A few tips of what I have learnt during my journey.
- If a buyer is writing you too frequently about adjustments, tell him that you will start the revision as soon as he collects all of his requirements in a .doc file (this will make him think more about what he wants, instead of sending you thousands of messages)
- Also, I know that for potential clients it is good to answer instantly. But once you have turned someone into a Client, don’t write too frequently, otherwise he will think that he can write you anytime (night, day, mornings, lunch). This advice applies for People from your same Time Zone.
- You didn’t know and sent him your phone number, however for Business Deals and for your clients outside of fiverr I will still not recommend on using your personal contact information. Instead of giving your phone number, use your email and use services like Zoom or Google Meet. I ensure you that people may be really annoying by writing you and calling you whenever they want.
That’s why it is important to separate Personal Life from your Working Life (this includes contact information as well). Unfortunately due to COVID-19 I also find difficult to keep these 2 separated since I basically study, relax and work in the same room…
I even try to use a different house (or even different desk or room) when studying or working and it helps to stay concentrated because you relate that area to a specific activity.