I rarely block potential buyers except if they are obvious spammers. But recently, I was in a somewhat professional conversation with a buyer who said it was a new TV station and this was a promo for a country. The video was great and I quoted my normal price after actually sending a short sample ( which I never do unless there is an order) The buyer asked what happened to my $5 gig. I explained I haven’t had those prices for some time and I am very busy with my current prices. He said that I should change my ad! This is after sending him a fully produced sample!!! I stated my gig does not say that. He sent me a screen shot of my gig and in Canadian it looks like $5-3 so he assumed it was from $5 to $3 dollars. I am thinking to myself, ‘what kind of legit TV station pays $5 for a promo narration???’ Anyway, I thought I archived the message and hit block instead. My orders stopped and no inquires.
AND… at the same time I think someone blocked me who was the rudest potential buyer I have ever experienced. She sent me a file with a strange woman’s recording and said she wanted it “exactly like this!!!” I am thinking, ok that’s fine…that’s why I’m here to help. I asked her ONE question, “the recording is interesting, can you tell me a bit about the character so I have a reference?” And I didn’t hear back. The next morning she wrote back and said, “so are you going to do the recording or not?” And I said, “ I am so sorry my schedule is now full” She said,”so you are just in a conversation with me? I want to place an order not chat.” And right after that, I got the message that I could not contact her. She definitely beat me to the BLOCK button though! I would have if she didn’t do it first!
Also… at the same time, I added subscriptions and changed some “extra” prices.
Still as of today (about 4 days) no inquires or new orders after being extremely busy for months. I really don’t think it’s that I blocked someone but that she blocked me! However, I don’t know if she did or Fiverr blocked her! Lol
Since I will never know the reason for the abrupt end of orders and messages, I will let it go and set up my new equipment that has been sitting here since Christmas because I have been so busy with orders!
My husband always brings me back to reality and says, “this happens every time… you get worried when you have no orders and then it hits and you are crazy busy! Don’t worry and enjoy the time!” He is totally right!