So I posted my first Gig back in back in March sometime, just to see if I could get some graphic design work, as I’m trying to improve my portfolio and skills. It wasn’t until May that I got my first Gig… but my first buyer placed multiple orders and gave good reviews and 5 stars… since then I’ve been getting a steady stream of 1 to 4 Gigs a day!!! It has been awesome, and I’ve put a considerable amount of time into creating some more Gigs and making good videos to promote them. I’ve completed 22 Gigs and have 5 in my queue right now… but one of them has become my first dispute …
Basically, the buyer messaged me and provided his job requirements and asked me if I was interested… I said sure… took a look at what he wanted, and told him that I can do the job under my “standard” Gig, and asked if that sounded good. He responded quickly and said yes. A few minutes later, I see he placed an order for at the “basic” level… a substantial difference in cost from my “standard” level. I politely informed him that he must have misunderstood our agreement, and that he had placed an order at the “basic” level, not the “standard” level that we agreed upon in messages. I have no way of knowing if he did this on purpose, or simply didn’t pay enough attention to the various Gig levels… but it seems like he knows that filing a dispute is not something sellers are eager to do… I did not bend, more out of principle than anything else… and reluctantly filed my first dispute.
So a couple of questions…
- How much, if any, could this affect my Gig’s ranking?
- Do you think he was trying to bully me into doing work I agreed to do for 6 times as much?
I really hope that this wont seriously affect my ranking, as I’m enjoying providing buyers with great vector art… and want to keep doing so.
Thanks in advance for your feedback,