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  1. As far as I’m concerned, Fiverr has a major identity problem. I go to Youtube and I see the same annoying Fiverr Pro ad. I never used to. This means Fiverr is throwing money at advertising during the pandemic. However, I come to Fiverr and every writing category there is, is saturated with garbage DA50 and DA99 guest post gigs. Most gig descriptions are plagiarized. More importantly, NONE of these people are legitimately capable of delivering what they say they can. It’s so impossible, it’s absurd. I even get at least weekly messages from these sellers asking ME to help them out. Here’s one from today: That said, many of these SEO and backlink wizards have the cheek to charge $100+ and way over. This results in Fiverr having a bit of a problem. They are running an ad campaign that assures people who likely haven’t ever used Fiverr before that Fiverr is home to real quality freelancers. If you want to argue and say "but the ad is only for Pro sellers," that’s fine. However, people new to Fiverr are likely not going to appreciate what that means. As it is, when buyers some here, it is hard to see where the real quality is thanks to all the nonsense. Neither can all buyers be expected to know what is nonsense and what isn’t. As for the argument that competition is healthy, I don’t see it as applying. This is mainly due to the high prices many new sellers are charging. If anything, selling in some categories is now just a game of luck. Imagine you are a taco salesman in an outdoor market. You are popular and successful and people who didn’t even know what a taco was yesterday start trying to copy your sales pitch. Before you know it, when people come to the market, all they see is taco stands. You might be the only one who can really make tacos. However, you have no way to prove this to your target consumer. You just have to hope they decide to try one of yours over one of your competitors. In real life, this can’t happen. You can’t have 100 extra taco stands appear suddenly because that involves other people investing in a stand, supplies, etc. However, on Fiverr, someone can copy your gig description which is equivocal to your taco stand (or someone else’s) and have their business up and running in a few hours. To make matters worse, you and your competitors are all fishing for customers who might not have ever had a taco before and don’t really know how to judge the quality of what they order. I don’t really understand the hostility in this thread. However, when you discuss topics like this, you inevitably get the same kinds of people jumping on them. In either case, the short answer is that competition is fine when your competition is competition, not 100 or more people who just say they can do what you can but are really just copying what they see as the most successful gigs on Fiverr. Very true, well said. 👌
  2. Love it! I’ve been considering lowering my costs to try and compete, but don’t feel its the right thing to do.
  3. Good input Frank. I’ve heard on the grapevine that due to this bug Fiverr is currently experiencing, gig circulation has stopped. Have you heard anything similar?
  4. Kinda feel like that was an attempt to offend. :thinking: Look, i think this whole topic has gotten slightly out of hand. I was looking for input and i feel l got it. Albeit not exactly from the sources i was looking for, but maybe i should have been clearer in my topic title.
  5. neither did I. I did not even mention your name lmao. You should put it in your topic “ONLY OLD SELLERS ALLOWED” that way you would save yourself a lot of spam plus our time would be saved from the waste as well smh 😂 Absolutely ridiculous. I can tell you’re going to fit in here well. Fiverr are actually looking for new moderators btw.😂
  6. I never said i was a mastermind. I wanted input from sellers who have experienced something similar to me. Not from new sellers who are the reason i asked the question in the first place. lol
  7. Totally agree!.. Although part of me is starting to doubt this. 🙈
  8. Good input. Thanks. I’ve always been able to keep my head above water with competition within my sector, but recently with this flood of new sellers offering ridiculous pricing i’m finding it difficult. The whole ‘you get what you pay for’ saying doesn’t seem to compute with a lot of these buyers. :rofl: It just completely discredits the service i feel.
  9. Preferably input from higher level sellers would be useful. I love how everyone becomes a Fiverr mastermind on here even with only a month or two under their belt. :rofl:
  10. Thanks for the input guys. Noted. Although i’de like to point out, the majority of these replies are from sellers who have all launched in the last few months, so in a way i think that answers my original suspicion.
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