I had a potential buyer messaging me asking for my services. The first sketchy part is that his profile has no reviews and that he started the conversation with a custom order request despite my gig offering various packages. He didn’t clearly mention the amount of services he is interested in, only mentioned he has 3 product lines.
He said he studied my gig and my reviews from previous buyers and would love working with me. That is very nice, but what came up next looks like a total red flag that’s been mentioned on the forum countless times: he said he cannot show me the logo, as it is still in progress, because the graphic designer didn’t manage to make it right after many revisions. That he still lacks what he wants, so he wants to compensate that with quality and creativity on the copywriting side.
I politely replied that I am very busy for the next couple of weeks and that we can resume the discussion then if he’s still interested, but if it’s urgent, I advise him to hire another seller.
He then responded complaining again about other sellers he’d worked with, saying that no copywriter managed to deliver the results he wanted, that he would love working with me and that he will wait for me.
This puts a pressure on me, because even though I absolutely trust my skills and only deliver my best work, it seems like it could be a problematic situation, with lots of revisions asked (although I only offer 1 free revision, but we all know that buyers can click the revision button as many times as they wish). It sounds like it may also end in a cancellation, which would both affect my statistics and waste my time on work the customer might get for free.
What do you think of this situation and how would you handle it? My gut feeling is telling me something is not right.