Still working on the new website, but just wanted to post to say “I’m still here”. So let me gripe a bit.
One thing that never ceases to amaze me is how many people think I’m just dying to “bargain”. The old “I have no money now, but…”
Listen, if you truly have no money, you need to concentrate on other things, like groceries. Unless, of course, the “I have no money” really means “I have no money to pay you, so please work for free and I’ll hit ya back someday”.
Or someone who says to me “can you break your fee up into payments?”. To which I always answer “yes – I take credit cards. That way, you can take as long as you want to pay”. To which they usually say “oh…”
Or, lastly, someone who says “I can’t afford that much, because I had to pay the SEO guy / Web Designer / Printer / etc, so can you reduce your fee?” Ummm…. let me see if I get this straight – *I* should reduce *my* fee so someone I never met gets their whole fee? Why didn’t you ask THEM to reduce their fee so you could have enough left over to pay Dan?
This is just a small sampling of clients, mind you – most people are just fine. But it is funny how many of us entrepreneurs can relate to the above, because we hear it a LOT.