1: Expecting great design for a very low price
We encounter many buyers here at Fiverr who expect great work for less cost. You should take a stand for the work you offer and design for what is worth your time and then set a reasonable price.
2: Buyers asking for the sample work before the order.
I have experienced many such buyers who want their work as a sample before the order is placed. Every seller must avoid that and let the buyer choose you based on your portfolio, not on the sample work.
3: The buyers don’t actually know what they want.
As I designer, I encounter many buyers who don’t actually know what they are looking for. They just give us basic information and ask us to design the best for them. When we do highly creative designs for them, they’re never satisfied and ask for some other designs.
To avoid this, it’s important to discuss the details of the project well in advance and ask the buyer for references. Estimate your required price and be clear with the buyer about all the terms that the order includes.
4: High resolution images for a print-ready project
This happens many times when the buyer needs a project in print- ready format but provides us images with low-resolution that are not usable for the project. I can only suggest that you try to keep those images as small as possible in the print-ready format. You can also specify in your description that buyers must provide high-resolution images or stock images.
5: Force you to design using the previous poorly design elements
Many buyers ask you to design based on their previously designed element which are not worthy of your own design expectations or ability. Don’t argue with the buyer about the designs they want. Just negotiate with them about the design you believe that best suits the existing design.
6: Asking for unlimited revisions
Designing is something where neither the buyer nor the seller can be exactly sure of what the buyer is looking for. Providing revisions is part of the job in order to please the buyer, but sometimes buyers ask for so many revisions, which are not worthy for that particular order. So often we do research for the buyers in order to meet their design expectations, but buyers must also research themselves for what they are looking for and be specific about the design they want. Try to avoid a continuous “back and forth” by establishing a limited number of revisions that you will provide for that particular project.
These tips are all based on my experience as a designer. If you have any challenging experiences with buyers, let me know in my comments section!
Apologies for my bad English and grammatical mistakes!!