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I don’t mean to sound rude, but yesterday, you were a TRS, enjoying that 7-day funds clearance. Today you are a Level 2 seller who will have to get used to the standard 14-day payment clearance. You’re complaining as if this is an us and them thing – respectfully, it comes across as being extremely entitled. I’m sorry that you lost the 7-day cycle. The 14-day cycle isn’t as bad as you make it out to be. Thousands of Fiverr sellers have been doing just find on the 14-day clearance cycle for years.

I was just about saying the same!

When you were TRS, you saw it as a privilege, as a perk associated with being TRS. You didn’t care about sellers in the lower levels because you saw this benefit as a reward for your hard work.

Now that the tables have turned, suddenly, everyone is entitled to what was exclusively meant for TRS so you can still have access to that benefit.

Life doesn’t work that way, and I’m sure businesses don’t too!

When you were TRS, you saw it as a privilege, as a perk associated with being TRS. You didn’t care about sellers in the lower levels because you saw this benefit as a reward for your hard work.

That is a lie, I have provided gig counseling to hundreds of sellers. I have rewritten gig titles for other people, answered threads with no participants, made all kinds of suggestions, even entertained those who messaged me even though I hate being messaged outside the forum.

So don’t pretend I didn’t give a crap about other sellers. I’m here, aren’t I? If I didn’t care for other sellers, why would I spend my time here?

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No, it’s a great idea. I don’t know how long you’ve been on Fiverr, I’ve been here since 2013. In the good old days, people got demoted for JUSTIFIED REASONS, such as “Order cancelled. Seller failed to deliver on time.” Too many of those justify a demotion.

4.7 does not.

In my mind the changes are a win. There were too many Level 2 and TRS badges for people who HAVE been around for years, but didn’t do as much lately.

Now people will adjust or go do something else. The Sam’s Club near me just closed. My family was a regular shopper there, and now we’ll shop someplace else.

Life is that way… things change and we adjust.

I think the new system is a huge win over time for those of us who continue to push and improve our business. There are now minimum standards for keeping level 2 and TRS, and that makes those levels far more valuable for buyers too.

In many places, if you were a great worker 3 years ago, but you decided now you get to take 3 hour lunches now, they get rid of you. Your history is important, so maybe you get a warning, but after a certain point they are getting rid of you.

As long as they announce the changes in advance, give us some time to adjust, I think this is a great thing. Higher standards will make a stronger marketplace over time.

I’m not a TRS (yet) but I am happy they are setting the standards higher for those who both want to be (me) and those who had it in the past but stopped working for it.

The only thing guaranteed is change. Fiverr is going to change, life will change, any other job/site will change too. (Glad we don’t work at Sears… formerly the world’s largest retailer…)

The two week hold on payments is life. Their system, their rules…

Life is that way… things change and we adjust.

Yeah, and then we get fracked. I went to People Per Hour, submitted one hourly, the ones people search for, the finks disapproved it.

I’m not a TRS (yet) but I am happy they are setting the standards higher for those who both want to be (me) and those who had it in the past but stopped working for it.

They set the standards impossibly high! Hey, I have an idea, instead of 4.8, why not 5.0? Instead of 90% completion rate, why not 100%? Come on, people! Let’s raise the standards! 20% commission? Let’s give Fiverr 50%! Better yet, let’s give them 100%. Let’s all work for Fiverr, they need the money, we don’t.

Or maybe Fiverr should charge a membership. Want to be TRS? $100 a month. Not enough? $500 then.

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It is completely wrong that Top Rated Sellers get paid in 7 days and the rest of us have to wait 14 days.

It is financial discrimination, it discourages people from delivering their work on time since they know their payments will be delayed by 14 days.

I can understand each level has unique privileges, but delaying our payments hurts everyone’s finances.

Everyone should get paid in 7 days. Orders are marked as complete in 3 days, so why delay us by 11 days?

it discourages people from delivering their work on time

really? Like you legit don’t feel like delivering on-time because of that?

Why are you on this site then? it’s been like that from day 1, it’s right there on the ToS.

It is completely wrong that Top Rated Sellers get paid in 7 days and the rest of us have to wait 14 days.

Fiverr is not punishing level 1+2 and new sellers. It is rewarding TRS.

Everyone’s funds used to clear in 14 days. Then I think a year and some change back, they announced TRS level gets 7-day clearance.

So you are looking at it the wrong way.

It is a really strong incentive and once you reach that level, a great benefit to have.

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Life is that way… things change and we adjust.

Yeah, and then we get fracked. I went to People Per Hour, submitted one hourly, the ones people search for, the finks disapproved it.

I’m not a TRS (yet) but I am happy they are setting the standards higher for those who both want to be (me) and those who had it in the past but stopped working for it.

They set the standards impossibly high! Hey, I have an idea, instead of 4.8, why not 5.0? Instead of 90% completion rate, why not 100%? Come on, people! Let’s raise the standards! 20% commission? Let’s give Fiverr 50%! Better yet, let’s give them 100%. Let’s all work for Fiverr, they need the money, we don’t.

