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  1. ! . 10 Slogans By Me For FREE That Are Better Than The Crap Half Million "Hands, Face, Space" . Cover Mug, Soaking Hands, And too far away to hit a mate when you try and flick water at them! . Soapy, Soapy, Hands and cover face Bubble, Bubble Keep social space . Clean it Wear it Distance it . Make effort Make suds Make room . Keep clean Keep covered Keep away Keep smiling . When you wash When you cover When you distance We ALL win . Generous with the water Do what you Auta . Cover your face Show some good grace . Generous with the soap Generous with the hope . Generous with the gap Give CORVID a SLAP . I cover my face Because I have self-respect! I washed my hands Because I love my family! I kept me distance Because I am loyal to my friends! . Get that CORVID down the plug Wash your hands cover your Mug! Cover that Mug! Wash that face! Keep your distance! Keep your space! . Wet Hands Slippy Hands Dry Hands . Germs are about! Mask over mouth . Stay alert Stay apart Out! Corvid! Out! . . 10 better slogans done in less than an hour! . For FREE . Half a million? My fat hairy arse! . I was barely even trying! . Someone, please explain to me again, How and why I am still not a very well paid writer yet??!! . Or even a minimum wage one! . !
  2. Even more a reason why you should price your gigs properly. Not just for yourself but for other passionate writers, too, who are forced to work for minimum wage because that is considered the industry-standard if everyone is charging too little. Also, I’m not sure if quotes are the way to go when it comes to your gig description. I would imagine that potential buyers are looking for writers who are able to string coherent sentences together. The gig description is a great opportunity for you to show that you’re able to do that. All my intros need redoing (inc the gallery on each of them) It is on a to-do list, very near the top. The quotes were a strictly temporary measure. To replace the misguided super cheap offer… Just in case you were at all wondering, tonight I have made a commitment to some friends to create a A Provisional Statement of Business Partnership Intent And although it is not strictly legally binding, it is important I get it right, Tomorrow I will redo all the intros! Promises First, Others first, What is right first, Me second!
  3. I have tried to get my prices as close to minimum wage as possible, but ‘bottled out’ when I got to £8 30p before Fiverr cut. That is an average of 20 $ per 1 K of words. (Current UK minimum is £8 20p an hour) I am looking at my new gig prices and feel vaguely horrified now. I find it hard to imagine being paid these amounts for something I love doing so much. I will try it for a months trial, and see what happens… NOTE FOR OVERZELOUS ADMIN THIS IS NOT SELF PROMOTION IT IS NOT AGAINST COMMUNITY STANDARDS! IT IS A CORE ON TOPIC SUBJECT POINT!
  4. I have actually flip-flopped my stance since then, largely due to english_voice very persuasive argument and equivalent wage calculations. And to be fair to yourself, this comment you made earlier…
  5. The terrible thing is That at that time I was so, low and desperate, I would have felt glad to take it Because I felt trapped, crushed and out of options Am I supposed to feel some empathy for those that may be a bit “miffed” that I raised my prices back up? Some twinge of guilt perhaps? Based on the above calculations, even with my prices raised back up, I am still only getting £6: 20p an hour! (Before the Fiverr cut!) I could raise them again? But raising them to a decent level seems to be futile? Let us reverse the question, How bad at writing (of any other job) do you have to be, to only be worth £22 a day? And to those who may tritely say, “Well do something else then,” When you say that, what I actually hear is… “Let them eat cake,” The next very predictable response to that is, Don’t be a drama queen! People were starving back then! My reply to that would be, 5 food banks in Redcar, but only 1 Costa coffee And people who work FULL TIME are relying on those Food Banks! Luckily (for this month) I found a solution What that solution was, does not matter. But I can tell you, is that once honest households who once turned random salespeople away at the door are now buying stolen items from local professional shoplifters. As first with a pang of resigned guilt but now instead of that, in a “matter of fact” way. I can tell you, that when good people get desperate then bad things happen I can tell you that instead of hearing people often say “I am better than that!” That is being replaced with… “Well, you have to do, what you have to do, don’t you!” I can tell you that the “Criminal Under Class” is growing VERY quickly because people NEED IT TO!
  6. at your current rate and the current conversion rate, this post would have cost me £22.55 tiakovolana: at your current rate and the current conversion rate, this post would have cost me £22.55 I am probably going to deeply regret poking at this bear trap But I am now too morbidly curious not to, QUESTION: Are you implying that this would be an overcharge or an undercharge? And then explain your reasoning either way?
