Can people on Fiverr be trusted?

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Hi

Im after someone to design me a logo and some content and been advised to use Fiverr.

Have you used Fiverr? Can you trust the person you contact to do a good job for you? I know its only £$5 but i really am on a budget and would want a good product and content etc for the money
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Allard
    Look at the "Gig Rating" at the top, then scroll down and see how many times it received positive reviews and negative reviews. If there's 100 positive reviews and no negative reviews you can be pretty confident they deliver what they promise.

    If ordering a logo from Fiverr I'd be more worried about if they have full rights to the logo. They could be using a template they don't have rights to. I've heard of that happening before.

    But knowing if they will deliver or not is easy with the rating system Fiverr uses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shimon
    Hi, yeah for sure I use Fiverr for the odd small jobs that I require, and I never had a problem with using them.

    What I usually do is always choose the Top Rated Sellers, this way I can be sure they will deliver on time and expect to be good quality.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author gautegr
    No matter what you do, no one can be trusted. But if you select and do what Shimon says, I do believe that Fiverr is a good site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jeverett
    I have used fiver once and I got a very fast result for keyword research. I was very satisfied with them.

    Make sure that you look at the feedback from other people before you go with them. You should be good to go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    I wouldn't use Fiverr for a gig like logo design. Think about it. That logo is going to represent your whole business.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinkys
    why not i used to work in fiverr ...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerome15
    i use fiverr most of the time even the seller is not a top rated seller as long as they don't have any negative reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author sonicadam123
    I've used Fiverr for a few logo designs.

    Actually I've had 3 in total made, by 2 different designers.

    In fact, the second one I don't consider a designer, looking at the quality, they'd downloaded photoshop, watched a tutorial on adding drop shadow and that was it.

    However the other designer did some great work for me, worth way more than the $5 price tag and there were several revisions .. I was going to link you to the gig but it's been taken off for a while, the username was "debralynn" .. I imagine the gig will be back up at some point.

    If you can't wait though then be sure to look at the reviews and shop around and make sure you can see some of the designers previous work.

    Generally though you will get much better work if you a designer from elance or something like that.

    On Fiverr you have to search long and hard to find the diamonds in the rough and the logo will brand your business and become part of it's identity so it's worth making sure it's high quality ..

    Also when you post on elance you'll be able to specify different sizes and layouts that you will require for your logo and have it done exactly to spec.

    Generally with Fiverr there are some limitations and the Gig that you purchase isn't usually exactly what you're after, unless you request a Gig.

    It all depends on your budget though, you'll pay a lot more on elance, but it will be worth it ... if your budget is tight then you can get some good work done on Fiverr but go there with realistic expectations.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    Yes, you can trust them if they have a good rating. Fiverr have some quality workers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tadresources
    I've used Fiverr and had a great experience each time. The key is to be very careful who you choose. Read all the reviews and definitely try to get a good feel of the person.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Look for top rated service providers, the ones that have many orders, and 100% positive feedback.




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    • Profile picture of the author Ian Jackson
      Of course! but as with any service provider do your due diligence first; there's good and bad in every source.

      Ask yourself this... if you were providing a service on ffiver, would you trust yourself? would you expect prospects and clients to trust you? of course you would!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eduard Stinga
    Originally Posted by QuirkieGifts View Post

    I know its only £$5 but i really am on a budget and would want a good product and content etc for the money
    Wow, you really want A LOT of value for your money, don't you? Plus, $5 in the UK is nothing to be honest. You're starting with the wrong mentality - you should be prepared to receive crap for that much money, because as I'm sure you know, if you put in crap, you get crap.

    I would personally not even turn on my laptop for $5.

    The fact that you can get decent services on Fiverr should be a bonus, not something that you should really expect.

    Plus, as people said before me, you risk getting a template for which they don't even own the rights (I know they usually do that with video templates, I've seen it).

    Just my two cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    Give them $5 worth of trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author QuirkieGifts
    Yeah very true the amount is small but if the amounts of £5 might build up if i pick the wrong people but checking feedback etc should help do the job

    thank you for your comments
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
    Originally Posted by QuirkieGifts View Post

    Can you trust the person you contact to do a good job for you?
    Trust? Not implicitly, no. Not for five bucks. But, it sounds like you don't have a choice. Cataclysm1987 makes a legitimate point, but if your budget is that tight, you can always have a logo redesigned by a professional once you start making money.

