So I upped my pricing to ridiculous amounts to have less orders on here but I was approached by another freelancer who was working on an animation for one of his clients and urgently needed custom music. As usual… I spend about an hour to go through all of the details and I do this because when it is about music, you really want to understand as much as possible what the client expects.
I looked at the animation and roughly explained how I would compose to screen and underline certain scenes. So far so good - buyer agrees and places the order.
Since this is an urgent project I prioritized this job and delivered about 12 hours later. Long story short: buyer decides to be somewhat insulting, calling my work non-original, boring and completely different than what he ordered and now wants a “signature piece” that can be used over and over for his client and gave me the opening theme for MGM & Columbia Pictures. I am ready to smack something.
I was a little speechless because outside of fiverr I never run into these kinda issues while charging about 10x the amount that dude paid.
I have nothing against revisions but what he is asking for now is so unrealistic and in complete opposite to what we’ve discussed, does not make any sense to the animation and it would simply butcher the entire project. No way, I am going to trash what I have already done to compose something so horrible as he demands now.
So he spent the last hour or so to rant about my work and finally requested an official revision. Honestly, if I went ahead to compose, something tells me he will never agree to any delivery. he already mentioned “this will not work”. But then again, I stopped responding and I can see that his instructions are becoming less cumbersome. What to do? Request a cancellation right away? Risk working forever on this project? He does not have any gigs himself it seems, so this may be a project of his related outside of fiverr.