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  1. Yup, only o the many bugs in the BR section alone. You put in good info in a way to make it readable and Fiverr, turn it into ๐Ÿ™‚
  2. Your sense of what โ€œshouldโ€ be is your real dilemma here. Somehow you have gained the impression that all you need to do is show up, stay here for hours on end, and work will flow in. This doesnโ€™t even make the grade if you were selling socks at a sock market in Sockville where there are millions of people doing nothing but buying every sock they see. I know it is an attractive idea, but the lure of that idea is actually the sign of its falseness. Matt & Donovan are right. Make Gigs that suit what buyers want (and believe me most buyers in this place really only want garbage - look at what they are prepared to pay) so trying to a) sell exactly the same socks as everyone else for the same price will not win you anything, b) selling good socks for a premium prices will also not really work (at least not at high volume). Work out what the buyer wants and either adjust to exactly that in a way that your socks stand out for the right buyers (not with silly promises of endless revision and money back or 20 hours of work for $5). The right buyers may be few and far between and I know to be the case for the sort of Mix & Master wok I do. This lets me put most of my energies to better things than chasing what is not really for me anyway. There is a lot to learn in the Forum if you really read widely, esp from the wiser heads and understand the patterns they create. Then work out how you can fit (or not) into those patterns. ๐Ÿ™‚
  3. That would be 11 sales (not the 2 your claim). So from this we can conclude that basic fact checking is not one of your strengths but leaping to false conclusions and making broad judgments upon those false conclusions is ๐Ÿ˜‰ At no point did I defend much of what goes on in these places. I actually loathe what people pretend as magic. If you were to look any deeper at me and my overall points in this matter and the quality of sellers (and buyers) in these places overall, you might just realize that you have painted me completely the opposite way from what really I am. Your call to believe that, not your call to judge and sentence so blindly. My point is that we should not be quite so judgy as no one is forced to buy these (probably) silly services. If they do, they are (probably) deluded but if it gets then through another day it canโ€™t make them any worse then zoloft.
  4. This is the big dilemma with everyone and their dog deciding to suddenly be a freelancer as now almost all categories are over-ful with poor offers and many buyers are simply too lazy to want to find good sellers. It was the inevitability of these places making their process more like a video game than real professional work. ๐Ÿ™‚
  5. Please, go read the TOS, you know the thing you said you had read and agreed to, because this tells you which sites you can link to, and what you cannot link to. I suggest you do this asap as you just told us you have several TOS breaches already. Please donโ€™t ask me to link you to the relevant pages as this is your business and you need to know how to manage it yourself, which means knowing how to find the right info yourself. ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. Generally BR appear twice a day. I find timings a bit loose and broad but for me about 4-6 PM and probably the same in the morning. They can start earlier but rarely go later. Sometimes there is one โ€œdropโ€ at the start and no more, other times they keep appearing throughout that time window. Being L1 has meant that they donโ€™t disappear so a lot less sense of rush about it. You will have to learn your times as they seem to vary between people (or maybe categories). Honestly, donโ€™t let BR rule your life as mostly they are so horrible that they are a waste of good energy on bad. The few who reply seem to want things for free, or canโ€™t/wonโ€™t even explain what they want. All things that are the complete opposite of a professional mindset. Speaking of professional, try not to do business on a phone. use a real computer with a screen (or three) as that gives you are far better platform. People using phones and mistakenly thinking that tree vague words is enough to describe their needs because it looks like a lot on a tiny phone screen is a lot of the problem here. ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Honestly, unless Fiverr pulls up their socks, I think their days at the top of mind for online freelancing are over. They already have a reputation for being a quagmire or unprofessionalism but unless they sort their ducks into a neat (and morally supportable) line, they will become more of a laughingstock and even desparates will avoid. Honestly the Forum was the only part of Fiverr I was really enjoying and that is badly dented now soโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™‚
  8. Have you pointed this out to them? Not that you should need to but it will be interesting to see if they can/will adjust those Stats that you done someone wrong when in fact you did not. This sort of stuff in-action day after day is why I have lost a lot of interest in Fiverr. ๐Ÿ™‚
  9. Sadly this may be so but if no one fights bad behavior, no one else will, so CS will get lazier and the vampires stronger. Tell us how it goes. ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. I would fight CS on this by showing that this person has cancelled out of spite after not being able to bully you in a manner contrary to TOS (sad but you have to remind CS of their own TOS). Demand their support under TOS to still get paid for work delivered. Honestly, tho you should have nuked this one from orbit the first time they started bending you to their will with demands for discounts etc. Once you let the Vampire in, they have run of the house. You can never stop them except by telling them they are no longer invited in. Raise your prices and stick to them. Best of luck. ๐Ÿ™‚
  11. Refer this to CS asking for your money back as is seems like they probably owe you an explanation if not actually protection as per their TOS as this seems to be a totally ๐Ÿ’ฉ excuse and therefore you probably deserve your pay, esp seeing a) this was a month ago and b) they still have the song (check to see if it is in use to improve your case). it is sickening to keep seeing this sort of stuff. What is the point of a platform if they take all they give (and more seeing dignity goes with the money). ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  12. Dodgy in the extreme. They either got banned from here or they just want to go off-platform to save the 20% they already promised to Fiverr for helping find clients. Leave this one alone. Find someone who has honor. ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. No, not at all. Read the TOS and you will find a list of approved outbound links and unless your Blogger site is actually YouTube (or one of the others), you must not link to it. ๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Well known bug. ignore. What you can see is what is available. The number is broken. ๐Ÿ™‚
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