My ghostwriting gig says “Important info below, please read before booking” and “Please contact me before placing an order.” It says THREE TIMES that I don’t accept non-fiction and the title says “I will ghostwrite and edit your FICTION story.” For the third time now, I got an order from a buyer who didn’t contact me first. They want me to write an ebook… about fitness. Something I know nothing about. If he’d contacted me beforehand, I’d have been able to tell him I don’t do non-fiction.
I can’t cancel because it’ll hurt my completion rate. It annoys me especially because people who DO contact me have to be turned away, yet I have to do my best to write something I don’t always feel comfortable with because someone can’t take thirty seconds to read important infomation.
I know fiction. I LOVE fiction. I can turn a vague outline into a powerful piece. I don’t know much about fitness and having to do hours of research and chew my nails hoping it’s up to the buyer’s standard isn’t worth it.
It’d be nice if Fiverr could implement a setting where we could have the gig be unbookable unless there’s been communication between the buyer and seller first. Any idea if that’s on the cards?
Thank you for reading!