Hi, and how are you guys doing. I hope you are doing well in your life and happy.
It’s been 2 long years on fiverr and I have always loved working for new people from around the globe. Some of them were amazingly cooperative while the others were really hard to please.
Today, I just want to point out a few things that has been happening to me this year. These type of things always occur. I don’t blame the platform for anything but I’ve been noticing an acceleration and boost in the “I will try to rip off the seller” mentality lately.
So, last month, I had 6 orders and all of them were worth $180 (on an average). What I noticed was that no matter whatever you do, the buyers will always find a reason to cancel the order or threaten you into doing more work than what you are supposed to do.
The top rated sellers in my category provide the same service at a higher price. I was surprised to learn the fact that my fellow sellers weren’t facing the same problem like myself.
He told me that there are a few instances when a buyer tries to rip you off but as we provide services at a higher price than other sellers, we only get people who truly want you to work on their venture and respect and trust your talent and skills.
What I don’t understand is that if all you want is to rip someone off, why bother wasting hard working people’s time. Just get a cheap website and start advertising, “Earn $2000/month without leaving your couch at home. Buy this E-Book to learn more. Only $69.99”
It is sad when people don’t understand how many ours we spend to get their websites online.All they want is to rip you off no matter what you do.
Some people think that we aren’t human beings. Even if they contact a seller at 3 A.M., he/she is supposed to reply. At least people should understand that some of us have families and social lives. We can’t sit in front of our computers for 24 hours a day.
If Someone says that they are going to deliver the product in 3/4/5…X days, you should wait for it instead of nagging the seller every 2 hours. This not only distracts us but also shows how unprofessional you are.
Also, please refrain from threatening anyone on this platform or any other platform as a matter of fact. You don’t own us and we don’t work for you. We work with you. We didn’t beg you to place order, you came to use and you were interested.
A seller has the right to cancel the order whenever he/she wants. Frankly speaking, if you want to be a racists and call people by names, you shouldn’t hire or work for anyone in your life. This is a platform that I love. I couldn’t imagine what would have happened if I wasn’t able to find fiverr at the right time.
I don’t make much. But whatever I make, I am happy with it. I am not greedy, Even if I know that I deserve more, I don’t charge extra because I understand that not everybody is rich. But if I ask for $150 for a website and you try to bargain and bring the price down to $30, I am not going to work at all. $30 means nothing because Fiverr cuts 20% and then there’s a deduction from my bank’s end. In short, I can’t work for 3 or more days, spending 5 hours a day on your website for $30. Even a barista in a cheap coffee shop makes more than that in a day.
Next time, before blaming the sellers, please make sure that you have your sleeves clean and tidy. just because you are spending the money, doesn’t mean that you are always right.