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  1. in the most respectful way it is. In 5 years it will be as good as the top of the list. We should put ego down than feeel sorry later. They are thousands of youtube channels with ai voices and makink over 100k and getting millions of views while persons get unemployed and kicked out from factories. I am abeliber here. I might think that ai already reads better than most humans and 40% of voice artist. I actually think that. The market will decide anyways its simple.

    The market will decide anyways its simple.

    This is the one thing you’ve said that I do actually agree with. Fortunately for us, our clients come to us for more than just a voice. They come to us for the relationship we build with them, the understanding of their business and their client market, the customer service that we offer and the human touch to both our product, and our service, all of which are things AI can’t, and won’t be able to offer.

    So like I said, we’re not worried. But thanks for your concern about the industry.

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  2. I dont think I am ignorant. I just say a.i. passed already passed 50% of voice artist in quality. and in 3…5 years in will pass most. The voice has richness in it. And I already choose it over humans. Not because its cheaper like free. But because its actually kinda better than most. Not humans but voice artist. Be aware f that in 3…5 years a.i. will pass most of the artists. Be aware of that.

    I had a listen to the 2 AI examples you noted yesterday, preparing myself to be blown away as you’d spoken so highly about them…

    They were garbage. I actually laughed when I listened to the Amazon one. Sounded nothing like an actual human speaking.

    Things like Siri/Alexa are about as advanced as AI talking get right now, and even they very clearly sound like a robot. 3 to 5 years from now, I agree that you might be able to get a more natural sounding Siri/Alexa for day-to-day use in home speakers… but for speaking over advertisements? Where nuance is needed down to the most minute detail (ie; natural emphasis on specific words, inflections at the end of sentences)? Not in the timeframe you’re talking about, and not to a scale where I, or any other decent VO person would, or should be worried.

    Plus, people often want a specific voice. What happens if the client wants my voice, but the AI options available don’t sound enough like me? My minimal fees make working with an actual human way more appealing than trying to shoehorn some AI audio into your project. Perhaps not for everyone… but certainly for enough people to keep me, and many other VO people, happily in business for quite some time to come.

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  3. Thanks Maria. I’m in touch with buyer on IE so the communication problem with Seller is temporarily resolved. My problem now is that the technical dept are not getting my support requests to fix the problem on Chrome going forward.

    I scanned through your messages here, and didn’t see mention of you performing a total cache clearout on your browser. This may have been the first thing you did… but if not, I’d definitely recommend it. Whenever Fiverr seems to have issues that seem unique to me (this issue does appear to be unique to you), it’s almost always something like that. You mention that you want support to fix the issue on Chrome… but I (and I suspect, thousands of others) are using Fiverr on Chrome without issue. So it does sound like the problem is more localised to your browser/IP/laptop.

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  4. I dont have problems like making money with a voice and charging for it like an artis. But for me its like strange paying the 5$ thans saying youc nat use it. Its like the example you sad however its not the same. Its like a stranger staying on the road witha billboard saying. You can take a picture with me for 5$ …and than after you take the picture they say. Ok you took the picture but you cant use it you neded this and that rights. That;s the problem. They should say on billboard the total strangers you can make a picture with me 200$ with commercial license. So nobody would even bother to stop to waste time to even consider their vice. They would go to somebody who is ata fair price in between a they have the rights already. Because that;s the problem in your version they dont give the permission to ed the text. So they should read the text for free because you cant use it. Why to pay something that you cant use.Common sense. Meanwhile checking out amazon poly and ibm watson. I might tell not for now but lets say in half a decade you wont be able to differentiate not human voice but the best voice artists from a.i. Now it might have errors here and there but give it 4 years it will be flawless free and no copyright acts. Probably it will be a few pennies interacting with customers on your website. The way fiverr broke traditional voice artist l lowoering the price …a.i. will put out of work most of the persons. Like if we think about it its price quality ratio. When you cant distingush the 2 in 5 years. Sure its a place for the best. But the rest? I might consider switching now because most jobs will like vanish not in decades but years. And I am not a mean person here. I am nota computer my work might be replaced as well. But we need to prepare so our future is secured. And yes probably I will chose Ai. It does it in on the spot with endless variants and lengths …and its quite good. Dont hate the messenger hate the message. Try amzon poly or like ibm watson. I was blown away. Sure not perfect but in 3 years? Be it 5. And again I am not a hater here just consider this in the long run.

    I mean, if your doom and gloom story about the demise of the VO industry is to be taken seriously, surely us VO people need to get all the money we can now? Before we’re all forced out of business by AI? :man_shrugging:t2:

  5. Thanks for the pretty suggestion @social_dr. I am not agree too take the wrong way. Many of my friends we suggesting me to take this short-cut path ( get fake reviews ) to get ranked. This is why I post it here to ask from the experts.

