I know, but I like to pretend that when someone needs a translator that they should understand that $5 is not to translate an infinite number of words. I even have my rates in my gig image and highlighted in the description just for anyone who MIGHT be mistaken. Sigh…
I started off with charging a fee for 1/2 an hour, 2 hours and 5 hours of my time and expertise on the subjects and the gigs evolved as what people needed most became clear.
What a good post! Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. I hope this post will help sellers who are bad tempered. Such issues, I just leave it back for a while and than a few minutes later I send a kind offer/message. If we reply it instantly, we cant control our temper
Had someone request a quote for a decent sized proofreading job but just under the number of words for my priced Premium package. When I sent the price for the word count, I rounded down to $5 less than the price they would have seen on the gig.
“Sorry, family difficulties so I can’t afford that much”.
Ehhhh, wut? Did you think I was going to halve my advertised prices because you also decided to send me a message rather than just place the order???
I get a feeling of disgust when they tell me they have problems so they can’t pay that much. I tell them I have too much work as it is and am about to raise my prices, which is true.
It’s not like I’m a new seller struggling to make a sale.
Had one today - can you deliver a marketing plan in 1 day, it is for a guy who has one business but can recommend us to 20 others.
Flag 1 - Obviously a reseller
Flag 2 - In a hurry so probably disorganized (NIGHTMARE for resellers)
Flag 3 - Won’t pay extra for extra fast but makes hopeless promises based on what some unknown third party might decide (Thanks for your message but I can’t help you with this. Best of luck)
It does boggle the mind alright. I feel like saying Well, I have to keep my prices or I will end up with family problems too
Shudder. As if you want more people like them (which is what their referrals will be like) to come to you!
I did consider responding to an off-Fiverr client who talked about exposure about the fact that I would not charge them extra to put my name beside their business but decided against it.