I understand I’m still a relatively new seller, but I’m already all set with being straight-up spammed and/or harassed by other Fiverr sellers.
I will work with them to deliver products to supplement their sales, particularly if I have nothing in my queue. But just yesterday, once again, I had another client who was a Fiverr seller who came at me very suddenly with messages that started with “I want,” requested immediate turnaround, requested me to bend my word count limits for a $5 budget, etc.
This is all for the promise of “more work” which I could really do without if it’s for this much haggling, since I’m busy enough. I’m really just out for building my profile and overall career. I’m in this for the long-hall, not short-term cash. So if you come to me when I have no queue, then I’ll take your job and we can certainly build a relationship, if that’s what you want, but you can’t act like an entitled power-hungry control freak and refuse to pay rush fees then expect me to give you something in 2 hours (or less).
When I delivered in under 12 hours with a pristine product, this recent buyer came back online and responded with “Are you there?” at 11pm my time. Did not say “thank you,” did not mark the order complete, did not review, no nothing. Then disappeared, obviously going in search of the next newbie victim.
I have seen this before, people simply messaging me to say rude things like, “Are you there? Update me. Is this ready? Where are you?” or I had one person who would simply message me question marks if she felt I wasn’t answering her fast enough. I have never delivered late. They clearly do this because they want to give me MORE jobs for $5 which are beyond the scope of my $5 base gig to fulfill their own queue of work.
Whatever, but… you kind of need to acknowledge that if you want an American VO, that I live on the opposite side of the world from you and do not work 24 hours a day. 12 hours time differences are a thing.
Of course, I did not reply to my most recent buyer.
If you want fellow Fiverr folks to work with you, maybe learn some basic courtesy when communicating. I am reliable, professional, but I am also busy and in high demand. I won’t work for you if you treat me like garbage.
The only flag I have created, and am actively using in my Fiverr inbox, is the one called BLACKLIST.
Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.