Sir, Sir/Ma'am, or Nothing?


#1

How should we address buyers while sending an offer to a buyer request posted in the “Recent Buyer Requests” section? What do you guys do? There is no way to determine the gender of a buyer unless it is evident from the profile photo.


#2

yes now way to identify but for me in a situation like this i’l just Hello or probably Hi.hmmmm


#3

:slight_smile:


#4

Just be polite and say Hello, or hey. Don’t use slangs or any ‘please hire me!!!I will do your gig!!!’ Just state your past experience, or put a link leading to your sample. That way you will get more sales!


#5

Just avoid gender and also too-familiar terms like “hello dear” or worse. “Bro,” “friend” or similar. Keep it simple.


#6

It’s an interesting question

I always start talking with a “new” buyer at inbox or via buyer request introducing myself, something like:

Hello, my name is Sergio from Spain

And here is where I start the discussion about the project


#7

I think you gave the best answer so far.


#8

Dear sirmaam.


#9

Thanks! :slight_smile:

It has always worked good to me so far


#10

No.


#11

Don’t be racist.


#12

“To whom it may concern,”


#13

Always start with hi or hello. After doing a few sales and with increased trust level, you may start with dear…


#14

I always says Hi, (username )


#15

This is better


#16

Dear, never use dear, nobody is your dear, we are all professionals.


#17

Happened with me Somtimes in past. That i addressed many females as sir


#18

my indian people will dear you all the way


#19

@supermandk hmmm every female in any force is normaly address has ‘Sir’


#20

You cannot spell, yet sell writing services. I think we can safely discount your opinion on this issue. In any case, this is Fiverr, not the armed forces. Dear.