I tend to second guess myself a lot and today those old habit have come to call on me. This weekend I was suppose to be busy copying tapes and getting my business going. I had lots of interest and 2 people said they were interested and were going to drop off tapes to me. Well, like many people on social media, they talk a big talk but never show up to buy what you have for sale or the service you are providing. That was the case here, 2 no shows and when I text them, they are no longer interested. I did however, get another lady which choose to ignore because she wanted to know what I was using to copy the tapes with, what equipment, where I got it and so on. Fairly obvious she was going to do it herself, so she can figure it for herself as far as I am concerned. I think I am just a little disappointed and wondering if this was a good idea after all. Right now I have spend 500.00 on equipment and I have no business. I am not out a lot if it turns out to be a dude. I am not investing anymore right now, even though people are asking me to get equipment to covert Betamax and super 8 mm movies. Nope, those will have to wait. I am not putting another 500.00 into something that may not work.
I kind of forgot what it is like to deal with the public. They want your services for free or them to help them do it themselve of course for free. I had another lady say I was way to expensive for her because her tapes were only 3-4 minutes in length. Turns out she only wanted certain things off her tapes which is actually more work for me than copying the entire take. She figured her 10 VHS tapes should only be $15,.00 because I would only be burning on DVD.
Oh, well, I am not giving up yet. I will continue to update my ad and see what comes out of it. If a customer seems like they are going to be too demanding, then I really don't want them. My ideal customer is one who brings in a couple tapes, and wants the entire thing converted over. I may have to wait for that customer because right now all the people who have likely tried to beat the pricing out of other people doing this are attempting the same thing with me.
My ideal customer is out there. They will come. Just got to stay positive and stop second guessing myself.
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