Yep, you read the topic right!
Being a new seller anxiously waiting for that first order here on Fiverr, I have read a lot of tips in order to get it. And it seemed I will get to test my luck with this.
So some weeks ago, I saw a request on the buyers request page. As you might guess, I applied for the job. I received a message from the buyer and I was really excited as everything seemed to be cool when chatting with him. So I thought.
Then the buyer dropped the usual cliche I have read about, but in another way. He wrote, “my budget is $50 for the brand naming and $50 for its logo design. But I will only order and pay you after I showed your suggestions to my partners, and If you can, I’d love you to work on the logo as well”. In the chat, I already told him I would only work on the brand naming.
My thoughts: well, people said they got their first order through this means. I only need to give my best on the job.
“I will work on it and get back to you as soon as possible”, I replied.
After some days, I did and asked him if I should send the work. He responded affirmatively and I sent the work. He checked the work and seemed to like it. But he said he needed to show it to his partners and will get back to me.
That was the last time! That was the last time I saw his message. That was the last time he logged in to Fiverr.
In a market place like this, as much as the moderators try to stop the act, I guess there would still be some form of scam. The problem is, new sellers are mostly their targets. So be wise in your dealings. Don’t be like me.