Well, I have used Fiverr 5 times already and I had 2 very good experiences. However, I have also had 3 very BAD ONES. I need continuous SEO work done on my website to get me where I need to be,
Getting the right seller to help me and not be dishonest or ruin my website is the main issue I will, however, back my website up before they start just I if I even hire someone here on Fiverr just n case they mess it up,
Here is what happens>>>>>>>>>I put my request for what I need on Fiverr and get over 35 offers I replied to about 20 of them, narrowed it down to 3 or 4 and out of the 3 that I picked, one offered the work at less than half the cost of what I said I could pay.
He really wants the work or wants to screw me?? the other 2 are ok but I had such bad experiences lately here on Fiverr that I am leery to go forward.
The last bad experience I had I wrote Fiverr and told them how disappointed I am having 3 bad things happen from using Fiverr
Here is a list of the bad things that happened to me >> 1. I got locked out of my FB page, from a seller that was mad I complained to Fiverr 2. someone I hired did not complete a task, Both of those instances I was refunded from Fiverr And the 3rd bad experience was just 2 days ago when a Fiverr seller asked in the live chat we had to pay him via his bank account using a payment source not associated with Fiverr I reported him via the report button on the chat and 3 hours later when I went to the chat we had It says that seller is no longer available I assume he got kicked off for a TOS violation asking to use another payment source.
All these things make me very leery to use someone else, I also get 95% of replies from my buyer listing coming from different countries I worry that many sellers here could care less if they do a good job or have so much work that they will hurry thru my project so they can go to the next and not do a good job, after all, why should they care?
besides I live so far away what can I do if someone does a crummy job? And that one seller offering to do my job for 360 is less than half the other bids, Most are saying my job will cost about 700 in total.
My bids for the same job If I pick a seller in my country are well over 1400.00 USD for the same work. I would really hate to lose 1,400 heck, even a small amount is terrible.
So far Fiverr has been fair with me and refunded me each time I had an issue. BUT I worry my luck is gonna run out.
I also wrote a letter to Fiverr going over each issue I had and my thoughts on it and my reluctance to use Fiverr anymore I got 3 responses from them from different people and they all said the exact same word for word I know it was a canned response.
Don’t they care enough to write me back and not used a canned speech?
I need to hire someone and now am so leery I don’t think I will go forward and may sell my website small business. All I want is honesty. Seems hard to get here.
And lastly, I don’t want to “bargain” with a seller. Just tell me what you charge, if I can afford it I will accept the work you will do for me.
I get so many asking what my budget is. I prefer you to tell me what it costs then if I can afford it, I will move forward. I feel BARGAINING for a job is gonna piss the person off if they reluctantly take the job if its not enough money for them to do the work but take the job anyway because they need the work but do a crappy job because they just don’t care and I paid them a crappy amount.
you just tell me what you charge if I can afford it let me decide, But to ask me my budget?? I don’t like that…
I need advice here I want to pick the right person but really having a hard time and Fiverr won’t even reply to my letter telling them how I feel.
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