    Go for it. Unless you have a friend willing to work for free, you won't find a cheaper deal. Further, I would consider a lack of negative reviews more important than a positive review. For a lot of reasons. One being that pissed off people that feel they got screwed can be more motivated to leave a review, whereas a positive review can simply be the result of somebody not wanting to be overly critical, as in 'just being nice, but not entirely honest'.

    want a good product and content etc for the money
    Avoid it like the plague for content generation. The people hiring themselves out there, with maybe a very rare exception, are not 'professional' writers - you can write every bit as good as they can and you probably know more about the subjects you want content for than they do.

    Be wary of great reviews for fiverr writers, whether on fiverr or on this forum. Exhibit A:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post5993054

    I personally would never buy anything from anyone that had such careless mistakes on display on their website, like your nice quirkygifts sites - not because I am an uppity writer, but because they lose my trust. If they lack the professionalism to simply proofread their content, what kind of product/customer service can I expect? Same quality?

    Write your own content until you can afford a better writer. You will put more effort, time and care into it than anyone on fiverr will.
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    • I'm not sure how this devolved into a discussion about writing, since the OP is looking to have a logo designed on Fiverr, but...

      How serious are you about this? Are you dashing off a couple dozen AdSense sites and don't really care if the logo reflects the theme of the site? Or is this a full-time effort and you'd like the kind of logo that stands the test of time? Because if it's the latter, Fiverr is probably not for you. The better logo designers have gone on to better things and better pay.

      But if you don't care that much, Google "free logo design." Your average Fiverr seller these days is probably just going to use a free tool to generate a random logo for you anyway...and pocket your $5. Might as well do it yourself.

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      • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
        Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post

        I'm not sure how this devolved into a discussion about writing, since the OP is looking to have a logo designed on Fiverr, but...
        Very simple fluffy. All you need to do is carefully proofread, I mean read the op's post:

        I know its only £$5 but i really am on a budget and would want a good product and content etc for the money
        Content refers to writing, write, I mean right?

        Any other questions I can be of assistance with?
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        • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
          Further, thanks for trying to attach the negative connotations of the word devolve to my comments. Be careful with your use of pejoratives as well as adulations ...
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  • Profile picture of the author blillard
    Fiverr is great you just need to do your research on the seller and if needed ask some questions first if that makes you feel better. I wouldn't count Fiverr out though.
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  • Profile picture of the author datingworld
    you can trust fiverr.
    i am using it for most of my minor jobs and never had any major problem over there.
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  • Profile picture of the author OliverRealize
    I use fiverr all the time. Never for a logo though. Some tips are:
    1. Use the Rating Sort underneath the search bar to get the highest rated sellers for your needs.
    2. Actually read the reviews and ratings. You'll most likely be able to spot fake reviews.
    3. ALWAYS message the seller first. If they don't respond in the fiverr "sales process" then they sure as hell ain't helping you after the sale.
    4. Communicate well. If you get your product or service and you don't like it. Use the "More Options" or "Got Problems" tabs if needed.
    5. DO NOT just comment in the comment box after you receive the gig. This automatically gives them a thumbs up by default and pretty much gives you no recourse action. Use the buttons in number 4 instead.

    Hope this helps.
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    • Profile picture of the author sigurdur
      I've used fiverr for a logo twice before, and now I'm waiting for the third.

      Make sure to check how happy other people are with the service - read the reviews.

      One of the logos I got was awesome. One was decent and needed a bit of a "fix me up".

      I'd say try a logo designer but make sure to mention that YOU want copyright for it
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  • Profile picture of the author adsense786
    Originally Posted by QuirkieGifts View Post

    Hi

    Im after someone to design me a logo and some content and been advised to use Fiverr.

    Have you used Fiverr? Can you trust the person you contact to do a good job for you? I know its only £$5 but i really am on a budget and would want a good product and content etc for the money
    hi... you can refund with in 14 days
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  • Profile picture of the author jiehaotan
    I use Fiverr literally all the time and so far, it has been going pretty good for me. There are sly people on the Internet, after all the Internet is so vast and you might get conned on online platforms sometimes.

    Fiverr is basically a shot in the dark if you don't take certain precautions. But usually I will check for a decent amount of positive reviews (25 at least) and that at least 30 people ordered the gig. There are cases where people write in their own good reviews to leave a good impression to their potential buyers.

