Out of six gigs my experience with Fiverr has been 100% bad. From cover-makers who can’t make a cover, to writers who can’t write, to translators who can’t read nor write the language, to website promoters who produce NO CLICKS. Several hundred dollars spent to date: Not one single usable result.
I’ve used FIVERR over a few weeks now for six different things, and I vetted each gig seller as carefully as can be done to make SURE I wasn’t getting just another scammer for which Fiverr is so famous now. Here’s how it went:
- A request for a cover image. That’s the woman’s ONLY gig. I told her to simply pick ANY space or space ship theme and Id accept it. But through seven emails back and forth she simply couldn’t figure out how to do that. I left negative review and cancelled the order. She then pestered me incessantly for higher score.
2., 3, and 4.: I hired three different gigs from three different highly rated online traffic promoters. One registered 19,000 clicks by Google, and one registered 2200 clicks by Google, and the third never sent me the analytics so I don’t know. But curiously not a single click was logged by Amazon. Not a single click! I think they were simply bot clicks that the servers ignore. For two of these I left “medium” feedback, but those two pestered me for higher feedback until I blocked them.
This was a simple translation gig, English to Thai. The woman had very high ratings. The translated text I received back was unreadable by any Thai. It was nearly 100% gibberish. She clearly couldn’t speak, nor read, nor write Thai. I told the seller this and asked for a revision. She refused, saying that her translation was perfect and I was just a stupid, cheap farang trying to get services for free. I left her negative feedback. She pestered me relentlessly to give her good feedback until it ended in a written screaming match of f***** and a forced refund.
I hired a gig for a woman to write an intro for one of my books, since I am completely incapable of writing ABOUT my own work. The result was something a seven year old might have written, full of typos and bad or no punctuation and horrible wording. Absolute garbage. I left medium feedback and was harassed for days for five stars until I blocked her.
Out of all that a few dollars was credited back to me, but not back to my card – only back to my “Fiverr Account”, which I didn’t even know I had. I seem to be unable to get Fiverr to send me the actual money.
That’s my experience with FIVERR. Use it at your own risk or, better yet, save the money and aggravation and simply don’t use it.