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  1. Correct, 13 is the minimum age. Ask your parents or a 18+ sibling who have a PayPal or Payoneer account to help you with this one. They could easily add your email address to their account for you to receive payment until you’re older.

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  2. After reviewing your message we’ve decided to approve it. It was received by “Buyer” at Jun 28, 11:14 AM

    Luckily I’ve just now received this message. :slight_smile

    Sounds like you’re good to go and it was just a false-positive.

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  3. You used a trigger word(s) for example: Pay, outside, email, or something. If it’s a false-positive and reviewed by T&S the warning will drop.off. If a user reported you for breaking TOS then that’s a whole 'nother cans of 🐛 worms.

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  4. I got warning 26 days back and from than I’m not getting any orders, kindly can someone tell that is my gig dead or it will be ok like earlier(before warning i used to get orders daily now nothing) if yes how many days it take to get normal thanks

    kindly can someone tell that is my gig dead or it will be ok like earlier(before warning i used to get orders daily now nothing) if yes how many days it take to get normal thanks

    When you’re in business it’s called Ebb & Flow. It has nothing to do with warnings, don’t use that as an excuse. Take the time to focus on other streams of income or tweak your gigs. 🍍

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  5. As Fiverr is based in EDT they tend to use that for their times. Your ticket is likely to show UTC though.

    Fun fact, Fiverr’s HQ is in Israel, GMT+3. We have remote offices in NYC, SF, Orlando, London and Berlin.

    The ticket should clarify that it’s 10am EDT.

    I’ve attended a few of these events (other companies). I’m curious if there will be an interval for Q&As? These events can house hundreds of people. But I know there’s an option for people to type in questions.

    @misscrystal Yeah, I’m wondering the same thing. My schedule on that day is tight.

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  6. From time to time, you also need a break! 😇

    I think you ruined the world order by giving the right answer 😆

    It’s being 10 days of silence…

    The last puzzle was the following:

    :couple_with_heart_woman_man:

    Can it be a romantic dinner with candles, bananas, and rose petals?? :crazy_face:

    You got it right. 🎉

    Romantic Dinner Date 🍝

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    Your turn 😉

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  7. From time to time, you also need a break! 😇

    I think you ruined the world order by giving the right answer 😆

    It’s being 10 days of silence…

    The last puzzle was the following:

    :couple_with_heart_woman_man:

    Can it be a romantic dinner with candles, bananas, and rose petals?? :crazy_face:

    Can it be a romantic dinner with candles, bananas, and rose petals?? :crazy_face:

    Yikes, I forgot about this. 😅

    You’re on it Romantic Dinner ---- what? You’re missing just one word. 😛

    I’m sure you’ve had a few of these in your life. 😉

    Come on Vov, you got this in the bag!

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  8. Shift your thinking. Shift your perspective. Shift your focus.

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    Introducing, The Shift , our free virtual summit featuring skill-based workshops, discussions around future trends, networking opportunities, and resources for building and optimizing your online business. For the first time ever, our global network of like-minded business owners and entrepreneurs will be able to connect and collaborate at the same event.

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    Join us on July 9, 2020 for an all day function focused on moving your business forward. Spots are limited, save your seat today!

    Sweet initiative! 🎉I looked at my schedule on July 9th, and I don’t have any wiggle room to attend. 😟 Hopefully, 5r have many more of these events.

    It’s nice to finally put faces behind the names. 😎

    I don’t know maybe, I’ll pop in on my lunch break for a few minutes.

    Ooh, I see Andrew Yang will be there, too. Awesomesauce! 😁

    Cheers! 🍍

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  9. I use my face but wear dark glasses as a disguise … :male_detective:

    I’ll keep it real with you, from a Buyer POV, a face wins me over every time. ☺️ It’s personable and stands out from a Seller(s) using a random image or celebrity pic. Oops, did I say that?! 😶 Seeing the face behind the account of the person. It’s the human connection. If you’re doing voiceovers maybe take a snapshot in the studio or in front of the microphone. Take a few selfies in different settings. So, my answer is an actual image of yourself works.

    I use my face but wear dark glasses as a disguise … :male_detective:

    I get a mysterious vibe from you. 😎

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  10. This time I have refrained from getting involved in yet another discussion of a category I know nothing about.

    I wish someone would throw up one of the following:

    • How can SEOs get websites to rank in Google?
    • Why does the 2500 word article I bought for $5 not engage people like some articles do?
    • How come a template website I got for $25 isn’t as popular as Amazon?

    Nothing wrong with discussing a category and how it works but I just wish it wasn’t always the same one. (Not a criticism of the OP, just a wish that people in general were as questioning about other types of service)

    Oh Nice, I didn’t know that about you. 🙂

    It’s definitely on my To-Travel-List. ✈️ I love New Orleans because it’s rich in culture, music, food and the people seem very down-to-earth. Besides the accent, New Orleans reminds of Mother Africa, the vibes, the history and everything else.

