Will my employer pay me for a new website?
November 16, 2010 2:34 PM Subscribe
My employer's website is horrible
. I've often thought of trying to make it better (even my minimal skills would be better than it is now). What's the best way to go about this, and what are the odds my company would give me a bonus/payment for doing this?
posted by two lights above the sea to Work & Money (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've thought of two different approaches:
- Approaching the appropriate person and asking if I could do it
- Doing it, hopefully doing a great job, then showing it to them and offering it to them for a fee
I am a glorified accountant, and I do some customer service for the company, as well. I have no real technical skills when it comes to making websites, but I have some basic design skills and a small amount of personal experience making websites. I think it'd be fun for me, and hopefully a great way to impress my company and make a few extra bucks. We're not a huge company maybe several thousand customers, but we're trying to be more modern (automating a lot of things) and the website looks (and probably is) about ten years old.
Do you have any general advice for this situation? Have you done this before? Is this a terrible idea? If you think I could get them to pay for this, what do you think is reasonable? I currently get paid hourly. How would this work?