New to here and bit of a newbie on Fiverr too, hi everyone!
I’ve completed a few gigs on here, and have a few more ordered too.
My question is why should a cancelled order affect the sellers completion rate when it is the fault of the buyer? Or why should a bad buyer reflect the rates on a good Fiverrs’ profile? This seems hardly justified.
I had someone place an order for a flyer which I delivered in 1 day instead of 3. The buyer gave me information, I included it all and the design was good. problem is that the buyer doesn’t know what he wants and kept wanting to change the colours to different theme colours (total of 5 times) which is just ridiculous. My gig states exactly what information I need to start the gig and he wouldn’t specify. He also mentioned that he had other flyer designs from other companies for the same project and just wanted to choose the best one.
This is a $10 flyer design. I am not interested in working for free on Fiverr.
Wondering why in situations like this one - why my profile should suffer / be penalised for bad buyers and why Fiverr does not protect the seller. Unpaid work is technically illegal.
There needs to be better systems in place from Fiverr protecting the seller in a more justified manner. We do the hard work on here and Fiverr takes 20% of what we earn - but what does Fiverr do in return?
Do you have any stories of bad buyers and how you handled the situation? Any tips on how to avoid bad buyers?
it does make it hard on Fiverr as you can’t really choose who you will work with as a buyer can just place an order anytime on the gig without asking you first.