My oberservation has been that designers, the good ones are ALL WANTED, yet people are unwilling or unable to pay for them.
They offer up 2, 3 and 6 months worth of hosting in return for what the client wants is some awsome design.
So! I'm not trying to be mean but dont some of you think that actualy paying for a designers services is right?
Some designers can add up all the free hosting they have and it would amount to a data center in itself. Yet, there is always the "you can resell" the space." SO, this takes to much time and effort and thus turns the designer into "Hey, I'll give you free hosting....."
Do some of you think we are a dime a dozen? Do you think that that countless hours sitting infront of our boxes working in Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator means nothing? Do you think that what we provide is as cheap, or has such little value that a few months to years of hosting is going to make up for it.
Think about it, a desinger makes you a design, You use it to propell your business along. Lets say you starting doing well, the designer gets nothing further, yet you continue to profit.
This happens in the real world yes I know, but the designer was compensated from the get go.
I know I probaly sound pissed but I'm not. I just think that a good designer should be respected and not just thouht of as someone that can be used. We make your ideas come to life, we make them attract clients. We give your idea or business concept direction.
Without the support of a good designer, and someone that knows about how to run business then the business concept will eventualy fail. (I'm not saying that a designer is the only person in a business either.)
Just respect what we do, offer us up some REAL $$$. This helps all of us and the industry as a whole.
Paying the mortage company with "Hey, I'll give you 4 months of free hosting, HUH doesnt work.." Get my point...?