Is It OK Not To Review Buyers?


#1

I know Fiverr wants “honest reviews” from sellers, but I don’t feel comfortable giving 5-stars if there’s a chance they have given me 4-stars or less.

Today, I gave 5 stars to a woman who gave me a $8 tip, and someone else who always gives me 5 stars, but I think it’s extremely unfair that I have to review them to see what review they got me.

I also see I’m not able to modify the reviews I write. This is terrible, what if I make a spelling mistake? What if I write something wrong?

So is it OK not to review orders?


#2

Based on everything I’ve read and my own experience of late, it really doesn’t matter. You’ll get screwed one way or another, sorry.


#3

This is being widely discussed here: Blind Reviews & The Day I Started Censoring Myself


#4

Yes. Buyers want to see what other buyers have to say about you, not what you want to say about them.


#5

Whether you give the buyer a 5* or 1*, the buyer doesn’t really care as all seller would accept the buyer’s order without taking into consideration the buyer’s star.


#6

Fiverr seems to have adopted the Moviepass model, where they just change the rules anytime to whatever they want. Very frustrating.


#7

LOL Not being able to correct spelling errors is a problem for me, because I always type so fast, and usually (as a rule) have to go back and correct a few things…:no_mouth:

I noticed that as well. Wonder what the great benefit of that is?

I also wonder (and have asked on another thread) if buyers can modify their reviews.


#8

I think the point of reviewing a buyer is simply to show potential buyers that you are personable and approachable.

For example if your buyer had a great review, you can simply reply by saying “it was lovely working with you!” Don’t shy away from simple and kind words.

I don’t think that not rating a buyer could affect you negatively but i would definitely use it in a positive way if I were you.

Good luck :slightly_smiling_face:


#9

Copywriters are judged more on their spelling than on creativity. If you make a spelling mistake, people think you can’t write. So I agree, for us, and anyone who cares about correcting mistakes, is a huge deal.


#10

Yes, a buyer can modify a review within 5 days after he had gave you the review. either from 1 star to 5 star. all you need is to open dispute at the top right after the buyer have made an unsatisfied review. If he modify it, it would change but if not after 5 days, it can’t be changed anymore


#11

I appreciate the info. Personally, I don’t have time to dispute reviews If I get a bad review, I just want to give my buyer a bad review. I don’t want to have a conversation about why my work was good with someone who disagrees.


#12

Hey Victor :slight_smile: Thanks!! Is the only way a buyer can change it, is by using the Resolution Center?
In other words, he/she can’t just go in and change it on their own?


#13

Right! I have a proofreading gig as well – as my other marketing gigs, so I try and double check so I don’t look illiterate lol

:zipper_mouth_face::expressionless: I better brush up on that now that we have no option…