This really sucks! I put these gigs up last year, and then nothing. No orders, 6 months have gone by, things in my life have changed. I suppose I should have thought to pause things…
In any case I have a job to work on a video, and I have invested over 10 hours in it already. As the gig is $10.00 that’s $1.00 and hour, and I am not even finished. It does technically meet my specifications. I am only doing basic video editing. But it is not simple, if that makes any sense. It is not the kind of gig I intended to do. It is far too time intensive.
I do not wish to get a bad reputation or fail my client. But I am already late and I just can’t work on this project anymore. I feel I should be getting paid a lot more than I am. But I set the price, not knowing that a curve ball like this was headed my way. This is why I avoid things like surveys and Amazon Turk. a LOT of work for a handful of beans! To be perfectly honest, me and my time are valuable, and I need to properly value myself. If a guy like Tony Robbins were in my shoes, would he agree to do as I am doing? NO! He wouldn’t even be in my shoes!
In any case… What are the consequences if I request a customer to cancel? I have edited the video editing gig, then paused it. I will be sure to get everything set up right and be in the right place to do the work if I do it again. But I want to weight my options here.
Appreciate the feedback!