I can’t speak for other categories, but every now and then I see buyer requests stating that they need a web developer, but they have only $5 and that’s it. What’s worse is that many of those buyers are looking for a developer for their business website. I truly don’t understand how can you run a business if you have only $5 to invest in your company’s website.
Recently a buyer stated that their website has been hacked so they need to rebuild their entire site, yet they can’t spend more than $5. Really? Getting your business and clients back isn’t worth more than $5? Most likely buyer’s site was hacked because they didn’t bother to invest in security, hired someone for that “guaranteed #1 ranking traffic” and now they want to rebuild it with $5.
Another example is requesting a complete website development for $5. So you’re trying to outrank your competition with $5 website? Imagine all those idiots who spend thousands of dollars every month on marketing campaigns and in-house developers. If only they knew that you can get it for $5.
Even if you take the most expensive service here, it will still be probably 2-3 times cheaper than hiring an agency. If you wish to save cost then hiring a freelancer is a step in the right direction, but you can’t expect them to work for $5 to rebuild your online identity.
We’ve all heard those success stories where people start their empire with only $10 in their pocket, but for every story like that, you have a million stories about a failure. All I’m trying to say is that if you want to start your own business then commit to it. Be prepared to invest in it