I have found that if I start extending order delivery times, it’s one of those things that seems to create a slow down. I have seen the pattern.
Fiverr feels that you should be able to manage your workflow and understand the details of getting orders delivered on time.
Sometimes you can’t avoid it because the buyer is waiting for someone else. But again it’s communicating with your buyer in advance to be aware of slow downs on their part. If I feel a buyer will want to extend the delivery, I let them know that even if I deliver the file on time, they have 3 days to review it and generally that is good enough. I also re assure them that I am here until they are satisfied even if the job auto completes.
In my workflow…there is no such thing as a completed order. If your buyer needs something you are there to work it out. Most buyers are willing to pay if it’s more but if your attitude is snippy, it will reflect on everything.
There have been occasions when someone leaves on vacation for two weeks so extending the time is in evitable. I do believe some buyers use it as a crutch because other sellers use it as a crutch. It’s really not something you should be doing all the time. It’s a poor habit to get into.
Just listen to your panic feelings and adjust accordingly. It’s important to communicate with your family so you can focus on the task at hand. Over time, you should develop work flows that leave you feeling in control.
But with that said… I have actually reached a point when I said, “what! Oh no another order!”