Is there a good way to say no?
It has happened to me twice now that a buyer has asked (in the form of a modification request) for me to provide work that is not included in the gig description. In one case, the buyer asked for something that was clearly (and in bold) described as “not included.” In the other case, it was something so overboard that I hadn’t even thought to warn against it in the gig description.
In both cases I responded as clearly and politely as I could, then hit the “Deliver Modified Work” button so that the buyers would have the option to mark the orders as complete. But it’s a bit disconcerting that there doesn’t seem to be a straightforward, honest way to do this. Rather, it seems like the system was built under the assumption that I should have to do anything any buyer asks of me, regardless of whether or not their request is reasonable.
Does anyone have any advice, besides padding my gig descriptions with excessive “Does not include…” warnings?