“If you are reading this feedback, it is very important to see what feedback this client gave to other Elancers. You will find similar feedbacks given by this client to other Elancers. I put up this matter with Elance in much detail and I am very thankful to them that they helped me in this matter and gave me two very valuable suggestions.
(1) Respond to the feedback in a thoughtful manner.
(2) Solicit more positive feedback from other clients.
As per Elance team suggestions I am giving my feedback here for this client.
1. This client paid me for 6 week, which means I am delivering the work.
2. We agreed during the project that we cannot use WorkView because project was affiliate marketing and all professionals know that we need to use multiple IPs for such projects, which means using different computers, internet connections and multiple email accounts to create links and SM postings. When we use multiple computers, we cannot use WorkView on all at a time. And, this client paid me 6 weeks which means he was agreed on not using WorkView.
3. He bought new domain, new hosting and I setup complete website from scratch, then I joined affiliate networks, created social media accounts, added products, links, descriptions, etc. Affiliate marketing projects take at least 6 months to show some progress. As I mentioned above, I worked only 6 week, in this time I complete all above tasks. How come traffic will come until we do SEO, SMM and PPC. We stopped before traffic part of this job. So, how come he complaining!
4. Again it is common sense, as I mentioned earlier it was a new site, I was designing this site and I am from Pakistan so it is obvious that traffic will show that someone from Pakistan is coming on website. We have not started on traffic part, so how it will show traffic from USA or Canada?
5. I always give all my clients my Skype, email, cell phone and they have Elance message system. I always remain in touch with clients. Along with my Master in IT, I am an MBA too and the basic rule of business is to have excellent communication.
6. I will not recommend any Elancer to work with this person. Just see his previous negative feedback to other freelancers and you will know what he do.
Now, here is the bitter part due to which I put up this matter with Elance. He gave this feedback after 6 weeks of project submission when I have submitted all the website work and he has control on everything. After feedback, he asked to refund the entire paid amount and in return he offered to cancel this job and remove feedback.
He gave this feedback with the intention to get back the entire amount after the work is complete. I considered it blackmailing and I immediately contacted Elance and as they suggested, I mentioned all the details to protect all other Elancers here.
Elance team suggested me to solicit more positive feedback from other clients. If you see my profile you will see 5 star feedback on my profile from my clients, which are proof of my professionalism.
As per Elance team suggestion I tried to explain everything and also took more 5 star feedback on the projects.
Thank you Elance team for helping me.”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“Please read my response on this client''s feedback. As per Elance team suggestion, I tried to elaborate as much as possible and tried my best to explain the whole situation to safeguard other hardworking people here. In short, this client has habit of taking work from people, after work is complete and he has control on all work, gives bad feedback, then he asks to refund all amount and in return offers to cancel the job and remove feedback. Please do not let this client do this to you. If such situation arises, immediately contact Elance like I did. And as Elance team suggested me, solicit more positive feedback from other clients. If you are honest and hardworking your good clients will give you 5 star feedback and one single maliciously given bad feedback, like this one, will never harm your profile. I am grateful to Elance team for their suggestion and guidance due to which I got 5 star feedback from other clients immediately above this feedback :-) Final word of advice, there are many other educated, decent, friendly and honest clients on Elance who give respect and appreciate your work. So, better work for them and avoid this person. May God safe us all, Amen.”