I have seen complaints on here from other sellers about being threatened by buyers and it is rough out there, but I do a few things that might help a new seller with some common issues.
- I don’t provide buyer specific “Samples” or “Free Work”
- If someone is acting nervous about trusting someone, they are probably a problem buyer.
- If someone writes me a novel for a description in my messages to say something that could have been accomplished in two sentences, I will generally run the other way. Overdone descriptions are a sign of someone that is going to be hard to please. If someone also comes back with crazy detail in changing tiny minor things, I will just refund them and move on rather than play the you can’t ever get it right game.
We all know what they are doing. Asking for modification after modification until you just do it for free and they have ten versions. After the second modification, I am not going to be able to please them, why waste another second on them and risk a bad review. I know that are just trying to get something for free. (Like those annoying people in a restaurant that say there is something wrong with the food, when they just want a free meal) You are never going to win with them, so move on to the next thing. There is too much work out there to do!
- Once someone sends me a message telling me what they want, I will shoot them back a custom offer. Some changes may sometimes be needed to the offer, but generally I have understood what they are wanting if the custom offer is sent. Either they accept it or they don’t. But I don’t haggle my price down. I stick with that offer. Someone trying to get a lower price is probably going to be the type of buyer I mentioned in number 3.
5.Having fun on here is good. I am nice to my buyers and try to be extra friendly. I thank them for their business and try to help them get their projects done right. I read their descriptions at least twice before beginning their job and look over them again before sending over to make sure everything is as perfect as I can get it. Each job counts. This personal approach helps them to see me as a person too. (*)