How often do you pay attention to reviews?
Do you read the reviews on Amazon, eBay or other online freelancing sites before making purchases? I personally only read the negative reviews or 3 star ones to see what the issues were.
If it’s silly like (yes, I’ve seen this one), 3 I stepped on the hose and it broke." I blew it off and bought the product. If it is more along the line of, "this seller gave himself fake 5 stars - - I read more to see if there are other verified purchases that say the same thing.
On 5r, I do the same thing. The thing is, I rarely read reviews on 5r anymore. I only look at the gig. I’d it’s good then I look at the description, if it’s short or too mangled, I move on. If it’s good, then I message the seller first, if I’ve never worked with them.
I no longer experiment like I used to. Ya know, buy bunch of $5 gigs to find out who is good. In the olden days, I can buy ten gigs for $2.50 transaction fee, now it would cost me $20 trans fee.
Do you actually read the reviews? Are they useful to you? Do you find it annoying that everyone from restaurants to grocery store to hotels and even vendors ask for review?
Do you make more from repeat or new customers?