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Ok, I have a serious topic to discuss and I need as many opinions as possible on this one.



Ok, its my opinion that its a BAD idea for fiverr to let potential buyers see ALL your gigs clustered together when they click your name. why?. ok , lets say you have 5 serious professional gigs, 3 of them are for things like audio mastering, photoshop, voice over, but the other 2 are for poetry, digital makeup/photoshop, stuff that. but then you have THAT ONE that is in the bizzare and fun category, just because you felt adventurous, like, " I will catch, kiss, and release a fish in your name" for $5.



Now, people are going to SEE that fish one mixed in with your serious professional gigs…and what I need to know is, am I just being paranoid thinking that if they see that…they wont patronize the serious gigs? SHOULD fiver really be clumping all your gigs all together on one page for buyers to see? or should some decorum be excersised, should they be categorized…?



Do some gigs hurt other gigs chances?



Food for thought…

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Presentation of Gigs is always a bit touch-and-go. It’s not just mixing up serious Gigs in with the fun ones - but this is Fiverr. It markets that its users will do /anything/ so buyers would be rarely surprised.



That said, even a strange mix of professional Gigs could hurt your sales.



Imagine going to a user’s page and seeing a gig for web design, PHP, text editing, SEO, graphic editing, sound editing, translations, business cards and a dozen more - all at once.

You’d perhaps wonder whether this person isn’t stretched out too far, or desparate for sales.



Personally I don’t mind mixing my serious with less-serious Gigs. After all, they’re all more or less centered around general creativity and advice/consultancy so it’s all good.



But if you want to become a specialist, or worried about your sales, suspending some of the more silly Gigs for a while and seeing if that gets you more sales is never a bad idea.

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See, this is why i wish fiverr would not show all our gigs clumped together on one page…this way the buyer wouldn’t have any chance to think " oh hes spread out too thin", they don’t need to know that. me being “spread out too thin” isn’t a fact just because a customer thinks it is… its the very fact that people cant grasp the notion that one could very well be able to do allot of different things that brings the need for fiverr to censor or at least categorize what buyers see all at once lol.

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Reply to @davidlustrup: I tend to agree, except that not everyone who has a lot of Gigs can do all those things well or well enough. That, however, is reflected in the ratings.



If someone is incapable of delivering the Gigs on time, or with sufficient quality, they will have poor ratings.



So as long as you have none or good ratings on your many talented Gigs, no problem. When some start dropping low, however, to a buyer it might be a signal you are advertising tasks you cannot complete (in time).

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I wrote fiverr this e-mail but i don’t expect anything will change



Their appears to be a problem with not allowing multiple accounts. Looking at this from an advertisement point of view, if the buyer opens up my page showing all of my gigs, they will see a lot of diversity. For some sellers this may be exactly what they want, however I feel that if one has a diverse skill set, that the buyer may think that they are stretching themselves thin. allowing some sort of option to keep the buyer from even having this perception, may result in higher profit for all parties. Even if it came down to one account being able to be split. I look forward to your response.

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Reply to @davidlustrup: As for multiple accounts, it’s not offically confirmed but:

You are allowed to have only one paypal and actioneer account attached to a single Fiverr account; that indicates that the only restriction on the number of accounts would be that you might have 1 with Paypal and 1 with Actioneer.



Note that none of this is set in stone, since I doubt support would respond to it that way. And if something bad happens with one account, it’s likely to happen to the other. It’s not confirmed, but other than this, ToS do not state you can’t have more accounts.



But doing so you could makea Serious David account and a Just For Fun David account.

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I understand what you mean. I think Fiverr should allow more accounts from the same seller.



After all, if more accounts lead to more sales and more happy customers, both Fiverr and the seller makes more money and what’s bad with that?



It is true that if you appear to be able to do lots of different things, it can come across as “too good to be true” and therefore they will not really believe your expertise in everything you claim to be able to do.



It is more plausible that you are an expert in one area and that is why you want to create different websites, sales pages, [and gigs] and so on for each separate niche.



I have a pretty broad name “maxthemarketer” but I am only doing English to Swedish translation gigs right now. It will be interesting to see whether I can expand with more gigs without it affecting the perception of my current gig.

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Most buyers find you directly through your gig and not your profile. I have had VERY low % of profile views for being here for over 3+ years and most of my gigs exceed that view-count each and every month. This being the case if the view counts are even close to accurate yet if Fiverr ever corrected that, means that 98% of my buyers don’t even look at my profile. This being the case, I don’t think it will even be noticed by most buyers.

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