Also, I discovered that I can use Shopify for my digital downloads. I used this free app. I was able to install it in seconds and it was pretty easy to use.
Now I know what kind of task I need from a candidate and it’s a web developer; someone who can make a three-page HTML/CSS codes. In addition, I want him to link the “Buy” Button with Shopify and that’s it.
It did not take that long until I found Artur Moroz. He is a good guy and a knowledgeable web developer. The actual price he proposed was $100. So I tried to negotiate with him and fortunately, he agreed with the $60 offer. I always stick to my aim of only making less money available for business.
I have never bargained before because I find it awkward in some sense. Then again, there is no harm in trying, so I gave it a shot. I have this friend who never hesitates to bargain all the time. So, every time he hires people to do certain types of work, he never fails to achieve a budget sweet spot. It was certainly smart. Just one of the basics of financial literacy. If there is a chance to negotiate for a better price, do it and look for ways to achieve a win-win solution. You really don’t have to look persistent, but asking for a cheaper price would do no harm. Try to ask and listen too as you negotiate and be more open with the possibilities.
It was $60 and the deal was closed. The next day, he already sent me codes for my designs. It was impeccable — no mistakes, no bugs, it was just perfect. Just exactly what I needed. I felt a little embarrassed on my part. On my Sketch File, I could see well-made font sizes, paddings, and colors when I opened the HTML I received. It was exactly the design that I have imagined.
I began to regret the amount of time and money I invested on my previous projects, which for me were so damn useless. You couldn’t just imagine how much and I guess, you will hate me for that. I should have made thorough testings first before making those projects. I admit, it was such a stupid decision. And now, here is the website with the features that I wanted. I could have made this decision before.
Moving on, trial-and-error is but part of reality. It is in committing mistakes that we learn more and become better. I cannot say that I already know everything, but I am pretty sure I have learned a lot, and still continue learning. This is life; this is reality. Nothing is constant in this world. Try putting yourself in the middle of the busy streets of New York and watch how these people move around. These people try to work on everyday to contribute something and because of them, tomorrow will never be the same as it is today.
As Socrates once said, “I know that I know nothing”. This acceptance has pushed me to thirst for knowledge. Acquiring more of it makes me feel more confident towards facing the next days ahead.