Chat started on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:15:39 AM
(11:15:39 AM) *** Daisuke Imaizumi has joined the chat ***
(11:15:40 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Hello from Tokyo
(11:16:16 AM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(11:16:17 AM) Teoalida: hi
(11:16:44 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: I am conducting research report making on Singapore HDB market.
(11:17:06 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Especially, my focusing area is interior designer and renovation market.
(11:17:39 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Now, I am identifying what subject to ask your help or answering as a job request.
(11:17:42 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Please wait.
(11:18:05 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: And for my reference, please let me know how much you would charge on one full day working.
(11:18:07 AM) Teoalida: hmm, you want jobs from me?
(11:18:13 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Yes
(11:19:21 AM) Teoalida: I am afraid that you will design in japanese style that is not on taste of singaporeans
(11:19:34 AM) Teoalida: but let’s give a try, show something made by you
(11:19:44 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Oh, it is now what I will ask you.
(11:20:18 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: My focus area is “interior designer industry or maket” and “renovation industry or market”
(11:20:39 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: For market research report making.
(11:21:55 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: So, my request will be like a question and answer. I send you questions and you need to answer. That will be paid.
(11:22:27 AM) Teoalida: You want to be paid to answer questions? what questions should give you?
(11:23:08 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: No, my company will pay to you, if you will answer to my questions on the market.
(11:23:39 AM) Teoalida: and what is the question more exactly?
(11:23:57 AM) Teoalida: I usually do not charge for chatting, but if my answers help you, you can donate
(11:24:00 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Currently, I am identifying the questions.
(11:24:35 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Questions will be sent via email. You can take some hours to answer.
(11:25:08 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: I will tell you details tomorrow. Today, I cannot tell you details, because I am currently studying the market.
(11:25:20 AM) Teoalida: Sorry for confusion but since you said “my focusing area is interior designer and renovation market” and “as a job request” and “how much you would charge on one full day working” I though that you want a full-time job in my company
(11:25:32 AM) Teoalida: and work as interior designer for my customers
(11:25:45 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Sorry for confusion.
(11:26:02 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: I am asking how much is for your one day work.
(11:26:47 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Because answering to our questions will need your professional knowledge and research on the market.
(11:29:08 AM) Teoalida: you want to keep me busy whole day just to answer some questions?
(11:29:48 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: It may happen. But, perhaps, it will take two to three hours to answer to my questions.
(11:30:24 AM) Teoalida: most questions I answer in <1 min. Hope I don’t need to spend 2-3 hours just for you
(11:30:39 AM) Teoalida: what made you to come at me with such strange enquiry?
(11:30:56 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Sorry for bothering you…
(11:31:05 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Now it is ok.
(11:31:21 AM) Teoalida: https://www.teoalida.com/about/aboutme/#faq
As 2018, per month the website have ~40,000 visitors, ~500 contacting me via chat or email, ~50 buying something or paying a service, while the rest are thankful for free information offered on website.
For “can I hire you for a project?“: think how many other people battle to hire me. To help as many people is possible, I reject projects that takes more than few hours and have NO USE for anyone else than yourself, or I can connect you with my partners offering services starting at $10/hour (useful if you need long-term workforce).
(11:33:18 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Ok, now I understand very well.
(11:33:53 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: I am very sorry for bothering you. My request may be wrong. Sorry for this. I will not bother you anymore.
(11:34:18 AM) Teoalida: Ask questions anyway, we will see which I can answer QUICKLY
(11:36:22 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: How Singaporeand HDB buyers select interior designer company?
What criteria HDB buyers have when selecting interior designer company?
What is the top 3 website for selecting interior designer in Singapore?
(11:36:26 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Such questions
(11:37:29 AM) Teoalida: criteria: some may look at their past portfolio, this happen at me due to my past architectural designs
(11:38:00 AM) Teoalida: others recommended by friends who previously had interior design done by that company
(11:38:19 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: ok, very helpful.
(11:38:55 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: So, if I have such questions of 30 questions, how can I ask you?
(11:39:12 AM) Teoalida: BUT I decided to not do architectural design myself anymore, I have other people to do this
(11:39:31 AM) Teoalida: GOT THIS REPLY 3 DAYS AGO: Thanks for this, and sorry about your past experiences, but you really don’t have to explain that to me. For the record, i got your website address from a trusted friend in Singapore. There was no mention that I could see on the website of a third party doing the work, so (in my view) I responded reasonably by questioning this when you mentioned that third party. Put yourself in my shoes and consider how unusual that would seem to someone like me who is trying to know the people he wants to work with.
(11:41:19 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Sorry, complicated…
(11:41:43 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: So, I may not ask you this job
(11:41:53 AM) Teoalida: https://www.teoalida.com/design/architecture/ as well as About Me page state CLEARLY that new projects are now handled by third parties
(11:42:12 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Ok, I understand.
(11:42:18 AM) Teoalida: I think that customer didn’t read properly, I am sorry for writing him a long email without making sure that he read my website first
(11:42:54 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Thanks for taking time for me.
(11:42:58 AM) Teoalida: back to your questions, I don’t know what are top 3 websites
(11:43:08 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Ok, it is fine.
(11:43:34 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Now, please go back to your work or to your matter. Thanks a lot!
(11:43:56 AM) Teoalida: ask all 30 questions and we will see which ones I can answer
(11:44:02 AM) Teoalida: then donate whatever sum you like
(11:44:17 AM) Teoalida: can you read https://www.teoalida.com/about/aboutme/
(11:45:18 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: I will come back to you, if necessary. 30 questions will need one day or two days to make.
(11:45:45 AM) Teoalida: and I can pass them to a friend who is working as interior designer
(11:46:04 AM) Teoalida: he may provide better answers than me
(11:46:32 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Thanks for your kindness.
(11:46:45 AM) Teoalida: Agent uploaded: 1571215602465.png
(11:46:52 AM) Teoalida: see how I have 5 chats opened
(11:46:58 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: ok, sorry.
(11:47:09 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: If necessary, I will get back to you.
(11:52:54 AM) Teoalida: Do you get paid to chat with people? Do you help people for free?
I am NOT employed, affiliated with any government or company, or get paid “to help people”. I am independent, this is my personal website and only YOU can pay, for example if consultation with me helped you to decide to buy a $500,000 property, I appreciate if you can donate to paypal @ teoalida.com whatever sum you like.
While chat consultation is usually FREE, research, drawings and database services are NOT FREE. This is how I make a living.
(11:57:18 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Anyway, I need one or two days to focus on what questions to ask you. And I will ask you again, if necessary. Thanks for taking a time. Very helpful.
(11:57:50 AM) Teoalida: and what do you think about About Me page and all my other field of activity?
(11:59:46 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: Very informative on Singapore HDB market. Very much appreciated. Thanks a lot!
(11:59:52 AM) Daisuke Imaizumi: I need to go now, sorry.
(12:00:30 PM) Teoalida: as you can see interior design is not really something I am experienced in
(12:00:35 PM) *** Daisuke Imaizumi has left ***