If there is one thing I hate worse than scabies, it’s super vague, budget, probably hard to work with people, who can’t take no for an answer.
"You do SEO" - (Actual message)
Politely I decline the invitation to go wherever this is going with:
Thank you for your message. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t be able to help you at the present time.
3-days, weeks, and occasionally months later, I then get:
And this is where things get tricky.
I use cookie cutter responses like automated bad buyer fly swatters. - I don’t want to have to now answer questions concerning why I don’t want to work with a buyer. Nor do I want to say; “Because things go downhill pretty fast Mr. IQ Firework, when buyers want me to re-state personally that is already stated in my gig description.” - Because then some people decide to order.
So how do you just say no in a firm but polite way which does not invite further communication?
I’m thinking this time I’m going to use: “I just don’t think we would be a good match.” Then I’ll ignore any more ???'s unless they come back after another 24-hours.