Another mini rant. Today has been an odd day for me on Fiverr. Highs and lows.
It started with one returning buyer being extremely generous and paying me over the market rate for my work - just because they were happy with what I had delivered previously and because they said they could afford to be generous. I was paid 5x my gig rate. Their job took me 15 minutes. Happy days.
Then an hour later I had a different returning buyer asking me to quote for a job. Again, their job would have taken about 15 minutes to complete - but I have a minimum charge of $10 (I refuse to work for $5). The buyer said I was quoting “way too much” and he would “pay me $5”. I wasn’t going to drop my price. I didn’t hear back from then - and probably never will. Not so happy days.
I should add that both buyers were from the UK.
EDIT: I mention the above as I’m also from the UK - I’m not calling out a country in a negative way. I’m just pointing out that we’d all be aware of what is a fair hourly rate for a UK based freelancer.
Buyers, please respect a seller’s skills and experience - don’t abuse them and try and beat them down on price. For 15 minutes of my time, one buyer was prepared to pay $50 - another only $5. Had the last seller paid the $10 I quoted they would have got a great return on their investment. But they were mean.