It surprises me how many people take the time to find random sellers and message them asking to buy their services, I mean, I’d expect a couple, but within the last couple weeks here on Fiverr, I’ve received about 50% of all of the inquiries where sellers are just trying to get me to buy their services!
It’s quite annoying for me, especially since Fiverr is my main source of income, as I imagine it is for these people, but at the same time, I don’t go out of my way to send out offers! I let the sales come to me with a little bit of promotion in the Buyer Requests or some other promotion elsewhere, but I don’t cross the boundary and message sellers.
It isn’t all that big of a deal, but it always seems like these sellers are not taken care of(removed from the Fiverr website).
Correct me if I’m wrong, but offering your services to sellers or buyers, other than those you have already worked with, without them having posted anything or messaging you when they need an order is against the ToS.
I just don’t see how some people can muster the AUDACITY to even send a message in the first place!! I would be too embarrassed and paranoid that my account would be restricted or banned!
I spent a good while formulating this message that I sent to the buyer because I wanted to sound both professional and have a lasting impact, and he/she responded with “ok”. wow
As soon as he said I can increase your sales, I knew he was going to pull this on me, but I decided to play the naïevity card and act like I was more clever than I really am.
I think that I handled the situation pretty well, but let me know what you think. Maybe I misunderstood something in the ToS and I’m making a fool out of myself right now… LOL…
On a side note, I’m on vacation right now and I’ve turned on Vacation Mode, so it’s time to kick back, relax, enjoy the lake and have fun!