A client expressed interest in my website design skills. I typically work remotely,with video calls, and meet with clients in person only occasionally.
Client: Well, if I had known so much communication was going to be remote, I would have just hired someone in India. Why would I pay for YOU, then?
Hmm… quality, trust, relationship-building, context, mutual understanding, my knowledge & experience. I could go on.
Disturbing to hear that this person thinks working remotely (I live in the same State as the client) doesn’t have any value.