    Many of my friends we suggesting me to take this short-cut path ( get fake reviews ) to get ranked.

    What kind of success have your friends had, here on Fiverr?

    I find that most people who suggest this, have either never used Fiverr, or have tried and failed.

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  6. In a buyers standpoint this 5-10 prices sounds like a scam a bit. Like telling you can buy a car for 20% but wheels, motor, windows etc ot included. In my standpoint without any mean thoughts here all voice artist who dont include those for free are kinda at that level. Like just think logically. Why on earth somebody would want to pay a voice when nobody listens it? Its like a legal hoop. They are not in love with the voice artists voice.they want to make money with it so its listened . Every version probably most cases is on the internet so by definition these extra 20 dollar checkbox makes no sense. Its like i sell you my voice but in reality you cant use it 99.99% of the cases. I think buyers are kinda not scammed but …see my logic here.After like crying i am a voice artist i want others to use my voice but why they abused it i am like a artist . I think those persons shouldnt sell their voice on any platform. Crying with crocodile tears is like they dont buy my voice with lower price. Sure.Why should they you don’t even sell the 5-10 no license versions is literally useless and you create a win loose situation. At my side I check by default I want to see just those artist who include the licenses on their voice. In my standpoint the others waste my time in a way altering the real prices and such. Like they put their voice there but not at a real price. And if s. hits the fan they saw you because they read 2 sentences and their are such an artist. And I am not mean here at all. I think all voices by default should be with licenses. If you don’t want to sell your voice don’t ell it. or giving the rights to use it in 99% of the cases its like i spam fiverr but actually i don’t sell my voice. And it makes harm to other voice artists as well. Maybe somebody would sell at 10 dollars with rights but you appear with 5 without rights and add 25 dollars with rights. I find it shady and unfair compared to buyers and especially other genuine voice artists. And the problem is not the voice artists but the programs provider like fiverr. They shouldn’t have this option at all.If you sold your voice you sold your voice. If you dont want to sell it than don’t do it. Start a radio show and get listeners and make money with affiliate marketing and such. Just don’t play victim and attach 20 page pdfs with motion picture voice artist copyright acts and such.

    In a buyers standpoint this 5-10 prices sounds like a scam a bit.

    OK, try this;

    Go out in the street. Find a total stranger, and ask if you can take their photo. You’ll probably have to ask a bunch of people, but eventually, someone will be willing, and pose for you.

    Show them the picture. Then say to them, “Cool, thanks. By the way, I’m gonna use this photo of you to advertise my new investment management company on websites, YouTube, billboards all over town, that’s cool right?”

    Chances are, the person will either say “no”, or they’ll say “how much do I get paid for you to use that picture of me?”

    That’s Commercial Rights. You wanna use a part of me to endorse your product or service (for VO people, our voice), then we’re going to charge a nominal fee to do so. The fact that most people don’t know my voice is irrelevant - it’s still personal to me, so I’m going to charge a bit more for it, just like a photo of someone is personal to them.

    You might think this is unfair, and honestly, as a VO person, I have no issue with you thinking that way, I’m not going to try and convert you. I’m just telling you how it works. The VO industry has been doing this for a long time, and will continue to do so for a long time.

    I think all voices by default should be with licenses.

    Ours actually come with Commercial Rights. Some VO people do this, to avoid having to get into arguments. We made our base-cost higher because of this. We charge more for Broadcast Rights, wherever that is applicable. We make this as clear as Fiverr will allow in our gig description, and explain it to all clients when they enquire about a price.

    And the problem is not the voice artists but the programs provider like fiverr. They shouldn’t have this option at all.

    The industry has this option, not specifically Fiverr. Fiverr actually make obtaining a voice over cheaper than you could possibly imagine. If you don’t believe me, google the term ‘voice over agency’ or ‘voice over website’, and reach out to some of those to cost up your project. I guarantee you’ll be back to Fiverr when you realise that a 2-line text via an agency costs hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

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  7. The release times of earnings are specific down to the minute. In other words, if an order completed at 15:30 GMT on the 1st of the month, the funds would be released at 15:30 GMT (or thereabouts) on the 15th of the month.

    It’s not unusual for sellers who have lots of orders to watch lots of funds ‘drop in’ to their balance over the course of a day. Your funds might be available 10 mins from now… or it might not be until right at the end of the day, it all depends on when you delivered the work.

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  8. I read somewhere in the forum a different information – some people say it is actually faster to withdraw the money with Payoneer that usually takes 1-2 days, while it is quite longer with Paypal specially on your first withdraw. Which is true??

    Which is true??

    I’ve done both. We’re based in the UK.

    With PayPal, the conversion rates were awful, but the money was instant.

