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How to "talk" to client?

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Barbara B Member Since: Aug 22, 2016
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If a prospective clients sends me msg saying .... add me to talk

 

What and how does that work?

Can we speak via computer as one does with online chat?

Or is it like a SKYPE call?

Can you direct me to some instructions on this?

Thanks

Barb Bandy

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Saifullah A Member Since: Sep 9, 2015
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@Barbara B wrote:

If a prospective clients sends me msg saying .... add me to talk

 

What and how does that work?

Can we speak via computer as one does with online chat?

Or is it like a SKYPE call?

Can you direct me to some instructions on this?

Thanks

Barb Bandy


Hi barbara,


Usually it refers any other media ( so far I experienced it's "skype") rather than Upwork messaging system.
If client did not left any skype address you may simply ask that client about his id.

Thanks.

 

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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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I'm going out on a limb that it's a scammer.

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Barbara B Member Since: Aug 22, 2016
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The posted job and this client shows 5 stars, $45,000 spent to date, verified payments etc.

19 openjobs and 156  hires. member since 2011.

 

So I figure he is legit?  Anyway, I sent a msg asking for more info, before we "chat"

Thanks

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Barbara:

Maybe this client just uses Skype so often, as a matter of routine, that he doesn't give it much thought. He just assumes you know what he means when he says "talk."

 

Or maybe he assumes you'll understand that he means "chat via Upwork messenging tool."

 

If I were in your shoes, I would do what you did. I would say:

 

"Thanks! Looking forward to chatting with you. Via Skype?"

 

That type of message is short, it avoids being "needy" or annoying, and it gives the client a chance to clarify, in case you guessed wrong.

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Barbara B Member Since: Aug 22, 2016
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Thanks!

He just sent me msg. requesting my email address.

And another prospective client sent me msg requesting

a SKype call.

So over time, I will figure this out. Thank you for your help!

Barb

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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Barbara B wrote:

Thanks!

He just sent me msg. requesting my email address.

And another prospective client sent me msg requesting

a SKype call.

So over time, I will figure this out. Thank you for your help!

Barb


I would not give him my e-mail. 

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Md S Member Since: Jan 29, 2019
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HI

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