Just recently I hired a designer for a quick mascot logo and I was surprised to see how few sales he has made during the last 6 months. Based on the work he did and his portfolio (which isn’t stolen to my knowledge ), he could do so much better here.
The guy definitely has talent, but I can also see why he’s not making a ton of sales
- poor English (communication was difficult)
- portfolio is good but not really appealing
- gig description repeats the same s*it (100% satisfaction, unlimited revision etc)
- even the response to my buyer request was half-baked
The only reason I went with this guy was because one of his portfolio items looked almost exactly what I wanted, so it was easy for me to ask minor modifications.
Since this is not the first time I’ve seen this, I was thinking to myself, I’m not a top seller (barely lvl2 seller) but if I had talent like that I’d surely sell more than he does. Has anyone here tried coaching someone 1-on-1 as opposed to forum posts? Like a weekly Skype call to discuss what can be improved, how to respond to a particular buyer request and how to write their profile description.
PS. I’m not volunteering for this (please don’t bombard me with PMs), just want to know if anybody has done it and how did it turn out in the end