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4 minutes ago, alphagev said:

To let things go. 

Could be a bad review or no reviews at all, hard times, harsh buyers, no replies from BR. I learned to focus on useful things and how to improve myself. 

Thank you. Sometimes this is exactly what needs to be heard. 😊

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21 minutes ago, vickiespencer said:

Was it @gina_riley2? I seem to remember her saying something like that. 

I know @gina_riley2 has said many smart things as well, but this time I was thinking of someone else!

It took a long time for me to find their name. Here you go:  @moikchap! Seems to be a very reasonable buyer!

18 minutes ago, mdminhaz05 said:

Why don't other buyer reply?

There can be many reasons. Perhaps like @vickiespencer said; that they realized there was a language barrier, perhaps they had different priorities than I do and wanted it done immediately, or they just changed their mind.

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1 minute ago, vibronx said:

I know @gina_riley2 has said many smart things as well, but this time I was thinking of someone else!

It took a long time for me to find their name. Here you go:  @moikchap! Seems to be a very reasonable buyer!

There can be many reasons. Perhaps like @vickiespencersaid; that they realized there was a communication barrier, perhaps they had different priorities than I do and wanted it done immediately, or they just changed their mind.

Yeah. You are right. This may be due to. I wish you all the best. Thank you. 

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One the best I believe is not to rush to take the job !

- Take a time to understand the job

- Check if that fits to your skills

- If the Buyer him self understand what he wants and how it would be rendered ?

- If the new job would adjust with your current schedule ?

- Would that job pay you enough for the efforts you will put in it ?

And there may be more but these are the one I got in my mind for now 😄

So do not just rush to inbox and say Yes I can do it - I will do it in 24 hours - please place the order !

But take your time and later start the project !

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The best advice I got after I had been selling on the Fiverr Platform for awhile was, "Know your value." I used to sell for $5 what I now sell for $50. Raising my prices got rid of so many headaches in the forum of cheap buyers who wanted the sun, moon and stars for $5. 

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2 minutes ago, vickiespencer said:

The best advice I got after I had been selling on the Fiverr Platform for awhile was, "Know your value." I used to sell for $5 what I now sell for $50. Raising my prices got rid of so many headaches in the forum of cheap buyers who wanted the sun, moon and stars for $5. 

Can't wait for that day! But there's a lot of ground for me to cover before that 😊 Thank you for this advice. I think that with time, I will feel more comfortable to offer more complex services, as now I'm sort of sticking to basic services.

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4 minutes ago, corsogr said:

Staying online 24 hours/day and ignoring any sellers who want to send you to sleep, is the best advice I followed and has helped me much.

 

Ah, yes... The infamous "I'll sleep when I'm dead" strategy, I can respect that.

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  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket. (Don't rely on income from one source.)
  • Don't undervalue yourself.
  • Choose who you work with wisely. While this is harder on Fiverr because some people just order and you have to work for/with them, jumping on any chance offered often results in more headaches than it's worth.
  • Keep building your marketable skills AND understanding of how to run and grow your business.
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I am going to say this as nicely as I can, but this guy above me (or woman, depending on what freelance site you look at. Right, Alexandra?) who keeps talking about staying online is a troll, so do not listen to anything he (she?) says. He is only here to provoke.

Also, he has stolen ideas from my gigs despite always letting me know that everything I say is BS.

He does not believe in anything he says here. He is only being contrarian to make us angry.

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5 minutes ago, corsogr said:

Who said I'm not sleeping ever?

Perhaps you will understand it with this:

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That's pretty much how I understood your comment 😄 I guess it's worth it if the orders pay well, if not, nothing's interrupting my beauty sleep.

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1 minute ago, vibronx said:

do not listen to anything he says. He is only here to provoke.

Also, he has stolen ideas from my gigs despite always letting me know that everything I do is BS.

Yeah, I've seen this person commenting in a strange, provocative manner before, I'm up for humoring such behaviour from time to time 😊

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8 minutes ago, gajuseidi said:

Yeah, I've seen this person commenting in a strange, provocative manner before, I'm up for humoring such behaviour from time to time 😊

The person has a gig for "Boosting Forum Traffic." I have often wondered if Fiverr hired him to do what he does on the Fiverr Forum to increase engagement. I for one do not engage he or she which ever the case may be. 🤔

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The woman this guy is referring to is not on Fiverr and is my relative (my aunt actually, sister of my father) who is a writer too in real life and offers her services on other freelancing sites. Since you indirectly asked, this is all you need to know.

From now on, keep my relatives/friends from other social media away from Fiverr Forum exposure and discussions, as this is the definition of creepy.

As far as about the rest of the, out of the blue, characterizations, your post has already been deleted once in the past for these reasons and it seems that you never learned your lesson.

I'm not here to make anyone angry per se. If sharing my opinion and my knowledge makes some of you angry, you need anger management.

The difference between an a*****e and a clever guy is this: The clever guy once he understands the BS he did, stops while the a*****e once he understands the BS he did, continues.

 

 

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Just now, corsogr said:

The clever guy once he understands the BS he did, stops while the a*****e once he understands the BS he did, continues.

Why do you insist on not stopping, then? You have zero credibility. What you say is baloney 90% of the time. You are not successful. You are a joke in the forums. Like, what's the point?

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15 minutes ago, corsogr said:

The woman this guy is referring to is not on Fiverr and is my relative (my aunt actually, sister of my father) who is a writer too in real life and offers her services on other freelancing sites. Since you indirectly asked, this is all you need to know.

Weird that they have the exact same username and way of writing as you, but I will leave it at that. 🙂

EDIT: There are also other factors that point toward you being the same person, but I will not share them as I seem to have struck a nerve.

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6 minutes ago, vickiespencer said:

The person has a gig for "Boosting Forum Traffic." I have often wondered if Fiverr hired him to do what he does on the Fiverr Forum to increase engagement. I for one do not engage he or she which ever the case may be. 🤔

and 16/39 reviews from the same user with varying degrees of aggressive satisfaction such as "THANK YOU VERY MUCH" and "Many thanks for the help, and your kind services!!!!! Always a pleasure !!!!!! 😊" 🤔😄

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44 minutes ago, melanielm said:
  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket. (Don't rely on income from one source.)
  • Don't undervalue yourself.
  • Choose who you work with wisely. While this is harder on Fiverr because some people just order and you have to work for/with them, jumping on any chance offered often results in more headaches than it's worth.
  • Keep building your marketable skills AND understanding of how to run and grow your business.

Thanks a lot! Great advice. Working a lot on e-commerce in general at the moment, it's harder than it looks 😄

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21 minutes ago, vibronx said:

Weird that they have the exact same username and way of writing as you, but I will leave it at that. 🙂

 

19 minutes ago, visualstudios said:

Maybe the weird style and heavy thesaurus usage runs in the family. Probably genetic.

One of the best advices you got as a freelancer. 😉

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