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  1. Soda seems to be my main drink. I do tend to bored eat, too.
  2. Fiverr is far from the worst platform. They have a lot of things to improve, and cutting their greed would be great. It is especially shitty that they take from our tips. I can guarantee I have lost out on tips entirely, because the buyer does not want to pay extra/have my money taken away. I wish that there was a way to pin this site down on that…
  3. I offer mainly story writing and building. It’s not geared toward homework.
  4. Yeah I made my “samples” a slightly cheaper, shorter version of my regular gigs. I’ll send over something pre-written if they’re fine with that, but sending free tailored samples is just too much.
  5. Definitely industry to industry this amount of orders and the importance of that number changes. When writing, I think 33 in a little over a year is a good number while still holding another full time job - whereas an acting coach per se might need double that to stay relevant.
  6. I make a disclaimer for any homework/tests/grants/proposals I write. I definitely see ways that can be unethical - but then, I have the skills someone was looking for. With an essay, I tell the student to change some of the things I wrote so it is more authentic. Usually people looking to publish will have a second editor go over the work, and that will change it too.
  7. I do ghost writing of almost any kind. Not unethical, other than the people who try not to pay us, or only pay us pennies on the dime.
  8. Multiple. It’s exam season in most places and as long as I can get a disclaimer to the clients, I don’t mind doing the homework/tests.
  9. The people who post buyer requests are not looking for people to message them. They just want to compare the abilities of people who responded. Some will appreciate a sample in the inbox, but when I responded to buyer requests, I usually introduced myself, my experience, and what me and my gig could do for their project.
  10. This is infuriating! The person did not even pick good words to trade out for. Not that re-writes are just trading out words! But wow. I could do a better job trying to run this scam, and I have never even thought about doing this kind of thing, in the whole 6 months I have been ghost writing here. :roll_eyes:
  11. I think you just had an absent buyer. As long as you did what they instructed, you did your job and do not beat yourself up over if they will or will not come back.
  12. I wanted to start making money off of writing. I travel a lot, and for disconcertingly long periods of time for a regular job to work out. Almost all of my work has been freelance, for the past year. Those are the big 3 factors…
  13. Giving free work is not going to give you future work. It is likely to get you people asking for free work. Because if you did it once, you’ll do it again.
  14. People have mostly covered what I would say here. The work looks like fine enough graphic design work. I think it’s up to you if you want to update to higher prices (hint: I upped my prices to $10 minimum within two months on Fiverr) but definitely one way to pad a $5 order is not to offer free revisions. If the person wants something more than five minutes of work, they can pay you for the (probably doubled) time spent making a new logo. I’m only just learning to stick to this kind of rule whoopsie.
  15. At this point unless he is actually adding more money to the order, definitely keep sending the most recent revision. He may be wasting your time on purpose. It may not be worth it at this point so do not make it less worth it.
  16. 10 revisions is crazy. What I would do is say “no”. I don’t mind giving one free, I’ve even done a second for someone. But 10 is unreasonable, and I would say every time that he requests a revision, send him the last revision you made. Unless you have not fulfilled their original requirements/what might have been added on later, no more revisions. Just send back the most recent. You have done your job and he should not be trying to scam you out of money. It is not worth your time.
  17. I don’t know if using a VPN for this site is illegal, but people can use it for mundane things such as price checking items, so it’s not illegal in an international aspect.
  18. The most common reason is that they’re faking their country (by using VPN) and hope that they will get more orders that way. Another common reason is traveling, especially if they’re a digital nomad. That’s me! I split my time between two countries and so my time zone changes by 8 hours every little while.
  19. Usually it’s not something to worry about, though the U*work scammers use random time zones. I normally assume (and it normally is) that it is just a person using a VPN, or traveling out of country/continent.
  20. Me, sort of! I am still an American citizen but am working on Nordic citizenship. I think the only thing I miss from the U.S. is my family, big cars, and some fast food restaurants. Oh, Beto’s…
  21. I have been in one of them (it was labeled for advertising gigs so I thought that was what we did, was share our gigs) but it was for trading impressions/views/clicks, probably ratings buried in there. They definitely are not being tricked. They required screenshots of their gigs to ensure that :rofl: I left after a couple of days because I realised it wasn’t constructive on the human side of things.
  22. Sort of wondering this too. I don’t kill myself over the use of emojis, they can be helpful, but you have got to know the person knows why you are using them. I think I always sound way square, or over excited.
  23. I don’t think that you will get banned for highballing an offer. I do it a fair amount but that’s because I can fit a bunch of their other criteria.
  24. Just make sure that the money you earn covers at least the time spent doing it. (This will change over time.) Lots of people have said do not change your prices, but I have changed mine a lot, and have not seen a horrible decrease in sales. I’m certain some people have noticed. It’s just based on how much time and work I can spend on the projects, though. And though I’m on the newer end I think I get enough orders and am gaining popularity, despite prices.
  25. I want there to be a way to report buyer requests. Phishing attempts or malware (though rare), sellers trying to advertise their services, and an (also rare) ultra inappropriate post. I may be able to remove them from my view but it does not let Fiverr know that something bad is in there.
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