Hi, there! I am from India. I understand the concept. If you are looking for a website for $20/$50 or even sometimes $80, you are not going to get anything. They will probably install nulled themes and plugins to your website. I charge $150 on an average, but you (buyers) don’t want that because “it is really expensive”.
I strictly use Genesis framework/Thesis framework for most of my projects. If the buyers insists on using a different theme as a parent theme, I request them to purchase the theme or If i already have the theme, I will install it and activated with purchase code.
I also make sure that every single plugin and theme files that I use are secure both from the front-end and the back-end. Sometimes, even a semi-colon could mess up the entire website and nobody would know because that’s how it works.
My policy is simple:
1: If you want to work with me, the price starts at $150. If you think that’s expensive, work with some illiterate who calls himself a developer but doesn’t even know what PHP stands for and what core WordPress functions and Hooks to use while developing a website.
2: If you want to see my previous work, I will be more than proud to show off. If you want to contact the buyer, you can contact them on your own because you don’t contact a buyer on seller who bought a product that you are interested in buying.
But unfortunately, you guys want cheap price tags. People who offer a website for $50 are nowhere qualified to call themselves developers.
Even though I am from India, I can pretty much ensure you that 90% Indians on this website are not even graduates. They browse the web for 4 days and become Developers, designers and what not.
Next time, while contacting someone, you should check out their portfolio on fiverr.
I never contact buyers. Buyers contact me because I know I have the knowledge and I don’t have to beg for work. I am interested in increasing the revenue through promotion and Ads. But I don’t visit the buyer’s request section of fiverr. That’s where you get people who don’t know anything about what they are doing and even buyers their are not experienced.
Come on, buddy! You want a website for $5? I will not even talk to you for more than 10 minutes for $5. It’s nothing. If you mean serious business, talk about $150/$180/$260 on fiverr. That’s where the magic happens. That’s where you get the good stuff.
Have you ever visited a super-market and got Ferrari for $5? NOPE. If you get a Ferrari for $5, God knows what’s in it. May be it is just a poorly build miniature version of the actual thing.
You want value, look at the reviews, previous projects. My underwear is worth more than $30.
Sorry If I offended someone. I am just tired of people complaining about how they were being ripped off by a seller who promised to build Twitter for $30.