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Everything posted by fonthaunt

  1. Virtual Summit, eh? That’s different. Well, I suppose most things are different at this strange time!
  2. Well, since I haven’t been on the forum in a LONG time except to occasionally help mod, why not the COVID thread? Hello all. I’m doing okay. Hope everyone out there is as well as possible and staying safe!
  3. There is no one answer to this, you really just have to learn as much as you can about personal marketing or hire marketing experts to help you. Fiverr search changes all the time and there is no way to know how or if it will work for you. Results vary, so I recommend marketing and using multiple avenues for income streams. You can now check on the status and search availability of any of your gigs by going to the following URL. Note that Fiverr does not guarantee that your gigs will stay in active status and they do not guarantee that you will appear in search in a specific place or at all. Fiverr search is a “perk” only. Check your gig status HERE.
  4. Sellers should not offer services in the introductions category. Buyers should discuss services with sellers directly through private message (forum or fiverr.com) and not on the public forum.
  5. They are all over the forum. Once staff tells you that your account won’t be reinstated, it probably won’t be. That’s my personal experience and I really can’t tell you anything else.
  6. I don’t really have one. Once they tell you that your account won’t be reinstated I am not sure there is anything you can do. The only thing that is in your favor now is that your profile still shows up on Fiverr (without gigs) but that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Good luck.
  7. Apparently they didn’t find your documents to be suitable proof. I’m not staff and I don’t know why - I would be guessing. Perhaps they thought the docs were false or belonged to someone else. Perhaps the copies were low quality and you didn’t resubmit in a timely way. I don’t know. It’s between you and Support now. Their message says that your account will not be reinstated, so… The forum can’t really help you.
  8. It means that they have doubts about the authenticity of your profile and whatever documents you submitted didn’t pass their inspection.
  9. I’m unclear on how it would be useful to keep funds on Fiverr anymore. You pay the same service fees whether you buy gigs from your Fiverr account or Payoneer or whatever. I just withdraw all my funds when I wish and if I want to buy a gig, I buy it with PayPal or a credit card.
  10. Most of the time accounts are restored within a few days or they will not be restored at all. There is no set time, though, as others said. There have been rare cases where accounts were restored after months but those are not common situations.
  11. I can’t be sure this will work, it depends on what you mean by post, but try this: https://forum.fiverr.com/u/jeffreymille681/manage_requests?source=header_navigation
  12. I have often noticed that cheaper gigs sometimes draw in troublesome buyers. It’s not all the time, but sometimes the bargain hunters just want everything. Even so, it’s smart for most sellers to work cheap and do the best possible job until they have several good reviews. Once you build some reputation you can raise your prices a little and you may find that you’ll make more and have less trouble. This doesn’t work for everyone or all the time, but it may work for you eventually. Good luck!
  13. What person, in their right mind, buys from a ghostwriter (or copywriter or article writer) and doesn’t check the work to see if it’s original? She is clearly lying and most people will detect that. I don’t think we will feel even as much as a small wave from this. Ghostwriters existed since the first book published and they will still exist as long as there are arranged words in pretty format to sell. 🙂 I’d say it’s nothing to worry about, even if you work on Fiverr or not. And while I didn’t saw many authors communities, I noticed that the majority of them are pretty negative when it comes to ghostwriting, simply because they can’t monetize their hard work while the latter can. TBH, I find it a bit strange that some people are so angry with the whole ghostwriting idea. While it’s perfectly normal to know that there are writers behind any music, ad, movie or flyer, it’s baffling for some that there are writers behind writers. 😁 In reality, there are cases where there are even writers behind writers behind writers. Haha This shows my age, but it reminds me of when I was a kid and I read all of the Nancy Drew mystery books. They all had the author name “Carolyn Keene” (I think that was it) and I thought the books were fun. Looking back at them, some of them were pretty awful, actually. 🙂 Anyway, there was no internet then either so I didn’t really look into this author but one of my high school teachers eventually told me the truth. There was no Carolyn and there wasn’t even one ghostwriter. The books were written by many different ghostwriters who knew how to go by the formula. The author name was always fictitious. I’m sure ghostwriting has been going on as long as books have been written. 😃
  14. Buyers cannot change feedback anymore. The screenshot displayed was from 2017.
  15. I think this is awesome that you’ve only had one experience like this in all that time. It seems that you’ve had a great run so far with so many good reviews and years of sales. In my own experience, once in a while things just don’t go well with a buyer. It’s part of doing business. If it were frequent I might be concerned but it isn’t. Fiverr does go to lengths to protect buyers but I think up to a point there is a good reason for that.
