I’m actually shocked by how many people are becoming antagonistic in inbox messages. I keep getting waves of buyers asking for vague services or “exceptionally high-quality” work.
Vague buyers get a thorough pre-prepared questionnaire which makes it easy for them to state their brief. (Rather than just say: “I want content.”)
People asking for ‘spectacular videos’ get a polite reminder from me to view videos in my portfolio to familiarize themselves with my style. In both cases, I get either no reply or random “?” and “Can you do it or not?”
These are not the buyers I was receiving at the start of this year. I couldn’t make it clearer what I offer or make it easier for buyers to state clearly what they want. Sadly, this seems to offend people. I’m not complaining, though. I’d rather not have these people place orders with me.