I just freaking love buyers that start off their first contact with something like: “I just got done with another seller and my experience wasn’t good. Hopefully you’ll be better.” Um…great. Like that’s not a freaking huge red flag. Do you know what that tells me, buyer? It tells me that yeah, that other seller might have sucked, but you think it’s appropriate to whine to me about that seller, as if it will somehow inspire me to do better work. It doesn’t. It makes me worry that you were actually the problem, not that other seller. This turns out to be the case like 90% of the time buyers whine to me about how bad another seller was; we start talking and its obvious that it was actually the buyer who was ridiculous and unreasonable, not the seller.
And then you order, and instead of giving me any instructions on the order page, you ask me why my gig duration is set to 25 days and then complain that my actual turnaround time of two weeks just is “way too long to wait for a text.” Well, buddy, here’s the thing. There are people on this website, I’m sure, that can pump out good content at a ridiculously fast rate. I’m pretty fast, but I’m also really lucky to have a full queue and clients outside of Fiverr and just because you want something faster doesn’t mean you’re going to get it faster.
And get real, friend. If you were hiring a writer outside of Fiverr, you’d be lucky to get something that quickly after the first contact, and certainly not at all if you were only willing to pay $5 a pop. You can either get something cheap and good or cheap and fast. You can’t have something cheap, good, and fast. That expectation is probably what is causing you so much disappointment.
And another thing–if you had actually looked at my turnaround time before ordering, you wouldn’t have wasted two days of my time and your time. So…maybe get into the habit of doing that.
Unless the buyer is someone that I’ve worked with for a long time, always overpays, leaves me tips, and gives me great reviews, I cancel an order as soon as someone complains about turnaround time. Being butthurt about the fact that I don’t want to work with you when you’re already whining about my policies before I’ve even written a word for you is ridiculous. I do not understand why buyers get so upset when you try to cancel an order that you know you’re not going to be able to deliver to their satisfaction.
Anyway. Feeling like a dodged a bullet on this one. So many red flags.