So, I have a bit of work on at the moment and I can get a bit irate if people distract me needlessly. (Now is not the best time for my neighbours to ask to borrow a cup of sugar).
Anyway, I’m responding to messages while waiting for a couple of videos to render when I get this message asking me for writing samples. I get a lot of such requests so just sent the prospective buyer a link to my portfolio. The only problem being that they immediately wrote back asking me to do a test rewriting some taglines for them. - I mean my portfolio is pretty extensive so it was clear that this person was just looking to get some free work.
However, that’s not the problem. The problem is that after replying “Sorry, no, kind regards” etc, I do an investigatory click on this persons profile only to find out that they are a level 1 marketing wizz. (Apparently).
Now really? I mean if there is honor among thieves why can’t there be just a little honor among some people on Fiverr? Especially ones just starting out?
Anyway, rant over. It really made me fizzle a bit though. The only upside is that this is actually the worst thing that happened to me today aside from my wee dog biting me in the face while we were playing on the sofa so I can’t really complain.