like some people need to brush up on their salesmanship!
No offence taken.
Dont get your feathers all ruffled, I wasnt asking out of being picky or anything untoward, merely intrigued as to what this guy does that accrues 10k contracts on what seems to be pretty basic stuff.
I am not questioning his integrity or indeed quality of workload, just mystified, as to why you would even ask other coders their "rates" when you work in such an affluent market, and why you would then go onto theme design, for wordpress.. when in reality, his best expectations is to make 2.5k per project.
What has SEO and phones ringing got to do with what is a very basic conversation.
and if you are trying to have a dig at me, mate it wont work, I have thicker skin than a rhino. Been there and done that, nothing to prove.
But as an avid user of the envato marketplaces, I ask questions that perhaps others wouldnt, and when a user "sprouts" figures and puts them down on a thread, its quite a valid question to ascertain what they do for that, and what their work looks like.
We have been quoted circa $200k USD for a project we are working on, by a development company.
We also know we can goto 99 designs and get someone to do up a layout for 2-3k usd
We could also, sit on our arses and code it ourselves ... but
My point is simple, If i started a thread and said "how much do you spend on a website" , cos I normally spend $50k plus... then someone somewhere is gonna ask, sheesh, show us your sites, cos they must be pretty cool.
Shameless question for a arbitrary answer. So chill your beans mate, and dont take offence to peoples natural inquisitiveness.
You never know, they may well be your best ever customer !