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d_fuehrer
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Unresponsive client

What can I do about a client that will not respond to my messages? I do not believe that he ever actually comitteted to the project, as I do not show any current open jobs so my bad in some ways, but the guy will not return ANY of my messages to him. Options? Am I just SOL?

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joanbonjoc
Community Member

Hi Donald,

There are clients that really are unresponsive. Just keep trying to send the client some messages and ask him/her politely on what questions you have. Getting first work is not an easy job. Because there is very strong competition in the market right now. What you can do is keep trying.

~ Jo-An

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@Jo-An B wrote:

Hi Donald,

There are clients that really are unresponsive. Just keep trying to send the client some messages and ask him/her politely on what questions you have. Getting first work is not an easy job. Because there is very strong competition in the market right now. What you can do is keep trying.


 Great advise. Spam your potential clients.


@Jo-An B wrote:

Hi Donald,

There are clients that really are unresponsive. Just keep trying to send the client some messages and ask him/her politely on what questions you have. Getting first work is not an easy job. Because there is very strong competition in the market right now. What you can do is keep trying.


 Huh???

 

Donald, as others have advised, do not send any more messages, especially to someone who is most obviously not your client.

prestonhunter
Community Member

Donald:

It sounds like you are pestering him.

 

The client probably blocked you a long time ago.

 

You don't even have a contract with him, so he is technically not even a client. He was at one time a "potential client."

 

Why are you spending time and thought and energy on this? Your time would better spent looking for actual paid fork or working for clients who actually pay you.

scientistbhoot
Community Member

Hi Donald,

here is an untold story of a freelancer (me)...

Few months back a client hired me for his video editing project and I completed the job and he paid me $120 for the job.. after few days he asked me to do some more and also asked me how much he need to pay this time? I told him this time $80 is fine.. and guess what, client disappeared after my msg. I thought maybe my rate is high, so I send him another message like this (after few hours),

 

"I'm open to offer, tell me if you are not okay with the budget."

 

Because I'm worried about loosing the opportunity. Because he is not answering my messages! What do I do now? Panic!! etc..

 

After a day the client came back online and do you know what he said to me... ๐Ÿ˜•

 

"I was in a flight, that's why I could not respond to your msg. It was a long flight!"

Also he said, "I can accept $65 for the job".

 

I just lost the opportunity to earn $80 from the client because of my panic..!

If I don't say a word after "$80 is fine" then he could have given me the job in that rate.

 

The point is, if client don't answer to your msg, then don't panic, just stay cool. There are thousands of clients out there and that means lots of opportunity. Just let go, don't stuck.

 

You cannot experience good unless you experience bad!

Why would you give a discount the second time around?

Because client said, he can't pay me not more than that. Because of my behavior, he realize that I am willing to do the job for lower price. And I just don't wanted to miss the opportunity at that moment.... ๐Ÿ˜

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