    Nothing wrong with discussing a category and how it works but I just wish it wasn’t always the same one.

    Kudos and Cheers to you! 🍹

    LMAO, I know right it’s super annoying.

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  11. I think Magic is real and it has it’s own pros and cons. If there is god, then there is devil(bad spirit), it’s not very difficult to judge but what I know is I am a human and i intend to stay away from bad things or bad air/negativity.

    I have seen bad magic myself, felt the pressure of that, the uneasiness, I can’t explain, but I know it is a real thing.

    My question is suppose someone is claiming that they know the spells and other things and they can help us, so how can we know that they really know about what they are talking about? What if they are just charging us for doing nothing?

    OMGosh,

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    I tried really hard not to reply to another “Spellcaster” thread. But fudge I couldn’t resist. 😁

    I think Magic is real and it has it’s own pros and cons.

    VooDoo, obeah, witchcraft very much exists. It’s been around for centuries. I’m from the Caribbean 🌴 and it’s heavily practiced and I’ve witnessed a few things in my lifetime that scared the 🍒 Messing around this stuff is certainly not for the faint of heart.

    My question is suppose someone is claiming that they know the spells and other things and they can help us, so how can we know that they really know about what they are talking about? What if they are just charging us for doing nothing?

    This is my issue, many claim to be experienced in this field and they don’t have the slightest clue about how spells work. I’m sure there are gifted people on Fiverr with this knowledge and experience. However, let’s not pretend that there are people out there preying on the weak and vulnerable.

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  12. Thank you for your kind words.

    Writing is not my forte. But I will consider offering bite sized posts as I also find long form videos didn’t appeal to the community.

    Still figuring out how I can help.

    Wow, very generous of you.

    Ooh, love this idea 💡 I think this would be very beneficial for so many people to get 1-on-1 commonsense advice. Please give an update when/if you decide to offer this opportunity. Count me in!

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  13. hello fiver forum,

    i am a professional graphic designer. I do “Vector tracing”. I am master in this job.I have experiences. But its very disappointing that i am sending offer fast when i get any request but don’t get any job yet. I have ability to serve people a world class services. So what i should do now for getting job ?

    i am master in -

    #vectortracing #vectorar #vectorlogo #vectordesign #imagetrace & so many.

    thanks in advance.

    But its very disappointing that i am sending offer fast when i get any request but don’t get any job yet.

    You are competing against hundreds and thousands of Sellers. You just have to make yourself stand out from the rest. Simply signing up to begin your Fiverr Career doesn’t mean instant 💸

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  14. Question: Do you feel Fiverr is pushing cheaper gigs more as opposed to more expensive ones. What are your thoughts on gig pricing?

    Hey @nikavoice thank you so much for your kind words, your replies always brighten up posts.

    Now to your question: I don’t think they are actively pushing cheaper gigs.

    I am just getting a sense that based on what the algorithm “rewards” cheaper offerings right now may have a slight advantage, as they are easier to book, deliver and get the dough.

    As I said before, I firmly believe I am biased, as sometimes when I am facing a slump in sales, it may just be because I priced myself in a way that I only appeal to a tiny fraction of Fiverr’s clientele.

    So when things are slow for everyone, they are even slower for me.

    As for pricing, I still believe you should price according to the value you bring.

    Does that mean that you will sell more? No, if anything you will make less sales.

    But if you price your gig correctly, you may end up making about the same, for less work, while appealing to a better type of client.

    EDIT: That being said, I still need to figure out how value-based pricing can be translated into something that works in the Covid-19 era. Compromising on a daily basis and offering to take on smaller projects, is only a temp solution for me personally.

    Hey @nikavoice thank you so much for your kind words, your replies always brighten up posts.

    ☺️

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the matter. I hope people take this opportunity to ask a seasoned and respectable Seller legitimate questions. I’m sure others were hoping that you would’ve provided step-by-step tricks on how to skirt away from the algorithm to get more sales. 😁 I’ve stumbled across some sketchy sites and YT videos giving appalling rubbish advice. 🙀

    Do you plan on having another Youtube LIVE? I missed the first one.

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  15. As a new designer how many times wait for work?😥 How can get work as soon as possible? Please help me and advice me hoow can i get jobs?

    As a new designer how many times wait for work?😥

    This is the problem with many new Sellers. Starting a Fiverr Career doesn’t equate to having an influx of orders, all day every day. Nope! It doesn’t work that way. When it comes to business, you should have multiple 🏞️ streams of income lined up. When one goes dry, the other will replace the dryness.

    💡 You can always think of ways on how to improve your Fiverr business, it’s called business planning and tweaking your gigs.

