Would like to chime in with my two cents…both as a buyer and a seller.
I totally agree with what has been presented in the beginning of the thread and I will be honest with you that’s the sad reality as we have here. It’s nothing that fiverr can do anything about.
It is up to us as a seller to ensure we conduct ourselves in the most professional manner and one of the bare minimum things that we can do is go through the requirements properly and spend a bit of time in adding value to the customer. That’s a win win situation for everybody. You win, customer wins and so does fiverr.
One of my mentors always said there is somebody always cheaper and better than you are.
So as a seller we must keep that in mind and differentiate yourselves from competition by creating more value to our customers and marketplace.
And remember this, one good customer could send you 100 orders in a year…that’s like no additional proposal required and no additional marketing required. These are all serious businesses that are looking for our services and would more than love to stick around with us as long as we as sellers deliver a ton of value.