|Posted by Roxie on September 28, 2010 at 2:23 PM|
I am new to doing business on the internet and have had my feelings bruised over the last few months, mostly because I believe people are honest and will do the right thing. Doing business online gives certain a mount of anonymity, you do not get to look someone in the eye or observe their body language. I am a trusting soul and remember when a handshake sealed the deal, I admit to being a little naïve and frankly, I hope I get to stay that way. We have all seen the Ads free information about working from home for only $39.00. I love to write maybe I’m just a big mouth who’s a little too proud of what I think. This is an example of bad behavior, I have submitted articles for a clients project the guy raves about how great they are so I send a couple more “Ken that’s great just what I want. “ my ego is jumping around like a new puppy. Then the same guy fires me says that is not what I wanted, I never hear from him again, but he has the articles free and I have a stomach ache. I am getting ticked, then a few weeks ago I have a client who after reading my work sends me a nice note saying my submission is not what he wants but he insists on paying me for my time and efforts. I try to refuse, but this ethical person insists on being not just fair but encouraging and generous. I have another client I work on his affiliate web pages. I am inexperienced in certain areas and he needs to give me instruction. I figure I learn then am paid after I can perform the task.
That is not what happens this ethical person insists on paying half my hourly rate to be fair then pays full rate to perform the task he taught me in the first place. I am vindicated I was not naïve to believe most people are honest and will do the right thing even at their own expense.
I pity those few who only hurt themselves by behaving badly.
I thank and praise God for making decency and ethical behavior the norm, not the exception.