Or maybe Fiverr should charge a membership. Want to be TRS? $100 a month. Not enough? $500 then.

I am really sorry for what has happened to you @fastcopywriter. One thing to think about, though. Why not now experiment with increasing prices on some of the gigs where you get your most demanding buyers? This way, you could (potentially) reduce the number of people leaving poor reviews, whilst also doubling your income and in this way, offset the inconvenience of the 14-day clearance period.

In either case, I hope something works out for you.

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Glad we can agree on something.

By the way, are the PRO sellers under the same standards? Or are they too special to get demoted?

By the way, are the PRO sellers under the same standards? Or are they too special to get demoted?

I believe I am under exactly the same requirements as everyone else, as the Pro badge is independent of seller level.

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i think each level should have different clearance time because if fiverr is giving priority to top rated sellers then should also give some priority to level one and level two sellers…

i think this is the best way…

i think each level should have different clearance time because if fiverr is giving priority to top rated sellers then should also give some priority to level one and level two sellers…

i think this is the best way…

I disagree. Do you realize how much of an accounting nightmare this would be? What we have in place right now seems more than fair to me. We don’t need to be adding features just because every level needs to feel uniquely special in some sort of way.

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Life is that way… things change and we adjust.

Yeah, and then we get fracked. I went to People Per Hour, submitted one hourly, the ones people search for, the finks disapproved it.

I’m not a TRS (yet) but I am happy they are setting the standards higher for those who both want to be (me) and those who had it in the past but stopped working for it.

They set the standards impossibly high! Hey, I have an idea, instead of 4.8, why not 5.0? Instead of 90% completion rate, why not 100%? Come on, people! Let’s raise the standards! 20% commission? Let’s give Fiverr 50%! Better yet, let’s give them 100%. Let’s all work for Fiverr, they need the money, we don’t.

Or maybe Fiverr should charge a membership. Want to be TRS? $100 a month. Not enough? $500 then.

They set the standards impossibly high! Hey, I have an idea, instead of 4.8, why not 5.0? Instead of 90% completion rate, why not 100%? Come on, people! Let’s raise the standards! 20% commission? Let’s give Fiverr 50%! Better yet, let’s give them 100%. Let’s all work for Fiverr, they need the money, we don’t.

Hmmm… I guess I see it different.

It’s their platform, their rules. I have plenty of other options if I don’t like it.

It’s doesn’t bother me if some people decide to go find another platform to work, that’s up to them. If it’s not working for someone, they are free to explore other venues.

Build your own site, find other ways to market, there are plenty of options and Fiverr may be perfect for some, or a poor fit. It’s still just one option.

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it discourages people from delivering their work on time

really? Like you legit don’t feel like delivering on-time because of that?

Why are you on this site then? it’s been like that from day 1, it’s right there on the ToS.

It is completely wrong that Top Rated Sellers get paid in 7 days and the rest of us have to wait 14 days.

Fiverr is not punishing level 1+2 and new sellers. It is rewarding TRS.

Everyone’s funds used to clear in 14 days. Then I think a year and some change back, they announced TRS level gets 7-day clearance.

So you are looking at it the wrong way.

It is a really strong incentive and once you reach that level, a great benefit to have.

Everyone’s funds used to clear in 14 days. Then I think a year and some change back, they announced TRS level gets 7-day clearance.

Fiverr’s defenders claim that the new level standards are making everyone equal. If TRS gets paid in 7 and we get paid in 14, where’s the equality? Is our money less valuable than theirs? Do we need it less than they do? No! If the system allows TRS’s to get paid in 7 days, the same courtesy should be given to us.

It shouldn’t be a perk, TRS’s get enough perks.

It’s their platform, their rules. I have plenty of other options if I don’t like it.

First of all, is it really “their platform”? We’re the ones that work here! We’re the ones that make money for them! Don’t act like they’re doing you a favor, they take 20%.

And you’re wrong, I don’t have plenty of options. Name me one platform that is like Fiverr, it doesn’t exist. Don’t even mention the Fiverr clones, and don’t compare it to People Per Hour, I tried dealing with those finks and they screwed me over.

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By the way, are the PRO sellers under the same standards? Or are they too special to get demoted?

I believe I am under exactly the same requirements as everyone else, as the Pro badge is independent of seller level.

I believe I am under exactly the same requirements as everyone else, as the Pro badge is independent of seller level.

What I mean is this, will PRO sellers lose their pro status? Will they be demoted to TRS? I doubt it. I think King Pros will be left alone. Fiverr loves the pros, they’re the special people, the patricians of Fiverr. The rest of us are a bunch of plebes.

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I believe I am under exactly the same requirements as everyone else, as the Pro badge is independent of seller level.

What I mean is this, will PRO sellers lose their pro status? Will they be demoted to TRS? I doubt it. I think King Pros will be left alone. Fiverr loves the pros, they’re the special people, the patricians of Fiverr. The rest of us are a bunch of plebes.

