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  1. Know it's an old thread but I use Adobe Audition and have since...forever. For me it's easy of use and integration with other Adobe design products that I use make it a no brainer. I still use ProTools if a client calls for it, but Audition is my go-to.
  2. Yes. Maybe not the 3 hour talk-time, but yes. Many buyer want more for less. It’s the nature of the platform and freelance, in general. You are not obligated to justify or even quantify the reasons for your rates and services. Those are unique to sellers. You have an insight that a lot of sellers don’t and that is that you have fiverr-rates and non-fiverr rates (for projects not on Fiverr). That means you know the difference, but your non-fiverr rates don’t apply to fiverr. You can’t forget what you know and what you believe is fair, but fiverr is a different animal and the ecosystem allows buyers to negotiate and often undervalue a sellers work. It happens to many, if not all, of us.
  3. Just had a client (buyer) ask if I could do 2 additional samples with my delivery. This was after an agreement for one video/one format. The answer was, yes, for an additional fee of $$, I’d be happy to. They decided they didn’t want to pay extra, so one version is what they got. The issue here is that you acquiesced to your buyer’s demands initially, now they expect you to do so. Simple solution V1 - Cancel the order, move on. Simple solution V2 - Deliver what you promised, no more, move on. Bad review, so what? You don’t control what a buyer may/may not say or do. You only control what YOU do and say. Bad buyers are an issue, but not worth the extra time to stress over. A bad review doesn’t make you a bad seller…it’s just a review.
  4. What’s the question, or the problem? Buyers expecting you to charge less than you’re asking??
  5. iPhone 12 Pro Max, but I use my iPad pro mostly for Fiverr mobile.
  6. Same here - limited new client messages, mostly repeat business and I’m a TRS also. As with most others, I belive it is a combination of factors…a perfect storm, if you will. And as with any other slow downs that have occurred in the past, I simply take this as an opportunity to revaluate my gig structures and other avenues. I’ve been on Fiverr for 7 years and this (May 2021) has been my worst month since my first month. Ebbs and flows have become the norm. But we adapt.
  7. Hello, You SHOULD use professional software, but if your mac is all you have then you can change your settings in Preferences > Advanced and change them to either 16 bit or 24 bit. I think the default setting is 16bit. Garage band DOES allow to you export in .wav format. It’s not your microphone that handles the settings, that’s simply your input device. You need to familiarize yourself with your laptop, the audio software, in this case Garageband and it’s settings. You can check support.apple for help, but you’ll still need to find your way around. Again, your editing software determines your settings, not your mic. Good luck.
  8. There is no such thing. Like you said, it is different from everyone AND varies from day to day and other external factors out of our control. Best of luck and welcome to Fiverr!
  9. I work on my desktop, laptop and respond to messages on those two, as well as my tablet and cell phone at home, office and traveling and I haven’t had any issues in over fiver years.
  10. Hello, I’m Markus and I’m a voice actor (among other things) on and off-fiver. I mainly specialize in character/video game/narration voice overs, but I do more commercial work off-fiver. I CAN play the piano, but only as a means of relaxation…and Christmas songs are my go to! 😀
  11. One word “RELAX”. Every review will not be a 5-star. It happens. Sometimes buyers leave one because of your work, other times it’s in spite of it and they’re angry. You can’t change that. All you can focus on is delivering the best quality work going forward. As @genuineguidance said “…don’t chase buyers for a review…”. To be clearer, don’t chase reviews at all. Focus on what you CAN control and that is the quality of your work. Given enough time on this site most of us get one-star reviews. I choose to concentrate on the positive ones instead…and wear the negative ones as a badge of honor. Stress LESS.
  12. Slippery slope. As I understand it comes to to Fair Use, which has a lot of levels to be met, but generally I’d say know. Assuming your clients doesn’t own the copyright, nor permission from the artist or his/her reps, it’s for commercial use, you’d be using a chorus and not just loose lyrics, etc. I’ve only run across it once and the biggest hangups were: Are you getting paid, do you have permission and could the artist be made to loose money? It shouldn’t be that big of a deal on a small scale, but I tend to stay away as it doesn’t easily fall under fair use. Google and check out the fair use doctrine for music and/or lyrics. I’m only speaking from a past experience. Good luck!
  13. It’s been a loooooooooooong time since I was a new Seller, but if you work long enough on Fiverr it’s almost a certainty that you will get the dreaded Lonely Star rating. It happens. There is absolutely nothing you can do about it over time, with more orders (I don’t know how many and I don’t know how long) it will simply become less important in reviews, ranking and, more importantly, in YOUR mind. It’s statistically impossible to make EVERYONE present a 5-star review. 25% of my Buyers don’t leave reviews at all 🤨. It happens. My advice, for what its worth, is the same advice as getting a 5-star review…and that is: focus on the next project and the one after that. Fiverr is a numbers game that you can only win with more numbers. A 1-star review hurts if you have 4 reviews, but if you have 400 reviews, then only .25% of your orders are 1-star - negligible. Look forward to the next order and delivery. Thats what you control. Personally, I’ve printed out my 1-star reviews. They serve as a reminder that (1) you can’t always make everyone happy and (2) A bad review doesn’t make one a bad seller…its JUST a bad review. 👍
  14. Just checked…again. Now it’s showing delivered and no count down clock. Looks fixed. 😮
  15. Same here. It will show as a delivery, but the timer still counts down as if it wasn’t. Bug. Contact CS already
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