Has this happened to anyone?
A buyer reached out an wanted a sample voice over of a large script to give her client a female voice option. I explained I no longer give free samples and I created a sample gig and sent her the link. She was very pleasant but not overly so.
She suggested a longer sample of 150 words and I said perfect that is my basic voice over rate. I created the fully produced sample of 150 words the same day! I normally charge for same day delivery but Knew her client was probably waiting (that’s on me)
A few days went by and she wants a revision but her message said she would show her client. I was thinking, red flag… why is she putting this into revision when there is nothing to revise.
A few days go by and she apologizes for the late response and her client loved my voice but wanted to stay with a male voice. She thanked me and said she hoped we could work together again and then…She clicked REVSION! Wait…what…? Did I miss something? I contacted CS and said I think a buyer has scammed me and Fiverr.
This is a clear attempt and must be practiced often by this person or company. Hey just leave it in the REVISION mode and you don’t have to pay for it!
She was from a large branding, marketing company.
CS agreed that I had given her what she asked for and there was no reason to leave it in revision but wanted me to wait to see if she completes the job. So it’s been about 9 days.
I realize that having an order in revision in perpetuity is better than a cancellation but the idea that it’s a clever way to get free work on Fiverr is just beyond belief.
Here is my immediate reply to her: “Hi ——-, I am just wondering why the order is in Revision. Revisions are for orders that need a change or modification. I am sure you may have clicked the wrong button as Revisions are for projects that need changes. Since your client did not feel a female voice was the direction, there is no Revision needed.
Thank you for reaching out to me as a new buyer since April 2020. I am sure it was an oversite as it appears that you may be new to Fiverr. The next step would be to complete the order so the funds are released according to the Terms of Service.
Since I am a Top Rated Seller my influence on Fiverr is positive from the wonderful buyers to expressing concerns and advice on the Fiverr Forum.
Again, if you do not complete the order, your project (my efforts) will remain in a pending status. I hope this is not your intention as again, I am sure it’s an oversite. If you have questions or concerns about this order, you can certainly reach out to me or customer service (which I have done already)
Take care and please reach out through this chat if I can help you in any way.