I am not sure if this happens to a lot of you, but lately, I keep waking up in the middle of the night with 5-7 messages only saying ‘‘Hi’’ or ‘‘Hello’’ or ‘‘Are you available’’.
Normally it wouldn’t bother me, but most commonly when I reply to them, the next message comes again the next night (just an example) and the buyer still does not specify what he/she needs for a custom offer. This wastes a lot of time on both sides! While the buyer might be awaiting my reply in order to take on the project, if he does not clearly explain what he/she needs, I have to continue with several questions which make the process even longer and the conversation ends up in ‘‘I need this asap in 4-5 hours’’. Well, obviously I cannot provide the work that fast although I’ve been talking to the customer for several days.
Therefore please, if you are a buyer and see this, send all your requirements or details about what you need from the very first message. You will know as soon as the seller replies if you should rely on him/her or move on to contacting another seller. It will save your time!