So I had some client ask me to do a “big project” worth 12-15K words. I am OK with writing that, especially as I believed it to be a bunch of smaller articles. So then he sends me websites from a car checking place. I am not the best at automobiles, so I tend not to write anything technical in nature.
I asked him what exactly he wanted, and he sent me an Excel sheet with keywords, “difficulty”, etc. Look, if you want me to write you something, just tell me what you want me to write, and then say “here are some keywords.” Not this crazy Excel nonsense, as I don’t understand it at all.
I then decided to tell him I can’t do the work because I was not feeling right about this order, and besides, I doubt the client would have been OK with paying the 2300$ I would have charged him with such a task. But when I told him it was far too confusing, he responds with:
Nope. I am not a fast-food cashier, you don’t get to talk to me like that. I responded with "Have a wonderful day, sir. Don’t contact me again " and then blocked him immediately.
Look. I try to be as nice as possible to all of my customers. But sometimes I just can’t.
If he wants to try again and lay out the issue, I will gladly charge him 6500$ instead.