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comment Should I put my company in the footer of the site of a client?
@gnat Got it. Thanks.
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comment Should I put my company in the footer of the site of a client?
I see this question has been put on hold. I think this is a really good question, and could be made more objective by instead asking, "What are the pros and cons of including a link to a vendor's site on a client's site?"
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comment Should I put my company in the footer of the site of a client?
That was fast! I wouldn't say "branding removal" or "no branding removal". I'd say "white labeled" and "not white labeled" or something like that. The reason is that you don't want your link to be seen as a bad thing that should be removed. You want the absence of your link to seem like an extra bonus.
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comment Should I put my company in the footer of the site of a client?
And by the way, the reasoning behind my opinion there is that a client might not see himself as someone who "needs a discount". That might even be ever so slightly insulting. But if there's a "premium" option that's higher value, that might make the client feel important and feel like his business is a big deal. That's a valuable feeling for a vendor to offer a client.
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comment Should I put my company in the footer of the site of a client?
I'm not sure about the asking permission idea. If I were the client, I'd be asking what good it would do me to have a link to my vendor's site on my page. One way you could position it is that if your client helps you get referrals, you can spend more time focusing on helping your client and less time chasing new business. But for me I'd prefer to offer multiple packages, some of which include the link and some don't.
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comment Should I put my company in the footer of the site of a client?
Rather than offering a discount to include the advertisement, I'd include the advertisement by default and offer a "premium" option which costs more and doesn't include your advertisement.
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comment Forking an application for an “enterprise” customer
Thanks for the comments. I'm in it for the money, no doubt about it. I think I've made my decision.
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comment Forking an application for an “enterprise” customer
Thanks for the suggestion. I asked my question because I had a hunch there were approaches I wasn't thinking about, and this is an approach I wasn't thinking about. I don't doubt that this way might be better technically, but I wonder if it also might take more of an up-front investment, which would be more of a business risk. (Could be wrong. Frequently am.)
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comment Should I break contract early?
Fortunately for you, "As this is my first contract, I imagine getting the next one will be hard without a reference" is probably way wrong. As long as you're a competent self-marketer, other work can be found easily and without hiding your past.
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comment How can I maintain a SQL schema upgrade that goes out to our users on a regular basis?
+1. It may be worthwhile for you to check out how Rails' migrations work. Martin Fowler's Evolutionary Database Design article (martinfowler.com/articles/evodb.html) may also be helpful.