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Lost my available now because of a time waster


#1

This person keeps asking me to do work for free - saying my profile is fake and I must prove myself. So I explained to him how Fiverr works. Then he said he was going elsewhere. Then he came back and said sorry could I give a mock up. I did that . Then he came back and said he wanted more free work. I said no he needs to purchase a gig as that would take hours. He was rude and because I didn’t respond to his long rude conversations quick enough I’ve lost my available now button for a month.
Surely if the person has been reported as a time waster and they didn’t want to purchase a gig Fiverr should give us the button back? I reported and blocked him now so he can’t mess me about again. How do you guys deal with people trying to get free work on available now? Thanks.


#2

Just say “no”, and leave it at that. Buyers do not deserve free work. By doing even a little bit of work for free, they know that they can take advantage of you for more free work, and you end up in a situation like this. Just say no.


#3

Thanks for the advice.


#4

Never accept a request to carry out free work. It leads to situations like this. Not even mock ups.

You have blocked the buyer, which is a good thing. Value your time in future and build a better business because of it. Good luck!