I’ve been on fiverr quite some time now and recently became a L1 seller. Recently a client contacted me, I guess you all know the story - do “this” cheap and i give you “bigger” work later. I guess any seller was in this situation at least several times. I usually refuse, but this time I decided to give it a go.
I gave the client a 35% discount and even had to do a lot of additional work for a video cut. Fast forward 14 days we are now at revision #7, because he always “discovers” something else he wants to change. If you guys do video work, you know - render time!
The saga went up to a point where I started getting nervous that he will give me a bad rating - so today opened up my first dispute and asked him to cancel the order - and of course he doesn’t want to.
So in all honesty - how to deal with this situation? If I do complete the project, the buyer will hit me with a bad rating - fiverr customer support doesn’t help at all - i opened up a ticked 3 days ago and still no reply.
But the real question is - how to avoid getting ‘rating-blackmailed’ by clients? I guess I have to push my prices up in order to filter those type of people.