So every now and then I get messages (and I’m sure plenty of other sellers do too)
from other sellers ( mostly new ones) asking for help.
I don’t mind at all if the person is asking for help.
They clearly state their ideas, they tell me they have done A, B, and C, they also
express other options and opinions, but would like other additional advice.
A few days ago I got a message asking for my help/advice and I had NO problems
helping that person.
However, just the other day I got a message saying stuff like “Please respond as soon as you can, I need your help”, something along that line.
I thought it was an emergency rush-translation situation or something, I reply right away, and then the person says “I need your help, I need work.”
Of course my reaction was not positive, I told the person she should not be begging for work, and clearly she was upset telling me that she did not expect such attitude from me.
Well here’s the thing, there are plenty of nice people out there, and I would like to believe that overall I am a “nice” person.
However I don’t usually act that kind towards people who beg in unprofessional ways.
New sellers, it’s OK to ask for help. It’s OK to ask for advice.
Don’t beg for work though.
If you can’t tell the difference between asking for help ( in a professional manner) and begging, you might not be ready to work here.