Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The client from hell...

This is a funny video, at least it was while I was watching it.

When it was over I started going through the clients that have said these things to me and I found myself in the fetal position, sobbing like a baby.

;)

But seriously, chances are that there is little you can do for (potential) clients who are fixated on pricing as their focus is strictly on what you cost, NOT the services you provide. Run (not walk) in the other direction because you will never do enough so they will feel they got their money's worth.

Lowering your price to gain one client is such a bad idea for so many reasons, if previous clients find out you "negotiated" they will not be happy they paid the full price and will never come to you again, future clients will expect you to "negotiate" with them as well, and in general it will send the message that you are not serious about what you do.

That said, enjoy the video, subscribers will need to return to the blog to watch it as videos (still) don't get pushed through to you.



8 comments:

Susan Carroll-Seger said...

Hard to laugh as it so true....Susan Carroll-Seger

Tera said...

That's pretty good. My husband is a realtor and you should hear the one for realtors...

Top Rated Cameras said...

Wow. She is definitely from hell... But that video really happens in reality, and not just in photography but on other field and industry as well.

Gabby said...

I'm not a photographer, but I understand. This will make you laugh: http://www.texasphotoforum.com/forum/wedding-discussions/127875-1000-wedding-photography.html (a bride wants photography services that will include bridal, engagement, ceremony and reception and a flushmount album for $1000). Like another person commented, this happens in a lot of other fields, too.

MONICA MOORE said...

That sums it up :) I had a customer swearing in starbucks about my prices. Regardless of the fact that I am underpriced!! He told me I should rent gear if it cost so much!! He then said I would drink booze eat his food and expect to be paid for it. I told them I was booked for that day and ran.

JW Stovall said...

Disappointing that business is done at this level. Very difficult for a creative individual to make lasting memories in this environment.

JackDeth said...

This is soooo funny and soooo sad all at the same time.

half blind said...

Love it!