Being productive is sometimes hard. For me specially, when I am working with audio, finding the time, preparing my software, and switcing between windows, so yes, a big screen helps, so I can fix two windows to see both same time.
In some platforms clients can do upfront payment with no risk, since the site holds the money until all is done, if something goes wrong is refunded.
Currency convertion is good when you have the chance, some years ago there was bitcoin option in fiverr, but was very unstable, if I had taken...
When I started Paypal fee was $1-2 for bank transfer, today is totally free. The local bakns have even higher fees.
Also some freelancer sites have fees for transer, yes, beside the percentage they take with every order.
When a task is out of my scope I always explain the reasons of why I cant accept. Sometimes is resolved if customer provides more days or more money.
Sometimes is a service very different to those I offer and have to explain the diference in a polite way and wishing good look to the buyer in...
I worked for free once ion fiverr, not customers but fiverr itself. It was a volunteer and agreed, I got a badge for that.
Once a customer came with a very very easy and small task, it could be done in less than one minute, I just did it and explain my service, in case they really need it and...
Never happened to me. But I know many people that have been offerend just exposure, more likely to artists, I am in writing and audio edition.
But I am musician and I am in a band in my free time, and I have been offered exposure and drinks... or only exposure, we never accepted that deal.
That is a real injustice, I hate when big corporation take desicion and never explain. I was banned of Adsense ofr no reason.
I hope Upwork soon fixes those issues, is a source of income of many good workers.
Rarely found scammers, only users that go totally against TOS, trying to buy my account or promoting rival sites, they were banned before I could even read their messages.
I have seen people trying to pay the half of the price, likely people that offer the same service in other place and trying...