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Top 3 BIGGEST mistakes a seller can make

Hey Fam

Based on my experience as a seller and buyer I can say the 3 biggest mistakes sellers on Fiverr make are:

  1. Late delivery. Your buyer will most probably leave you a negative review and never use you again so rather manage your time and set a reasonable delivery date instead of failing to deliver on time.

  2. Poor quality gig delivery. Always over deliver. Let your buyer feel that you’ve gone the extra mile and really put in the effort to complete the gig order. This makes the buyer super satisfied but also feels special.

  3. Avoidable mistakes. Always use clear communication. Be super clear about your gig offering. If you don’t understand your buyer’s requests rather ask the buyer to clarify. Rather ask questions than get it wrong and receive a negative review.

I hope these tips help you to be better sellers and receive more repeat orders!



Thanks :slight_smile:


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Hi everyone,

I want to also advice fellow sellers to stay away from buyers who ask you, “whether you offer refunds”, stay absolutely away from them, you are never going to satisfy them. believe me, the reason they are asking is probably because they have tried several other sellers who were unable to meet their requirements, so they have lost money and do not wish to lose more, knowing fully well that their request is out of this world, only aliens probably can understand what they really need.

If you don’t want to get your effort wasted, because once you offer them the possibility of getting a refund, they tend to misuse it and blackmail you.

When a buyer ask you such question, simply tell them No you don’t…Or ask them why they want a refund for a job that has not been done.

I am not saying you can’t offer refund, but I am particularly concerned about buyer who ask you before purchasing. Its quite easy to understand, they are not sure anybody can meet their demand, so they want to use $5 or $10 and try almost every seller they come across.

And you know what happens to your gig when you start introducing these cancellations.

I hope this helps.




Great tips

Not bad.

Good Tips

clear ! :slight_smile:

What the buyer actually says by asking that is “Do you mind if I screw you over, because I will ask for a refund, no matter what.”

you’re right on point!

Great Information

The suggestions are great, and expect further from the writer.
If it delays the delivery due to lack of information from buyer what would be happened or alternative?


Appreciate it!

Nice write up

love these! completely correct.

Thank you very much for your valuable advice!!!

amazing tips