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  1. Wow, I can see how that can be disappointing. My two scents? I think a lot of sellers on Fiverr do not take freelancing (and their business) seriously. The basics are, after all, to create a gig, state what you can do and provide your price. If you can't keep to what you're offering ... well, what are you doing here? I am sorry about your experience, @satvrn I don't know what services you are normally interested in and how often you've contacted sellers in the two years - but there are good sellers here. It is like digging for gold. Sometimes one does just have to delve a bit deeper! All the best, Helena.
  2. Thank you, @mariepetitifor sharing! I find your story inspiring, because to me, this is what Fiverr is all about. Giving your best and always striving to do better. Yes, it is about the money, but it is also NOT about the money, if you know what I mean. All of the best! Helena
  3. As I see it, the Buyers Request function is still available, but it is being phased out. The new feature has hiccups, though. Spammers still slip through - I've received at least three briefs already where the buyer really wants to be a seller... I hope the reporting feature of why sellers are refusing briefs is there to fix this over the longer term.
  4. Hey, @thatwordchick - I am looking for a tread where you posted about "protecting your own content" but I can't find it.   

    I have a buyer which I suspect is trying to scam me.   Can you perhaps share that post again?   I want to be able to check if the guy is going to use my order regardless of him belittling me. 



  5. Please, Buyers: Don't tell us it is a 'long term project' before you know us. It does not make sense in the real world: you won't hire someone for a huge project before you know the person, his/her way of working or before knowing if your personalities are in sync. Dangling the bait of a long term project before a new seller is unprofessional and unethical, in my opinion. Even if you really do have a big project, check out the seller first with a small job.
  6. Yes. Many Fiverr veterans do make a living here on Fiverr. I know a few myself. But they didn’t get there by begging on the forums, or sitting back and waiting for things to happen. They became successful (sometimes wealthy) by, taking responsibility for their gigs, marketing their services, and doing what they needed to do to BUILD their success. You will likely fail here if you just sit back and wait. Fiverr is not a get-rich-quick platform. It is a marketplace. If you want to be successful here, it will take a lot of work, sacrifice and hardship. Nothing will come easy, and nothing will be given out of charity. Hard work. Hard work. Hard work. Jon, you always give wise advice!
  7. It will be funny and a great post! I am proud of you!! Finally, someone who understands.
  8. Don’t bid on anything you are not comfortable with. Decide what you are going to spend your time on. Ridiculous offers are often not worth it. Be patient, and bid on offers that sounds reasonable.
  9. @jonbaas You still respond to buyer requests? 😃 Just joking. I like them for precisely this reason. I can win orders!
  10. I am a seller here on Fiverr, but I posted a buyers request yesterday to help one of my clients to get his project done. Sellers! 29 replies to my request - and NOT one original response. I explicitly stated 2-3 things I need - NO ONE addressed that. Instead, I received paste-and-copy ‘ads’ most not even relevant to my request. So - stop complaining, please. You’ll never get orders if you don’t READ, get personal with the buyer AND TELL him what YOU can do to get the job done. READ the request, and don’t reply if you can’t really provide the service! You are wasting the buyer’s time and your own, for that matter. If you are a match for the request, write a personal note (A NEW ONE EVERY TIME). “Hi, I see you are looking for XX and XX. I believe I am the best person for the job because I can XX, YYY, and ZZZ.” If the buyer asked you to include a keyword to see if you read his request - well, duh! Include it! Only 3 of the 29 requests I received added my keyword - a few brownie points there, I suppose. There are many threads here on this forum about buyer requests and ‘how can I get more orders.’ Well, here’s a place to start.
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