I recently saw someone offering a writing service for a fee which ‘you can afford’. I’m not being rude, but for me this approach can lead to all sorts of headaches, for both client and contractor alike.
It could be the case that both parties agree a price based on what the client can afford, with everyone happy with the outcome. On the flip side, there is a clear danger to both parties in this type of approach.
How can I be certain of this danger? Because I’ve experienced the nightmare of allowing some clients in the past to dictate pricing which is too low for the services Hire a Writer offer. My own fault entirely, and it was a painful lesson.
I now always set a realistic price based upon our criteria, and not what a potential client ‘says’ they can afford. The reality is you often don’t know when someone is being truthful with you, rather than trying to take the advantage.
Even if someone is being honest, but they can’t afford much, you have to ask yourself is it really worth the time and effort?
Hire a Writer is cheap for a high quality UK copywriter service, but it isn’t squeeze me, I can’t afford to buy the biscuits to dunk into my tea cheap. There are overheads and a life outside out of writing to lead.
Unsurprisingly people still contact me trying to dangle a carrot in front of my face, talking of repeat work and later opportunities. This type of negotiating approach is familiar to many, but I’m wise enough to know when to say NO on behalf of the Hire a Writer team.
I think I should revisit this topic in the future, but for now it’s time to have tea and biscuits!