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humanissocial

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  1. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. In every industry in the world people have a right to decline whether they want to work with someone. Yes some buyers may complain about it but I would rather people complain that purchase a Gig without reading the full description and then forcing me to cancel the order; which in turn affects my reputation on Fiverr. I’ve had this happen multiple times and it’s beyond annoying. Your whole argument was that you think I’m saying people don’t have the right to refuse projects. Of course you do and I never suggested otherwise. You’re rebutting an argument I never even made.
  2. That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. In every industry in the world people have a right to decline whether they want to work with someone. Yes some buyers may complain about it but I would rather people complain that purchase a Gig without reading the full description and then forcing me to cancel the order; which in turn affects my reputation on Fiverr. I’ve had this happen multiple times and it’s beyond annoying. You DO have that right on Fiverr. It really is silly to act like you’re forced to do an order you don’t want to. You aren’t. You know I wasn’t saying you are forced to do projects here. Come on, now. Way to twist my argument. Fight for unfair practices from Fiverr but don’t act like anyone is forcing you do to orders. Please…
  3. Of course it is. Why would Fiverr let you do something that would mean you could take your business off Fiverr? You know I know that? I read the ToS. Try that. You had to declare that you understood the ToS when you signed up to Fiverr. So you lied when you said you did.
  4. Thank you! I have had time on my hands and like to use it to advocate self respect, business sense and empowerment in freelancing. It also helps that I’m a super fast reader and writer so it doesn’t take me long.
  5. You’re welcome. I’m super big on self respect. One of the reasons I am active in the forum is to combat the constant pressure here from sellers telling each other to charge peanuts and do things that don’t work. People set themselves for manipulation because they take bad advice from the forum. Unfortunately this is never dealt with by the moderators and the forum policy isn’t rigorous against bad advice.
  6. Absolutely! It can be hard to come this revelation when you’re constantly pressured by peers, clients and others to undervalue yourself.
  7. Thank you! Yeah stress isn’t good for anyone but it’s especially problematic when you have chronic health problems. I’m ok thanks! I’ve figured out ways of adapting.
  8. Unfortunately the reason sellers like this keep working with you is that they use their regular business as a tool to manipulate you into doing cheap work. I suggest you raise your rates considerably because low rates attract manipulative people like this. They sense desperation and take advantage of it.
  9. Aw thanks! Canadians for the win! We also both freelance with chronic health issues. Canadian healthcare makes that a bit easier! I think my health makes me less tolerant of nonsense messages because I understand the value of my energy. I don’t have much of it and refuse to use it on nonsense messages. Hope your health is cooperating with you reasonably these days.
  10. He’s manipulating you. The more you comply, the more he will try to get away with. He’s sucking you dry. Stop working for him.
  11. Move this to Improve My Gig. This clearly doesn’t belong in this category. But now that you’re here, why would someone buy something that requires good English writing skills from someone whose English is poor? Don’t you think you should be proficient at communication if you are charging money for marketing? I’m terrible at math. Would people hire someone who is bad at math as their accountant? No.
  12. It’s not women’s intuition. I simply look at the trends and know how to illicit them to evaluate a problem very early It’s objective, not an intuition and nothing to do with my sex.
  13. Because those are stock products sold without labour involved, not custom services that you can’t fulfill through automation. And automated products don’t require labor nd are scalable, which means you sell more products for the same amount of labor and cost. None of these things apply to freelancing. It’s really not helpful to compare freelancing to automated product sales. They aren’t comparable at all.
  14. I am baffled why there’s no vetting to make sure buyers have put their requests in the right category. BR is such a joke.
  15. I’m in a slump, too. A lot of companies make their budgets in January / the beginning of a quarter. Do that could be contributing. And in the case being Level 2 wouldn’t change the fact the demand is low at this time. I always look at what my market generally does when and make decisions and plans from there.
  16. Project management is inefficient as heck in the Fiverr system, am I right? Ugh. But ideally you don’t have discussions for every order with small orders and when you do they should be brief. Yeah we can certainly attract good clients and repel bad ones.
  17. Is it really necessary to show off your orders and how much you got for them? It’s irrelevant. If you like working his way, fine. But it is incredibly risky.
  18. Those are not comparable situations, though. When a friend texts you “Hello,” you know who they are and you know they are not scamming you or trying to get you to do something unethical. You know what to expect when a friend texts you and a message from a friend doesn’t become a waste of your time unless you really don’t like your friend. You don’t know any of this when you get a cagey message on Fiverr. And history tells us that cagey messages are often scammers. Either that or the person is needlessly dragging out the conversation, wasting your time because you have to go back and forth to tease out what they want. Wasting people’s time is not okay. And my friend Sue is not wasting my time by reaching out to me.
  19. No one knows what that means but okay. Work on your English.
  20. Put this in the “Improve My Gig” section. It doesn’t belong here.
  21. I totally agree. It would save us a lot of (sketchy) back and forth.
  22. This isn’t a good thing because this way you can’t protect yourself. It’s highly suspicious that the buyer would suggest this. This is a red flag that the person is going to manipulate or steal from you. And that’s what appears to be happening.
  23. No. Because you wouldn’t be doing the scope for that gig. You’d be breaking a contract. Suggest a custom order if the buyer asks to work with you.
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