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Freelancers who buy gigs are usually unfair


#1

I always notice that freelancers who often buy gigs don’t either give review or they provide negative review. Maybe the reason behind this is professional jealousy. What’s your opinion?


#2

I believe if a freelancer buys from you and re-sell your work for wayyyy much more $$ than they’ve paid you… then they will not like having the design they’ve sold as “theirs” in your live portfolio…
What you think?


#3

I’ve purchased plenty of services from Fiverr myself and I always provide a positive review if the service is worth it.

Although freelancers might have slightly higher expectations because they know what the service is worth. For example, if you design a logo in Paint or steal it, then an average buyer might accept it, but a freelancer who has a background in graphic design will not.


#5

Yeah that’s why I use the word professional jealousy…


#6

:rolling_eyes:
That’s why you don’t have to use the words professional jealousy
Read again… :wink:


#7

Be vigilant. Don’t proceed with an order knowing that the person on the other side won’t provide you with a fair review.


#8

I agree your opinion to some extent but the point is the freelancer knows that he’s paying less then he should compromise on quality of work as well.


#9

Ohh lol…:expressionless:


#10

How do one can know that:confused:


#11

It depends on gig description. For example, if a seller promises a logo in vector format (created in AI), then that’s exactly what I expect. Anything less than that won’t get a positive response no matter what the price is. However, if a seller tells me that for $5 I will get a logo created with Paint then I will accept it.

If you’re struggling with reviews then try to edit your gig description to ensure it meets customer expectations.You can also use FAQ’s to explain your service.


#12

The reason behind this post is that today I received a 4.5 star review with a very good feedback + $5 tip.


#13

If you suspect the buyer will leave a satisfactory review no matter the outcome - don’t proceed if you don’t want a 4.5 star review.


#14

If the customer was happy with your service and gave you a tip, then you can ask if there was anything that they were not satisfied with. Assuming that it’s not obvious from their feedback and recent messages.
I highly doubt they left you a slightly lower rating out jealousy. :slight_smile:


#15

I was expecting a 5 star review. So it was pretty disappointing.


#16

Feedback can’t be revised I guess?


#17

It might be because as freelancers we have a finely tuned ability to detect bullshoot. We go out of our way to give our clients the best every time, so when another seller serves us shoot on a shingle, we’d rather do the community a favor by leaving an honest yet negative review than to simply eat our shoot pie and find another freelancer to finish the job.