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webtako says

Not so much a nightmare, but I replied to a activeden post about a freelance job that looks a lot like one of my existing activeden file that sold for $8 but still needed quite a bit of modifications to match his needs. He emailed back me stating how much he’ll pay for the freelance job ($50) and how quick I should finish the modifications. So now I know he’s a cheap and unreasonable person, then I pretty much said no thanks to the job and then he insisted on giving him my $8 file for free to him to “evaluate it”.

The funny thing is that the guy is a really top seller on activeden but was posting under another account alias on activeden, but when he sent me his email, he sent it thru his top seller uersname. I guess he didn’t want to ruin his street cred. on activeden forum asking for help. So I’m thinking you’re a developer yourself, you should understand how much one’s time is worth and at the very least buy the stock file for $8 if you have a use for it instead of trying to get a file for free.

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mayurj says

Ahh… I just love this community. Envato rocks! I got inspired and decided to slap together a quick post titled “How to make it as a Freelancer”. Please join the conversation :)

http://videohive.net/forums/thread/making-it-as-a-freelancer/18823

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thomas07 says
Ahh… I just love this community. Envato rocks! I got inspired and decided to slap together a quick post titled “How to make it as a Freelancer”. Please join the conversation :)

http://videohive.net/forums/thread/making-it-as-a-freelancer/18823

checked….good shit, you schould really write for the community at http://freelanceswitch.com/blog/explore ...there they offer also this http://freelanceswitch.com/blog/contribute

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patrickjansen says

Dealing with clients is as old as the road to Rome. I re-searched and found these dusted articles which I identified years ago with myself
http://www.digitalsurvivors.com/archives/000459.php
http://www.digitalsurvivors.com/archives/000457.php
http://www.digitalsurvivors.com/archives/000428.php

Especially the first will remain eternally relevant

Different customer experience: One of my old customers used to hire me for freelance for his customers websites (he was owner of a ISP ) and ask a quote. Whenever I said “well, I estimate about 500$” he’d say “no sweat, I’ll give you 700 since I charged him 800 myself”. Those you’ll encounter every now and then as well. And even support-cases where customers insist to pay for certain support even though I hadn’t asked for any at all.

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