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Hello! I need to know, can I only deliver drafts through Fiverr? Because I’ve been uploading some of my work to YouTube and then sharing link with buyer. I think it’s against ToS, but I spend a lot of time uploading through the app because I don’t have internet connection in my pc. What can I do without breaking ToS and giving the drafts quickly?

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Why deliver a draft?

I would just deliver the finished product.

Why deliver a draft?

Don’t know what kind of service you provide, but in design, editing and similar services, we can’t give the finished product as it is, because we don’t know what the buyer wants. Some people can return your work just because a color or a character you used is not what they’re looking for. Buyer may have a different vision about what they want, and I would like to know beforehand if I can meet their expectations, a draft allows me to do so. If I’m not able to satisfy them, I would gladly cancel their order in the early stages and not risking a negative review if I give them a product they don’t like in the final delivery. I make two drafts only for two revisions, I don’t like buyers abusing the revision system because they get picky. So yeah, I won’t send drafts if I didn’t need them, I would much prefer giving the work as I did it but design and editing doesn’t work that way.

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Why deliver a draft?

Don’t know what kind of service you provide, but in design, editing and similar services, we can’t give the finished product as it is, because we don’t know what the buyer wants. Some people can return your work just because a color or a character you used is not what they’re looking for. Buyer may have a different vision about what they want, and I would like to know beforehand if I can meet their expectations, a draft allows me to do so. If I’m not able to satisfy them, I would gladly cancel their order in the early stages and not risking a negative review if I give them a product they don’t like in the final delivery. I make two drafts only for two revisions, I don’t like buyers abusing the revision system because they get picky. So yeah, I won’t send drafts if I didn’t need them, I would much prefer giving the work as I did it but design and editing doesn’t work that way.

Ahhh.

I’m a writer, so somewhat different to what you are doing.

I understand what you mean.

I guess you could send a draft of your project “in progress” through the messenger system.

Just remember to just use the Delivery System for finished work.

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Ahhh.

I’m a writer, so somewhat different to what you are doing.

I understand what you mean.

I guess you could send a draft of your project “in progress” through the messenger system.

Just remember to just use the Delivery System for finished work.

I send some drafts through the order page (when the file is not that big). But right now I delivered a draft and with my internet connection I spent 40 minutes doing it. That’s a lot of time for something that has a countdown, if I were to do that with every draft (and not counting how much time I spend editing)

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YouTube works fine for video or animation services drafts. (Since you can set videos to ‘private’ it works quite well for confidentiality, only concern is YouTube’s ToS, and if they have anything about keeping uploaded content.) Only other alternative is a dropbox, which also works for the finished product.

Do you remove/delete the drafts from the YouTube platform after the orders are complete and the payments cleared?

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YouTube works fine for video or animation services drafts. (Since you can set videos to ‘private’ it works quite well for confidentiality, only concern is YouTube’s ToS, and if they have anything about keeping uploaded content.) Only other alternative is a dropbox, which also works for the finished product.

Do you remove/delete the drafts from the YouTube platform after the orders are complete and the payments cleared?

Only other alternative is a dropbox, which also works for the finished product

I think that’s a no no. I’d not recommend using Dropbox or Google for the finished product. Heard cases of sellers having the work delivered (with no watermark, not even their own) and buyer stole their work and cancel the order, not leaving the money nor the proper credit for the seller. When you make the final delivery of something like a picture or video, Fiverr adds a watermark so buyer can’t get the version without the watermark until they mark the order completed.

In my drafts I include always my own watermark. My only concern about sending it through Youtube instead of Fiverr is breaking ToS or risking not having any proof in case of a one-party cancellation or refund which is not based in what is allowed. That’s why I’m asking if you can still have a way to respond to any tricks the buyer may try to play.

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YouTube works fine for video or animation services drafts. (Since you can set videos to ‘private’ it works quite well for confidentiality, only concern is YouTube’s ToS, and if they have anything about keeping uploaded content.) Only other alternative is a dropbox, which also works for the finished product.

Do you remove/delete the drafts from the YouTube platform after the orders are complete and the payments cleared?

Do you remove/delete the drafts from the YouTube platform after the orders are complete and the payments cleared?

Sometimes, yes. Sometimes when I don’t have the original file saved, I keep it there in private, obviously.

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You do still have to deliver proof of completion (screenshots and such), yes, but Fiverr itself recognizes the occasional necessity.

  • If the file you are delivering is too big or you are experiencing other technical limitations, you may use alternative methods to send a file (e.g., Dropbox, etc.).

source: https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360010639437-Delivering-an-Order

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You do still have to deliver proof of completion (screenshots and such), yes, but Fiverr itself recognizes the occasional necessity.

  • If the file you are delivering is too big or you are experiencing other technical limitations, you may use alternative methods to send a file (e.g., Dropbox, etc.).

source: https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360010639437-Delivering-an-Order

I see, I could use that for drafts. Not so sure about final deliveries because I don’t trust in any buyer 😂 Thanks. Yet one time a customer complaint because he didn’t get the deliver through Fiverr (I had problems delivering), justifying that other sellers have delivered from the platform, and he left a bad review (because of that, before the delivery experience he was satisfied with my work). A total PITA, I blocked him. He thought that he could hurry me to deliver even when I was delivering really early, just because he decided to double the price of my Premium package in a custom offer.

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