  16. Any sort of manipulation is against the rules. “Pings” or impressions/views don’t do anything useful in Fiverr anyway. They are just for your analysis. Fake ones are meaningless.
  17. https://sellers.fiverr.com/en/article/getting-started#becoming-a-seller
  18. If a buyer asks you to fix certain issues and you accept the order, you should fix those issues only and deliver the order. You can inform the buyer that you noticed other issues that weren’t covered and that they are welcome to order again anytime if they want more help. Being pushy with a buyer and asking for more money to fix additional issues is not an effective way to build client relationships. It is not really your problem if the buyer’s site has low standards or needs more work. You just do the job as it was ordered and go from there. As to your questions: 1.) Your completion rate will go up when you complete more orders. It’s based on statistics. There are some great posts on the forum explaining how to calculate your completion rate. 2.) Your future buyers can’t see your completion rate. You just need to maintain a rate high enough to keep or advance in seller levels but the buyer cannot see all your analytics.
  19. As mentioned before, unless you made it very clear that you were not selling all rights at the price paid, the buyer can use any name (or no name) as they see fit. It isn’t unusual for people to publish books with pseudonyms and the buyer may have also assigned a separate pseudonym for the “cover artist” which is odd but perfectly legal. Even if they used a real name, they own the artwork so they can do that if they want to. I am not sure why it matters since you got paid for what you did through Fiverr and that’s what you are here for. Sellers don’t give out their personal details to buyers anyway. 🙂
  20. Just to clarify a couple of things - I use PayPal and have for years so I might be able to help a bit. If you withdraw from Fiverr to PayPal and you have no bank account linked and no debit card from PayPal, the funds can sit in PayPal. It is similar to eBay in that sense. (I have used eBay and PP this way before.) If you want to spend the money in your PP account without having a bank account, you can even do that. It’s just limited. You can spend your PP money on any other site that accepts it as payment. You can spend it on eBay, for example, but not on Amazon. You cannot return the funds to Fiverr. I’ve let money sit in PP for years before and never had any issues.
  21. Take note that Fiverr keeps a record of warnings forever. They aren’t active in that they don’t count for automatic demotion after 60-90 days but Fiverr does remain aware that you’ve had warnings in the past. There is nothing you can do about that except not get any more warnings.
  22. Anytime you edit a gig it is likely to drop out of search temporarily. When it returns to search it might be in the same rank or it might not. That is all normal. Fiverr takes a bit of time to check out changes.
  23. I am a writer/blogger, a ghostwriter and an author as well. I’ve worked on Fiverr for years doing writing, research and providing other services. There are a large number of sellers on Fiverr who say they provide writing services but they aren’t skilled. I am sure some of them do copy things and if they use certain techniques (I won’t call those out here for good reason) they can hide that from some buyers. Some sellers in various categories try to do things they shouldn’t try or they fail their buyers with late deliveries and cancelations. Buyers need to do their own due diligence when searching for a writer. People have talked trash about Fiverr and sellers for as long as I have been here, not just about writing but about all sorts of things. Actors and VO artists are accused of charging too little and causing problems for high dollar artists who don’t use Fiverr. Logo designers are accused of stealing logos or use logo generators. That’s never going to stop and it doesn’t really worry me. As long as I can make money on Fiverr and be responsible for doing original work, I’m happy with it and if people talk I ignore them instead of trying to set them straight. They are missing out on some great values and some wonderful sellers. Other writers can say what they wish about freelancers and ghostwriters. I pretty much agree with fastcopywriter as well, but that’s my own two cents on the matter. No big deal.
  24. It doesn’t even make sense to mark the order as complete. You should have canceled it or requested a modification when the seller delivered it wrong. The seller broke the Fiverr ToS. It’s going to be difficult for you to do anything now and you may be forced to go through Support. Technically you have stated that you agreed it was completely done when you let it go to completion. I am not sure anyone from the forum can advise you that much at this point. Support normally answers within 48 hours unless you create multiple tickets and they aren’t really that slow. I suggest that you try to talk with Support again or you may not be able to get the order done or get your money back.
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