Buyer asks for a quote for a video which I don’t offer on Fiverr but can put together. They want a mix of videography and animations and I quote a very reasonable $150 for 1-minute (possibly 1 min 30 seconds) of material.
This price reflects:
- A portion of my $100 per month licence fees for some of the software I use (software not video templates)
- Probably an entire day of work just spent on the animation side of things
- Me sourcing 2 - 3 free or $10 max contextually relevant stock video footage files
- Me editing all work together, probably doing a bit extra like removing backgrounds from the buyer’s logos, adding a soundtrack, and rendering the finished product into an HD .mp4 file.
I see you have a gig where you do copywriting and video for $30?
I’m sorry, but that’s nothing like the same thing, I can’t help you with this if that is your budget for this project, sorry.
Buyer (24-hours later):
I’ve been talking to my team and we are not sure we need a full minute video. We’re going to place an order with you for your about us page video and writing gig that’s $25 and WE will send the script so you don’t need to worry about that side of things. Let me know if you need any more info.
I immediately delete 3 gigs, raise the prices on a couple of others and only after this is done reiterate to the buyer that I can not help them in any way and because of this, I will be forced to cancel any order they do place.
Trust me, I feel exactly the same way.