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thatwordchick last won the day on February 23

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  1. No worries! Fiverr can have a little bit of a learning curve. Some other common (and serious!) newbie mistakes to avoid: Don’t give free samples, don’t contact (or offer to contact) off the Fiverr platform, do not ask for or accept payment off of the Fiverr platform, and do not mention or ask for reviews. They have bots that pick up on certain words - e.g. “rating”, “review”, “star”, “email” etc. so don’t chat about stuff like that with your client(s). With this client, you can be apologetic - “Sorry about that, I’ve been informed that it’s cautioned against in the TOS to send any completed files through chat, I need to submit it through the proper system, thanks for understanding!”
  2. This isn’t strictly true. The reason the account got disabled is an important piece of information - sometimes an account is taken down “temporarily” during an investigation and closed entirely if issues (e.g. duplicate accounts, off-platform contact, etc.) are discovered.
  3. Why do you have to send them a preview file? We have a revision function in Fiverr for a reason. Send it in as completed, and explain they can send it back for a revision (ONE revision, specify that, or they’ll be able to / try to take advantage of you) if anything needs adjustment. I always use the word “adjustment” (a small tweak) as opposed to “change” (a larger effort, up to and including a full re-do) so they don’t get the wrong idea 😉 Was it the client’s idea to get this “preview” sent to them, by chance?
  4. Clearly your past success speaks to your skill level, so I doubt I can “reinvent the wheel,” so to speak. As a writer/editor though, I will tell you that your capitalization is all over the place and makes you look a little sloppy / unprofessional. When I’m working with clients outside of America, in casual / introductory text where they give their name, I also recommend a quick pronunciation add-in - that’s entirely your decision, and not strictly necessary, but it might help make you look more approachable to American/English clients, even if you never verbally speak to them. For example, in your bio here, if I was correcting the capitalization and adding in something like that, it might look like (I’m putting it in as a picture so no one steals it from you - also, I took a guess at your name? It may not be pronounced like that, if I got it wrong, I apologize! 🙂 ) image704×96 6.53 KB
  5. Sounds like your client’s day-drinking 😆 Yeah, there’s zero basis for “legal action” - not only do they have no leg to stand on here, the amount is negligible (based on your gig prices) and court costs would likely run them more than they’re hoping (in vain) to “recover.” Man, there are some real clueless bullies in the pool of buyers.
  6. I am not really sure corporate social responsibility is about helping potential competitors… I agree with what others have said. As a freelancer, you are responsible for your own business. Ideally, you should have a plan for success already mapped out before you start selling. If you need to get things spoon-fed, you are never going to succeed. That’s just the reality of it. I see it as I have a finite amount of time, effort, and - thanks to my lovely retinal disability - vision to throw at my work, but there is a bottomless well of need on behalf of clients. I love writing as an art, even my marketing writing…there’s beauty in capturing the essence of a product, or a feeling, even for the sake of advertising. If I help steer promising talent towards the overall cause, I’m ultimately helping my industry thrive after I’m no longer able to be part of it (death, blindness, etc.) It’s also why I’m equally harsh on what I consider to be the scum of the earth - “writers” that plagiarize gig text or try to steal my work (or a peer’s) to pass it off as their portfolio work. It’s one thing to be a bad writer, it’s another to take what I’ve earned in blood, sweat, tears, and ink over a decade and cosplay as me to steal potential clients off my queue WHILE being a bad writer. Trust me when I say I pull no punches and have an ever-growing list of the scumbags I’ve seen “escorted” off this platform over that particular offense.
  7. Lovely to meet you, friend! Hope you find fast success when you get back into the groove. 🙂
  8. Well, you’ll be waiting an awful long time, if that’s the case. I charge $100 an hour. 🙂
  9. @[thatwordchick] Thank you Very much For Your good suggestion But Now I Will hopeless & What do I will now, please say me. I…literally circled what you need to change? I mean, short of me logging onto your account and literally doing your job for you (no thanks, by the way), I don’t know what you’re expecting me to do.
  10. That’s totally unreadable to me, I’d definitely suggest you either add a drop shadow or change the color of the font to something with more contrast. The text on your second image is also too small to read comfortably. Otherwise, your gig text is clear and non-plagiarized, so I’d say you’re looking pretty good!
  11. Basically, if it’s a “maybe”, treat it as a “definitely.” It’s very hard to get in trouble here if you’re honest about things and approach things ethically. It’s not worth risking your livelihood because some kid’s too lazy to do their uni homework 😉
  12. Well, first of all, it appears that you’re using someone else’s gig description - that’s not just unethical and against Fiverr TOS, it’s also killing your SEO: image691×374 66.7 KBSecondly, your gig page doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in you as a graphic design professional. Everything I’ve circled in red is either misaligned or too small/blurred to read on your gig page. The purple circles are grammatical errors. image973×346 120 KB
  13. If it’s not blatant, you can’t be expected to be psychic, no. But answering lab questions, particularly off-site? That’s a dead giveaway. If the instructions mention "class, " "assignment, " etc - it’s going to be pretty clear. Most of us have been to school and know what assignments look like. Fiverr wording specifies anything “academic,” if I remember correctly. That includes college entrance essays, tests, reports, etc.
  14. @gongor32 makes a good point here. You can always brag on yourself in your gig text, if you wanted…e.g. - “I’ve completed more than X projects for my satisfied clients, and I can’t wait to make you the next one!”
  15. If you want to see a user’s previous work (that they are able to share, of course), the term for that is portfolio. You want to see their portfolio of past work, but honestly there should be plenty to base your decision on in their Fiverr Gig page already. There is a BIG difference between the word example and the word sample. An example is generally something already completed that you can point to - “Here’s an article I published last year, this is an example of my work in the logistics industry.” You’re just asking me for a link, not a fresh piece of work. It’s proof that I have the qualifications / skill I claim to, but requires no real work on my part. Alternately, a sample is something one-off that is intended for consumption. In American English, we typically read it as “a little something for free to get us interested in buying.” Supermarkets may give out samples of cheese on toothpicks by the deli counter to entice people to buy sliced cheese packages. To an English-speaking seller, we hear the word sample and think free work. To professional sellers, it’s a huge RED FLAG, because it’s a “buyer” introducing themselves by saying our work isn’t even worth paying for, AND we should have to “try out” for their business. I would also block someone that had the audacity to ask me for a sample for free - they’re not suddenly going to grow a conscience and value my work and effort, they’re telling me right away what I can expect, and that’s more trouble than they’re worth. Also? $7.50 wouldn’t even buy me a decent lunch at a fast food place. That’s not even “can you give me an example money.” Have you ever seen the creative pyramid? Let me enlighten you:
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