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Oh heck yeah. I recently have been working with someone who does not speak my language, asks me to do something, and then talks down to me because I "am an idiot and did it wrong." When in reality, I did what was asked, but they were using the wrong words. Many eye rolls were had. I do not expect a tip on this order 😛

But maybe I will get one because not only did I do the job, I also deciphered the cryptic messages!

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13 hours ago, precords1275 said:

Oh heck yeah. I recently have been working with someone who does not speak my language, asks me to do something, and then talks down to me because I "am an idiot and did it wrong." When in reality, I did what was asked, but they were using the wrong words. Many eye rolls were had. I do not expect a tip on this order 😛

But maybe I will get one because not only did I do the job, I also deciphered the cryptic messages!

When I first started I had the same issue. My American brain was interpreting what was said to me as the overseas buyer talking down to me or criticizing my work. I would get upset and push back and tell them I didn't need their $5 script written in broken English! I soon realized it is more language barrier than attitude because when I'd push back, they would usually apologize profusely and everything was usually better after that.

I do believe that no job is truly worth your mental health, but on the Fiverr platform I also believe you almost have to work for cheap and deal with the harder clients tom work for in the beginning until you gain that social proof in the form of good reviews. I actually had an issue just this week. I was doing a really cheap VO for a Buyer's Request and the buyer came back with all these revisions 9 days after the job had closed. I ended up recording the whole script 3 times. I worked harder for that $10 BR than I did for a national TV commercial! 

I guess I'm saying all this to say that were not curing cancer here, so it will be easier on your mental health if you just remember just that. You will have good jobs and not so good jobs, and your career on Fiverr isn't ruined if you get a cancelation or a not so good review. If you go into it with that mindset, maybe you it won't end up being so taxing to your mental health.

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I agree 100% with you! I have been an Entrepreneur for over 10 years and mental health is super important! I've had ups and downs. After being in a very low spot, you release that being sane is one of the most important things.

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I have no other option. I must work. I've always worked from word of mouth, or from musicians I've met from around the world, but this pandemic has turned many of us musicians into paupers. Venues are still closed around me, and summer is supposed to be the time of year I can get back on track financially, but the businesses that aren't closed, or now out of business.... So I just tried this, but can't even get past my W-9 form. This site is too picky on file size (75 MB limit?), and I spent hours creating this page, and I'm still at the draft stage. I know my information is correct - I've used my Tax ID plenty of times elsewhere.

I can't imagine a job that's more stressful than this signing up process! But I understand. Sometimes, I'm ready to just delete this account, despite just signing up a couple of days ago.

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