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  16. Shhh it’s a secret!

    bug spray

    I don’t know if you noticed, it’s outdated. Oh wait, it’s only working against ants and cockroaches, not praying mantises.

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    I don’t know if you noticed, it’s outdated. Oh wait, it’s only working against ants and cockroaches, not praying mantises.

    LOL, if you insist. I’m sure it’s strong enough to take out a praying mantis.

    Anyways, you said Frank’s post didn’t provide a solution. If you read fully, that wasn’t his intention. Furthermore, I just don’t see how anybody can come up with a solution. Especially, when we don’t know how this algorithm machine work. We can only speculate! :woman_shrugging:t4:

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  17. Hey everyone!

    As promised I will try to create a post, in an effort to shed some light over the issues that most of us seem to be facing ever since we got hit with the wonderful twofer of Covid-19 AND the analytics system breaking down.

    I will share what little insights I have over how SERP may or may not work, but I will avoid diving into too much detail as I have in no way figured things out. (Nor is that my intent)

    OK so to kick things off, let me just state the obvious:

    Everything I share here is based on my personal observation, and I am not making any claims that I have a hack or I am certified to tell people what to do.

    Same, same…but different

    I have been on the forum since 2013 and please do keep in mind that seller’s number 1 gripe is their ranking and how unfair the system is.

    At first everyone wanted to be on the front page, as that meant you got dozens of deliveries per day, until you passed out trying to facilitate all orders.

    Then as the marketplace evolved, everyone started complaining about their gig’s rank in search results.

    So while this issue is constantly coming up as it is our nature to complain and looking for something to blame when sales are low, I noticed that every time the marketplace shifts the number of people complaining surges.

    I think that every time Fiverr makes a change in how the algorithm processes things, a lot of sellers -even senior ones with a proven track record- start getting these weird blackouts, as I call them.

    It’s when you get a feeling that someone turned off the faucet that was getting you leads/sales. Small periods in time when it feels like it’s the end of your career on Fiverr, as no one is making a peep. And to make things worse, you see other sellers in your category that have orders in queue.

    Contrary to public belief (a lot of people think that since I am a PRO and TRS level seller, everything is coming up roses) I too am hit every time something changes.

    Here’s my sales analytics for the past 30 days, let me know if you can spot the blackouts:

    Keep things in perspective

    If our gig is on the top of search results, we feel like it’s only fair, as we view our selves as the best seller that ever was, and our gig will always be superior to those of our competitors.

    When our gigs rank lower on search results, especially when newer gigs or gigs with poor reviews rank on top of ours, then surely:

    -things must be broken

    -Fiverr is out to get us

    -the system is rigged

    -someone is hacking their way to success

    You know… All that good stuff…

    So what is up?

    Ok so this is what I keep saying, and people refuse to listen to:

    Fiverr’s algorithm isn’t broken. It’s a really complex combo of software and machine learning, designed to do one thing, and one thing only: make Fiverr money, quickly, and with as little risk possible.

    A lot of sellers take things personally. Fiverr is unfair, CS agents are refusing to help, the system doesn’t care about us.

    “If my gig doesn’t make money, how will Fiverr profit?”

    I see a lot of sellers who used to be on a hot streak present that argument.

    Well, there are thousands of sellers like you, and millions of gigs just like yours, so if you don’t make them money, someone else will.

    Things may seem irrational, because they are. This is essentially a robot programmed to do that one thing. If it seems illogical to you that you used to be at the top of the search results and now you are not, I assure you there is definitely some logic behind it, it’s just not one that we can comprehend with what we know.

    OK now it’s time for the good stuff!

    That being said, I do feel as there’s an issue here. In fact there is a symphony of a lot of tiny issues that have cooked up quite a storm:

    •We are living in abnormal times, where a pandemic is shocking our financial systems with new threats each week

    •There has been a surge in new sellers, dropping in on an already saturated marketplace

    •Fiverr definitely messed something up when they started implementing their promoted gigs feature (which seems to have cause all gig analytics to just stop working altogether)

    All of the above, are acting as an accelerator that makes the algorithm move quicker.

    Time to put your tinfoil caps on!

    As I keep saying there are several metrics that the algorithm uses in order to come up with the optimal SERP to streamline Fiverr’s profit.

    I can start naming them, but to be honest it’s mostly guesswork, but we all know there are several factors in play here. Here are the ones I think Fiverr’s search engine is mostly looking at:

    -your gig’s SEO (it’s used to define your relevance)

    -your gig’s potential value (it’s used to better match your offering with buyer’s behavior)

    -your gig’s performance (this is on two levels: turnaround efficiency and secret reviews

    -your profile’s “status” (your ability to close, meaning convert leads into sales)

    That’s just the tip of the iceberg, as there are a bunch of variables we don’t know, and will never be able to find out.

    I think the best way to explain each point is by discussion/answering questions, so I will be active on this thread to talk with any sellers that want to exchange experiences and shed some light into this.

