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Test Descriptions?

I recently had a client pull out of a potential job because he/she wanted me to write a “test description” I’ve had many clients ask for samples, but I’ve never been asked to write one product description for free to secure paying work.

I was wondering if that was just some random expression of buyer insanity or is this more common than I imagine? My gig prices are already so low and now I have buyers asking if can do a freebie.

While I do appreciate that on Fiverr, the buyer is king, I’m not yet at the stage where I’m going to be like a grocery, handing out free product descriptions to buyers hoping that they’ll eventually pay.


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Nonsense! The buyer is not king. You the seller are king and you must act like it. And this was not a buyer and never would be one.
It was someone who wanted free work.


Lol! Well I try to act like it. But it’s tough with a paper crown!

The hurtful bit is that the product, for which the gratis description was requested, was listed at a price of more than $2000.00. There are more than 90 of them on the site.

When I was told that I would not be hired without the test description, I wished the individual all the best in their future endeavors.

Just keeping my fingers crossed that there won’t be any vindictive response.



It’s quite common, unfortunately. He wasn’t a client, though, since he never placed an order. He was just someone trying to manipulate you into writing without pay.


He was possibly a scammer trying to present your work as his own.