I was asked to quote a business owner a price for a yearly marketing campaign.

After visiting his location, reviewing his products and services and interviewing his staff I presented my quote. 

He looked at me and said, “that’s more than I as the owner make in a year.”

My reply: “and?”.

He responds, “well I can’t pay you more than I make, that wouldn’t seem right.”

Me: “seem right to whom?”

Him: “well, me.”

Me: “and that’s why I can’t help you.”

Him: “what do you mean you can’t help me?”

Me: “you refuse to see the bigger picture, you are more concerned by how much you pay others and how it effects your ego.”

Him: “well, maybe if we can lower the price a bit then I’ll feel comfortable.”

Me: “you will never feel comfortable no matter how much the price is lowered.”

Him: “how can you make an assessment of me, when you’ve only been here a few hours?”

Me: “I didn’t make that assessment over the few hours I was here, I made it in the last few minutes of this conversation…and frankly, we’re done.”

Moral of the story:

A client may look the part, sound the part and even act the part, but if at anytime your gut tells you something is off, walk away. 

Rob is affectionately known as “Mr Sarcasm” to his friends - to everyone else he’s a Certified Digital Marketing Strategist, a Foremost Expert On Specialized SEO, a Best Selling Author, Podcaster, Speaker and Authority Broadcaster who can help amplify YOU to your audience. Rob has authored, coauthored or produced over 30 books covering social media, search engine optimization, podcasting, copywriting, personal injury law, weight loss, military law, life lessons, scams, customer service and more. His book clients include lawyers, speakers, doctors, real estate professionals and more. Rob is also host of The E-Heroes Interview Series available on Apple, Amazon, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify & many other podcast channels. Rob works inside corporations across the globe, helping companies generate new revenue and capture online business. Rob is also available to share talks and give interviews. To learn more and to get started visit www.AnspachMedia.com or call Anspach Media at (412)267-7224 today.