There are people out there really believe they are entitled to force prices on sellers just because they have the money. Because of mass productions and labor exploitations in many places, we who live under sunshine and rainbows enjoy affordable products and think that’s what they’re worth.
Then they are faced with these small businesses from creative people who work hard to maintain their work quality. Many small businesses maintain sustainable production, ethical work values and prioritize quality and experience over quantity and price. They have the right to set their own prices and adjust them as they like.
Yet, this crocheter has to be called insane multiple times by a man because he didn’t like the price.
This story happened to crafter Krafty Katt. The crocheter with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome from Arizona, as explained in the conversation with the CB (choosing beggar), works mainly as a flight instructor. Crocheting is simply a hobby that turned into a small business. She has an Etsy shop where she sells her creations, from blankets, socks, to dolls!
Dealing with bad clients is always awful, but no matter the job, you’re bound to meet once in your life. Claire Beveridge, who provides consultations on digital marketing from Canada, summarizes how you can deal with them: be free, be polite, but also straightforward.
If a contract is not possible, you can always set boundaries on, for example, how many revisions are allowed on your work. You will also find solace by relying on a third-party service on your first arrangement to ensure payment. Of course, there’s the fee, but it is better to establish trust rather than jump blindly onto a lucrative offer.
Or, Katty’s method of at least ensuring a down-payment covering the material cost is also wise!