How to deal on Fiverr and Similar Sites..

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I see a lot of people freaking out about scams on Fiverr and Fiverr clone sites. Some of you are saying you only buy from top sellers... However, there are those who are newer who can do a good job too and there are a few ways to tell with near certainty if they will do a good job BEFORE you buy.

1. Is the listing well-written with few or no grammar and spelling mistakes?
2. Is the photo/video used for the listing relevant and crisp?
3. Is there any web link in the listing that shows examples of their work when called for?
4. Contact them FIRST. Ask questions about the gig and see if they can do what you need done.
5. See what other listings they have, maybe some of their other offers have feedback, and that can give you an idea if they can deliver as promised as well.

Others may have more suggestions. I think its only fair to give people a chance if all of the above checks out. Not everyone has been on Fiverr long enough to have "Top Seller" rankings yet. I have purchased several gigs from newer folks and had no problems at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Gates
    Yep. That really applies to any freelancer site as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickWatson
    Yeah i totally agree...ive bought many gigs from people that were still very new...and got awesome results..

    I think in the end of the day, it all comes down to some good common sense...and the best way to judge someone is by getting in touch with them before buying...and chatting to them about what you want done..this can tell you SO MANY things about the person...
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    • Profile picture of the author jvdeals
      I have had great luck with brand new people. However, watch out if you hire anyone for backlinking or traffic generation, even if they have a lot of great feedback, because you can get you site banned easily if the people you hire do spammy things.
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  • Profile picture of the author rowanman28
    I do gigs on Fiverr like tweeting, sharing, diggs, likes, google plus, etc. I don't claim to offer unbelievable value, and if I'm buying a gig, I don't believe them if they offer too much, unless they have over a hundred positive reviews. Stay away from the back link software. Too good to be true usually means it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsouravs
    Yes stay away from those who promises to give you 1000 fans in 5 dollars...Its pretty much clear they are using automated software.

    thnx
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt Henninger
    Good stuff there. Yeah, there is value to be had on Fiverr, but, just like any other outsourcing site, one needs to do your due dilligence, just like anywhere else.
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  • Profile picture of the author onegoodman
    I agree with you. The content of the gig tell a lot about if i should buy that gig or not.

    I would usually judge the gig with how well is it written, for example i will not buy press release from someone has spelling mistakes or graphics from someone with creepy photo on his gigs. These are common sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author NickWatson
      Originally Posted by onegoodman View Post

      I agree with you. The content of the gig tell a lot about if i should buy that gig or not.

      I would usually judge the gig with how well is it written, for example i will not buy press release from someone has spelling mistakes or graphics from someone with creepy photo on his gigs. These are common sense.
      Yeah there's that too...just the general "presentation" of what they are selling can also tell you a lot about what you getting..

      But as i said, personally i think the best way to judge the sellers is by chatting to them.

      1. You will get a good idea on how long it takes them to respond to requests - A good indicator if you might need support after/during the gig
      2. You get to judge their language capability - ESPECIALLY HANDY when hiring writers, or anything else really where they may be left to their own imagination and a form of writing - e.g. Design work...
      3. You can easily gauge their knowledge on the subject matter - especially handy when ordering any gigs involving some technical skills
      4. Lastly, by chatting to them it also allows you to clear up anything you are not sure of concerning the gig
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  • Profile picture of the author Victoria Gates
    Everyone has really contributed some good points about Fiverr.. and other similar sites. It is nice I think to find those certain few who are really good at what they do. Building a relationship with talented people is great
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Nice post! There is actually some really great new talent coming out at the moment in Fiverr which is really good.

    My advice is just do your research and if something seems too good to be true, it probably is!

    Just remember, what is the seller of the gig going to do for $4? he isn't going to spend hours on end creating thousands of backlinks for you. He is going to press a button on his automated software! (Not the case 100% of the time, but the fact is, you should remember 'what's in it for them')

    Cheers,
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  • Profile picture of the author xnice
    You must know how the system work before buy the service,
    Example: you must know too much backlinks at one day will hurt your site.
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    • Profile picture of the author Victoria Gates
      Originally Posted by xnice View Post

      You must know how the system work before buy the service,
      Example: you must know too much backlinks at one day will hurt your site.
      I agree! I actually fired it up and made $28 worth of sales personally just to see how it worked out before I purchased any gigs. It helps to know the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author EconomicalDomains
    I know there are a lot of alternatives out there, but I would invite anyone to post their gigs at Cheap Jobs. You can list any kind of job for any price, there are no limitations. So, for people with more pricier services you can list them there and make some more money from your services.
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