Recently I got a response to an offer from a buyer request and I thought this would be like just like any other Fiverr experience and proceeded to communicate with the buyer. Alas, I was wrong!
This buyer said he was on a budget and he wanted for a good price. So I feeling sorry for him, gave my best price. But this person continued to haggle until he got the lowest price. I should have known there itself that this isn’t going to be a pleasant experience. This buyer was rude, didn’t speak decent English and on top of that did not care about our value at all. I agreed to do three videos for no profit at all because i had to outsource the audio. I paid and received all the audios upfront thinking that this order would go smoothly. But when i delivered my first video he said he didn’t like it and wanted to make more changes that was not even in the order instructions initially. This buyer was acting so cheap that he was not even willing to pay for a revision. So he decided to cancel the other orders not thinking about how much money I’m going to lose because of his miscommunication. I had to cancel the other order and even though I was losing money on the audios I ordered, I was glad to get rid of such a cheap client. On top of that he did not even give a full rating even though I gave him a very generous offer and wasted 24 hours of my time.
I want other sellers to look out for such buyers. Before starting to work on the order please make sure you perfectly understand what kind of a client you are dealing with. Also make sure to state all your disclaimers at the beginning and make sure they understand, because most of them don’t! All ‘Budget’ buyers expect to spend less and get the maximum out of us without caring about our value. So please think twice before starting to work on all orders. It’s better to let go of some clients because you can spend your time on better clients instead.