I don’t know if I wish to work for her. She hasn’t really described the work, and she said it might be just to answer a few questions. I am only trying to find out what the work actually is so I can decide if I might be interested.
All I know now is that she asked the folks at godaddy, and either didn’t like the answer, or the rate, or both, but I find it unlikely they gave her the wrong answer or are not capable of doing the work, so I suspect the rate is an issue.
Since she hasn’t said what either the work is, or the rate she is willing to pay, but has indicated that trust is a factor, I find that a curious way to advertise this sort of work.
Usually it goes something like: “I need help rebuilding mysql tables by entering records from a spreadsheet I collected, and I need to automatically perform this task once per week” or something like that.
I appreciate that she has said that the limits of Plesk (or the tools therein offered) are the issue here, that is somewhat helpful. It doesn’t mean that the tools don’t do what she wants, perhaps she hasn’t figured out how to make them do it. Or perhaps they don’t do it, who knows.
Truth is, someone who is an expert here might solve the problem quickly, through knowledge, experience, and judicious googling. But what is the point of being such an expert, to solve someone’s existential server problems in short order, when I would make less because I work quick, then someone with no experience who not only works slower, but is less liely to get things right with the same level of certainty?
Without even knowing the problem, someone like me, who might work at a a fixed and rate, not hourly, with a guarantee and professional followup as needed, might be better from her, and in fact cost the same, as someone who does web sites in the spare time when not filling hours at Starbucks.
So buyer and seller beware I suppose and that seems fair enough…