I have seen a great deal of disgruntled buyers on the forum. From those talking about being scammed to those complaining about dealing with sellers who have no sense of customer service.
So before you get into another Seller-Buyer relationship:
- Review the account of your chosen seller properly. Don’t just get hyped by the portfolio. Look at not only the amount of positive reviews in comparison to the negatives, but the actual content of the negative reviews. If you realize there is a particular pattern of complaints in several negative reviews, hop on the search train again.
- If it’s a new seller with no reviews, check out their description and portfolio. Keep a keen eye out for copycat sellers; who basically steal the descriptions and portfolio work of other sellers and try to pass it off as their own. They almost always give themselves away in the simplest ways. Be alert.
- Don’t get too caught up in fancy custom offers too soon. Test the waters with a $5 order and then move from there. Be it a TS to a new seller.
- But most importantly converse with them before hand to see their level of online professionalism and other little things you may be looking for.
At the end of the day don’t be too hasty. Although you may be in a rush, don’t cut corners as it may affect the quality of service you receive.
On Fiverr Buyers have more protection than Sellers. So if you’re constantly getting scammed, maybe you’re doing something wrong, or not doing something you probably should be doing.
Just a little food for thought.
Feel free to share your views guys!