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Yeah, NO. First thing it asks for email without explaining what it is?
Website with no content?
Click View open same site again and again.
This looks like phishing/spam. I'm not clicking on the link.
Sure looks strange to me.
hey guys, not a spam. this is just new and i am trying to gauge the interest of the community.
The community has zero interest in a blank website template with zero content.
How much interest do you expect to get with a website that go nowhere?
I might be the one spend most time on it
What dose it do?
Where does it go?
Was that you in the chat?
He got different name tough.
I understand that the website does not have content. But, the goal was to share an idea with the community and gauge the temperature. Idea being a platform to be able to connect with experts and suppliers.
I'll have few machine shops on the website soon.
You need to give some idea of what the website supposed to do.
An About, mission statement?
You know everything about it.
We're looking at a blank piece of paper and you ask if we're interested.
I got a bridge, anyone interest?
And you post in API/Macro section.
What does it got to do with your website?
html, C#, what's the difference?
You need a bridge.
Yes it was me.
How much interest: What I am trying to find out is,
1. Is this a problem limited to me or does the community feel the same
2. If you are an expert or supplier are you willing to sign up on a portal.
I am completely aware that there are many details that are needed. But, this is not a final product in any way.
Goal is to engage early with the community.
There are experts needed for PDM / API / Macro development
Andy S. wrote: 1. Is this a problem limited to me or does the community feel the sameProblem? What problem? Your site is the problem. No idea what it is about.And I'm pulling teeth to get some info from you here. 2. If you are an expert or supplier are you willing to sign up on a portal.An empty portal? Hell NO!
Andy S. wrote:
Problem? What problem? Your site is the problem. No idea what it is about.
And I'm pulling teeth to get some info from you here.
An empty portal? Hell NO!
10 Principles Of Good Website Design — Smashing Magazine
User don't know. User see an non-functional website. 10sec, gone.
They don't care if its final or not.
You're handing out flyer on the street.
Selling a machine with no photo, no purpose, no description, nothing.
What does it do? Don't know.
What problem does it solve? Working on it.
You presented a totally empty proposal asking investor if they're interested.
You're lucky if they will talk to you again.
Don't worry, I'm here
Thank you all for the feedback. I've added an about page.
I didn't get past this....
"Most companies never reject an expert/supplier based on cost but rather due to technical capability and lack of transparency."
I'd say after doing this for 30 some odd years that 90% of the companies I work with reject everything based almost entirely on cost. It is the rare occurrence that a company will actually pay any decent premium even knowing one company/expert is better suited to a project than another.
In fact I've seen MANY projects end up going south specifically because of this. Company "A" can clearly do the job, has the expertise, experience, infrastructure etc. Company "B" is 10% less expensive and only marginally qualified to do the job. 9 times out of ten company B gets the job.
Typically the only time this isn't true is if you've already established a relationship with the company. Even then companies rarely loose sleep over giving the job to the cheaper option.
That may be true when a company is making decision for high volume production.
But, for consultation during development (where most of the help is needed from a subject matter expert), cost is not the primary decision driver.
Andy S. wrote: That may be true when a company is making decision for high volume production. But, for consultation during development (where most of the help is needed from a subject matter expert), cost is not the primary decision driver.
So what you're saying is that as a consultant you can charge whatever they want? Again, not my experience and I have been a consultant for several companies on many different issues. In fact it has been my experience that it's quite the opposite. Cost is a far bigger driver because the results are far less tangible and more difficult to prove value.
The only time I've seen money not be an issue is when the "Consultation" is essentially a "Pet project" of someone high in the company that really has no care about cost.
Money is the major factor in essentially every aspect of nearly every decision in nearly every company. When you stop making decisions based on money you start loosing it and shortly there after you're no longer in business.
There is no panacea where "Money is not an object" and rarely is it the case that money is not the deciding factor and in the cases it is not it is only a fleeting condition.
Yeah, so far I think you've assumed a lot of stuff, but didn't do much research.
As Fred exemplified, I am outta here.
Money is not an object when it comes to government contracts.....anybody want to buy a $500 hammer.....
Matt Juric wrote: So what you're saying is that as a consultant you can charge whatever they want?
Matt Juric wrote:
So what you're saying is that as a consultant you can charge whatever they want?
I have a group of bridges I can consult which one you need to buy.
When I say money is not an issue it doesn't imply you can charge any price. It means if a company is facing a technical roadblock they won't consider money as the primary decision driver. Subject matter experts are not easy to find and are not available in plethora.
If a company is looking for integrating confluence in their workflow, they are not going to pay any price since there are tons of companies and consultants who do that. It does not require a subject matter expert. For such a scenario, pricing will be the decision driver.
You need to communicate all these in you website.
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