    With Payoneer, the fees are better, but it take about 24 hours from requesting the money, to it being in my bank acct.

  9. Hello there. I hope you’re having a good day.

    Today, I was messaged by a buyer who requested a custom order. I made it for them, and they accepted, creating the order and filling in the requirements. However, it then turned out that they needed the work done in over a month’s time (they did state this in their original message, but I accidentally missed this), and we’ll need to cancel the order to return their money and ensure no late/nonexistent delivery on my side.

    However, I’ve heard horror stories about cancellations. I reached level one a few months back, and I’m terrified to lose it. On top of that, my gigs seem to be really struggling, having gone almost invisible a while back, meaning I’ve barely had any orders the past month. I’m afraid that if I cancel it, the algorithm will punish me and I will lose my rank and what little traffic I have.

    All in all… How bad of an idea is it to cancel in this situation?

    Today, I was messaged by a buyer who requested a custom order. I made it for them, and they accepted, creating the order and filling in the requirements. However, it then turned out that they needed the work done in over a month’s time (they did state this in their original message, but I accidentally missed this), and we’ll need to cancel the order to return their money and ensure no late/nonexistent delivery on my side.

    If this is the case, then this isn’t a mutual cancellation.

    You’re unable to complete the work, because the Buyer has failed to provide you with the necessary information/details to complete the work.

    If the buyer was ready to go now, you’d be happy to work right? So it isn’t a mutual cancellation, and you shouldn’t agree to it being one. Request Customer Support cancel the order, for the above-mentioned reason. They will most likely agree to it, and your cancellation rate won’t take a hit.

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  10. Is this your first time withdrawing money from Fiverr? If yes, unfortunately, an additional clearing time is pretty standard, and it’s usually related to your bank (or Payoneer, as I think they are the third party who deal with bank transfers for Fiverr) to have a bit of a delay in getting funds to you. Essentially, the 14-day clearing cycle is a ‘Fiverr thing’. Any time after that is a ‘bank thing’.

    PayPal, I believe, is instant. Perhaps for when you’re in a financial bind, it might be a better option?

    Also, just so you’re aware - nobody from Fiverr reads the forums, we’re all just sellers and buyers like you. (in case you’re expecting an official Fiverr response here)

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  11. Hi Alex,

    Firstly, getting a warning for incomplete delivery doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll lose your account or anything like that. You get 3 warnings, so as long as you don’t get any more flags you should be fine.

    I do understand your dilemma. In a way, unfortunately for you, you’re trying to use Fiverr in a way that it’s not really designed for. That’s not to say you can’t do this, it’s just that it comes with risks, like being flagged for a TOS violation. It might be something to keep in mind when deciding if Fiverr is a suitable platform for your business.

    It might be worth speaking with Customer Support, and seeing if you can agree on clear deliverables for each step, then explain exactly what you’ll deliver to the clients. In other words, if you buy ‘pre-production’, what you’re actually buying is a Project Plan document, compiled of the shot list, a breakdown of the filming locations, and a full breakdown of casting. The cost for this project plan would be quite high, as you’re obviously using some of the money to pay people. But so long as both you and the client are in agreement that what they’re ‘buying’ is technically a PPT/Word doc, and you deliver it, you wouldn’t be in breach of the TOS. (in my mind at least, and people do sell filming gigs here on Fiverr. Heck, some people even fly out to locations to shoot, so there must be a way you can do it)

    For filming - Perhaps the deliverable could be a very rough cut, or a video snapshot of some of the raw footage? Again, be specific… Don’t allow any room for misinterpretation. “I’ll send you a 5 minute rough-cut of the raw footage I’ve captured”, for example.

    Post Production - I’m guessing the deliverable would be the finished product?

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  12. Thank you for your Valuable time spending.

    I am appreciate you are pro seller in fiverr, but this is not true only pro seller knows everything, sometimes New seller gathered more knowledge and then comes in fiverr.

    One more thing I had an account in Fiverr level 2 seller, for some issue fiverr it has been disabled. this is my new account.

    OK - so which is it? Are you a new seller? Or are you a veteran seller who lost their account? You can’t be both…

    Also, that still doesn’t explain why you’re advising people to do 6 things, but not doing most of them yourself. That was the question I asked you. Why are you advising people to do things, that you clearly don’t believe in?

    One more thing I had an account in Fiverr level 2 seller, for some issue fiverr it has been disabled. this is my new account.

    Why was your account closed? Support don’t close accounts for random reasons.

    And did you get written permission from Support to open a new account?

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  13. Yes, It has helped me increasing sales at fiverr. that’s whay i am shearing with Forum.

    Thank you

    Yes, It has helped me increasing sales at fiverr. that’s whay i am shearing with Forum.

