Good grief, people!
I’ve been scouring Fiverr as a buyer, in search of a great press release writer. However, after spending at least an hour or so looking over various press release writing gigs and reaching out to sellers, I must conclude that there really aren’t any great press release writers here. Why? Well, my conclusion is largely in part to the fact that the responses I am getting from a majority of sellers I contact are riddled with spelling and/or grammatical errors, uninterested in tone, and don’t even completely address my original enquiry.
Bottom line: If your ‘Contact Me’ responses suck, so do you!
Why in the world would I want to waste even $5 on someone who cannot properly respond to a simple enquiry? Why would I want someone who has little interest in selling me on their gig to attempt to help me garner the interest of journalists and readers for my company or project?
If you do not put 100% into every aspect of your work, including responding to buyer enquiries, then you aren’t even worth someone’s $5. There is A LOT of competition on this site, due to its very nature, and you’ve got to be able to demonstrate that you’re a competent professional, more so than your competition.
And what more, this is Business 101 stuff! Come on, people!!
UPDATE: Since folks are CLEARLY getting hung up on the $5 point. I used $5 to emphasize my actual point (The site is literally called Fiverr), which is that the quality of the responses I am getting are such crap that I wouldn’t even be willing to pay $5 for that seller’s work.