So, I have a buyer who keeps saying that he doesn’t like to haggle but every time he asks for extra work and I tell him what the additional cost would be, he says that he’s ‘surprised’ that I have to charge him more.
Grrrrr. And he keeps talking about establishing long term relationship like he’s dangling a freaking carrot.
I sent him a message today, explaining (as politely as I could) that I would be spending 7-8 hours on a project that I usually complete in 4, and that means I have to charge more. I also mentioned Fiverr’s TOS because he seemed to think that asking for a revision lets him ask for more work as well. And that’s not what revisions are for!!
The dude decided to get offended that I brought up the TOS when HE was trying to establish a long term working relationship. He said, and I quote: “some audios might require more time than others, but it balances out in the long term.”
NO. No, it doesn’t my dude! I spend a maximum of 4 hours on the gig he ordered, and I ALREADY spent 4.5 on it! I’ve worked on two of his episodes before, and they ALL take more than 4 hours to edit.
This is extremely frustrating because I do like working on his podcast (he has some really smart guests) and as I understand it, he’s a businessman. Shouldn’t he know that time has value? Or does that only pertain to himself?