Well, this Christmas all turned out a bit in the end.
Buyer: "Where is my order?"
Me: "You have never placed an order with me, sorry."
Buyer: "I send all the information you ask for!!!"
Me: - BLOCKED
There are a lot more of these people than usual at the moment. Them and:
Buyer: “I need a 1,000-word article on cryptocurrency. My budget is 3-10 Dhirams” ($2.72)
Me: - BLOCKED
Then there is a new buyer I have at the moment with simply ‘Europe’ as his location. For the second time now, he has asked for revisions and acted offended concerning the fact that I have not included certain information in his articles. The problem is, he’s basically asking for entirely new subject arcs to be covered.
i.e. Ask for an article on Bitcoin. Then request a revision because you also want a rundown of different Bitcoin wallet apps. I’m not being taken for a ride like this. In this case, I’m blocking him as soon as he accepts delivery of his last order. - It’s a pity as he was ordering in bulk but the Europe thing has my chargeback sense tingling. - And he’s basically being an exploitative .
Lastly, I have an insane woo woo client who has asked for an about page. The thing is, she can’t tell me what she actually does.
Buyer: "I’ve been on TV talking about guided meditation! I have a degree in art. I taught marketing. I’m a Reiki practitioner. I have my own radio show in Austin Texas. Check it out!"
Me: "Okay, but what do you actually do? Why do you want people to contact you?"
Buyer: "I just told you!"
Anyone else being put through the meatgrinder this festive season?