If You are not going to be 100 PERCENT In a story don't share it!
So about almost 2 months ago now, literally almost 2 months ago a NEW YORK area lady, newly relocated there from a Southern state contacted me about SEO.
Lets be clear, she contacted me, in regard to hiring me to do her SEO. Me being a straight up and honest business person told her what I could do for her. She then asked me a few questions and by me providing those answers, she then figured out how to do the SEO herself.
I AT THIS POINT SAID NOTHING ABOUT PAYMENT OR REQUESTED NONE. SHE THEN ON HER OWN SAID THAT SHE WOULD PAY 50 AS A CONSULT FEE IN APPRECIATION OF THE HELP I'D GIVEN HER ( I HAVE ALL MY EMAILS, I DON'T DUMP THEM JUST FOR STORIES LIKE THIS ONE)SO FOR HER TO ACT AS THOUGH I SAID "I HELPED YOU ,PAY ME, ... NOT TRUE! SHE WHOLEHEARTEDLY OFFERED.
When I told her how to make the payment which was by Western Union she then didn't like it and then that's where the problem came in. My site and my parameters are CLEAR. I see no reason why this even continues to be something I need to explain. Providers complain all the time about men not reading their sites but yet they do the same to other providers.
I DID SHARE WITH HER THE HELL ME AND MY FAMILY HAD BEEN THROUGH AND THAT ONCE SHE SAID SHE'D SEND THE 50 IT WENT TO MY GROCERY BUDGET, MY MISTAKE THINKING I COULD ACTUALLY BE HONEST AND FRIENDLY WITH ANOTHER MATURE COMPANION. SORRY BUT IN MY OPINION IF YOU WOULD EVEN MENTION SUCH A THING IN A REVIEW OF ANYONE YOU'RE ONLY ONE STEP ABOVE THE HOBBYISTS WHO DO THE SAME TO COMPANIONS. ANYTHING I SHARED WITH YOU OR ANYONE ABOUT MY FAMILY WAS IN TRUST. BUT, I AM A WOMAN OF CHARACTER AND GRACE, SO I'M GOING TO LET THAT PART OF THIS GO, JUST REALLY BAD CHOICE AND DISPLAY OF CHARACTER SERIOUSLY.
I was genuinely and honestly annoyed after being told "Hey thanks for your help , I don't need the SEO package after all but I'll send you 50 for your time" ( you know same thing we expect clients to do as a courtesy when they cancel an appointment) but then having her then TRY TO NOT DO AS SHE SAID(she wouldn't have been able to complete her task without my assistance) so yes when we kept going back and forth and when I as a mother and a parent became frustrated I DID begin to check on the time it would be taken care of.
SHORT STORY , I SPENT 1-2 HOURS EXPLAINING SEO TO HER BECAUSE IN THE BEGINNING SHE ACTED AS IF SHE WAS HIRING ME FOR 100-150 TO DO THE WORK MYSELF . SHE THEN FIGURED OUT DUE TO MY HELP HOW TO DO IT HERSELF AND THEN OFFERED ON HER OWN TO PAY ME A SMALL TOKEN FEE AND NOW WANTS TO TRY TO SULLY MY REPUTATION?!?!!?
NOPE. and the length of time she waited to do it and the fact that she never complained to me since and acted as though she was as she said "praying for my family". I don't do "snakes" or dishonesty.
How dare you try to harm my business? Just plain awful of you.
I think some of you ladies think you are somehow better than other ladies, YOU ARE NOT!
We are all sex workers and we should give each other respect.
Have a good day!!
Her very distorted of my services was on safe office resources.
I have NOTHING to hide in relation to that situation. And her comments especially since she is who offered to pay are just deplorable.
ADDENDUM, BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN TRUE TRANSPARENCY, WHEN I SHARE A STORY, I HAVE ONLY HAD TO EVER"STRONGLY" REACH OUT TO OR REITERATE THE NEED TO PAY ME AT AN AGREED UPON TIME AND DATE TO TWO COMPANIONS EVER, WE WILL CALL THEM "G" AND "C" AND NO THEY WERE NOT RELATED INCIDENTS. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SAY THIS ,BUT I PROVIDE MY SERVICES BY THE DEADLINE I GIVE MY CUSTOMERS USUALLY EARLIER THAN I TELL THEM AND NOT LATER THAN, SO I EXPECT THE SAME KINDNESS AND CONSIDERATION, PROFESSIONAL TO PROFESSIONAL! BUT IN THE CASE ABOVE THERE WAS NO SERVICE RENDERED OTHER THAN "SEO TUTORING" WHICH THE PARTY THEN VOLUNTEERED TO PAY ME FOR. DON'T VOLUNTEER TO PAY SOMEONE AND ENSURE THEM THAT YOU WILL, IF YOU DON'T MEAN IT AND THEN GET ANGRY WHEN THEY EXPECT IT.