Even if that were true, though, that's NOT the same as what you said, which is that those two people can't confirm that I'm legit. They can because one saw what I was capable of and that I worked hard to satisfy a difficult order, the other can for reasons I won't go into.
But in any respect, this claim you make her is just flatly false. I get a good amount of my business from Craigslist. Other sources of business are word of mouth from a client base I've been building over ten years, brokers during extremely slow seasons, my website, other web classifieds, and other forms of promotion. I could also take out print ads and have bought web ad space. EC and ES have helped my business, certainly, but they still form only a tiny part of my promotional portfolio.