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Moral Dilemma

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Killertu, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. Killertu

    Killertu Newbie

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    I usually lurk and just read the offline marketing but I was wondering what would you guys do in my situation.

    Background:A stranger gave me $160 for a basic traffic delivery, I'm highly overprice and did not have any review at all which I found it was very unusual for him to just hire me out of no where. A month or two later,I went back and ask him if he needed any help. He said he will pay me $50 in advance for manually submit 50 link to search engine;Google,Yahoo,MSN and Bing. He said when I am done,he will gave me 50 more link. Now mind you, we rarely communicate when I done his service before because it was just some basic outsource work. I ask if he wanted me to take screenshot or screen record for proof but he said he trust me,which again is a bit unusually since I'm just a stranger with no review or anything to show that I won't just use automatic search engine submission.

    I found out Yahoo and MSN was bought out by Bing. I could either not tell him and charge him full price for the next order or tell him,ask if he wanted a refund then only give me half .I couldn't sleep if I took advantage like that so I told him ,he said keep the $50 and he will just pay me $25 for the next work.

    Yeah,I'm not very good if I do blackhat related work :p I really don't understand how he could trust me like that, can anyone please explain to me?
    I even offer refund and said I wasn't really mind about it.
     
  2. UrsuAke

    UrsuAke Power Member

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    Do the right thing. Inform him and give him a discount. In the long run you'll benefit more.
     
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  3. Aluminium

    Aluminium Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No no, you want to take advantage of your clients BEFORE you build a long-term relationship.

    That's how it works, isn't it? ;)

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  4. Killertu

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    Lol :p


    Yeah,that what I done, I feel too guilty if I just let it slide.
     
  5. Trepanated

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    You did the right thing.

    Look at this way. For just $25 you now have a client who knows you are trustworthy and have strengthened your relationship with him.

    If someone had a sales thread offering to do that for people's clients for $25 it would be the most popular thread on BHW.
     
  6. scett

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    Offer him a contract for 12-24 months of regular service a give him a discount for that. Win-Win Dont forget to ask if he doesn`t have friends in need as well :D
     
  7. Killertu

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    Contract? Ohh,a good idea,I will think about it when we build more Chemistry. Lol,a bit too early for that :p I need to at least do 3 for 4 more work to show him I am reliable enough.



    I know it will strengthen my relationship with him but curious why would he even give me a chance in the first place considering he did not know if I am reliable or not. Lol,yeah, $25 for 30 minute work? I guess he have better thing to do considering he have the money to even pay me that much, he could have just use fiverr or other outsource service.
     
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  8. SERPkiller

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    i guess you should silently take advantage of him :p
     
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    Don't do this ^

    An honest business makes for happy customers. Don't be that guy who will do anything for a quick buck.
     
  10. ShadeDream

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    He probably smelt your moral conscience from miles hence isn't worried. He knows you know you will go to hell if you take advantage. ;)
     
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