Thank you for your tips and advises
Yes your words are kinda harsh but factual, at the same time I wonder how do people expect to get a whole complete website for $5?
If that type of buyer comes my way then I am sure he is not looking for quality and he wants the cheapest thing he can get, which means to hell with quality, and he just wants to order something that works and that’s it, one page of website can in noway be for $5 dollars I wonder how do people make such things for $5 dollars, do you even know that a simple static page with logo, a simple menu, a little bit of info and a footer can be up to 150 lines of code “logic” which means not less than 1000 words if I want to compare that to your gigs and writing work.
If you offer 300 words actual English words for $5 I don’t think I am the type of person who can offer 150 lines of code & logic for $5, I don’t even think that you can offer 1000 words for $5, simple equation.
I am actually talking about a very simple page, not something that is so complicated.
Regarding my gig “I will convert your existing website to a responsive website” I don’t think there is anything here can be offered for 5 as well, how does a buyer expect me to convert a website to a responsive for $5? not even one page, which could be up to hundreds of lines of code, or could be 5 lines of code it doesn’t matter how many lines of code some websites are too simple to convert some websites are just too complicated, so are you telling me I have to delete my gig in this case? since as for responsiveness there is nothing I can offer for that price?
Delivering the source code for $40 means the basic gig is basic gig $5 + $40 = $45, how does a buyer expect to receive some work without a source code? if there is no code then the buyer is buying just air like “nothing” the buyer is not going to get any source code which means nothing will be changed on his website.
Or do I have to sell people “Lines of Code” like I am Selling 5 lines of code for $5? and delivering them the 5 lines of code and nothing is working in the website, since in programming every thing is related to everything and if you forget a semicolon the whole thing will not work.
Simply if a buyer orders my gig before messaging me he will get his order canceled by me, don’t expect me to be a slave and sell my soul for $5 dollars, and I already canceled not less than 10 orders because they wanted everything for $5, I can not work for countless hours to get $5 in the end. If I work in Burger King or MacDonalds I can get more than $5 / per hour
I do understand that you are not telling me to go move to Cambodia, but do you expect to go to a company or a freelancer or anyone and tell them I want to make a website, I have $5 dollars what can you make me for $5 dollars?
The answer will simply be “Nothing” What do you want for 5$? an empty page? or 5% of a page? I mean like seriously what do people expect?
You are saying if you were in Cambodia you would actually be able to make a significant amount of money selling such services for $5 “I agree with you”. But do you know that I once got a client from the UK “First World Country” asking me to convert 3 websites to responsive for $5? I would have understood if he was from some poor African country or some far east or south Asian countries but coming from the UK and expecting the whole world for $5? this is seriously hilarious.
I am actually more of a rational person than an emotional but after reading your reply you made me want to close my fiverr account LOL. not that you were rude but like I said earlier your words are factual, anyways thank you very much for your help and for taking the time to reply, I really appreciate it
I will try to squeeze my mind and see what I can offer for $5, but not sure what could be offered for $5 regarding website creation or converting a website to responsive?
All the best & Happy New Year,