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I've seen multiple buyers who mention their religion in gig descriptions and profile descriptions. One seller even mentioned it twice in his gig description, for a totally non-religion-related gig. 

I don't care if you're a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Satanist. Religion and business do not mix. 

Trying to convince a non-muslim buyer that you're trustworthy because you're a muslim will not get you sales. The same goes for any other religion, too. 

It's unprofessional and it will scare off many buyers. So do yourself a favor: never, ever, bring up religion while doing business, unless you're offering some religious service. 

P.S. This is not a discussion about religion. I don't care about what you believe in. This is about business, and how it should be conducted if you want to convert prospects into clients on an international platform. 

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41 minutes ago, smashradio said:

I don't care if you're a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Satanist.

OK, I'll be the guy to point out that only one of those groups does this. When have you ever seen "Praise Satan's Hell Hounds, I made $5."  

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Just now, newsmike said:

OK, I'll be the guy to point out that only one of those groups does this. When have you ever seen "Praise the Hellhounds of Satan, I made $5."  

Now you've made me want to make a new post: "Hail Satan! I got my second order!". 

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49 minutes ago, newsmike said:
1 hour ago, smashradio said:

I don't care if you're a Muslim, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu or Satanist.

OK, I'll be the guy to point out that only one of those groups does this

Idk I swear someone recently made a post thanking Jesus for their recent order 😉

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I had a client asked me on a call what my religion was, and was pretty insistent on a particular one, and it wasn't the one that springs to mind immediately. When I didn't play ball with that, he just ended the call and that was that. Very weird.

Only happened once though, and I have done videos for several church events in the US, for example, where they never asked anything related to that.

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4 minutes ago, visualstudios said:

I had a client asked me on a call what my religion was, and was pretty insistent on a particular one, and it wasn't the one that springs to mind immediately. When I didn't play ball with that, he just ended the call and that was that. Very weird.

Only happened once though, and I have done videos for several church events in the US, for example, where they never asked anything related to that.

I was asked to do a Scientology voice over once. They wanted me to sign a contract stating I would be held responsible for anything I do now or in the future, that in any way reflects badly on their church. I politely said no thanks. 

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1 hour ago, rachelbostwick said:

Idk I swear someone recently made a post thanking Jesus for their recent order 😉

Satire, pure satire. Which went entirely over the heads of the intended audience. Now I know how Eric Bogosian felt most of his career. 

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I've seen a few BRs where the buyer was looking for someone with a specific religion - and I think one or two people have messaged me looking for a writer who's religious as well. Since I don't write nonfiction there's not much I could do for them. As an outsider, admittedly my POV would be very different which could only work for a very small amount of people for sure. 

(That being said I also don't think it's good to justify you being an honest seller by saying you are from x religion. When I was looking for nanny jobs many fake parents would claim not to be scammers based on how god-fearing (and the like) they were. I always found it an odd thing to say (but scammers are scammers and they did have a specific audience so...)

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I agree completely. I've had people message me with things similar to, 'god willing, you will take my order.' Ick. I turned down a buyer the other day (service I didn't provide) and their response was, 'I'll pray for you."

To each their own when it comes to religion, but no deities are going to convince me to take you on as a client. 

All glory to Fiber forever. Congas! 🙌

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6 minutes ago, melanielm said:

I agree completely. I've had people message me with things similar to, 'god willing, you will take my order.' Ick. I turned down a buyer the other day (service I didn't provide) and their response was, 'I'll pray for you."

To each their own when it comes to religion, but no deities are going to convince me to take you on as a client. 

All glory to Fiber forever. Congas! 🙌

May the Conga gods bless your tribe.

Abracadabra!!!

 

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