99.9 per cent of the buyers that I’ve had on Fiverr have been fantastic. It’s that .1 per cent that sometimes makes you want to quit. So I had a new buyer enquire about some writing, the gig sounded fun and they dug some of my samples. I say, as I usually do, let’s book one gig just so that we know we can work well together.
They book seven! I think, “Ok, not what I suggested but I like the confidence.” Needless to say, they didn’t like the first one I wrote. Instead of asking for a revision (I give one with every booking) they just say “hate it” and start a dispute to cancel the gig. The proceeds to cancel ALL SEVEN! I agree because what can I do and of course my “order completed” percentage goes down.
Such a shame you can have such a good record for years and ONE buyer can make such a difference. I still believe there should be a different algorithm for if they cancel vs if you cancel a gig, but this is the ranting pot not a wishing well and no matter how many times I’ve mentioned it to CS they just say “that’s the policy.”