It starts off with what seems like a reasonable message. Then every single red flag possible goes up.
Someone messages wanting more than what my gig provides. I tell them that no, sorry, I don’t do this but I do offer this etc.
Then there is the request for a sample. Now, already, I’ve Googled the username and it and the logo the person uses matches a website for someone who is obviously a reseller. In this case, I say no. I direct the person to my Fiverr live portfolio and that’s it.
Then I get:
‘Why you act like you ain’t see my question prior?’
Which is just odd.
So for $5 I can get a video base on what I see in your profile?
Now I don’t offer any video work for $5. And I especially don’t offer custom work for $5.
Politely I therefore say:
No. Sorry, I don’t offer anything for $5. All my pricing is exactly as advertised on each of my gigs. If you are looking for a $5 service, I would suggest that you look for people who offer $5 services.
Only to get back a message saying SEE ATTACHED FILE which is a screenshot of my lowest priced video gig in the niche the buyer is looking for, very clearly priced at $25.
Naturally, I try to close this down by saying, sorry but I do not offer anything for $5 and I’m afraid that I won’t be able to work with you.
The thing is, this is what I absolutely hate about Fiverr. I’m now sat here, you see, thinking. You know what? I should just pause all my gigs right now because I know this person is going to order something from my lowest priced gig (even if it’s not a video gig) and make my life hell trying to appease them. - I know this because this happened yesterday too with someone who I’m now suspecting might be the same person.
The blistering ignorance, childish timewasting, and pointless manipulativeness of some people who use Fiverr is just too much to bare sometimes.