!rant source: LinkedIn;
Yesterday I met with a potential client who wanted a website. I gave him a quote of X. He said, do this work for X/2 as I have lots of projects and I can keep you engaged for months.

If it was 2 years ago, I'd have happily accepted his proposal. But in the past 2 years I have learned this lesson hard way. Don't work for clients who don't pay well, because when a developer is not paid enough, the quality of work degrades. Hence the portfolio is degraded and so the future projects are also of low budget.

And before you know it, you will be surrounded by low paying clients who see you as a Skilled Labour.

Today, I don't negotiate, not even a single dollar. To justify my cost I make sure that no stones are left unturned while delivery.

It's better to work for 10 hours a week for 40$/hr then to work 40 hours a week for 10$/hr.

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    Though you're right.
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    Well done, Dude. This is the (only) way!
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    I've been there and still . I worked for a project that i thought the idea is garbage and for very low cost .First I thought only about the experience and improve my skills and didn't care about money but for more than a years the same client kept providing with garbage projects and still for a low cost because i'm kinda engaged to work with him .Lately I'm feeling that my learning curve is decreasing and i'm only repeating stuff . Now i'm thinking about stop working with this client and find better project or even create my own .
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