I'm not well-known here but I do pretty well with my WSO's and I support other Warriors whenever I can. But there's one thing that really gets to me and I wonder if anyone else is experiencing this...
About half the time when I post a WSO I get multiple PMs from people asking if I'll give them the product for free. That in itself is a little strange but here's where it gets sort of humorous.
I recently decided I'd had enough and I responded to two such fellows with a bit of straight talk. I wasn't necessarily mean, I just told them they should have a little more respect for themselves and if they couldn't swing $17 maybe they should rethink this whole "owning a business on the Web" thing.
That makes perfect sense to me. I don't think it's mean at all and my intention was just to give a little "tough love".
Today I have received three messages from two of these bozos spitting all manner of insult and so forth. I've been told I have no respect for my customers, my business is doomed to fail, and I'll pay the price of karma someday because I didn't give them my product for free.
I guess this irks me because I really do try to help. My business does very well these days and I do want to see other people succeed as well.
But I really don't think giving away a bunch of freebies is productive for anyone involved. Would someone really appreciate and take advantage of a free course?
It's hilarious that these people then turn around and act like angry customers. They wanted a handout, didn't get it, and then have the nerve to tell me I suck and don't know how to treat my customers.
Ah well. It just upset me a little but I guess I should get over it.
Has anyone else had excessive experience with WSO beggars, especially of the angry variety, or am I just somehow attracting these people?