I just want to preface this by saying this was a project I did for free for a friend starting a charity that I love and support. I’m currently on medical leave so I did the work over the course of a few weeks when I felt up to working. I also designed her logo for free.
Client: I love the website. It is absolutely brilliant.
Me: I am really glad you like it, and I’m glad I could save you some money while you’re starting.
Client: What do you mean save money? You don’t normally do this for free?
Me: Hahaha, of course not. I spent roughly 20 hours writing up the code for the site, and normally I’d charge for that time.
Client: What do you mean “code”? Either way I have no idea how you dupe people into paying for this. I’m sure I could whip up something similar on a site generator.
Always good to know that a friend thinks your entire lively hood is a joke. I just didn’t have the energy to argue any further.