Alright I’m showing my age here. The Muppets must have had a lot of clout (or is it Klout?!) taking big stars (of the day) like Mac Davis and making them wear outfits like this!! Niiice look there Mac! Yikes!! Too funny!
Baby, baby don’t get hooked on me.
‘Cause I’ll just use you then I’ll set you free.
Girl don’t let your life get tangled up with mine,
’cause I’ll just leave you, I can’t take no clinging vine.
Ah bliss, you’ve just signed (your life away) a contract for a new website for your small business and you’re on top of the world. It’s like a new love and your giddy with delight! You feel like one heck of a hottie because for weeks you were pursued and wooed and oh the time and attention you were given! You finally took the leap, hitched a ride to their star and you’re off on a new adventure sailing unchartered waters(get a lifejacket!). You’re so smitten with your webmaster!
A few days go by and your gathering necessary information to pass along, but you notice something’s a bit different; you’re phone isn’t ringing as much. Hmm … You find yourself constantly checking your email and messages being even more obsessive than usual. You dial their number and hang up a few times before you actually let it go through. There’s a bit of a role reversal occurring and it makes you slightly uneasy. Soon you realize you’re making all the calls and you never speak to the original pursuer again because they’re never available or your told they’ll “call you back”. You start feeling insecure, even jealous, wondering if you’re not the apple of their eye after all.
The Honeymoon is Over.
Weeks and sometimes months go by and your still waiting to see a proof of your new website. More time passes and you question, “Is the honeymoon really over? So soon?” Phone calls and emails are ignored. Questions never answered and necessary changes seem to only be necessary to you. It hits you … yes, you were just another number – you’ve been “used”. They got what they wanted; a signed contract(your firstborn) and your money (life savings). Oh your committed alright, it’s just that they’re not. And sometimes, my friend, they leave you high and and dry never to be seen again.
If any of this sounds familiar, sounds like a sad country song in the making, don’t worry you’re not alone; it’s just another story of a website company and their poor business practices. If you’re lucky, you’ll come out with the least amount of heartache; however, just like a two-timing lover, you’ll have to fight for it.
Check Out a Website Design Company Like You Would on Online Dating Service.
At The Wrap we like to air on the side of the positive; however, we also feel it is part of our service to educate and inform. This sad song has been played for us countless of times. Frankly, it’s lessening the chances of “love” for the legitimate companies (like WebsitesGiveBack!) that really do care and deliver far more than promised, written or expected! A trail of jaded small businesses, who need a website, opt to go it alone before testing those waters again. So … before you get wooed and razzle-dazzled by a website company do your research; ask questions; check references; and read and know the fine print! Most important, know what it is you really need and really want out of a website beforehand (just like you would an online dating service!). Otherwise, you may find yourself feeling like the feature in the next sad country song.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. Albert Einstein