Zach Taylor

Zach Taylor

Designer/Developer Joined almost 5 years ago

  • 3 stories
  • 45 comments
  • 3 upvotes
  • Posted to The Jealous Buttons, Nov 26, 2015

    I laughed.

    Could be the beers...could be the buttons....could be both.

    1 point
  • Posted to Ask DN: Finder's Fees, in reply to JJ Verhine , Oct 30, 2015

    He did explicitly state that he expected a cut to begin with, which I noted above.

    I should clarify the relationship: he runs a small web marketing business and, as such, his clients some times need/want a website built. When I worked for him, I handled that. When I left, he ceased providing the service because he felt designing and building websites took too much time and didn't make him enough money to warrant being part of his offerings.

    When I left, he and I had a tentative agreement that he would send any design work my way and I would give him a cut of the profit. We just never discussed how much.

    I felt that was a pretty good deal for both of us. He gets a decent little chunk of change for introducing me here and there, and I get some clients without looking for them.

    I asked him how he felt about 10% because I wanted to approach this as a business partnership, and not a one time deal. Making sure he is happy with his cut, to me, seemed like a good idea to keep the business coming my way....not an indication that I am unsure of myself.

    1 point
  • Posted to Value For Money - The honest, no-bullshit guide to get higher prices for your design work, in reply to Lior Frenkel , Sep 22, 2015

    Hi Lior,

    I apologize.

    Given DN's lingering spam infiltration, a post full of generic seeming praise, from brand-new accounts, of something being sold is bound to set off alarm bells.

    3 points
  • Posted to Value For Money - The honest, no-bullshit guide to get higher prices for your design work, in reply to cliff nowicki , Sep 21, 2015

    That's fair. I'm just providing the info for others to do with it what they wish.

    2 points
  • Posted to Value For Money - The honest, no-bullshit guide to get higher prices for your design work, Sep 21, 2015

    Final edit: putting the pitchfork away, nothing to see here.

    12 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Detox for Facebook - replace your Facebook feed with DN during the working hours, Sep 16, 2015

    I imagine it was a neat project to work on, but, ???

    0 points
  • Posted to Stripe: Open Source, Sep 04, 2015

    Stripe just kills it every time, I am always so envious!

    0 points
  • Posted to Show DN: Ents.co new website, in reply to Martin Halik , Aug 26, 2015

    It may be helpful to add some kind of a "See all" link or to make it more clear what is happening as I hadn't realized until you said this that I could turn on multiple filters at once.

    1 point
  • Posted to Examples of simple, effective personal sites, Aug 25, 2015

    I'm gonna go rogue here and post my own:

    ztaylor.co

    In all honesty, I doubt any of my past clients have ever even seen it. Most of my freelance work has been with small businesses relatively unconcerned with design and come through referrals.

    1 point
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