How Many Buyer Requests Do You Apply To in A Day?


#1

I realize we all have different viewpoints on buyer requests, and buyer requests available to a seller depend on how many gigs in various categories that seller has. That said, how many buyer requests do you apply to daily?

When I started here, it was ten a day. Now it can be 2, 4, 6, and eight most days. Rarely do I hit ten, though. For me the difference is I value my work and am savvier and sporting request I know are not for me.

How about you?


#2

When I started, 4 or 5 maybe. now, none. I don’t look at them much.


#3

When I started almost all of my clients comes from buyer request. I used to sent 5-8 request per day. The funny thing about buyer request that I notice - is that it was really hard to get the client at the begining when I sent request. But now…5 request almost equal 4 clients, at least in my case.
Buyer request is great section to find a client as new seller, but those buyers always want to go with experience sellers - ridiculous :smiley:


#4

Absolutely none. (20 chars?)


#5

I do find when I reply to some request, as a more seasoned seller, I do get the response and sometimes sales because of my overall profile and experience. In a way, I feel like sellers who do well but ignore requests are missing on an opportunity to use their experience to gain leverage over new sellers applying to the same request.


#6

None.

My experience as a seller dealing with buyers who are shopping for Tarot readings is that even though there are plenty of buyers’ requests for me to review, I find that the buyers who create them are the kind of people who insist on drinking champagne but are living on a beer budget. Even if I make an offer that comes close to what they want, these kinds of buyers are absolute cheap-skates who’ll make me regret the effort I put into my work.

But speaking as a buyer who’s shopped for Photoshop services, I’ve had great luck by uploading a PDF which contains my order specifications and completing $5 gigs with the best sellers in order to “interview” them and take their skills for a test-drive.