Every day, it seems to get more and more absurd. Gone are the days when a buyer would place an order for an article and be done with it. Now everybody wants to sit down, have a cup of tea, and talk about what you can do for them for $5 - $10.
I can’t put up with such garbage and so I just tell people that this is not what I offer. The only problem? This means that at least 2 out of every 3 messages I get are destined for the trash can. It didn’t used to be like this though.
As for the bigger spenders. They are getting just as hard to work with. I just got:
_Hi, i need an explainer video done _
I have my script already, but i will need a voice over in American accent.
I have my logo and background music.
Here is the script below. I don’t want any 2D image. Check the example from this link
It’s the order instructions for someone who has just barreled in and ordered, even though:
I do not offer voice overs with my videos
I do not provide 3D videos or videography
I even go as far as to say, don’t send me your script. - I will make you one. (Because guess what? When you get a person like this, they send you what’s essentially a bag of horse poo and say “hey scripts ready :).”
The thing is, it just hit me. I am getting phenomenally stressed out by the increasing herds of mentalists coming through Fiverr gasping for breath for their destined to fail businesses. BUT - This stress has only been getting really under my skin since July.
It’s like July signified the end of usual day to day business on Fiverr. This and a shift in the user base from clients who were 70% great 30% fruitcakes, to 90% people who need to be fed by spoon and 10% ‘you know, it really was a pleasure working with you.’
So. Is this because of Pro? Have all the nice buyers been lured to Pro and left us lowly cheese for brains sellers with just hard to work with house flies? Or has Pro actually put a dent in the Fiverr brand and scared the 70% of great people away, only to be replaced by brain dead people with holes in their shoes whom Fiverrs new marketing efforts are just reaching for the first time?