  7. i havn’t read the whole thread, it looks like there’s been more drama then an eastenders omnibus, but i disagree with this don’t get me wrong, i would happily pay you your £300 for a 1k article, and i would expect a professional job at great value. though i probably wouldn’t do it through fiverr. would you, in all honesty? i fear you’re comparing a five star restaurant with mc donalds though. and i don’t mean any disrespect to the OP at all with that. many eat at mc donalds. i’m not a fan myself being veggie and all, but i treated myself to a subway earlier and bloody nice it was too. but it ain’t the ritz. heck i had to stand outside tesco and eat it, then i couldn’t even was j my hands because i didn’t have a 20p coin <.< ignoring the fact that the OP was originally targeting resellers, hence the lower prices (although why wouldn’t i buy directly from him then, but we live and learn), i think that fiverr is good for low end business stuff, and what i call fairground attractions, which is where i would place this particular gig. i think this is why things like fortune tellers, pet portraits and heavy mettle birthday videos tend to do well here. and it’s kind of unique which is cool. there are more gigs offering furry commissions here then then on dedicated marketplaces (such as furbuy) as for competition, i’m a little mythed. i think at some point the OP has been persuaded to raise his prices. but now he’s telling porkies. because he’s still advertising half a penny per word, which would mean £5 for 1k works, but in actual fact 1k will set you back £12.50 or £9 depending on the size of you’re order, which means that the smallest order is over a whole penny per word now, a while back i was inspired by a few threads here (and covid) to try out some erotic fiction gig. specifically, i ordered two, thus far the first was £14.08 for 3k words of really quite naughty erotica. i’m not sure if the OP would even go there, and while it’s not exactly Shakespeare, it is confidently written. i actually wanted 6k words for £28.16, but the seller suggested we do it in two parts, so i will be ordering part two in due course. with fee’s it actually came to about half a penny per word, and the cool thing is part two will cost me even less thanks to more favourable conversion rates at the moment the second was less naughty. it was a $5 gig, costing me £4.18 at the time. interestingly the gig didn’t specify a word count, only offering a “short story”. what i got was 2595 words, which with fees comes to about 0.2p per word, or £2 per 1k, for me. and aside from the odd grammatical error, this one was really quite well written. i enjoyed that one with all due respect, i can barely understand the OPs posts and gig descriptions, which include things like “3000 of words”. in all honesty i like his style, if he was actually offering 1k words for a $5 gig, i would probably order something just for the heck of it, not to take the smeg but because i came to the fair to have fun and chill out. but why would i spend £62.65 on an egg mcmuffin? indecently the original portion of this response is over 600 words. you’re welcome 😛 i would like to add that they are making an effort, and i highly respect them for that Dear Tiakovlana In regards to your comment/compalint… Sorry for the error on my part, I changed the prices back up but forgot to alter the Gig description. The Gig is no longer telling Porkies, and the misleading description has been removed and replaced with the following description instead. … For small jobs **From ME in a forum ** "If a copy is dull to write then you are not trying hard enough!" "Because if you are finding it dull to write then all the customers, of your customer, will also be bored!" "And that does not move products!" "It is my job, to make all writing creative!" "Even if it is only in the smallest way!" "Because that is what will make my customer money!" … I am sorry that you ever felt lied to Yours Most Sincerly Sir Gimpy the Wonder Clown and his Magic Burger Shack BA
  8. Nice I liked it 🙂 It is not a philosophy I could ever adopt myself, Partly, because I simply do not want to and partly because that is simply “not me” But it is comforting to think some in the world, both could be and are this…
  9. I disagree Having an empty page where you can do what you like is lovely but it can lack challenge Like playing a computer game on easy yet again. As the artist M C Wscher philosophied Limits Edges These things force you to be more creative not less! There is a challenge to finding a new effective way of selling shampoo that no one else has done (or at least not done as well as you) It is the difference between mere masturbation and the romantic seduction of a princess when you are but a mere lowly peasant. If a copy is dull to write then you are not trying hard enough! Because if you are finding it dull to write then all the customers, of your customer, will also be bored! And that does not move products! It is my job, to make all writing creative! Even if it is only in the smallest way! Because that is what will make my customer money! Having written the above, I have just had the self-realisation that the real reason I was tempted to crash my price so low was never about the money. Not really It was instead about a “Work Junkie” suffering from “Work Withdrawal” from a lack of a "Work Fix"!
