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#21

I also agree with you . We do work for value and money . We should never work for free


#22

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

Refer more posts like this


#23

I have made two sample images to clients one ended up in 180$ sale and the other a 200$- so it depends- in our field of work it is a must to make a sample image- also I put 2 days/sample so risks are a must if you want to go forward-


#24

but as I have posted it here I have made my self vulnerable to scams :smiley: So I will not Accept any free work from now on!!


#25

Yes, but that’s a lucky shot. And ofc, if your images would have taken 10 hours to make, or 2 days, maybe you wouldn’t give them for free. :slight_smile:


#26

Thank you for sharing your experiences.


#27

I wish I read this thread before. I’ve made that mistake unfortunately, it was my first message on fiverr, I was excited. The buyer wanted a sample and after I worked for hours he said ‘‘I don’t like it’’ and never replied back. He was probably gathering samples from the sellers.


#28

Thank you for sharing this experience with us.


#29

This has happened to me twice. The buyer said he wanted a sample and he was even rushing me to finish up on-time. Immediately I sent him the sample even with watermark on it he never replied as usual. Few hours later he messaged to say that he doesn’t like it which I think it’s even untrue. It was a logo design and maybe he was just gathering samples from sellers.


#30

You can’t start working on a gig without an order by doing this you risk a demotion or ban so be careful.
My portfolio are my samples so yours so no need to show and work on a custom made same for free!


#31

It is true. i agree with you.Thanks for sharing your important informations with us.


#32

I offer a free sample of my work, mostly so a buyer can hear exactly what they’d be getting with me. I never read more than just a few lines, and I never read the full text the buyer sends for a sample. This prevents me from having clients just use the free sample to get a completed job without ordering. It takes 2 minutes of my time and could potentially get me a new, paying buyer. But that’s voice-over. I don’t think I would ever do that with, for example, a graphic design gig.


#33

Yes It is true Thanks for posting this information!


#34

No one should work for free ^^


#35

It’s NEVER okay, even if it’s a smaller order. If you give an inch, they’ll soon be trying to take a mile.

Even if it’s only like 10 minutes worth of work, you should be getting paid for it.


#36

I am new to freelancing. This forum and post is a life saver. I recently had these experiencing and I was offering free samples but luckily I did not wasted much time and today I found this forum and reached to this post. It really helped and guided me to redefine my approach as freelancer


#37

Thanks for the tips! Im a new fiverr seller so its good to know!


#38

Same I just started my freelance journey and I was looking for more tips to improve my gigs and etc. Good thing I came upon this forum!


#39

Most important is to not to start working without an order!


#40

I agree with you. :slightly_smiling_face: