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  1. I'm sorry this happened to you and it completely sucks. In my mind, there's absolutely no reason for a reputable professional with years of outstanding delivery to be demoted from TRS to level 0, unless they started running an obvious scam, but even then, they should be removed from the platform in that case, not demoted. Fiverr doesn't seem to care about quality and professionalism, because if they did, they would promote your gigs instead of unjustifiably punishing their standing (and your profile as a whole). I have one gig with around 450 reviews, 4.9 rating average. When I research SEO page for my niche, and filter by both "relevance" and "best selling", most gigs shown right at the top are : 1. ads 2. Gigs with barely any reviews or no reviews at all (also, gigs with 4.1-4.8 rating average) 3. Numerous gigs which blatantly copy my gig photos or description word for word, something which I stopped paying attention and taking action against some time ago. Right now, my gig shows up on the first page, but it keeps regularly cycling between the first and fourth pages for seemingly no reason at all. And it stays on the fourth page for weeks at a time, while the first page is populated with new gigs with no track record at all. I wouldn't jump to put the blame on yourself, Fiverr algorithms have been notorious for prioritizing low quality and low effort gigs instead of the ones which have a proven track record and trust from buyers. Even if Fiverr values profit above everything else (which it seems that it does), it doesn't make any sense to me.
  2. I'm so confused by this post. Where are the actual tips for creating a successful Fiverr gig? So far I've learned I have to create a Fiverr profile, add visual media, click on the "publish" button and "earning extra income". How is this useful to anyone?
  3. Well, in that case, I hope that at least we still have a few occasional congas and conga rats! 🏆 That's definitely a new one. I'm glad to hear that the reporting system is working as intended though.
  4. Some things never change, that's for certain. After creating this post I've received 50 notifications from members spam-liking different posts I've made. 😄 I see what you're saying. With a lot of good this forum has to offer comes a lot of the same problems that we've sort of gotten used to. I guess, now that I think about it, my main issue is that the "scroll past 'em" solution works, but also wastes time and energy, which could be used more productively. I have tried filtering out the categories on the forum SEO page, which helps a bit, but spam posts still manage to get in there. However, it's nice to see familiar faces on this post! I'll have to check it out, thank you!
  5. Hey everyone, long time no see! I must admit that I sort of left Fiverr forum or at least became inactive mostly due to constant mind-numbing, idiotic spam that has been overwhelming this forum for quite some time. Of course, it's not the only reason, other reasons are personal and have nothing to do with the forum itself. My question - Is it any better now? I find a lot of joy and meaning in occasional intellectually stimulating conversations with interesting people that can be had here, but the flood of meaningless ignorant posts just made it a bit too hard to search for conversations worth having.
  6. I love the fact that in the gig image your glasses match the color scheme of the main typographic design. The gig looks to be quite fleshed-out, but maybe adding more gig images, a presentation or a video could improve it.
  7. I noticed that as well, messages seem to be lagging a bit. Also, earlier today whenever I would go to my inbox, my interface would turn to a buyer's interface with all the seller tools at the top disappearing 😄 At least that seems to be fixed now.
  8. I'm glad to hear you're doing okay. That is definitely one of the biggest strengths of freelancing. There may be exceptions if you can find work at a great company, but for the most part, freelancing does feel more meaningful. The responsibility is solely on your own shoulders, which makes success that much more satisfying. Just recently I had to leave a party early, because I had an order with extra delivery. I think this sort of thing needs a bit of getting used to. I do find strict deadlines motivating though. This is probably my favorite one 😄 I also enjoy cooking at home, which is a lot healthier and cheaper than say, a takeout at a lunch brake. I know many people like to bring their own food to work, but I am yet to reach this level of planning 😄
  9. I agree with this, I can see the incentive behind this system, but it feels forced and rushed. I only have 5 posts per day, I'm not sure if it's because of my forum rank badge or reputation, but I can say it's not enough to have a continuous conversation. Also, this post limit seems to extend to personal messages on the forum, so once you reach your post limit, you're not even able to reply to private messages for the next 24 hours. 🤷‍♂️
  10. I can relate to this as well. You get to chose exactly what type of service you want to provide and improve your skills in that particular area at the same time. For example, if you're a graphic designer and you get hired by a company, you might be assigned to design social media posts, posters and brochures, but if you're really into book cover or music album cover designs, you might not even get the chance to exercise your skills in these particular niches. Of course, a graphic designer should be versatile, but it might hinder your true potential if you're really passionate about a specific field of work.
  11. Communicating in proper sentences might be a good start. There is plenty of helpful information on the forum if you took the time to look it up.
  12. While it is true for paid holidays, there is compensation for sick leave, at least here in Lithuania. Although the first two days are not compensated and it does involve some paper work. This is true, but I also pay less taxes than I would when working a regular job, which almost fully cover those expenses. inconsistent income is definitely a part of it. But for me personally, the absence of income ceiling is part of what makes freelancing exciting. It can be quite stressful at times, but I think it becomes less of an issue once one gets more established.
  13. Hey guys, Recently I have been thinking about freelancing in general and comparing it to regular jobs. As with most things, it doesn't seem to be only black and white and I would like to discuss the differences and subtle nuances between these two types of career paths and hear your opinion. To me, freelancing is more of a business model than a job. You've got branding, marketing, service, customer support, and all the things required to run a successful business. I've realized early on that if I wanted to earn money doing what I enjoy, I have to exercise and understand these different elements of business. And while this journey is seemingly daunting at first, it can also be really fun and exciting. While there are many pros and cons of freelancing, I picked the ones that stood out to me: Pro: Mobility. This one might not be universal for everyone, as I know many of you have studios and dedicated workspaces. But for me personally, it has been one of the biggest pros as I can travel and work at the same time. Con: No set work hours. While there are semi-effective ways around it, I've had plenty of orders come in at 2 AM on the weekend, which makes it a con for me personally. I might want to utilize the availability function more in the future, but at least for now it seems wise to be available on the weekends. What are your biggest pros and cons of freelancing? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.
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