I’ve had a couple of buyers recently who seem to be confused in regard to what copywriting is, as opposed to what copyrighting a product or tagline is.
One of these people requested that I add copyright symbols next to phrases like ‘10% off’ in their article and I think that they actually think that by doing this, no one else in the world will ever again be able to use that phraseology but them.
Anyway, since I get penalized by Fiverr for canceling orders, the days of my saying ‘Sorry, but do you realize that you are a complete nutter?’ Are far behind me. This being the case, I have been delivering all such work. All I can do is hope that the buyers in question don’t try to get their money back when they realize that they haven’t actually acquired the sole intellectual right to use words like ‘trousers’ for $10.
As for the world ending conspiracy theorist, there is a pretty well-regarded conspiracy blogger who uses Fiverr. I know this because this person threw a hissy fit when I said that I wouldn’t be interested in writing 1,000-word articles every day and signing an NDA for their budget of $5 per article.
I toy with the idea of exposing them and taking them down one day but I’ll save that for when I need a big marketing boost.