    So far Fiverr is a trusted website, and it's only $5. I think if you actually get conned you can get a refund from Fiverr within 14 days, if I'm not wrong it's in their policy.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask. I'll be more than happy to answer your questions!
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  • Profile picture of the author AlbertGA
    I use Fiverr and didn't face any problem with my work.

    They are good at their jobs..
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  • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
    Same like in everything in life, trust yourself and your own judgment.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    You cannot implicitly "trust" anyone that you don't really know anything about, whether online or offline. I personally would not use Fiverr for content or design. I did get two wonderful "funny" videos made on Fiverr and they were top notch. They cost me $10 with his tip gig, but worth much more.

    I think you'd end up with better quality content and logos on the WF in Warriors for Hire. There's plenty of crappy little tasks that I use Fiverr for, but when I need more than five bucks worth, I don't go there.
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  • Profile picture of the author therichb
    Keep an eye while you search for a provider, many from different companies are there to run away giving you a bad quality work.... no use of them...

    Looking at gig rating is one of the best possible methods to check how much they are strong in work quality
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  • Profile picture of the author keronpollard
    fiverr is a bit of gambling, if you win or loose no matter, just try your luck !!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author SKM
    Originally Posted by QuirkieGifts View Post

    Hi

    Im after someone to design me a logo and some content and been advised to use Fiverr.

    Have you used Fiverr? Can you trust the person you contact to do a good job for you? I know its only £$5 but i really am on a budget and would want a good product and content etc for the money
    A small part of me likes the occasional "gamble" aspect of fiverr. Since its only five bucks, it is kind of fun to see the varying results for the gigs you get.
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  • Profile picture of the author J. Barry Mandel
    I just had a video made last week by someone on Fiverr.

    In the past a video of this quality as a WSO would've cost $40 to $60 or more.

    The video was delivered to me 100% right the first time and I got it in less then 24 hours...all for $5

    How can you go wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author GarrieWilson
    Look at the "Gig Rating" at the top, then scroll down and see how many times it received positive reviews and negative reviews. If there's 100 positive reviews and no negative reviews you can be pretty confident they deliver what they promise.
    Not true. If jobs are canceled by the seller or even Fiverr (automatically for lack of delivery or from a complaint), you can't leave feedback.

    The feedback system is really slanted towards the seller.

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  • Profile picture of the author jmiezejeski
    I've used Fiverr a few times for header and banner design. I've been happy so far. The work is definitely worth it to me because it saves me loads of time trying to do the stuff myself. After all time is money.
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  • Profile picture of the author andybeveridge
    Fiverr will have a mix of different people on it like any other market place. Some will be brilliant at what they do and you will love the work and others will offer poor quality and you won't.
    Hidden among the people trying to do a job will be some who just want to take your money and run. This is not Fiverr it is just life.
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    Very interesting post.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
      Originally Posted by PeruvianMan View Post

      Very interesting post.
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  • Profile picture of the author rugerdooger
    I have used fiverr occasionally. Probably 10 - 15 times and have never had a problem.
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  • Profile picture of the author spaniard26
    I've used fiverr for two logo designs and although they can't rival some of the warriors here they did a decent job.

    Just look at their ratings and you'll be fine
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  • Profile picture of the author extremelyhappy
    I like Fiverr. I use many times. Its a bit like Ebay where you just have to see the reviews. I once ordered a logo to be designed and it came back to me as a cut and paste job. Complained to the provider but got no response. Finally, I complained directly to Fiverr and got a refund.
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  • If you'd be able to find someone that has 100% positive feed back then you can use fiverr. But if you are not happy or satisfied with the service you can always ask for refund.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asis Studios
    Yes they can be trusted. But keep in mind what your paying, don't be unreasonable. Fiverr is great for little small things.
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  • Profile picture of the author hellow0rld
    Agree with most people here. Yeah get what you pay for but overall you can have a pretty good experience if you choose from others feedback
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisha5684
    Yes, it is just $5. And you will most likely get what you pay for. Logo graphic design can be very expensive elsewhere so anything you get with $5 should make you happy.

    Also, like Dan Allard said, you can check people's ratings, thumbs up, and reviews of previous customers for that user.

    I say go ahead and try it, and use someone who has good reviews.

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  • Profile picture of the author Lori Kelly
    Many people got their start on fiverr. Yes, they can be trusted. Do a little due diligence.
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