We Make Awesome Sh

Why we ask for budgets up-front

“Hello Mr Builder may you please build me a house.”

“Sure what kind of house do you want?”

“I’d like a really cool house with a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms”

“Ok, what’s your budget?”

“Well how much will that cost me?”

This is a three bedroom house:

So is this….

And this….

And some people would even say this is a three-bedroom home...

“Well I really like that second house. It looks beautiful”

“OK, that will cost you x”

“But I only have y”

“Well you can get the first house for y”

“OK, that’s great but can I have the first house with wood surrounding, big glass windows and three floors? Oh and can you also build it first, I will live in it for a few weeks just to trial it to see if I like it and then I’ll decide whether I actually want it or not.”

“Fuck off!”

We work in the same way. Sure, we can build you an app or a website, or whatever it is you need but everything comes at a cost. When we founded We Make Awesome Sh we wanted to create a way for us to do what we love and get paid for it. We’re not trying to be dicks, we are just trying to earn a living. A beautiful, fully functioning awesome app will take us time to make. We can make a very basic version that doesn’t do everything, might be a bit slow and doesn’t look so pretty for less money as this takes less time. Having said that, everything we make, we want to be proud of so if we don’t have the budget (which in turn means we don’t have the time) to make something we are proud of, 9 times out of 10 we won’t make it.

Quick, cheap and good - you can only ever have two of these variables:

We can make something quickly and cheaply, but it won’t be good; we can squeeze your project in but will spend very little time on it as we have other things with bigger budgets.

It can be good and made quickly, but it won’t be cheap. We can push other projects to one side to make something awesome if it is worth us delaying the other projects. Obviously, everything still takes time so we can only make it as quickly as humanly possible but the shitters have been known to go for days without sleep to make something awesome.

It can be good and cheap but it won’t be made quickly. If you have a low budget but you have an awesome idea, we may be able to work on it in our spare time. This will obviously take much longer as other projects will take precedence.

In short, we have one rule in the bat cave: DON’T BE A DICK - this applies to us and you. With a little understanding, we can make Awesome Sh together.

Sophie Barfield
  • Austria

Living in the mountains, learning technical lingo, ability to recite lyrics to Disney's Frozen, beating everyone at Soul Calibur, musical fanatic, wanabee Shakespearean.

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