Nope. Almost every single sample I’ve ever given out has been stolen. If someone asks for a cryptocurrency articke sample, I can guarantee that it will be published on one or more crappy new crypto blogs in a matter of hours.
I do not give samples on Fiverr for 3 very simple reasons:
- Giving samples rarely (if ever) results in a sale.
- All my past work belongs to my clients and as most samples get stolen, that makes me look like I’m selling the work they’ve paid for to other people.
- People who ask for writing samples have no idea what they want and because of this, always make difficult buyers.
I’m also the equivalent of a Pro writer on two other platforms. There, people don’t message me or even place orders. I log in, if there are writing tasks available, I can choose to complete them. If clients like my work, they leave a review saying so.
Fiverr buyers asking me for samples is a waste of my time. If I have no Fiver orders, I can go complete a few writing tasks elsewhere and save myself the trouble of trying to satisfy a buyer who doesn’t know what they want, probably has a God awful business going nowhere, and has a severe entitlement complex.
There is no risk in not giving samples. Saying no just lets me focus more on clients and opportunities that matter more.