I am a buyer; a financially a poor one - for now too.
First of all, I came here looking for help in a few aspects from Ghost-writing to proof reading my original manuscripts - English grammar, punctuations, sentence structure, etc. I am not native English, by the time I needed to learn English language my brain was already full developed and stuffed with lots of other information, thus English is a learned ability at best.
I found Fiverr, posted a request and got 27 replies a day later. None less than 16 of those made me feels very good and very confident but seriously disappointed. I asked for proof reading – I got replies that looks like an eight-year-old Japanese-speaking kid writing English after one-year education.
People, please if you hope to get business, do the effort to make your resume, gig, presentation – and communications to prospective buyer look good, correct and professional. I know when talking of 5,000 words at $5 is cheap for a lot of work – but all of us have to start somewhere, not?
I can’t expect to get a best seller from the word go, even I think my ideas for books are out-of-the-box but good material. However, that does not mean I have to publish junk either.
Is it not a better concept in marketing to build a happy customer base rather than get bigger profits from a few and have to remain battering the fortress of marketing and competition every day for the next buck? Well, I prefer the good quality and the happy customer base myself.
In this topic I would like to share some of my experiences as BUYER; maybe some sellers can get insight from that and improve their own sales pitches?