Strange collaboration offer

I have this website made to show my works and promote my services. Most people who are contacting me, ask for my services or free consultation. But not the following guy.

After few minutes I realized that he is looking for referrals for HIS interior design services, unfortunately I do not know how I can find customers from him since he is specialized in luxury stuff than regular people cannot afford, and we have interior designers in our country too.

Chat started on Saturday, April 18, 2015 10:14:14 PM
Country: Bahrain

(10:14:14 PM) Visitor: Hi
(10:14:14 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(10:14:19 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(10:14:20 PM) Teoalida: Hello
(10:14:24 PM) Visitor: How are you
(10:15:00 PM) Teoalida: Fine, why do you ask?
(10:15:39 PM) Visitor: just making sure you are ok
(10:15:51 PM) Visitor: I am VP of beverly hills luxury interiors
(10:16:02 PM) Visitor: i was wondering if we can work together.
(10:16:05 PM) Teoalida: hmm?
(10:16:21 PM) Teoalida: what is VP?
(10:16:28 PM) Visitor: vice president
(10:16:29 PM) Teoalida: what we should work about?
(10:16:32 PM) Teoalida: oh
(10:16:46 PM) Visitor: interior design work of construction work
(10:17:41 PM) Teoalida: more exactly? 3D designs or plan drawings?
(10:17:50 PM) Visitor: we do high end interior, furniture and exterior for palaces. hotels 3 – 7 stars. Villas.
(10:18:05 PM) Visitor: we do Design and build.
(10:18:24 PM) Visitor: we recently opened offices in Doha and Dubai. to manage the region
(10:18:34 PM) Visitor: main office in California
(10:19:09 PM) Visitor: we pay commission if you provide work. we work with royal families and celebrities
(10:19:18 PM) Teoalida: Sounds good… give me a try to see if can do what do you need
(10:19:34 PM) Visitor: sure
(10:20:25 PM) Visitor: where is your office ?
(10:20:35 PM) Teoalida: no office… I work from home
(10:20:37 PM) Visitor: who i am speaking with ?
(10:20:39 PM) Visitor: good.
(10:21:36 PM) Visitor: i need projects that require high end interior Design and Exterior design. We can also build if required.
(10:21:57 PM) Visitor: You get 5% of total project budget.
(10:22:14 PM) Visitor: we can work anywhere in the world.
(10:22:47 PM) Teoalida: but first let’s make sure that I can do what do you need
(10:22:55 PM) Teoalida: You sound a much bigger company than mine
(10:23:34 PM) Visitor: we are big and we have worked with royal families in GCC. Lots of celebrities and world royalties.
(10:23:46 PM) Teoalida: I work usually in architecture, no interiors, but give me a try… I can learn fast new jobs
(10:24:01 PM) Visitor: we do architecture also
(10:24:33 PM) Visitor: our work is very unique. we do french class, modern, contemporar
(10:24:47 PM) Visitor: contemporary. mixed.
(10:25:25 PM) Visitor: we can take a full project from construction to turn key.
(10:27:53 PM) Visitor: is your name Teolida?
(10:28:07 PM) Teoalida: teoAlida
(10:28:20 PM) Teoalida: wait a little… do you need my services (to work for you) or you’re promoting your own works?
(10:28:26 PM) Visitor: Nice talking to you. i am Khaled.
(10:28:54 PM) Visitor: I would love to work with you. or get projects from you and give you commission. whatever is good for you as well.
(10:29:31 PM) Teoalida: I am confused… what I should do more exactly?
(10:29:50 PM) Visitor: ok.
(10:30:03 PM) Visitor: do you mind if i share our website with you so you can see our work
(10:30:09 PM) Visitor:
(10:30:46 PM) Visitor: you can have access to our websie
(10:30:48 PM) Teoalida: Impressive
(10:31:04 PM) Visitor: to our portfolio user is admin – pass is 5150 so you may see other work
(10:31:30 PM) Visitor: this is for you TeoAlida to review and see how professional we are.
(10:32:01 PM) Visitor: do you have any projects in hand that we can contribute in ?
