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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? Will they be demoted to TRS?

Most sellers with Pro status are not TRS as far as I know. Paul is a level 2 (with 14 day clearance probably?) so if he gets demoted, it wouldn’t be to TRS.

BTW, I’m sorry to everyone who lost a level in this smashup. I was only “saved” by 3% so I may be next. This thread is more of a rant than a suggestion, though.

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What I mean is this, will PRO sellers lose their pro status? Will they be demoted to TRS?

Most sellers with Pro status are not TRS as far as I know. Paul is a level 2 (with 14 day clearance probably?) so if he gets demoted, it wouldn’t be to TRS.

BTW, I’m sorry to everyone who lost a level in this smashup. I was only “saved” by 3% so I may be next. This thread is more of a rant than a suggestion, though.

Most sellers with Pro status are not TRS as far as I know. Paul is a level 2 (with 14 day clearance probably?) so if he gets demoted, it wouldn’t be to TRS.

I am a level 2, but Pros actually have 7-day clearance of funds - one of the benefits of the badge, I believe.

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Most sellers with Pro status are not TRS as far as I know. Paul is a level 2 (with 14 day clearance probably?) so if he gets demoted, it wouldn’t be to TRS.

I am a level 2, but Pros actually have 7-day clearance of funds - one of the benefits of the badge, I believe.

Ok, so I guess I’m an optimist, but to me that tells me I have two ways of getting a 7 day clearance! If I can’t make TRS, I can try to polish up my business skills and get a Pro badge instead. Either way, to my understanding Pro is not a level, right? It’s an opportunity, though.

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I’ve never been a TRS, but I also agree that 14 days is an absolute RIDICULOUS amount of time to get paid! 7 days makes more sense to me, and I agree that since buyers can do chargebacks at any time, having a random 14-day hold makes ZERO sense.

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You should be happy you get paid in 14 days, most of my clients outside of Fiverr are on NET 30. Adjust and plan accordingly. If you worked a standard 9-5 you’d get paid every two weeks anyway. Don’t see what the big stink is all about.

If you worked a standard 9-5 you’d get paid every two weeks anyway

I used to get paid monthly in arrears. 🙂

Pretty standard.

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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.

I have plenty of other options if I don’t like it.

You do, I don’t.

Build your own site

And spend a fortune marketing it? No thanks. Websites like Fiverr are extremely complex to create, develop, promote, and maintain. I do not have the time, money, or desire to create what would end up as a vanity website that makes me no money.

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

I deliver on time all the time. What I meant was delivering ahead of schedule. When you get paid in 7 days, you want to deliver everything ASAP. When it’s 14 days, it doesn’t matter, you can take more time as long as you’re not late.

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So why not make this “industry” better than most?!

It already is.

In many business to business services, invoices are due 14, 30 or 60 days after the work is delivered.

And that is only when they are DUE, some businesses take longer to pay and need to be constantly followed up and reminded.

With Fiverr, the payment comes without any additional work to chase it.

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It already is.

In many business to business services, invoices are due 14, 30 or 60 days after the work is delivered.

And that is only when they are DUE, some businesses take longer to pay and need to be constantly followed up and reminded.

With Fiverr, the payment comes without any additional work to chase it.

Boy, does it suck where you live…I have never heard of anything like that over here.

Meanwhile I’ll stick to other freelancing platforms, where they hold my money of 5 days or less and let you enjoy the happiness of not having your money for two weeks.

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Boy, does it suck where you live…I have never heard of anything like that over here.

Meanwhile I’ll stick to other freelancing platforms, where they hold my money of 5 days or less and let you enjoy the happiness of not having your money for two weeks.

Maybe in your type of business it doesnt happen but I have clients from all over Europe and this is pretty standard for the majority of agencies. Once you are making a regular income, after two weeks it doesn’t really make a difference anyway.

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Maybe in your type of business it doesnt happen but I have clients from all over Europe and this is pretty standard for the majority of agencies. Once you are making a regular income, after two weeks it doesn’t really make a difference anyway.

I get a kick out of the folks who have never had to chase a net 30 customer and hope that you can get invoices paid net 60 days.

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Agree with you 14 days too long at least they should reduce it level wise

Agree with you 14 days too long at least they should reduce it level wise

Ironically, it’s more than 14 days for the following reasons.

  1. Your client orders something, you deliver in 3 days.
  2. Your client forgets to review it so you have to wait 3 days for the ordered to get marked complete
  3. You have to wait 14 days for the money to clear.

So it could be 20 days until you see the money, this assumes there are no demands for revisions or extensions.

Personally, I like how Lyft does it better. As soon as you make more than $5, you can withdraw it. I don’t withdraw it because I like to withdraw significant amounts, not 12 freaking dollars after driving for 50 minutes.

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One thing that I don’t like on Fiverr is pending 14 days of clearness, it’s too long. 3 days for delivery + 14 days + 2 days of withdrawing is about 19 - 20 days for one payment. Up work is much better in that way, 5 days is pretty ok.

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Just because we’re used to something doesn’t make it right. My brother-in-law is a contractor, he gets paid in 3 to 7 days. Check cashing stores exists because some contractors can’t afford to wait for a check to clear, and would rather get paid immediately.

Lyft lets you withdraw your funds anytime you like as long as you pay $0.50.

Besides, who benefits from a 14 day waiting period? Not buyers, they can do a PayPal chargeback anytime they want.

Top Rated Sellers already get the perks of their own personal section, the pretty golden thing, and the credibility of having been chosen. That’s enough perks as far as I’m concerned, the rest of us deserve to get paid in 7 days just like they do.

they can do a PayPal chargeback anytime they want.

I think thats why there is 14 days. Of course it will be good 7 days instead of waiting 14 days 🙂

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I get a kick out of the folks who have never had to chase a net 30 customer and hope that you can get invoices paid net 60 days.

I get a kick out of the folks who have never had to chase a net 30 customer and hope that you can get invoices paid net 60 days.

Hmmm, I think you need to get out more Mike but yes, it really surprises me when people have never come across it. Offline, it is completely standard to get and give credit limits.

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I get a kick out of the folks who have never had to chase a net 30 customer and hope that you can get invoices paid net 60 days.

Hmmm, I think you need to get out more Mike but yes, it really surprises me when people have never come across it. Offline, it is completely standard to get and give credit limits.

Hmmm, I think you need to get out more Mike

You have no idea. 20 char

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they can do a PayPal chargeback anytime they want.

I think thats why there is 14 days. Of course it will be good 7 days instead of waiting 14 days 🙂

I think thats why there is 14 days. Of course it will be good 7 days instead of waiting 14 days 🙂

Yes, but the PayPal chargeback can happen 6 months from now, 2 years from now. I once found myself with a negative balance of -$20. I’m lucky, some of my colleagues have found themselves with -$500. That’s why I don’t like big orders.

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I think thats why there is 14 days. Of course it will be good 7 days instead of waiting 14 days 🙂

Yes, but the PayPal chargeback can happen 6 months from now, 2 years from now. I once found myself with a negative balance of -$20. I’m lucky, some of my colleagues have found themselves with -$500. That’s why I don’t like big orders.

That’s why I don’t like big orders.

Do you ever worry that you are missing out on the big orders that will not rip you off?

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