I did made job request for logo. I described my needs and I did get 30 replies. All of them had 5/5 review.
I selected 4 of them, and I replied I’m ready to order 5$ ‘sample’ from them to look if I’m ready to continue with them.
Try guess did I get what I wanted? 3 of them started to work quickly, but I was not happy even one of them. Few days later that last one repied with preview and it he was just nailed it, on first preview … I did request few revisions from others and we did made few modifications.
Problem is that I’m not really satisfied with their job, but I’m ready to pay that 5$ for sample I did request… All of them requested from me to give highest review score to them, and that’s why I made them to work that logo little more to get it even ‘nearly acceptable’.
Now I know more, and now there is dilema.
How to find those who has REAL great reviews? I wish I could find someone with bad reviews too, then I would know he is not manipulating reviews.
This was my second try on fiverr (first order was only from one ‘random’ designer), and because I didn’t had so great experience on that time, I did it like this now.
It is true that you should not do samples without pay, but as buyer problem is to find that good one from all those who have manipulated their rating.
After this experience, I noticed that maybe if they get bad review, they ditch their old account and make new one. Because quite many of those had less then 3 month old account.
Or what you think about this: “If you didn’t liked my work then please don’t rate me less than 5* just ask me I’ll refund your money”
Fiverr is great concept, but how could buyer find those REAL talents?
Just use google and you could it too: