I am an illustrator, I have been on the platform sincs last October. Honestly, my experience has been mostly great so far, this month though, I managed to run into some real pushy people.
My question is how do you deal with someone who keeps asking at the middle of the night (in my time zone that is), if I am available, and keeps sending question marks after sentences just to rush you? No order has been placed yet, but honestly, my gut tells me to not to work with this person. I have given him an offer for x price also, that he tried to bargain not once but twice. I told him twice to look for someone else that can create something for him for his budget. At this point he agreed to pay for full price, but I do not feel comfortable working for someone who generally disrespects me from the beginning. He is not new to the platform, he knows how things go. He also is a native english speaker, so no language barrier is causing misunderstandings, he writes his sentences that come off as rude sometimes too.
Do you have any ‘protocol’ you use when you feel that working with a person will not work out from the very beginning?
Thank you for your answers!