My last thread of the day. Does it pay to be social and what exactly is Social Media?
I’m in the process of ordering several writing gigs. There are are a few that posted in the forum that has great potential to do an excellent job and most of them only charge $5 to do it.
The problem is they are new!
Because they are new not necessarily to the platform, but to the forum - they know nothing about me. If I were to hire one of the frequent posters of the forum, they know me very well. I do not need to spend a lot of time telling them all about me.
They can easily write up a bio, or anything else I need, with minimal discussion. It saves me valuable time and headache. Granted, they charge more but sometimes the extra $10 or $20 is worth it for me not to give a long written description of my needs.
I find myself being lazy and decided to go with the ones I know.
Anyone that has spent even a little time on 5r forum knows that I am a freelance indie, fictional writer, starting my own writing community, etc.
So does it pay to be social? I don’t know - but for me, sometimes I’d rather pay more to save more time. I’ve found many great sellers, some I never have thought about hiring - had they not been social.
Makes me wonder how many other buyers have bought from someone they socialize with on the various forum, communities and other media outlet – simply because some of us are just plain darn too lazy to hire someone that doesn’t know us?