You were very quick to decline the offer for hire. Would you be able to elaborate on it? If it is a budget issue, don't worry. We will find a suitable price for the work.
Or is it that you are not able to take on a project at this time?
We would like to hear from you - if you are not interested in cooperating with us, that is acceptable, but it would be nice to know why, so I can try to persuade you or get better at approaching freelancers :-)