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Micky Bill wrote:
Don't get me started on the epic Rusty v Chuck G word salad death matches....
Your point is salient to the concept of valuation relative to perception. As noted above, valuation is negotiable relative to that of perceived value. The ability to influence a persuasion that creates a change in someone's perception of a valuation is something of a skill/talent/art unto itself. One that, imo is unfortunately misunderstood by many as to its significance.
Suffice to say that the value of an image, a car, a job, a camera, a lens ... or even the value of a word ... can have different value to different people. Knowing how to influence a change in valuation is important, but it is also important to recognize when you do and/or don't have the ability to effect such a change in valuation.
For some, our words have little value, while for others they are nuggets of gold. Trying to change that valuation of what someone thinks about what you have to say is just another form of negotiation/persuasion. Sometimes no persuasion is needed as some may perceive the value, other times such persuasion is warranted to effect the change, and yet others you do not have the ability to make that change in a timely manner, sometimes that extends to never for those who are steadfast in their own sense of valuation.
Whether we are talking about words or images ... recognizing when it is worth the effort to try and persuade someone will depend on your ability to persuade them and their tendencies toward such persuasion and the effort it will require to do so and the potential benefit.
Sometimes it is better to simply accept that it isn't worth the effort vs. thinking that you need to win them all at all costs. It is your time, effort and energy that you are expending. Is it worth it ... that's a judgment call as it is your time and your money. It's your business, it's your call at how much persuasion you can apply to negotiating an increase in another person's valuation of your product ... be that images or words.
So, do you take the quick money and move on to the next one ... or do you put forth the effort to upsell?
Your business, your call.