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  1. Rick and Morty. Repeatedly. Non-stop. Almost daily. Little weird.
  2. 23,406 completed orders16,417 reviews70.14% review rateA bit higher than I thought it would be!
  3. You’ve offered very detailed and helpful advice to the OP. Nice work!
  4. Well, I originally started by offering $5 per 2,500 words. Slowly, as I developed a reputation, I lowered my prices and tightened up the offering. But, if you want to retain the same pricing, you could simply offer a bit more through your service. I.e. free feedback comments, light rewriting, same-day delivery, etc. Start small and eventually you’ll hook a big fish. 🙂
  5. I have one super simple suggestion: offer a bit more for $5. Your pricing is identical to mine, but I’ve been around for 5 years and have 9k reviews on one gig. Think about it from the buyer’s pov. If the price is the same, would you gamble on a new seller, or go for a seller with a proven track record? Your work could be excellent, but it’s important to understand the drivers behind buyers’ purchasing behaviour.
  6. Very good insight! I was curious to understand more about the sub-cats in which I operate.
  7. You are wrong on this point. Only the first message sent buy a potential buyer counts for the response rate. When you are on vacation a new potential buyer can’t send you messages. Only your previous contacts can send you messages and these messages do not count for the response rate. (I use the vacation mode 10 days/month and I never receive a message from a new contact during this period). Not entirely true. If a client places a direct order without messaging, which is completed successfully, they can contact you by clicking “send seller a message”. Then, the mandatory 24 hour timer launches.
  8. How long ago did the seller deliver the order? Orders can only be reviewed for 30 days after completion.
  9. I feel this feature should probably have an “opt-in” setting on the buyer’s side. Some buyers prefer privacy.
  10. I guess it’s an option, but it doesn’t stop customers from past orders coming back and leaving a review.
  11. I’ve enjoyed reading the comments on this thread. One thing’s for sure: the changes are very polarising.
  12. Fiverr has been moving toward a more professional freelance website for a while now. Imagine you are working at an ad agency…you want to hire a graphic artist or voice over announcer for a project. Are you going to suggest that your boss look at the profiles of the people you want to hire if while browsing you also see: I will sell you pictures of my feet for $5.I will put underwear on my head for $5.I will blow up a balloon till it breaks for $5.Of course not. Fiverr realizes that there is lots more money to be made by now swinging toward a more professional community of sellers and buyers. That’s why PRO gigs, and performance based badges. It’s not about being unsafe, it’s about looking like a professional that someone would want to do business with. I agree with you fully, but don’t you think a “phased” approach would have been the more humane thing to do? For some people in the “fun” category, Fiverr is their only source of income.
  13. You can’t tell your buyer what kind of rating to give you. If you ask for a good rating, it’s review manipulation. It’s actually not in the ToS, though, which is the worrying part. It’s just hidden on some obscure “help” page about feedback.
  14. That’s something I’ve not personally encountered. Perhaps reach out to support. 🙂
  15. This is a common feature/bug on Fiverr. If an order is late while being “revised”, I don’t think it damages your “delivered on time” statistic.
  16. Yes, once or twice! It’s an amazingly unusual feeling.
  17. Since you ask, I made six figures freelancing on and off of Fiverr last year. It’s a bit vulgar to talk about money, but if you want proof of professionalism, there you go… I may not have 20K orders, but I know how the platform works. I researched it, read about it, visited the forums, looked at the analytics, engaged in discussions, spoke to the CS team in depth - completing 20K orders isn’t the only measure of success or understanding of the platform. Reading back through this, me raising the point about my income was an attempt to show professionalism, when ironically it did the opposite. My apologies - I have felt a little personally attacked here and did not let a cooler head prevail. Lesson learned. I didn’t ask for your income, Paul. I have a fantastic counter-argument, but I feel income is completely irrelevant in the context of this conversation. 🙂 Similar to orders completed, income is not the only indicator of professionalism. Equally, your “research” of the platform is not the same as living and breathing it every single day.
  18. Thanks. I wouldn’t mind except for the fact that most of the threads I start and comments I make are specifically designed to be constructive and to help people be more successful here on the platform. I am not getting any personal benefit out of this, aside from an altruistic sense of trying to be a decent person, anyway, enough “poor me!” Additionally, if we all upped our game, more people would come to the platform, which would increase sales, and that’s good for everyone, right? I fully agree. The problem is that the wrong people are being targeted. Instead of killing off tenured sellers with YEARS of experience and service, why not focus on those hiding behind false country flags, those blatantly stealing gigs, and those directing traffic away from Fiverr?
  19. Just try not to notice my typos (which I always have to go back in afterwards and fix…) Seconded. (20 characters)
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