What a week!
I have had plenty of lovely gigs, but since putting up some writing ones (as opposed to reading/editing that other creatives tend to buy), my inbox has been way too noisy.
I am hoping I’m not alone here, but essentially the conversations go like this:
-I want to purchase your gig for this thing (OK)
-Send me samples (Done)
-You need to know I will run everything through Copyscape (I wouldn’t know how to plagiarise anyway, so go for it)
-Why are you charging too much?!/Why are you charging too little?/Actually, I now want research as well, but I don’t know what the topic will be yet. (ARGH!)
I don’t want my response rate to go down, so I reply even when they have ended the conversation with a thank you or they have been obnoxiously rude (I’m a teacher, my rudeness scale is quite broad). Am I doing the wrong thing here?!
Despite all this, I have had a few really good gigs from the Buyers Request boards, as well as some ‘cold calling’ direct to my inbox.