I’ve already written a very pointed message to my SM about the appalling quality of buyers over the Christmas and NY period - he would only need to look into the cancelled gigs to see that the cancellations were practically unavoidable, and not from my side.
I should share the last one actually, he was an illiterate dip:poop: who screeched at me that he would leave me a bad review after cancelling (having told me that the job I was doing was so simple that he was amazed I needed directions and couldn’t be a top copywriter - he provided no directions, nor even a clue of what he wanted me to write about, and got offended at my best guess - locksmithery - based on 3 pictures of what looked like locksmithery. That was, quite literally, the brief). LOL. Top buyer that chap, too. He also had 30-40 pages in the pipeline that would have been ALL mine if I hadn’t gone and ‘been rude’ by reporting his ass to CS (don’t think that I didn’t snark back at him a little). No, don’t worry, this charmer is still on the platform.
The Pros who like to have fireside chats with the community are not going to talk about this if it is happening to them. Not when they’ve got brands built around hard work success to build, anyway. It would be interesting though. The past 2/3 years of Pro I get maybe 1 or 2 buyers like this a year. Last 2 months? It has exploded into crazytown.
That’s before I even get into the deliberate 1-star review I’m engineering into life for next week for another kind of repellent buyer. But I’ll get into that when it comes to pass. He didn’t want to cancel, so he’s getting malicious compliance that should be watertight for CS, with eye-watering rewrite and research charges if he doesn’t like it.
So, that’s how I’m rollin’. Who knows, the bad review may stem the tide.
Anyway, I should probably stop whining/talking myself up and go do work for the lovely buyers who aren’t actually making me despair for the future of humanity now…
P.S. price is not a barrier. It just removes cheapskate and most thick people (as they don’t tend to have the brains to ‘get ahead,’ shall we say), but there are plenty of people with big pockets, no sense, and no idea. They just appear to be out in force at the moment. It’s like being at the Alamo or something.