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juanwriter

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  1. Please note that this post and whole thread refers to a specific situation that happened almost 3 years ago. Lots of changes since then, so this can’t be applied nowadays. In order to avoid confusion and thread resurrects… can a mod close this? Thank you.
  2. Yes, I use Manjaro as host, and VirtualBox with several VMs, each for a dedicated task (Office, Photoshop, Firewall, Extra security one for sensible data treatment, and a sandbox for checking suspicious files). Security rely on host. You can have the VM on Windows, just make sure the host is never compromised and well protected (that is, don’t browse the internet on the host, or only go to safe websites)
  3. Oh sure, I am not a Linux evangelist, I see Operating Systems just as tools. Windows can be as hard as a rock with the proper tools, and if Linux were used by a bigger number of people I doubt it will be as safe as it is now. For people reading this thread, just stay safe, I think we already said the basics (good antivirus up to date, common sense, do not open executables, Windows updated, don’t visit warez/strange websites, browsers up to date always, beware phising…). If a seller sends you an executable, never open it. Communicate with him to warn about that, and report. Same with buyers (I had some that tried to infect me with keyloggers and macro virus, was nice to see the macro doing nothing in Linux and Libreoffice). Reported them and end of history.
  4. Anytime, you are also helping the community reporting the typo.
  5. Just go to the sellers help center here: https://www.fiverr.com/support_tickets/new?source=help_center And select “Report a bug” showing the typo.
  6. Seems 🙂 , can lead to confusion like this case. You can send CS a message with the typo, they will value your contribution.
  7. In the windows 10 box, I use Kaspersky and GlassWire, with Winja for extra checking. But I really don’t do much on that box.
  8. Seems it should be “you have to wait 14 days to withdraw your funds”. A typo.
  9. Well, I left out the obvious ones, like phising, social hacking, brute force (I think Fiverr is well protected against multiple account tries) and even someone looking your keyboard while you type your user/pass
  10. Yes definitely, Linux is not for everyone. I use isolated virtual machines for Office suite, which means a hardened setup for security against macro virus and such, and a Photoshop VM also. Both works flawlessly under Manjaro distro, which is also configured for extended security. Never had an incident, though yes, you have to know how to manage it.
  11. It is the time you have to wait before your funds are available to you. It is security timeframe. Please note Fiverr deduct the 20% commission from your earnings. PS: replied at the same time @merciavideo 🙂
  12. Maybe, but the only way to access your Fiverr user/pass is to get infected by a keylogger or trojan (or accesing from a public computer, never do that), that is, a malicious code written for Windows platforms mostly. So yes, it is heavily related to your computer security no matter the scenario (the only exception is that Fiverr itself got hacked). Using linux you are safe from those general attacks (if you are specifically targeted by a skilled hacker, you are not safe behind anything, but that’s not the case I suppose).
  13. Only to some lucky few. There is an initial (short) boost on exposure and not much else. The flash point, for a new seller, remains very high. pacquo: Only to some lucky few. There is an initial (short) boost on exposure and not much else. The ignition point, for a new seller, remains very high. Every seller here, even the most successful ones, started with nothing. Some of us, when the rising talent badges or extended exposure where non-existant. The first thing to do is trying to understand how this works, how is the marketplace, and learn how to be an entrepreneur or how to build a business. Without building reputation, demanding leads to nothing.
  14. I bet the seller computer has been hacked or infected. That’s why I use a linux distribution and virtual machines, so the documents of my customers are totally safe. I may add a tutorial on how to do it if I have enough time next week.
  15. Fiverr is not an employer, don’t give you “jobs”. This is a marketplace. It is the same as if you go to your local market and start selling whatever product on a table. If no one buys your products, then you will have to think about the reasons behind it. In fact, Fiverr helps new sellers granting a “rising talent” badge which may be seen as unfair competition by other sellers, so no, new sellers have enough opportunities here. Real world jobs may be more suitable for a lot of people. This is not easy, and hard work pays nothing if you don’t know the basics of business. Read a lot, learn and stay calm. Or try with other sources of income. Anyways, I wish you good luck.
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