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Top 10 Reasons Why Web Projects Fail - Reasons 2 And 3
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Top 10 Reasons Why Web Projects Fail  -  Reasons 2 And 3

Reason #2: 2. No business model

How to fail

The best way to fail is to build a project and then start thinking how to make money on it. When planning a project it would be better to make sure there is a business model. It does not mean it may not change, but at least there is an initial plan. It is better to have a plan and change it rather than have no plan at all.

Case study

The best example would be a guy who ordered an e-commerce website to sell CDs online. The store was built, uploaded 10,000 plus CDs… waited for two months and nothing… no sales. He asked to analyze why there were no sales. Analysis discovered that he was selling CDs for 17.95 when exactly the same CD on other sites was selling for $14.95. The guy was asked, why he was selling so high. He said he couldn't sell for less because he was buying them from a wholesaler at $15.95”. In the case of a generic product like a CD there is no way this project will survive.

How to succeed

Before doing anything else why not think how to make money on this project (may not apply to charities, ngo, etc.). It does not have to be a single income stream; it can be 3-4 or even more. When building a project and starting to work on it everything can change, including the business model, but if there is no initial plan, it is hard to achieve the goal that does not exist.

Reason #3: "This site will be perfect"

How to fail

Approximately 40% of customers make this mistake.

Right from the beginning they want to build a “perfect site”:

• It usually starts with 30-40 logo concepts, 6-8 rounds of revisions and 2 months on the choice of a “perfect logo”

• Then comes a “perfect site”: 5-6 concepts, 5-6 or even more revisions, choosing “perfect shades”, “perfect bullets for the text” , moving the images 1 pixel to the right and 3 pixels up to make it “Perfect” and so on…

This is just 5% of the total list of similar tasks that take a lot of time and efforts and have no effect on web project's success.

How to succeed

All the successful clients are able to choose the logo from the first batch of 10, then get it finalized in 1 or 2 rounds of revisions. The same story is with the website – they select from the first batch, make some minor corrections and move on to the development stage. It's not about simplifying our lives and making everyone accept the first design. It's just observation based on the comparison of successful and not so successful projects.

It is better to start faster with minor design imperfections and then improve it on the go, than struggle with the pixels and shades for 2 months exhausting yourself, designers and developers.


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Hi Intelex team! Good points. Perfection is neither possible nor desirable. Taking action and learning as you go is a difficult but critical strategy. Thanks for sharing - blessings, Cynthia

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