Hi! Newby here. I created my gig 2 days ago and wanted to share my experience so far and maybe get some pro tips.
Created my gig for WordPress websites. Saw that the competition in the section is huge and really put a lot of effort in creating the description and image (I think mine is one of the best ones there ) and of course putting it up for fairly cheap, competitive prices until I get at least some level.
I’ve read that it can be a hustle to get an order as a newbie, but for my surprise got a message later that evening. I started to chat immediately but soon found out that the messenger was not interested in my Gig. Actually he apparently had some problems creating an account on some other freelance platform and wanted me to do it. Oh and by the way, he will also need to use my computer through TeamViewer because he needs to work from the same IP or something . Well, that wasn’t legit so I guess I’ll just keep waiting.
And to my surprise, I got another message today. This messenger sounded more legit like he wanted to make an actual deal. But sadly this also wasn’t for my Gig. He offered me $150 a month for “really easy work”. I was a bit sketched out after the first guy but wanted to hear their offer. After I asked what the project is about they aked me if I have discord or hangouts. This was the time to stop my curiosity, but I did not. I wanted to know what their ridiculous would be and not knowing about Fiverr’s auto-detect on keywords like “Does Facebook Messenger or Whatsapp work for you?” our communication was suspended and my message was being reviewed.
I messed up. I knowingly violated Fiverrs ToS.
I’m sorry I just wanted to pursue the supposed scammers deal and thought that if he shared their details I would be safe. That’s what I wrote to support immediately. Great thanks to the understanding support that lifted the warning I later got. Also, I’m surprised by how I got a response to the ticket. It was maybe an hour, right after I received the warning email.
P.S. Sorry about the clickbait just wanted to share and warn, no need to collect warning for nothing.
P.S. What do you think about my Gig? Any spelling mistakes there ?