Personally, the fact that you admit using different accounts over the years troubles me. Two would raise suspicions, ‘a few’ says you’re probably hiding something.
As for your recurring problem of overpriced, incompetent sellers, I’m afraid that I find this indicative of there simply being something wrong with the way you chose to source the people you work with. For instance, few TRS or established sellers actually use buyer requests to look for work.
That aside, if I needed something done right first time by a pro, I wouldn’t even think to submit a buyer request in the first place. I would write a thorough brief, search for freelancers who have gigs related to what I need doing, then contact sellers who have what seems like a good reputation and ask them if they understand and feel capable of undertaking the work at hand.
If a seller caught my eye and answered in the affirmative, I would ask them for a quote and after receiving this, say OK, show me what you can do for $20 so that I can assess your work and then we’ll go from there.
At the moment, I as a seller would avoid working with you as red flags for me include:
- buyers with multiple accounts
- buyers who say that they can do the work themselves (In this case why don’t you)
- buyers who determine how long a job should take (you don’t know how many other jobs I already have in queue)
- buyers who cite a history of bad buying experiences
- buyers who believe that they know what my time is worth
I don’t mean this to sound like an attack. However, buyers come on the forum regularly bemoaning there being no real coders, writers or what not on Fiverr. The truth in most cases, though, is that there are basic flaws in how some people use Fiverr to discover the sellers whom they work with in the first place.
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