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As many of you know I’m a regular in this forum and I’d say one of the most common topics I see here is that buyers do unfair things and then the sellers’s ratings go down, jeopardizing, or even being solely responsible for, the seller level being demoted.

Many, many, many months ago I stopped caring about Levels for this reason.

I refuse to become anxious or run my business around unfair things that are out of my control.

I know this sounds silly, because logic suggests that buyers are more likely to choose a Level 1 or Level 2 or a TRS. But you know what? I’ve found it’s just not true.

Maybe I would get more orders if I had a level, I’m not sure. But when a client’s work means a great deal to them, clients focus more on evidence of a return on investment than on what level you are.

Maybe they’ll look at Sellers with Level 1, 2 or TRS first. Maybe… But if they don’t see what they’re looking for, they’ll look at all sellers.

Note that a Level doesn’t indicate professionalism or quality. Plenty of Level 2 and TRS sellers are pretty much incompetent or at the very least unethical. Buyers will notice this!

And when I’ve researched my competition who are Level 1, Level 2 and TRS, a lot of them just don’t provide the evidence of ROI that I do.

So even without a level, I stand out in the market on Fiverr because it’s evident I provide better value and I’m generally more skilled and more professional than much of my competition.

I’m not at all condoning Fiverr’s unfair approach to ratings/levels. I’m just saying that it doesn’t dictate your success here like a lot of people argue.

The only thing that disappoints me is that I only have a couple of extras available without a level, but oh well.

Don’t lose sleep over things you can’t control.

Focus on things you can, as ultimately they’ll make you more successful, anyway. Research your market and differentiate yourself. Improve skills that prove to sellers you’re a good investment while communicating your high quality.

Your quality of life and general health will thank you for it. I know mine does – and I have a lot of health problems!

It’s really helpful.

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Very interesting discussion!

My level MAY drop if I don’t get additional sales over the next few weeks due to having to cancel one order after the buyer started making requests that I couldn’t fulfill. It’s frustrating too because over the 6 years I’ve been a part of Fiverr - my overall cancellation rate is 2.7% (15 cancelled orders vs. 554 completed ones).

I wish in times of extra slow sales - like during Covid-19 for me - Fiverr would take into consideration the large® picture instead of just the small one.

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You can’t tell what the number of orders would have been right now if you were a higher level than you are currently.

It’s true, I can’t. But I’m happy with the amount of sales I get here. I meet my targets here and I don’t want to go over them because of the risks.

And I don’t care about the perks. You seem to have read “don’t matter” as in there’s no benefits to having a level. I know there are. I’m only saying I don’t need a level to make sales because that’s what people are worried about.

People think they’ll stop getting sales if they don’t have a level. All I’m saying is that’s not true. I’m well aware that having a level has perks.

Can only agree with this, I had no trouble getting sales on my no rating new gig because I considered what buyers were looking for and prehandled any potential reticence in the description. Made sure my video was better than the L2 gigs performing well and now in 3 months on here I’m about to be Level 2 myself. Conscientiously written gigs and amazing customer service no matter the level goes miles.

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Definitely an interesting take. While I do think being a Top Rated Seller has some pretty great benefits, like being able to access your money faster, put up more gigs, etc. etc. It’s a proven fact that you don’t need to be a TRS to make the most money on the platform. I saw the earnings from November for myself, compared to some of my TRS friends, and while they normally make more than me, this month I came out on top. Rank isn’t the end all be all.

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Wrong.

Old post is when is something over 1-2 or more years old. One month is not old.

The problem is that we have heart if you just want to say thank you, instead of thank you.

But anyone can add to topic if the added part improves the content.

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