Hopefully, I am posting in the right category.
As a buyer, I wanted to give my perspective on a few things. I’ve posted a request on a few items starting small. I am now posting larger (medium) budget request now.
At least 2/3 of my sellers are newcomers that I’ve found by posting a request and accepting their bid. I’ve had really good luck with exception of a few.
Now that I am posting larger projects, I’ve noticed something that I think is really not a good idea. When I post max $10 budget and people bid $5 - that’s reasonable. Now that I’m posting larger project, I’m surprised that people are still bidding a measly $5.
There is no way anyone on Fiverr would be able to do the last two request I posted with that little bit of money. He/she would be making about 50 cents an hours. It leads me to believe they truly do not understand the requirements.
Also, I put a max budget on my request, but people bid way over that amount. When I look at their profile, I have no doubt they are really good and worth every penny, but I intentionally put a max budge to let them know that’s all I can afford.
The third thing I noticed is that I indicated on the request, the quote must include the commercial use license. At least 1/3 of the bidder’s bid the max amount (which is fine) but than the commercial use was anywhere between $20 to $40 extra (or more); which means it’s that much over my budget.
For each request, I get anywhere from a dozen to three dozen bidders; but at least 1/2 do not read my requirements, max budget, etc.
Since I’m not a seller, I have no business telling you to not bid on vague project; but as a buyer, when someone outlines what they want, please read it. Don’t randomly bid on projects. Severely underbidding is not enticing to me. Overbidding, just irritates me. If you can do the work for my max, then don’t have hidden fees.
The last seller I hired, bid under by a reasonable amount & did such an excellent job, I ended up giving her that amount as a tip, five star and a glowing write up for a review. She was a newbie. I’m happy with her, she’s happy with me - I have her as a favorite.
I hire new sellers, when they give me examples what they have done - even if they have zero reviews, who cares. Everyone needs a chance.