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Everything posted by leannelrivers

  1. At first glance you need to correct some of your spelling and check your spacing between words and commas in your descriptions. You also don't have enough examples of work to show the scope you are capable of delivering. And you're charging peanuts. Whilst competitive pricing is attractive to many buyers, sellers who are taking $5 for a job don't give the impression that they value their time or work very highly. That's just my opinion.
  2. It's not being a jerk to look at things like this. One or two mistakes are no big deal. But consistently bad grammar and spelling doesn't give a good impression or a sense of care to putting a gig together. If I was paying someone to promote my book, good grammar and spelling would be a must!
  3. I've been approached with a similar offer in the past and I was quickly out of there once I realised what they were up to "banking voices." Total cheek. And concerning considering the amount of people who want something for nothing and will gladly pay a fraction of the price for an AI voice, regardless of how crap it sounds.
  4. jonbaas said it, but read the terms of service first. It's very clear! THEN if you still don't get it, CS is an option after the forum. I imagine that the CS agents get sick of requests and questions from people who are too lazy to seek out answers that are available elsewhere. No wonder they can't be bothered helping sellers with genuine problems like "Fiverr blew up through no fault of my own and now my completion rate is down." "Sorry, there's nothing I can do because the 3 billion messages about gig ranking have broken my spirit."
  5. To do your homework on how the site works instead of moaning on the forum and waiting to be bottle fed miraculous solutions to become an overnight success.
  6. If I would like to work with a particular client I will offer a free demo of 2 lines max if I can make sure that it makes no sense without the context of the rest of the script, or I'll add in an audible watermark so they can't use it. But most of the time I say no, twice this week already actually. One buyer who was polite but clearly trying to rip me off and another who was cocky AND wanted a free demo and a free revision on the demo if it wasn't suitable. Absolute p*ss take. Block is a beautiful thing. It should be enough to provide them with demo's you already have.
  7. If she isn't responding then just submit your work. You can add in your delivery message that you had to meet the order and if she needs revisions she can request them, assuming you include one or two.
  8. I took three weeks away in August and I had clients waiting and direct orders again within 24 hours. I don't recommend extending delivery times to a few weeks, not often anyway, some buyers may come to your profile and think that's your usual delivery time and never come back. It won't occur to everyone that you're on holiday. at least with out of office you can leave a note for anyone who lands on your page.
  9. Great post! Thank you. Clients want to know that their time, money, and project are all in safe hands. Competent communication is key to creating trust and getting orders.
  10. I highly doubt Fiverr would be into selling our information. That would get them into serious sh*t as a platform.
  11. No. Hourly contracts just complicate things. You could spend an hour debating with a client about what's possible in an hour.
  12. There is no hourly option on Fiverr. There are on other platforms and I find it pretty useless because the client will ALWAYS say it shouldn't take as long as it does and people have different workflows and a different pace. A lot of people think my voiceovers should only take a few minutes. They probably would if I recorded them on my iphone and then sent them without any care.
  13. What do you mean by range? Rank?
  14. You should contact the Fiverr team directly rather than posting on the forum. Because Fiverr is the host of these zoom calls, only Fiverr records and keeps a record of the call, presumable to make sure no one is breaking ToS. You could ask for specific calls if needed but I'm not sure you'll get them.
  15. I LOVE the drawing! And how great to have a healthy outlet and expression for you feelings. It does have tough moments being an artist and a freelancer, but the resilience you build along the way is priceless. Allowing yourself to be sensitive is a strength, it's just about being grounded too because the world day to day isn't very sensitive. It's like being a walking, exposed nerve sometimes 🙂 I'm not going to go into detail but I'm in a very interesting but challenging stage of my own healing/becoming/growth/letting go of all the f*cks I've been waiting to give. I think some bloke in the bible said "Be in the world but not of the world."...or something like that. Because of my life choices professional and personal, I don't fit in with some paradigms and I'm often made aware of it by other helpful humans. And I'm sensitive about it and it bums me out sometimes. The I wonder if being "normal" would be easier and I don't think so, it's just different stuff in the rucksack. I just remind myself that I'm awesome as I am and step back from the drama. Be kind and gentle with yourself, it's a process!
  16. Obviously I meant to say worthlessness, not worthiness. We're totally worthy! 🙂 What's that?
  17. You can maybe find a simple template online and write up a very brief letter to confirm the copyright. It doesn't need to be anything complicated.
  18. It's brave to speak up, thank you. You describe feelings, moods and emotions that so many people experience or have experienced. Myself included. We can relate to the feelings but the causes of them are individual. If you feel this way about life and about yourself it's OK, but you feel that way for a reason(s) that isn't your fault. Low self esteem and feelings of worthiness are not our natural state. I've been through therapy, I believe everyone could use at least a few sessions, I mean, look at world we grow up in. There's nothing "wrong" with you. You can take responsibility for your healing.
  19. "I can't open" isn't a very good reason for cancelling. Next time offer to help them find a way to open the file instead of cancelling immediately. You lose time and money and they get your work.
  20. I'd follow the prompt to contact customer service. It may be a bug.
  21. I don't have a picture but right now it's cherry picking time. There are cherry trees everywhere where I live. There's a plum tree in the community garden where I volunteer too, they'll be ready soon. We get a "bio-box" every two weeks from a local farm and it's always a nice surprise because you never know what you're going to get. Just laaak a box o' choclits.
  22. I sometimes wonder if they (whoever they are) regret calling it Fiverr. Because the initial assumption is that everything is a fiver. I remember telling an artist friend of mine that he could probably bring in some decent money on this platform with his creative video work and he literally scoffed in my face. He didn't realise that $5 was just the starting price, his assumption was that it was a joke and he'd look a fool for selling on here. Ouch!
  23. I think at a quick glance, the forum would quickly confirm my suspicions that Fiverr isn't a very serious platform with reputable sellers. Maybe if I had time as a buyer to really get into it, I might feel differently. I hope the overall rep improves with time. I've been asked maaaaany times to provide a demo that doesn't mention Fiverr. It's also why I never share my Fiverr profile anywhere, I think people would take me less seriously.
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