I’ve recently joined this site but am very curious indeed about the pricing structure that many people are offering. Are people really offering to proofread 1500 words for $6 or 4500 words for $19? This particular member even claims to have 400 positive reviews on the site. Many others have prices listed as $6.42 for similar word counts and claim to be Top Rated Sellers. This is utterly unrealistic and makes it impossible for professional editors and writers to compete or indeed to make any money at all, I would imagine.
I questioned whether this was simply a tactic to attract clients with an incredibly low price then negotiate with them for the ‘real’ price, since this would seem to be what’s going on. However, I have spoken extensively to Fiverr Customer Support and they assured me this this was not only untrue but also against the rules and they would take action. I did refer them to some of the many members on the site that are offering these rates.
So what’s the real story? I understand that clients often go with the lowest price possible, regardless of quality, but it’s hard to believe that anyone will work for these kinds of fees.