    Really? Because you’re not even following your own tips…

    on your client Offer Something Unique

    You’re offering Shopify sites, one of the most heavily over-saturated niches in Fiverr. In fact, 3 of your 6 gigs are offering the same thing. What’s unique about your offering exactly?

    Get excitant feedback from your client

    You have 3 reviews.

    Keep Your Title Shorten for better understand .

    Your titles are things like - I will do elementor landing page and squeeze page for nonprofit or educational website

    Which is fine, but it’s not short, despite you advising people that this is what they should be doing. Your other titles are much the same.

    Introduce your service through a vedio description.

    Not one of your 6 gigs has a video intro.

    So you’re basically parroting advice that you’ve read somewhere else. Which would make sense, as by your own admission, you’re new to Fiverr and have essentially no experience here. Why not focus on growing your business, rather than repeating generic advice? (advice you obviously don’t actually believe in, as you’re not even willing to implement yourself)

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  14. I do agree that this would be an excellent feature. It’s one of my personal, most-wanted features.

    We’re UK based, and more than 50% of our clients are also UK based. They would love to be quoted in GBP. It would also likely result in more money for Fiverr, as we’d most likely round up ever-so-slightly (for example, offering a voice over for £30 rather than $30, resulting in more income for the site in general).

    Right now, we either have to quote UK clients a USD value, or we have to give them some silly conversion approximation, with a disclaimer that the actual amount might be more when they go to checkout.

    Who knows? Fiverr is really pushing the B2B element of the platform, and I know that non-US businesses would much rather be invoiced in their local currency, so maybe this is something that could be implemented in a future release.

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  15. . I’m always a bit skeptical when it’s from Customer Support; they tell different sellers different things about established practices like cancellations, so until it comes from somewhere more official, I wouldn’t necessarily bank on this being accurate.

    Just to let you know, customer service is about as official as you can get. If I were you, I would except CS as very high on the Fiverr importance scale. Just saying.

    Just to let you know, customer service is about as official as you can get. If I were you, I would except CS as very high on the Fiverr importance scale.

    Hi Melissa,

    I think what I said has been misinterpreted a little. I never questioned the importance, or officiality of Fiverr Customer Support. But I’ve had many personal experiences over the years, of different Customer Support agents interpreting the same rule in very different ways. I’ve literally had different answers, within the space of a few hours, from different agents, and that’s happened on numerous occasions, and regarding well established practices.

    My comment was in reference to a CS agent promising a new seller that Promoted Gigs would be available to everyone soon. This seems to go against Fiverr’s methodology in rolling out Promoted Gigs, and certainly wouldn’t make much business sense (giving a brand new, un-vetted seller the ability to promote their gigs to page one is a recipe for disaster).

    All I was saying was that, until I hear that from an official channel (like a press release, an update on the relevant support page etc) that I wouldn’t guarantee on this being 100% accurate.

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  16. how staying active 24 hours will 100% guarantee an order?

    I can explain it to you, the only benefit is if the buyer want some urgent work. They will look for sellers who are online. I had a few buyers want work to be done in 1-2 hrs, and they can’t wait for hrs for other sellers to reply to their enquiry. If your buyer need urgent work,most likely they will hire a seller who is online

    I can explain it to you

    My question was, if I’m honest, rhetorical, but thanks for taking the time to provide an answer anyway. It does annoy me when people suggest nonsense advice, then don’t back it up when you ask them to, so I do genuinely appreciate that you answered on behalf of the person who suggested it.

    the only benefit is if the buyer want some urgent work. They will look for sellers who are online.

    Whilst I don’t debate this, what I do debate is the idea that doing this is an effective way to run a Fiverr profile. I’d argue that it’s a much better business model to grow your business around providing quality work than it is to grow your business around providing quick work.

    Plus, let’s be honest - being active 24/7 simply isn’t possible. We’re humans, and we need sleep and rest to survive. Not to mention downtime, family time, time for hobbies/social interaction etc. Sitting by your computer for 24 hours in the hopes of getting an order MIGHT produce a bit of work for you, but at what cost?

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  17. But how they picked like there should be a criteria for that

    there should be a criteria for that

    There is a criteria - they just choose not to make it public.

    Just keep going, and focus on delivering good quality work. Perhaps you’ll get it this month? Or next month… Some people wait years to get it, and some people never get it.

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    Sorry if i give any wrong information.

    But, if you’re providing the information, you must be doing so based off of your own experiences, no? Surely if you’re telling someone to be active 24/7, it’s because that’s what you do, and it’s having amazing results for you? If you’re just repeating what you’ve heard from other people, how do you know that you’re not spreading misinformation?

    I’m just going to leave this here;

    People keep repeating the same wrong advice - and newbies are deceived by it. Here’s my take on it - share if you feel so inclined:
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