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Gigs4five has been around since 2016, it’s one of the best freelancer platforms online buyers that looking for talented freelancers.
Here are some of the tips you need to follow before buying on Gigs4five.
1. Don’t use multiple accounts.
Gigs4five only allows one active account per user and any (caught) attempts to cheat this will result in disabling all related accounts. You can read more about this in their Terms of Service (in short, it’s a way for them to protect users against fraud and abuse).
Choose your best username when you are registering on Gigs4five because sign up with a username, you cannot change it after.
2. Save your favorites
Sometimes searching Gigs4five is like searching for the proverbial needle in the haystack. And when you do find the right service (or, as is often the case, another interesting service in your quest to find the right service), you want to make sure you don’t forget what it is.
To avoid that, save them for later to a separate collection.
3. Always contact the seller before buying on Gigs4five.
The cool thing about Gigs4five is that it allows buyers and sellers to message each other before an order is placed. Even if you’ve found the right gig that matches your requirements, don’t rush into hitting that Order button.
Near the seller’s profile, you will see a message me button where you click on it and you can briefly describe what you’re looking for. This will give you the opportunity to see the seller’s reply and learn a bit about them. Getting different answers will help you make a better choice in selecting the winning seller.
4. Use a secret word
When posting a request, make sure to add a secret word in the project description, asking sellers to mention it when making an offer to your request.
You’d be surprised to see that almost 50% of the orders will miss it. This will help you weed out people that haven’t actually read the request, and go with the most motivated ones.
5. Don’t leave bad ratings unless it’s unavoidable
Instead, message the seller and explain why you are not happy with the results. Because ratings are very important to sellers, it’s likely they will offer to fix your issue without any additional fee.
It’s better to give sellers a chance to repair things before leaving them a bad rating. Most sellers will appreciate this and will try to help. Even if there might be a small delay, it’s still a win-win.
I don’t recommend to always negotiate on the price – going after the smallest price is not really ethical. But before requesting an offer, take a few moments to think about what budget you’re comfortable with.
Next, when posting the request, leave the budget field blank. If the offers come back overpriced, you can push back and say that you can’t afford that much. In most cases, sellers will be flexible and offer you a better deal.