Little advice for newbie buyers:
There are many talented sellers on 5r. There are some with hundreds or even thousands of excellent reviews to back them up. Then there are the newbies with zero or perhaps a few reviews just waiting for the chance to prove they are the “Top Dog” - in a sea of thousands of sellers in the same nitch.
Not all new sellers are created the same. Some are professionals from the day job or previous career and truly are EXPERTS in what they do. Being a freelancer on 5r means there is no overhead and it’s a cost saving for them.
These newbie sellers could be:
- A new mom taking a break from the corporate world or
- A retiree who needs or wants few extra cash without having to go back to the office
- Someone unable to work outside the home due to an illness or physical condition
They have exceptional abilities and you may very well be getting work that is worth hundreds or even thousands for fraction of the cost.
I hired a newbie photoshop expert with zero reviews who gave me the “WOW” factor!
I worked with two newbie manuscript editors who gave me work that was equal to corporate professionals - simply because they were.
I’ve worked with newbie article writer who gave me writings that far surpassed many others I’ve worked with in the past.
On and on and on . . .
You may be the next buyer to find that or hidden gem on 5r. So, go ahead and give that newbie with zero reviews a chance. Make sure he/she has a genuine profile picture, great gig pictures, well written description - and take the plunge.
You take the time to research and find the right seller and you too can get thousands of dollars of work for hundreds.
Oh, when you do find that awesome new seller - take the time to give them a well written review (5 stars, of course) and if you can, give them a nice gratuity for the awesome work you got for pennies on the dollar elewhere!