(10:32:21 PM) Teoalida: can you please be more clear what do you need from me? Do you want to find customers for your interior design services? Usually I am the one offering design services
(10:33:13 PM) Visitor: If a client is looking for work that we can deliever we can work together. of maybe if you are busy, you can share some work with us and we pay you.
(10:33:33 PM) Visitor: yes we want customers for ID, ED, Furniture.
(10:34:39 PM) Teoalida: I don’t have customers in this field… because I am promoting architecture. And sadly I get 90% of customers in third world countries who for sure wouldn’t hire your luxury
(10:35:04 PM) Visitor: ok. Thanks for your time Teo.
(10:35:37 PM) Teoalida: Look at mine
(10:35:45 PM) Teoalida: Can I also know how did you found my website?
(10:35:59 PM) Visitor: random through google
(10:36:21 PM) Teoalida: I see that you opened ONLY at the moment you contacted me…. so I assumed that you need my service of designing in AutoCAD
(10:36:48 PM) Visitor: we do 3d renderings if you interested in that
(10:37:07 PM) Teoalida: what made you to think that I can find customer in interior design?
(10:37:21 PM) Teoalida: Well… 60% of my website visitors are from Singapore
(10:37:25 PM) Visitor: I thought you might have people who are asking for something special
(10:37:35 PM) Visitor: I am currently in Bahrain
(10:37:43 PM) Teoalida: I can promote your interior design services
(10:37:44 PM) Visitor: we work in middle east and asia
(10:37:54 PM) Teoalida: but there are already enough interior designers in Singapore
(10:38:02 PM) Teoalida: btw what are your prices?
(10:38:16 PM) Visitor: depends on the project size
(10:38:27 PM) Visitor: average 100 USD per sq m
(10:38:51 PM) Visitor: + french chandeliers
(10:39:55 PM) Teoalida: Here in Singapore renovations for 100 sqm apartment are about $10-30k
(10:40:32 PM) Visitor: if you end up with a rich client who is looking for something unique we are there for you.
(10:40:38 PM) Visitor: we pay really well.
(10:40:53 PM) Visitor: we do villas interior design and furniture as well
(10:41:04 PM) Teoalida: One thing I can do for you is to post a banner on website
(10:41:17 PM) Visitor: that would be much appreciated Teo actually
(10:41:23 PM) Teoalida: but how do you know which client came from me?
(10:41:28 PM) Visitor: i can leave my contact also if you don’t mind ?
(10:41:45 PM) Visitor: I will ask clients of course
(10:41:49 PM) Visitor: and do referrals
(10:42:02 PM) Teoalida: I risk sending you clients and don’t get any payment from you because you don’t know from where they are
(10:42:20 PM) Visitor: i am sure if they come from your country its your website
(10:42:25 PM) Teoalida: you ask them? they will said “I saw a banner leading to you on a website… can’t remember which site”
(10:42:28 PM) Visitor: you are the first to talk to
(10:42:44 PM) Visitor: you are the only one we will have banner to
(10:42:49 PM) Visitor: so its easy to spot
(10:43:06 PM) Teoalida: or, pay monthly price for banner
(10:43:20 PM) Visitor: we only pay when we get work.
(10:43:55 PM) Teoalida: but I can tell you… we have too many interior designers in Singapore already, there are very little chances to see one hiring you
(10:44:11 PM) Visitor: well i am positive and i believe there is always a chance
(10:44:21 PM) Visitor: we always have customers everywhere
(10:44:46 PM) Teoalida: and if you think to contact manually rich people one by one and trying to convince to hire you…. I am not in mood to do that, I risk wasting time taking with 1000 people without convincing a single customers
(10:45:00 PM) Visitor: ok then
(10:45:05 PM) Visitor: Thanks for your time
(10:45:21 PM) Teoalida: so we can’t do anything? sad 🙁
(10:45:35 PM) Teoalida: btw…
(10:45:47 PM) Teoalida: with the risk to say that my website traffic is too low
(10:48:13 PM) *** Visitor has left ***

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