And here’s another:
I’m looking for someone to produce an instrumental for a pop/rock song I’ve written the lyrics for. If possible, a vocal guide to go with the instrumental would be great as well. A demo would be much appreciated so that I can get the feel of your music style and if it would fit with the song. The lyrics will be provided so that you can take a look at them and get an idea of what I’m going for. I will need commercial rights for the instrumental so that I can distribute it across platforms when the song is fully produced, though all proper credit will still be given. Delivery time of 2 days or less is preferred. Current budget is $10.
Umm, so that is hours and hours of skilled work for at best $1ph - probably half of that.
That you expect most of the work to be done before pay, like you are King Superior this is some sort of cattle call, is doubly insulting. Do your due diligence and research the people who apply. Or even better research people and approach them (with a fair offer). If they don’t have a portfolio don’t talk to them. If you are too lazy to look at a portfolio and extrapolate who seems like a competent muso, then you are too clueless to do this at all and will only be burned when you hire a fool - who may try to do the right thing but cannot through lack of skill on both sides of the equation. That will be all on you as it will be all on the person silly enough to take on this job.
My Q to this type of person: your ma/dog/daughter/playstation gets sick, do you take them to Dr Nick Riviera because he is cheap or get the most skilled surgeon around? Do you expect that top surgeon who puts (insert person here) back on their feet to get $5 for that?
My advice, no one can Arrange & Orchestrate your song properly if you can’t be bothered to provide the Chords & Vocal melody. If you expect someone to provide Chords and/or Vocal Melody, they are the Composer and due at least 50% and/or fair pay for this skill. Then fair pay for Arranging & Orchestrating, then fair pay for Vocals, Mixing…
What would you expect for 10 hours of hole-digging? Pay at least that.
Fiverr, learn to see these kinds of insulting things (I can’t call this a job as it fails on every part of that) and remove them fast as this is destroying your platform (and therefore income) faster than you realize.
p.s. The stupid this is that this sort of person is too silly to realize that if they want cheaper or collab work, it can be had, but to get that they have to develop a positive relationship with someone privately - not a job board. there is this thing called the internet with people with Websites, YouTubes… all dying to show what they can do. Make someone want to take you on. It takes effort and you have to commit but that is how most real bands got started.