Having discussions with a potential new client and they mentioned that they already have their site built by GoDaddy. I didn’t even know they were in the website building business.
The client sent me their invoice from GD and I was shocked at what they were paying. The cost for hosting is what stood out to me. You can get a VPS for less. Mind you, it’s a small consultancy with just the client and her assistant. Total was just over $1800 and the site is nothing to talk about.
For the record, the site has a lots of issues, and hasn’t been updated in a while, even though they paid for the “Standard Website Care” plan which is supposed to include that. She’s been trying to get a refund, but no luck.
It’s just crazy to me that people are being gouged like this, mainly because they just want a turnkey service.