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Does any one else get "stage fright?"


#1

Hello all! Does any one else get nervous sending out gigs? I have one waiting to be accepted, where I wrote a short children’s story advertising a product,…NERVES

I am working on one now that is funny quotes put to dog shirts NERVES did I charge to much?

I just a few minutes ago got a request to perfect a resume for some one who is higher up way higher up in the food chain. He picked ME …he said I will be greatly compensated for a good job. NERVES NERVES NERVES.

I try not to underestimate my skills but EEEEK.

I know that I am good at what I do or else I would not have placed the gigs. I have told a few buyers I was not able to complete their order as it was something I was not capable of doing, so that is not the issue, just NERVES,

any tips?!

Thanks!


#2

Reply to @janeedward: Confidence! :smiley:


#3

Well I have nothing to fear because I ‘pre-erase’ such feeling with my juicy(over deliver) quality delivery always.


#4

Reply to @madmoo: thanks it is glad to here that some one at your level still gets nerves my closing letter is always the same and I add in there: I truly hope that you are satisfied and if you need any tweaks let me know! that way I can OD as we say here on fiverr!


#5

I hear you. Sometimes I’m uptight when showing my work because I really want folks to like it. Some stuff is a back and forth process to get it right. I did some work last week that benefited hugely from and update from the feedback I got. Anyhow, yeah, I feel nervous like as if it’s a fear of rejection. I’m always up for the redo if they’re not happy, but it’s gratifying to hit the ball out of the park on the first pitch too.


#6

Oh my, yes. Especially when they’re for articles. I’m such a perfectionist and I put 100% into all my writing, so I think a lot of my heart goes out with it and I get nervous about it not being good enough. I think this is right on “I think the nerves are a good thing - once you become complacent then you can let your guard slip and may not do your best work.”


#7

Terrified! I do my very best work on my crocheted products but I’m always worried. I sometimes send a little note that if there’s any problem – as sometimes happens with handmade things, lol – I’ll be glad to redo. But I think it’s the fear that keeps me doing my best, so maybe it’s not the worst thing.


#8

Whew I agree with you all! I am glad I am not the only one. I just sent the funny quotes gig out, will let you know…took a few minutes to :“do” but the ideas have been rolling around in my head for a few days…


#9

Same thing happens to me all the time. I just always tell them if they need any changes to let me know. Oftentimes the ones I think will need changes love it the first time, and the ones I think are great need changes!


#10

Yeah, but my work is text based so if there’s any minor or large problem it’s fixable.

Just be confident in the work you’re doing, they probably picked you for a reason.


#11

Reply to @lefttowrite: thanks for the confidence in me :slight_smile:


#12

I always fear, I am not sure. Deep rooted me somewhere is a fear of not performing well. Even if I know I have done the best possible job I am just scared somebody will hate it. Thankfully that is never the case and I can breathe easy again! I also fear those random updates people send on their order at various points :o it’s instant “what have I done now?” sort of feeling :frowning:



Like somebody said above, some people do come across as a little tricky but most of the time they love your work which is good! Thankfully never had a negative feedback for poor quality work! Although I refused to offer someone a bonus article once as she said she was a regular customer, I hand in the delivery and BAM negative feedback saying I should provide more for customers. Thankfully customer support dealt with that one rapidly!



Nowadays I add the following to all gigs “Any problems then please do not hesitate to get in touch before negative feedback, I will be more than happy to help” and never has somebody responded to that! Well, one person but I let quality slip as I was tired and she knew what I was able to provide so I rewrote and everybody was happy!


#13

Reply to @ryangillam: Yup I agree but I think that is the glue that makes us push, especially if we are creative. I think most of us are a tad insecure and pride comes before the fall…I do notice customer support is good here which I am glad for…the way I see it if they make us happy and we are doing well…then more money for them!