I got a person appear in my Messenger earlier today. Said he tracked me down from seeing me here. He then said he was frustrated because the work he got here was not great. He tried several times to move me to email.
He couldn’t/wouldn’t really explain what he wanted done and totally dodged every attempt to show his budget. Just saying how short the sound parts were - like 20 secs of an Audio Ident is easier than a Pop song (hint, it ain’t - Netflix probably paid a bomb for the Ba Bumm ident and it was soooo worth it).
I tried several times to explain that I need real targets incl. budget before I can price anything. Ultimately he snapped at me, commanding that I send a proposal anyway. Nuh uh.
I think he was probably sending to several people at once and chasing a peanut price. Doing this outside of Fiverr to avoid fees so he could push prices even lower (and avoid fees himself). I think he wanted to get me on email solely because it is less personal than Messenger.
I also think he was so caught up in how clever he was as da bidnessman that he had no idea how unprofessional, and therefore insulting, he was being. It is this cluelessness (or outright cheating) that is destroying the freelance space.