Great example of how to motivate people and users
Every so often I head over to craigslist with this idea in my head that there might be some uber fantastic project I am missing out on. With out fail the first listing I read would make any “website making person” either laugh their pants off or go cry in the corner for 20 minutes. Actually, probably both.
I thought I would share the lovely listing I fell upon today…
"Hello Website maker-people"
Translations I seriously have no clue who you are and what you do. So I’m going to use some cute little nickname so I won’t sound like an utter fool.
“I started to make my own website last night. Guess what? Its awful. Its hosted by go daddy instapage and is 5 pages in size.” … “Once you are done, I can update what you create, I just cant create it.”
Translation Godaddy tells me that what you do is so easy it can be done in an instant, but clearly I am lacking some sort of magical skill that you must process. Once you finish creating my website I will bug you constantly on how to update it. Since godaddy isn’t working properly with your code and it’s all your fault, not godaddy, you’re not even going to charge me for your time. Oh and any other problem I might have, with my website or email, I will expect you to fix free of charge.
"I would like it done ASAP!"
Translation I’m going to constantly bug you until it’s done.
It should only take someone who knows what they are doing 2-3 hours at the most, its very simple.
Translation I have no idea how this work but seriously this is like child’s play to you. So I’m thinking what you do will probably only cost me $20 - $40 dollars at most.
If you can do it tonight, I will pay you tomorrow!
Translation You have no life, right?
*Hit head on desk and repeat*