I should have used vacation mode…
Depending on whether or not I can pull 2 all-nighters straight, my Christmas might be ruined. I extended delivery times and removed extra fast delivery options. The result? Several buyers have gone and placed panic orders for what is literally a months worth of work.
I have buyers whom I have repeatedly asked to message me prior to ordering because they regularly order more than I can handle. I then inform them that I am extending delivery times up to 7-days so that I can take a break and what do they do? Go and blooming order batches of 10 - 20 articles. Either that or they go and find a gig which I haven’t extended delivery times on (as it never usually sells apart from to one regular) and they place an order there, regardless of the fact that the gig pertains to a different service!
It is just so inconsiderate.
As well, however, as being inconsiderate, this behavior is very self-destructive. This January, several of my buyers were unhappy with me raising basic prices from $5 to $10. They then all went away before coming crawling back when the next $5 writers they found just supplied them with gibberish.
Now, I’m actually happy with my current pricing. It is inevitable now, though, that if even regular buyers are going to ignore (or find ways to get around) very simple requests for custom deadlines etc, I am going to have to impose a ‘this is because you’re a bit of an ass’ tax.
I’m so angry. I’m angry at the mentality of people like this and Fiverr for this whole vacation mode/gig editing/ account review paranoia, we’re all ending 2017 with.