    (I also have a theory that Fiverr no longer pushes for big-ticket items, as they pose a greater risk, with a longer turnaround time. So in my case that was truly worrisome, as I shifted my core business to cater bigger projects/clients back in 2017.)

    It’s all about relevance

    As I have mentioned before on several occasions, Fiverr search results are more dynamic than we think. Good gigs don’t go to the top and stay there. Getting to the top of the search results is not a reward. It’s not something that happens exclusively to good sellers with great gigs.

    Fiverr serves -what it thinks- are the most relevant results to buyers’ queries. That’s it.

    That being said, based on my personal experience, after the initial shock of Covid-19 plus Fiverr’s screw up, I have come to one conclusion that has been useful to me.

    We are now in a phase where Fiverr sellers are going to have a hard time staying relevant.

    The marketplace is -and always will be- trying to correct itself. So staying relevant means we now need to be reactive. We as sellers need to react to what’s happening, based on our personal goals, financial needs and the data we have on our hands.

    So in my case, here’s when I reacted to the marketplace:

    So this is the same graph as before, but I now have marked when I started re-acting to what the marketplace was telling me: “you are getting more and more irrelevant by the minute”.

    Mind you the 30 days before this graph had even more blackouts in them.

    So what did I do?

    I started closing faster.

    Meaning I started taking projects I would normally reject, or in some cases I reduced frictions that usually occur due to budget constraint or deadline’s overlapping.

    This is me reacting to the situation, by compromising at my discretion in order to get some orders in, which would signify Fiverr’s algo that I am still able to perform.

    I tweaked SEO, only on dead gigs

    Once again a reminder that I am part of the “success” program, meaning that I can change the entire description of my gig, plus all tags and my gig will remain visible in search results, no downtime for manual review. So tweaking stuff for me meant that I wouldn’t have to wait 48 hours to see if my gig started appearing again or not.

    Even then I only made minor modifications, and only on gigs that appeared to be completely dead.

    I shifted my focus when delivering orders

    I spent more time asking questions in the beginning of the on boarding process, so that I could hit the nail in the head in the first go, avoiding revisions requests. I did so even on my “templated” gigs, you know, the ones I consider to be foolproof.

    Of course none of the above applies to all of us, since in order to be able to react like that means you still get some leads and some orders in, even if things have slowed down.

    That’s why I think that instead of me writing more things I tried on this post, it would be better if I responded to questions so fellow forum members can ask me about the situation they are currently in, right now.

    This has been a rather long post, I will stop writing here and I look forward to having a discussion with anyone who is willing to participate.

    I am here to help anyway I can.

    Thanks gang. 🙂

    Hello, Frank!

    It’s always a pleasure reading your POV. When I first joined this forum you are one of the people that I admired and looked up to. You’re business savvy, you keep real every time, you’re humbled and of course, you’re a success on this platform. OK, in other words, you know your stuff, dude! 😎

    Contrary to public belief (a lot of people think that since I am a PRO and TRS level seller, everything is coming up roses) I too am hit every time something changes.

    BINGO!

    Phew! I’m happy you pointed out this fact. :metal:t4: Many Sellers believe PRO and TRS Sellers are the cream of the crop and have magical perks that the rest of us don’t have. I remember when they first introduced PRO, it was PRO 🆚 The Rest. Ugh!

    You’re one of the few PRO Sellers whom I see active on this forum. I appreciate the fact that you don’t sugarcoat and keep it 💯.

    Question: Do you feel Fiverr is pushing cheaper gigs more as opposed to more expensive ones. What are your thoughts on gig pricing?

    Last but not least. Eek, there are too many bugs in your thread. I’m afraid of creepy crawlies so I bought some Raid to clear the air. 😃

    Shhh it's a secret!

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  18. Fiverr cancelled an order that was completed 3 months ago by me. Clients want me to do On-Page SEO to improve the ranking. I did the work within time and give Improved the ranking and told him to continue the also off-page SEO to maintain the ranking. but he doesn’t want to do that. then I delivered the order and he did not raise any question at that time. after some days his ranking drop due to low-quality website. then he reached me again I told him to do off-page SEO to improve the quality of his website. but he doesn’t want to do that.

    Now after three months later Fiverr cancelled order.

    What I can do know?

    but he doesn’t want to do that. then I delivered the order and he did not raise any question at that time. after some days his ranking drop due to low-quality website. then he reached me again I told him to do off-page SEO to improve the quality of his website.

    Don’t do anything for this Buyer, he complained to Fiverr and they cancelled the order. Why do you feel the need to still interact with this Buyer, if that’s the case? He got his money 💸 back and you were shafted.

    What I can do know?

    Since the money is in the Buyer’s hands, there’s nothing you can do. :woman_shrugging:t4:

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