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On 8/5/2021 at 8:14 PM, smashradio said:

This tip is repeated over and over again in the forums: "stay online 24/7, and you'll get orders". It's bad advice, for several reasons. Let me explain: 

If you want to stay online 24/7, you have two options: never sleep, or use an auto-refreshing plugin.

If you never sleep, you'll go crazy. If you use an auto refresher, you'll more than likely get banned from Fiverr because this is against the terms of service. 

In other words: not a good option. 

So what to do then? Every day, I see sellers advising me to stay online as much as possible, so it must be important, right?!

Well. Yes. And no. 

Staying online can have an effect because some buyers might sort sellers by who's online at the moment to get a response faster. I find myself doing this if I have a very short deadline.

That means staying online if you're "not really online" (in front of your computer at this moment) will likely annoy the buyer because they expect a quick response from you.

If you don't reply immediately, the effect might be negative rather than positive. 

On the other hand: actually being online – in front of your computer – will help you respond to messages sooner, answer any questions, and help buyers solve their problems. 

But if you want to stay sane, healthy and productive, sitting in front of your computer 24/7 isn't an option. We're only humans, after all. 

Do this instead

Instead of constantly refreshing the same page to "stay online", you should spend your time being productive: improving your skills, gigs and service. Learn new things that can be beneficial in the future. 

The other day I delivered all my orders early and thought to myself: "I'm gonna learn something new." I jumped on an online course about color theory because I can use it to improve my marketing skills.

To stay healthy, you could go for a walk. Bring your kids out to play. Make a healthy meal. Or just watch a bad action movie while eating popcorn (we all need to have some fun, too!). 

Improve your Fiverr business

Suppose you want to improve your business here on Fiverr. In that case, you could spend that time making a professional gig video, design new and better gig images, work on your profile description, work on your language skills, take Fiverr tests to build authority and trust, take a course from Fiverr Learn, improve your profile description, read guides on the forum on how to optimize your gig and services..

The options are there, waiting for you to take advantage of them


Do you need to stay online 24/7 to get orders? No. Does it help? No. Only "stay online" when you're really online, ready to respond to requests at a moments notice. Responding quickly to messages is important and can truly make a difference! But staying online just to get that green dot is nonsensical. 

Having a great value offer that solves the buyer's problem while responding quickly to messages is the key to getting orders. 

Delivering high-quality work every time is the key to keep those buyers coming back for more. Repeat business has become more critical than ever, so much so that Fiverr now gives you a score based on the amount of repeat business you get! That probably means it also affects your ranking and stuff like the Fiverr's Choice badge. 

correct, 24/7 online is not good for a seller, this will negative  impect on your Fiverr ourney

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On 8/6/2021 at 4:47 PM, miiila said:

Maybe Fiverr should, in addition to "You only have 12 hours to deliver, deliver now", should also send notifications like "You were online and active since 20 hours non-stop now, we appreciate it, but we want you to grace our platform a little longer with your existence, time for a short power nap, Doer!" 😉 


The forum would get flooded with threads asking how long to sleep for the best gig ranking then for a change, wouldn't that be fun.

Work is worship.....


and then...


take a nap ! 😄

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Being online is driving me crazy, I know when a client will come and knock. That gig shows how much budget you will give for this work. Someone said what I will write in reply, I don't know, and if anyone knows, please tell me a little. Let's see if the word to pay is dangerous. The rest went to space and floated to Mars like the Virgin Galactic. I didn't spend 720 hours, if I were a robot, I would be very happy.

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7 minutes ago, kalam_patawory said:

I saw some people power on their laptop or pc 24 hours. Is it good or any help with this?

Those people must be so tired with the lack of sleep! No, please don't do this. It's better to focus your energy on improving your gigs, communication skills and crafting well written and unique offers on the buyer requests section. Be online when its convenient for you, you can turn on the notifications so you can just open Fiverr when needed.

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2 minutes ago, social_breeze said:

I have commented this to many posts here on the forum saying people that staying 18 hours is not possible for a human so it means Fiverr knows that you are using a auto refresher or something to spam the online seller status. 


But more importantly, even if it was possible, it's of no benefit.

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