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I think I'm an idiot


#1

I received my first email about a gig with files attached. I just modified the files as requested and sent them back. I guess I never really had an order only a question about whether I could do the gig or not. Live and learn, I guess. The guy got a free gig, I suppose.


#2

even i was deceived once, a guy promised to order 10 gigs if he liked my work and gave me a sample to work on, after i delivered it there was no response and he got the sample work for free


#3

even i was deceived once, a guy promised to order 10 gigs if he liked my work and gave me a sample to work on, after i delivered it there was no response and he got the sample work for free


#4

Reply to @bachas85: I wish I read this earlier.


#5

My favorite one is "What do you need for your gig?"



Me: "XYZ"



The scammer: Ok. Here is all the info! I can’t wait to hear from you!



Me: Thanks! Once you purchase my gig, I’ll get right on it. :slight_smile:



Scammer never heard from again.


#6

Sorry to hear that. Be careful next time. There are a lot of people out there trying many ways to get free service from us. And sometimes they can use strategies like “I own 20 websites and this time is to test your skill, if the outcome is good I will proceed bulk orders” :smiley:


#7

As you said live and learn. You’ll only get better at what you do on fiverr but learning from experience.



Good luck with your future sales.


#8

Reply to @souravpmcartist: That is really common, so many bad buyers use this strategy to get free work.

A lot of buyers are willing to order over $100 and never ask for a free sample, I say, never. Whenever someone promise to order bulk orders in the future, this is usually the sign that they will end up with $5 or even not pay anything.