Why do video animators think it is fine to send my voice files to their clients without first marking complete the order they have placed with me?
The number of times I do the work requested and an animator comes back to me and says: ‘My client wants a different voice please cancel’ is incredible.
Firstly, their client is their responsibility - I’d love it if everybody wanted to use me for all of their projects - but sadly, that’s impossible. My client chose me to do the job I have just delivered - if their client is unhappy, that’s not really for me to worry about if I’ve done everything I can and shouldn’t be expected to cancel.
Secondly, by sending my work to your client (in any form) you have used my work and should pay me for it, regardless if in the future you want to find another voice over. This is not an auditon process.
Thirdly, you’re breaking the Fiverr TOS - you can only use work for any purpose once you have paid for it - not before you have marked the order as complete.
"Voice Over Gigs, when the work is delivered, and subject to payment, the Buyer is purchasing basic rights, (which means the Buyer is paying a one time fee allowing them to use the work forever and for any purpose except for commercials, radio, television and internet commercial spots). " Payment is only made once the order is marked as complete.
I’m absolutely fed up with people doing this - and going totally unpunished for doing it.
I have lots of fantastic customers - but some people behave so badly on here. If you think your client would like a demo first, send them a link to my gig page.
I’m sure I’m not the only voice over who has to deal with this.