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$6 just to talk and set up a budget?


#1

I just joined. I have a Wordpress blog that only has two blogs on it so far. I’ve been learning Wordpress and have made some errors I can’t un-make. I’d like to reset my site and start over but can’t seem to figure this out. I also need to know who my domain host is - which I think you need to know to reset, or reinstall.

It seems a simple task for someone who is more experienced with Wordpress. I accepted an offer from a Seller to do this task but he wrote back saying the $6 was to just talk to him and set up a budget.

Is this how fiverr works? I had heard otherwise.


#2

What does their gig say they will do?
That is the key. Sellers offer a service for a price, Buyer orders that service, Seller completes that service.

That said, I offer consultations in that way too but it should be clearly defined that the price only covers a consultation.
Did you read the gig description and the different options?


#3

Some sellers can charge for a consultation, just like in real world, especially if they think it’s going to be a longer conversation, or they already have their hands full. Also, what seems an easy task for you might turn out to be a not so easy one :wink:


#4

Yes. He never mentioned a consultation fee.
He says he does everything.


#5

I say that’s fine. But, if that’s the case he needs to say so.


#6

In that case, you can ask for a cancellation and if they refuse you can contact customer support.
Personally, even if they do agree to cancel, I would report it to customer support as that is a “Bait and Switch” technique which is not allowed.


#7

“In that case, you can ask for a cancellation and if they refuse you can contact customer support.
Personally, even if they do agree to cancel, I would report it to customer support as that is a “Bait and Switch” technique which is not allowed”

I did cancel the deal, and I’m about to cancel on this site. I’m spending all my time trying to get help, less and less on my actual blog.


#8

I can commend a couple of sellers if you like, you can send me a message here and I will give you the names.


#9

I’m done. I don’t feel safe here. It’s not explained well enough and people are trying to take advantage of me. Several people want $200 for this task that I’ve been told will take less than 10 minutes to accomplish. It’s screaming scam at me.


#10

Fair enough, it sounds like you have had some bad experiences. I was just offering to give you the names of people I know and/or have used before. However, they are not connected to me in any way, I am just happy to recommend professional people who do what they say they will.
What you described as the requirement does sound like it would be a quick job.


#11

I saw your buyer request and it took me less than 3 seconds to move passed it. Here’s why:

  • you had very limited information about the problem to even make a realistic offer
  • you don’t know who your host is yet you expect us to know it. Sure, we can find it out, but it’s not a good sign.

If you’re looking for a professional then use Fiverr search to find 2-3 candidates and contact them. If you post a generic request with limited information then you’ll mostly attract spammers and scammers.