Competition is essentially a struggle. But even that should have its own rules. It should be remembered that even if your competitor occasionally wins a contract that you were interested in, he is not your enemy. He is a member of the community to which we all belong. And each of us contributes a little to make our lives a little better. Therefore, we try to look at competitors not as thieves who steal our work, but as potential partners with whom we can improve the world. And last but not least, with their help we can provide better services to our customers.
However, this effort is not always successful. It is likely that from time to time there will be someone who will try to ridicule or tear down you and your work. Most often because he did not understand its essence. Or he is simply frustrated that there is competition that offers better and cheaper services than him. This article was created to point out such cases. We will not publish any sensitive information, but the actors will definitely be found in it. And we will hope that there will be as few cases as possible.
And if it happens that your competition tries to throw a log under your feet, with a little skill you can either skip it or use it for the evening barbecue. Perhaps thanks to this, you will discover a weakness that will help you improve your services even more. Or you will get additional incentives, with the help of which you will bring the benefits of your products and services to potential customers.
Anonymous developer from a Prague agency
Under our advertisement on Facebook, where we present our modern solutions as new generation websites, a comment appeared from a man we will call Petr. He asked what the next generation sites were. We explained to him that our solutions are built on real-time technologies and, compared to traditional WordPress websites, are fully dynamic and changes on the server (be it changes in the administration, changes of other users or changes of third-party systems) can be seen by users immediately without the need for anything to restore manually. His response was that these are useless things that we only use so that we can charge more.
At that moment, we began to suspect that Mr. Petr would probably be our competitor. Trying to explain to him that thanks to the systems we have been perfecting for more than 12 years, our solutions are even cheaper than those in WordPress was in vain. Mr. Petr had nothing in his profile except his name. So we didn't know who it was. But then he posted a link to his photo bank, where he added pictures of our websites. He probably didn't realize that he has more information there than on his Facebook, in addition to our websites. And according to this information, we found out quite easily with whom we have the honor. Of course, the gentleman pretended that he does not make websites, and certainly not in wordpress. On the agency's website, where he is listed as the lead developer, the word WordPress was everywhere.
Although WordPress websites are nowhere near as interactive as our solutions, they have and will have their customers. Not all customers need fully dynamic websites. Classic solutions created in WordPress were here, are here and will be, and that's perfectly fine.
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