I chatted with a client about how he wanted to make more money with his travel/tourism/transportation business. He was getting a lot of customers and wanted to expand. He had one vehicle where he drove people around, and he wanted another one so he could hire another person on his team.
He sounded very stressed on the phone.
Client: I need to make more money to support my family, and I don’t have much savings to buy another vehicle. What do you think I should do?
Me: Well, there are various options.
Client: What do you think of a Kickstarter campaign?
Me: It might work if it was marketed really well online.
Client: Ok, let’s do that.
I am not convinced I want to work on this project yet, so I continue to ask questions.
Me: How much could you pay me per month to work on this marketing project?
Client: $200 per month.
Me: Uh… hmm…
I didn’t have the heart to tell him on the phone that’s not what I had in mind for payment and just told him I didn’t think we’d be a good match.
I later look up this guy online, and I see a mugshot of when he was arrested for a DUI. I wondered how that might affect his Kickstarter and online marketing efforts.