Have you ever had a potential client with tight budget? We all did… It’s not something to be ashamed of. We have businesses, we have budget and we look for services which can fit in it.
However what I find offensive is when a discount is being asked, especially when somebody insists on it. It’s a waste of the buyer’s time and it’s especially a waste of my time as a seller to deal with situations like this.
We sellers love working with people. It’s what we do and even if we are far away from each other, we are still human and we appreciate mutual respect.
Here is our little chat with this Fiverr Business Client, who requested around 30% discount.
Buyer: I want the basic order but with the script for the same price.
Buyer: Will you consider taking $X for the standard please?
Me: I am sorry but I don’t provide any discounts. I treat all of my clients at the same and do my best to provide the best quality for my services.
Buyer: please can you do $Y for premium?
Me: [refusing politely]
Buyer: no thanks have a great day
I have to admit that I was hoping he would refuse working with me. This was a huge red flag and I am pretty sure there could be different issues and tons of revisions requests.
And with that said, I advice a useful topic to read for buyers.