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Keep calm and stay professional - When buyers underpay


#22

I know, but I like to pretend that when someone needs a translator that they should understand that $5 is not to translate an infinite number of words. I even have my rates in my gig image and highlighted in the description just for anyone who MIGHT be mistaken. Sigh…

I started off with charging a fee for 1/2 an hour, 2 hours and 5 hours of my time and expertise on the subjects and the gigs evolved as what people needed most became clear.


#23

“Profeshnl”

eye twitch


#24

I could be clever and say I used that based on the idea that the clever paradox of using the word “professional” but spelling it in such a bad way would make my point mildly humorous.

However, the truth is that the Keep Calm generator I used wouldn’t fit enough letters so I mprvizd.


#25

LOL! I see what you did there. Still made me cringe a bit though, haha


#26

Well, you know - it´s so easy to miss both opportunities to understand the service explained - twice- on gig description and mini ´´package´´ description.


#27

I do wonder sometimes if the problems are due to the gigs being mostly bought by non-English speakers and there is also the possibility that they are using Google to translate the descriptions etc.


#28

What a good post! Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts. I hope this post will help sellers who are bad tempered. Such issues, I just leave it back for a while and than a few minutes later I send a kind offer/message. If we reply it instantly, we cant control our temper :slight_smile:


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#31

Shame on them. I don’t know why they copy others. Why they can’t be creative? BTW what happens to them who copy others. Can Fiverr track them or they would also be ranked.


#32

Had someone request a quote for a decent sized proofreading job but just under the number of words for my priced Premium package. When I sent the price for the word count, I rounded down to $5 less than the price they would have seen on the gig.
Sorry, family difficulties so I can’t afford that much”.

Ehhhh, wut? Did you think I was going to halve my advertised prices because you also decided to send me a message rather than just place the order???


#33

I get that a lot too… People requesting lower prices or promising “ongoing work.”


#34

I get a feeling of disgust when they tell me they have problems so they can’t pay that much. I tell them I have too much work as it is and am about to raise my prices, which is true.
It’s not like I’m a new seller struggling to make a sale.


#35

I’ve had this so many times.

“If you do this article for $5, I promise I’ll order from you again in future!”, or “We’re an up and coming business, we can’t afford your prices; do it cheaper for us and we’ll give you exposure!”


#36

Had one today - can you deliver a marketing plan in 1 day, it is for a guy who has one business but can recommend us to 20 others.

Flag 1 - Obviously a reseller
Flag 2 - In a hurry so probably disorganized (NIGHTMARE for resellers)
Flag 3 - Won’t pay extra for extra fast but makes hopeless promises based on what some unknown third party might decide (Thanks for your message but I can’t help you with this. Best of luck)


It does boggle the mind alright. I feel like saying Well, I have to keep my prices or I will end up with family problems too


Shudder. As if you want more people like them (which is what their referrals will be like) to come to you!
I did consider responding to an off-Fiverr client who talked about exposure about the fact that I would not charge them extra to put my name beside their business but decided against it.