Maybe I’m making a tricky question here, but by analysing Fiverr GIG offers around the website I see that the platform offers since the most cheap GIGs to the Studios and Pro Services. I don’t know if the rest of the freelancers in my area of expertise (voice over artists and content producers) or other areas are facing the same problem…
My prices are public, like prices from everyone who has a GIG published for sale. Everyone can check what I charge and everyone can check the services that I provide, regarding the several samples available to listen at my profile. For me, each time that a client send me a message regarding a specific project it’s a blessing for me and an opportunity to show the value of my work and what I can do to make a difference. Until now, everything is ok.
But, recently I started to receive several inquires about projects where people demand a lot of work and several skills are needed to complete those tasks. Everytime that I’m qualified to do it I send samples of previous and similar jobs, so my clients can understand what I can offer and I’m always available to discuss everything in detail. But, honestly, it’s very sad when I give a detailed quotation for very specific projects and:
a) People don’t even answer;
b) People just want a quotation but are not available to actually discuss the project;
c) People offer 20-30% of my quotation and demand even more work to be done, for free.
I believe that every chance to talk with a client is an opportunity to spread our skills to the world and give our best service at a fair price. Regarding the potential clients that answer to my quotations, what I don’t understand is why every single week (and it’s increasing) people want and try to convince me to give a high quality job almost for free. There are lots of types of GIGs around here and people really insist in working with me for specific tasks, but they don’t want to pay. Sometimes it happens twice a day. I do my best to try to educate my customers, but I feel that I’m stuck here. I’m a freelance who can provide a high quality work and that work have a price, a fair one.
I’m making my analisys, but I’m looking for advice from the most experienced freelancers to deal better with this… Is there anything else that I can do regarding what I’m doing already? Please give me your best advice. Thank you.