  10. This is pretty much everybody. It sounds to me like your biggest problem is that you want to be a creative writer, but want to make bank in the meantime, by being an all-round writer for hire. As it is, you won’t find a way to reconcile these two personas. One needs to be completely sacrificed for the other to thrive. Alternatively, you need to divorce your brand personas. Keep your creative side separate from what you offer on Fiverr, or just go all in and offer creative writing on Fiverr if that is what you want to do. It’s worse than that. They took my Grandmother. I love Whitby. Do they still have the cool little fossil shop with the Brontosaurus eggs? I disagree Having an empty page where you can do what you like is lovely but it can lack challenge Like playing a computer game on easy yet again. As the artist M C Wscher philosophied Limits Edges These things force you to be more creative not less! There is a challenge to finding a new effective way of selling shampoo that no one else has done (or at least not done as well as you) It is the difference between mere masturbation and the romantic seduction of a princess when you are but a mere lowly peasant. If a copy is dull to write then you are not trying hard enough! Because if you are finding it dull to write then all the customers, of your customer, will also be bored! And that does not move products! It is my job, to make all writing creative! Even if it is only in the smallest way! Because that is what will make my customer money!
  11. This is pretty much everybody. It sounds to me like your biggest problem is that you want to be a creative writer, but want to make bank in the meantime, by being an all-round writer for hire. As it is, you won’t find a way to reconcile these two personas. One needs to be completely sacrificed for the other to thrive. Alternatively, you need to divorce your brand personas. Keep your creative side separate from what you offer on Fiverr, or just go all in and offer creative writing on Fiverr if that is what you want to do. It’s worse than that. They took my Grandmother. I love Whitby. Do they still have the cool little fossil shop with the Brontosaurus eggs? With respect, No its not Not in the same way. I feel continuing this line of enquiry would be both futile and self-indulgent of me. CHANGING THE SUBJECT! You will find Whitby is mostly the same, BUT they don’t make the Crystal Lucky Ducks anymore… 🙂
  12. Most people are average, hence average, and a high chance that you’re not just below but average. Which brings you already a step ahead. Next thought is … would it be so hard to become just above average? With “your thing” itself, or if that’s too difficult/would take too long, then maybe with the “surrounding things”, like gig presentation, customer service, “marketing”? If you’d be even just above average, that would put you on higher grounds than the masses of average people, and maybe just be good enough to foot the bills? 😅 Alternatively, some say everyone is good at something, perhaps you just need to find another something, something you get a kick out of, something, where you can leave your footprints behind. Foot for thought. In any case, I like the cosplay too and … 🍀 Quote “Alternatively, some say everyone is good at something, perhaps you just need to find another something, something you get a kick out, something, where you can leave your footprints behind.” Good or bad For better or worse WRITING IS MY BIGGEST KICK! I always find some excuse to write because I love doing it I love the puns The jokes The silly mini-stories I interject into subjects at a whim. I can not imagine a better legal buzz! I have bum squits of the Keyboard I do at least 5K of words a day without trying I often tell people that there is a glaring spelling error because of Dyslexia And while it is true that I am Dyslexic The far more likely reason, in reality, is that I have not had enough sleep and/or skipped one too many meals because some idea needed doing. I have never had writer block ever But there are times when I think it would be nice to try, just for one day, to see if I can relax a bit more. I am happily addicted to writing and I never want to be cured!
  13. Whether “Real” or “Imagined”, I have, unfortunately, a psychological pathology that requires Enemies. I have what I call my Anger Fuel Tank. If I am not angry then I fall into crippling sometimes depression. So, I rely on anger as a survival strategy. It is not a great way to live, You just have to have an “It is, what it is” attitude about it. There are children with various cancers that have far worse. This is just one of many examples of why I am not allowed to self-licence myself a “pity party” Luckily that is not the only way my brain is a bit weird I can also see things in a ways that some might not be able to. (I mean in a real practical way of thinking sense NOT some silly psychic rubbish.) The cosplay is Steampunk, by the way, As worn to the Whitby Goth weekend in the UK (October version) I know I have to learn far more about forum layouts as some point, And I will, But it is not a priority for me at the moment. Thank you for implying I am a skilled writer. Beware though, I think there is an unwritten law that states that if you are too nice to people online, too often, then … …Men in Black, turn up in a dark van and take you internet router away, And then they give you disapproving looks as if to say, “We are not upset,” “We are just deeply disappointed in you” Though I may have just dreamt that. 🙂
  14. Some of these foot puns are a bit rough And there are so many rough foot puns now, …that we might need to “Pun-al” Stone!
  15. Now you’ve been given lots of advice, success is surely afoot. I think you “Nailed” it there, I might just take some of the above advice and “Toe” the line, Rather than being a “heel” by submitting to fear and hate and risk losing my “Sole” over this!
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