Ok, so I can deal with people being just a wee bit stupid. But how is it possible for so many people to order services that you categorically state that you do not provide?
Literally every couple of days I get people ordering my ‘I will make this explainer video gig,’ who then forward me briefs for often epic custom videos which they want making. - We’re talking about flyovers and in time 3D rendering of buildings being built with people jumping around all happy about the completion of their new Buddist meditation center. We’re talking in the most recent case, about an actual pilot commercial for a reality TV series!
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that there are people who can provide such services on Fiverr. But what must go through the minds of people who just order things without bothering to read basic gig descriptions?
My question though, is what would happen if I just delivered what I say I do? i.e. in the case of the last person who ordered my ‘I will make this explainer video gig’ (for $5) but was actually looking for a TV commercial for the pilot of a new reality tv show, what would happen if I just delivered the explainer video as stated very clearly in my gig description?
Of course, this person would cancel the order (if they are clever enough) but since I haven’t advertised anything other than the service I provide. shouldn’t I have the right to reject that cancellation?
I only ask as I have a phenomenal cancellation rate on this gig and after starting out relatively steady I get hardly any (real) orders now and I’m pretty sure it’s because of this. Plus I want to start enacting revenge on the people who seem to think that just because their IQ is advanced enough for them to remember to keep breathing, they have a right to waste my time without any consequences. I mean it’s not my fault if they’re a bunch of spoons.
Any thoughts? Would Fiverr take my side do you think? I mean they would be making money out of such peoples baseline stupidity also.