What I mean is this, will PRO sellers lose their pro status?

I honestly don’t know - although the status or not of my Pro badge will not impact me striving to meet Fiverr standards - I also imagine that a Fiverr Customer Success team member would reach out to us if we were not performing as expected.

I am glad you like us so much - it sounds like you think more of Pros than we think of ourselves 😉

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Everyone’s funds used to clear in 14 days. Then I think a year and some change back, they announced TRS level gets 7-day clearance.

Fiverr’s defenders claim that the new level standards are making everyone equal. If TRS gets paid in 7 and we get paid in 14, where’s the equality? Is our money less valuable than theirs? Do we need it less than they do? No! If the system allows TRS’s to get paid in 7 days, the same courtesy should be given to us.

It shouldn’t be a perk, TRS’s get enough perks.

It’s their platform, their rules. I have plenty of other options if I don’t like it.

First of all, is it really “their platform”? We’re the ones that work here! We’re the ones that make money for them! Don’t act like they’re doing you a favor, they take 20%.

And you’re wrong, I don’t have plenty of options. Name me one platform that is like Fiverr, it doesn’t exist. Don’t even mention the Fiverr clones, and don’t compare it to People Per Hour, I tried dealing with those finks and they screwed me over.

If TRS gets paid in 7 and we get paid in 14, where’s the equality?

I understand your anger and frustration but a month ago when tou were a TRS yourself, you weren’t posting about equality and overthrowing overlords and Fiverr’s defenders.

I have nothing more to say, as I do feel you need space to vent.

If you need any help after that’s done, feel free to message me.

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What I mean is this, will PRO sellers lose their pro status?

I honestly don’t know - although the status or not of my Pro badge will not impact me striving to meet Fiverr standards - I also imagine that a Fiverr Customer Success team member would reach out to us if we were not performing as expected.

I am glad you like us so much - it sounds like you think more of Pros than we think of ourselves 😉

Look at your analytics page and see if they mention anything about losing levels. Thanks.

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Look at your analytics page and see if they mention anything about losing levels. Thanks.

It’s the exact same as yours I assure you.

We can lose levels as well

And BTW Pro is not a level. There’s no demotion.

You don’t have to be a certain level to be eligible.

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Everyone’s funds used to clear in 14 days. Then I think a year and some change back, they announced TRS level gets 7-day clearance.

Fiverr’s defenders claim that the new level standards are making everyone equal. If TRS gets paid in 7 and we get paid in 14, where’s the equality? Is our money less valuable than theirs? Do we need it less than they do? No! If the system allows TRS’s to get paid in 7 days, the same courtesy should be given to us.

It shouldn’t be a perk, TRS’s get enough perks.

It’s their platform, their rules. I have plenty of other options if I don’t like it.

First of all, is it really “their platform”? We’re the ones that work here! We’re the ones that make money for them! Don’t act like they’re doing you a favor, they take 20%.

And you’re wrong, I don’t have plenty of options. Name me one platform that is like Fiverr, it doesn’t exist. Don’t even mention the Fiverr clones, and don’t compare it to People Per Hour, I tried dealing with those finks and they screwed me over.

If TRS gets paid in 7 and we get paid in 14, where’s the equality? Is our money less valuable than theirs? Do we need it less than they do? No! If the system allows TRS’s to get paid in 7 days, the same courtesy should be given to us.

I don’t understand why this has suddenly become a “them” and “us” issue for you. Just yesterday, you were a “them” who had 7-day fund clearance. Today, you are arguing as if you are a disenfranchised seller who is unfairly given 14-day fund clearance.

I’m sorry to hear that you were demoted (YESTERDAY!) from TRS level with 7-day fund clearance, to Level 2 with 14-day fund clearance. I get that you’re angry, but your demotion does not mean you still deserve TRS perks now that you are a Level 2 seller.

Your entire argument strikes me as if you’re thumbing your nose at the rest of us – who have never been TRS sellers. We’re all getting by just fine with the standard 14-day fund clearance.

First of all, is it really “their platform”? We’re the ones that work here! We’re the ones that make money for them! Don’t act like they’re doing you a favor, they take 20%

This IS their website. See the logo on any page of their site? It says, “Fiverr”. This site is theirs. It’s branded with their logo. It is their platform, and we work on it in exchange for giving them 20% of all of our earnings. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s more than fair. I love my 80% profit! Other places that I work only give me 10-20%.

I don’t have plenty of options.

You always have options. I’m sure you have many skills. Pick one, and find a way to make it profitable.

I, for example, offer my brand development services here on Fiverr, but I am also a designer who designs t-shirts and other licensed merchandise that is very popular and sells quite well. In addition, I maintain Facebook pages and manage brand and design projects for other people. I do many things… and I’ve found ways to make those other things profitable.

You always have options, it’s just a matter of whether you want to work at making them profitable. Fiverr is not the only option for self-employed freelance people.

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