I had my first bad experience… basically, I agreed to make a commercial for this guy’s tooth whitening kit. I told him that I was planning to film a girl using the product, smiling, having a great time, showing it off, etc. I sent him the exact script for the voice over and he approved it.
When I sent him the video (here: https://vimeo.com*****) he got really upset because he said the model was unprofessional and he could tell she was holding back a laugh the whole time, and you can’t even see her using the product (I had footage of her putting this black powder on her teeth, but wanted to be discreet because it looked horrific) He cancelled the order and I refunded him.
I thought “live and learn” but I’m finding I can’t shake this off and I feel really nervous with the current projects I’m working on. So far I’ve had a great experience here on Fiverr, making a lot of money and having a ton of fun.
I don’t think there were any clear warning signs that he was going to be a bad client. He kept asking me over and over again if I had written the script yet while we were still far out from the delivery date, that’s maybe the only thing. What are Toxic Client warning signs so I know what to look out for to avoid this in the future?
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