@jdesign White label is a small feature, not “services”. Accusing me of wanting “free services” is not the best way to present what I’ve said. I’ve already clearly laid out that we pay for services here in the form of monthly plan fees, hosting fees, and CMS fees.
As for whether or not I am charging my clients is irrelevant. Yes, I am, but I won’t keep raising my pricing every time Webflow wants to charge me for new features. My plan is to keep my prices competitive as to not scare off clients, while at the same time earning a small amount for my time.
Whether I am delivering a custom WordPress or Webflow site, in the end, I’m not really going to get by with charging much more, if any more, for Webflow sites, all at a much increased cost for me. Currently, I am losing money with webflow. If I remember my results from my math, I would need three or more paying customers to start making a profit. Only because I am looking at the future am I even here building my sites. I want to build my business here but the nickel and diming is making me look elsewhere.
And it may be easy for you to say… go somewhere else but I have a paying customer who is happy. Can you not see how that puts me in a weird predicament? I’ve already told him about some of the debacle and he is it’s my choice but he said he does “love” his site here. And if I leave, then I have to rebuild all of that again somewhere else.
I don’t need white label for his sites but I’m not going to leave any sites here if I start using a new platform somewhere else. it’s looking like I will rebuild his sites with Adode Muse and use some of the 15 sites that I get as part of the Creative Cloud subscription.
With all of that being said… I’ve actaully started thinking about being upfront with the fact I use webflow and not white labeling. It is possible that it would’t hurt my business at all. I’m thinking that if people are hiring me to build them a site, then they don’t really “want” to build their own site. Therefore, it’s unlikely that they will see the webflow logo and want to go build and host their own site.
However… what really, really has me worried is how webflow nickels and dimes with new features. I am literally scared to see how much they shoot the price up with e-commerce or any other cool new feature, such as DWP (dynamic website personalization) or A/B testing if they ever come. Holy crap, I can only imagine how much this platform will end up costing to host sites here.
They need to give me and their customers some confidence in this regards, quickly.