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How would you react on buyer asking for work sample?

Hi everyone,
I hope everyone healthy, safe and happy :grinning:
Today I got buyer asking me to provide a work sample on video editing based on particular niche he/she works on.
Work sample asked because I reply on his/her buyer request, FYI, it’s quite a low money on one video editing gigs (way below my price packages), but the buyer promised to ask for bulk 20 video editing for quite good money.

I wanna ask anyone’s opinion on, how would you react on buyer asking to provide for work sample on particular niche he/she works on? So you will deliver a brand new work for sample and not providing your past works as a sample? Since I have been doing it a couple of times in the past, but not resulted in the order.

Thanks all

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I would never give new samples unless they are paid for. You can provide old samples if they are not made for another buyer.

Your potential buyer might promise you a large amount of work, but that may just be an empty promise.

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Absolutely right I have face this issue and now I never give any sample to anyone without payment.

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thanks for your response @vibronx

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thanks for your opinion @kesharbisht

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You can create a one or two minute sample video to give him a flavor of what your work will look like. Also add a big FIVERR watermark right in the middle of the video.

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thanks for the input @linda_young

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As a designer I always get this question. I direct them to my current Fiverr portfolio and reviews. If they are interested they will purchase my gig. If they still want to see something else, I do not provide with any cause most of them trying to steal the design idea and it is sad to see that some of them are sellers on Fvierr. But this is me cause I have been here for sometime now. But if you are a newcomer you will have to choose what is best for you. I know it is a tough decision but I rather not share my designs with anyone else.

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As a lead generation expert, I always give sample of the leads that he/she is looking for. It is good to know seller capabilities and understanding of request. How much similar is the output to buyer request. It will help buyer to not to cancel work. Otherwise complete effort will collapsed in a seconds of time.

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You can put samples in your gig.

I say no. If the samples I provide aren’t sufficient for them, I know they are going to be a difficult, entitled buyer. It’s not worth it.

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Hello,
If you have a Sample Report showing your work then you can provide it to the buyer, as in my opinion it would help in gaining buyer’s trust.

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For your consideration.

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Yes, I’m agree with you. :heart:

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thanks to all for sharing this information .

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HI @muztre

It won’t happen.

Buyer give you promise like that to get much cheaper rate. This is a potential bad buyer.

If buyer ask a sample, just give him/she previous of your works.
If she ask for a free sample with her project…, politely reject to give free stuff.
This kind of buyer doesn’t worth your time.

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thanks for your generous input

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thanks bro, I thought so

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giving sample depends upon work. incase of video editing they can see from gig, writing no need of sample, thumbnails they dont need a sample.

incase of voice over , i feel we can give a just a portion to buyer, as he can decide whether is it fine for his project.

this is my taken on.

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thanks for the link, really great input for me

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thanks for sharing :+1:

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