I've noticed that there have been a lot of discussions around the price of services and what members will and won't buy. The latest discussion was by Andre titled Low Priced Services VS Expensive ones.
I have added my say into that discussion already so I won't go into that again but I just wanted to add a new angle into this.
I place a huge amount of value on my website and if I get a page one ranking due to SEO services I have purchased that is very important to me and highly prized.
Our of respect to the seller that helps me to achieve this I believe I should be paying what the service is worth to me. I am not a taker and I don't want to just squeeze other people to get as much as I can out of them for as little as possible.
When I receive something of value I like to give value back on the form of payment. This is only right!
And while we are on that topic of giving back value, this is not just about money. It is about showing appreciation and consideration for the seller by firstly marking the service as completed as soon as possible after a service is completed.
If you choose a really good seller that provides a great service chances are they won't give you a late delivery, so don't make that seller sit and wait an extra 5 days to be paid.
Then secondly give a good review and a recommendation if you are happy with the job. This will show the seller that you appreciated the service received, it will give them much needed feedback and it will help them with their business.
You will also be doing a service for every single person in this marketplace by leaving reviews and recommendations where due. I use these to make decisions when I buy a service, so I want to know when other people are happy with their purchases!
So I truly believe people should not have to work for peanuts when they are doing a good job. It is just not right or fair.
It is up to buyers too to step up their game on this website by being high quality buyers.