Most of world businesses hate Indian customers because most of them aggressively ask services but do not want to pay for, ask off-topic stuff without reading what we offer, ask for ridiculous discounts, try to scam you to work for free and run away without paying, etc.
Here are few examples of good Indian customers PAYING for services, hope others will do the same.
Good Indian customer PAID $100 for a floor plan and ran away without letting me to finish
October 2017, an Indian who read the page about bad indian customers, offered me to pay for a 5-bedroom house plan on 6x15m land, spawning on 4 floors including private lift. I told him that I want to make a quick sketch, but he said MONEY FIRST.
OK, I gave him link to pay $100, then I made quick sketch with walls and furniture and sent him as PNG screenshot which I also sent it to my partner architect which next day he replied me that the lot is too small and Mumbai building code limit gross floor area to 2x land area. I sent his comments to customer, but he did not replied anymore.
Looks that even paying indians run away, probably the 20-minute sketch was sufficient, indians do not need a professional PDF, no wonder why 99% are not willing to pay? I was planning to add windows, dimensions and room names next day and send him professional PDF.
Good Indian customer PAID $20 for consultation, without making any floor plan for him
Country: Saudi Arabia
Page URL: http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/
Chat started on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:13:33 PM
(1:13:33 PM) *** Visitor has joined the chat ***
(1:13:33 PM) Visitor: hi
(1:13:43 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(1:13:44 PM) Teoalida: hello
(1:15:11 PM) Visitor: I need a plan for 19ftx58ft, do you have any on the website
(1:15:37 PM) Teoalida: in which country are you building?
(1:16:03 PM) Visitor: India
(1:16:15 PM) Teoalida: and how many rooms do you need?
(1:16:24 PM) Teoalida: I charge $20 per room for custom floor plan designing
(1:17:16 PM) Visitor: I m not too sure how many I can fit, but I need to have good ventilation
(1:17:46 PM) Visitor: as the 58ft lenght has neighbors on both sides and compound wall at the back
(1:18:06 PM) Teoalida: last project I done in India had a size similar with yours… 20 x 50 feet, and he wanted 4-bedroom house spawning on 4 floors and own lift
(1:18:13 PM) Teoalida: paid me $100 for that
(1:18:33 PM) Visitor: can I have a glance at it?
(1:19:21 PM) Teoalida: strange thing is that he didn’t replied anymore at emails and left me with project unifinished without final PDF
(1:19:37 PM) Teoalida: let me find it in my computer
(1:19:46 PM) Visitor: ok
(1:20:02 PM) Teoalida: other people want single floor house
(1:20:11 PM) Teoalida: so you can’t decide what do you need?
(1:21:13 PM) Visitor: I would prefer 3 floors
(1:21:17 PM) Teoalida: http://www.teoalida.com/design/sketches/House-proposal-for-Pakistan.png
(1:22:05 PM) Teoalida: 3 floors? see this sample http://www.teoalida.com/design/Terrace-Airwells-floorplan.png
(1:23:25 PM) Visitor: land total area is about 102sqm
(1:26:40 PM) Visitor: can we put up a 3 floor apartments?
(1:27:14 PM) Teoalida: do you mean each floor for separate family?
(1:27:18 PM) Visitor: yup
(1:27:58 PM) Teoalida: http://www.teoalida.com/design/The-Narrowest-Apartment.png
(1:39:42 PM) Teoalida: so finally do you pay for any service or just free consultation?
(1:45:34 PM) Visitor: how much for consultation?
(1:46:15 PM) Teoalida: normally I don’t charge for consultation but hope you don’t waste too much time
(1:46:36 PM) Teoalida: if you want to pay also for consultation, you decide how much
(1:46:41 PM) Teoalida: BUY button is on page
(1:51:03 PM) *** Teoalida has left ***
(1:51:45 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(1:51:49 PM) Teoalida: connection failed
(1:52:04 PM) Visitor: can you send me link to pay
(1:52:24 PM) Teoalida: http://www.teoalida.com/design/houseplans/#dwg-files here is
(1:56:04 PM) Visitor: I am paying using email address
(1:56:11 PM) Visitor: can you send me your registered email
(1:56:37 PM) Teoalida: ******@teoalida.com and ******@teoalida.com
(1:57:30 PM) Visitor: sending you $20 for the consultations, is it ok?
(1:57:37 PM) Teoalida: is ok
(1:58:03 PM) Visitor: sent to ******@teoalida.com
(1:58:10 PM) Visitor: thanks for your time
(1:58:35 PM) Visitor: I will discuss with my partner and come back to which design we would want to finalise
(1:59:17 PM) Teoalida: will you need floor plan only or also elevations, sections, electrical, plumbing, structural, 3D design?
(2:00:49 PM) Visitor: floor plans , elevations would do for the time being
(2:01:22 PM) Visitor: I will hop in if any questions, nice to chat with you
(2:01:35 PM) Teoalida: let’s hope that you pay well and I won’t be busy with other bigger projects
(2:03:08 PM) Visitor: good bye
(2:07:16 PM) *** Visitor has left ***
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