Yesterday I got my first order (hooray!).
I used all the info the customer provided and completed their order within 2 hours instead of 2 days - I tried to be as amenable as possible for my lovely first customer!
The following morning, they have requested a revision (3 free revisions with their order so that’s allowed) but they also said “are you sure you have a Masters in English?” , as if their asking would change reality. My first customer turned out to be rather rude and unfriendly. They even told me I made multiple spelling mistakes, which I am still yet to find after scouring the work!
They complained that I copied a lot of their writing - I based my work on their tone of voice so as to avoid incontinuity - it’s a bit silly when you don’t sound like yourself! The package they purchase was for review and edit of their work, NOT creation of their work. After offering them the opportunity to upgrade, they cancelled their order (keeping all my hard work!). I agreed to the cancellation because it’s not worth it for the bad first review.
So basically, my first gig went from bad to worse. I don’t really know where to go from here… Does this happen often?