I just had the perfect buyer!
First of all, I think it’s very important to point out that I never ask for a tip. When a seller does that, I feel it’s just unethical and rude. So I’ve never done it, and I never will.
So this order started out with a great buyer, who needed a translation and VO for a script. I provided both within 48 hours. During the whole process the buyer was responsive, polite, provided clear and easy to understand instructions and was overall a great person to work with.
Most of my buyers are great people, and I love to work with them, but with that being said, this type of buyer, where you actually end up smiling while communicating with them, doesn’t come along every day.
Well, back to the headline… I delivered the order, and I hoped for a 5-star review. 3 minutes later, and the buyer had marked the order as complete, left a 5-star review, and then I saw it… 50 USD in a tip!
I’m amazed and a bit stunned to be honest. I sometimes receive a 5 or 10 USD tip, and I’m always super happy if that happens (not because of the money itself, but because I know the buyer is very happy with my work), but it’s not something I expect at all.
This made my day, week, and month. Buyers like these are what keeps me going whenever I have a difficult buyer on my neck, or when I’m overloaded with work.
Just wanted to share this short and happy story with you!