About a week ago, I had a buyer come to me asking if I could help him with an article on the rewrite gig. While talking to him, I realized he needed a research article, not a rewrite. When I let him know that writing research was no easy feat, he said he would offer to give me material to write from.
He ordered but provided nothing. When questioned, he did provide something eventually. However, everything he wanted in the messages was not the same as what he provided in the source material. Therefore, against my better judgment, I did a research article (he informed me he hired several writers to see who would best meet his needs going forward).
Now, I did an article based on the messages via the inbox, forgoing what he provided. At one point, it felt as if he was rushing me, letting me know that he could hire me for another job if I was too busy. Granted, this was only two days in out of 10-day timeframe. I informed him I had the ability to do it, but I was permitted to such time to get it done in.
After that, he told me to relax and he was in no hurry.
Now, here’s what I find funny. He accepted the order 2 days ago and left a review. I debated about leaving a review for him. Should I give him all five stars even though he made me feel the way he did? What kind of review did he give me? Did he dock me for taking seven to eight days to get the article back (mind you, I also have a job that I am working both remotely and at the site, while also taking care of five males, three animals, myself, the house and everything else.
I decided to go with my instinct and rate him as I felt about the order. I give him 3 stars, detailing everything I felt I could in the short box. In the end, I said it could have gone better for both of us if there was some clear communication. I hit the post button and awaited to see his review.
I was expecting a 3 or 4 to be honest. So, imagine my shock when it’s actually a 5-star rating.
Well, at least I was honest, Maybe he can use that information to improve his own communication with sellers going forward.