I am a college senior doing freelance web design to scrape up some extra cash. My current client is a well-respected public speaker who needed a professional website. After just starting development the day before, the following interaction occurred Friday afternoon as I was about to leave his office:
Me: Alright, I have created a template of what the home page of the site will look like. Let me know if this is the feel you’re going for and I can expand it from there.
Client: Looks great! Please finish the website and wrap this up by the end of today!
Me: Err…I just started work on this yesterday. Creating an entire site requires a lot more time that that. Not to mention, you still haven’t sent me any content.
Client: Well, I’ve been told you are a hard-working student, so hearing this from you is disappointing. In the future, please wrap up your projects before the weekend.
Me: …OK. Would you be able to send me the website content so I can finish?
Client: I will e-mail you the information in a week or two.