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  • 4 months later...

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I completely agree with this as well. I’m pretty sure a lot of sellers aren’t sitting by their computers all day every day. Some people have children, are married and want time with their spouse. Others could be students.



I know when I wake up because of a message, I read it right away, but I turn right back over and go back to sleep. I do read it again a few times when I’m more alert so that I can properly understand and I can articulate what I want to communicate back to the buyer.



I thought that was a poor piece of advice and I’m not surprised that others think so as well.

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For what it’s worth, $5 consulting fees for video work is becoming more commonplace. It’s also used by some the most talented and professional video presenters here on fiverr. What @edume does is not unusual at all and I wouldn’t be surprised if it becomes the norm for TRS video production.



I’m kind of indifferent so long as it’s allowed by the TOS. Since I create videos, perhaps I’m in a unique position to understand why they do this. I prefer a different approach, but… time is money… and a great deal of time often goes into discussing a production before an order is placed. For me, my rates are higher than most so that offsets any concern of diminished returns regarding the consulting.

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I wish I had seen this post before contracting a few sellers. I sent emails and used the ones who answered within 48 hours and to my satisfaction. I also waited a few days before giving a review. Unfortunately 2 of the sellers dropped the traffic to my site considerably after 3 weeks (in a one month contract) and 1 seller didn’t provide the other half of the gig promised. They also didn’t respond to any of my messages. I never noticed the Complaints link. I guess I had too many other things to chase after $5, but it still bugged me. I’d like to change my review, and maybe make that complaint, even if it’s after the fact.

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Please be aware of a gig provided called ‘overboost’. She accepts gigs and than tries to renegotiate the price. I purchased a $5 gig, she than asks for another $40. I left a bad review and she than told that if I removed the review she would complete the work for $15. As soon as I removed the review she refused to complete the work. She basically blackmailed me.

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Coming from a seller’s perspective, I think that a lot of these are good tips, but I disagree with #2: Confirm information in the gig - about what you will get even if it’s listed.



A quick message confirming that the seller is available for your order is fine, but asking questions that repeat everything in the gig description will just waste time. I’ve personally spent a lot of time writing my gig description, and I find it a bit frustrating when buyers clearly haven’t read it. I would recommend that all buyers take a look at what’s included in the description, including the delivery time, before contacting a seller. I do think messaging the seller ahead of time and describing the details of what you’re looking for (particularly if it’s a large order or more complicated than the basic gig) is a great idea.



If a seller delivers something that doesn’t live up to the description, you have a very good reason for requesting a modification or cancelling the order to get a refund.

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In every gig, I ensure I encourage my potential buyers to contact me prior to ordering because every customer expects different things from a gig and I want to be sure I can deliver what they want when they want it.



I think it should be promoted!

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yes your are right on some point like description or timely response but i don’t think all seo service are fake here as a seller of seo service i have too many clients who saw some decent ranking with my work because i don’t try to scam my buyers if some one looking for suggestion i will happy to help them but if some one looking for #1 ranking on Google with 5$ buck its just like to get Eiffel tower in just 5.

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Some sellers are angry at me for wait I have said, but the fact is that it’s the truth and nothing is done about the fake services being sold.

I think buyers should give proper feedback to the seller immediately, but if buyer feel bad after a time, give another as buyer feelings to the seller…

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I agree with most of what you said except for this:

 

 

 

edume said: 1. Send a message to the seller and ask some questions. Wait and see how long it takes to reply. If it takes more than a day, forget about this seller. Good communication means a fast reply.

 

What if the seller is enjoying a day away from work?

What if the seller is ill?

What if the seller is on vacation?

What if the seller is swamped with work and only responds to messages 3/4 times a week?

 

Having a good response time isn't indicative of your ability to sell successfully. Would you spoil your day off by replying to a message regarding a $5 order?

I’m totally agree with you

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Please be aware of a gig provided called ‘overboost’. She accepts gigs and than tries to renegotiate the price. I purchased a $5 gig, she than asks for another $40. I left a bad review and she than told that if I removed the review she would complete the work for $15. As soon as I removed the review she refused to complete the work. She basically blackmailed me.

If you purchase $5 packages and demand $40 work, Then she ask $40 from you…you should discuss with her first

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I think buyers should give proper feedback to the seller immediately, but if buyer feel bad after a time, give another as buyer feelings to the seller…

So you are suggesting that buyers leave only positive feedback on the seller profile and bad reviews should go privetly to a seller?

That would be really unfair to other buyers. They deserve to know all good or bad experiences.

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So you are suggesting that buyers leave only positive feedback on the seller profile and bad reviews should go privetly to a seller?

That would be really unfair to other buyers. They deserve to know all good or bad experiences.

no no, I am not suggesting that buyers leave only positive feedback to the seller. I am telling about the feedback of real feelings of buyers (positive or negative).

I am asking only QUICK feedback for the seller (positive or negative).

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Coming from a seller’s perspective, I think that a lot of these are good tips, but I disagree with #2: Confirm information in the gig - about what you will get even if it’s listed.

 

 

 

A quick message confirming that the seller is available for your order is fine, but asking questions that repeat everything in the gig description will just waste time. I’ve personally spent a lot of time writing my gig description, and I find it a bit frustrating when buyers clearly haven’t read it. I would recommend that all buyers take a look at what’s included in the description, including the delivery time, before contacting a seller. I do think messaging the seller ahead of time and describing the details of what you’re looking for (particularly if it’s a large order or more complicated than the basic gig) is a great idea.

 

 

 

If a seller delivers something that doesn’t live up to the description, you have a very good reason for requesting a modification or cancelling the order to get a refund.

Good point. We don’t want to enable laziness, plus the time spent speaking with a prospect is time spent on the gig. That basically means you’re making less money per hour if you’re spending time answering lazy, ignorant questions.

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