Ugh, I hate to have to add my voice to the chorus singing this sad refrain, but I’m at my wits end here, and I don’t know where else to turn for advice.
I do voice over professionally, and started working here on Fiverr in mid June of 2018. I enjoy the work from home aspect, as it’s a nice aperitif to fighting traffic here in Nashville to make a 9am call time.
Things started slowly here, as they do, but by the holidays I was working pretty steadily. I was doing an average 7-10 jobs a week and receiving between 8-12 additional messages from potential clients. Things were good…
Then, right around the one year mark (maybe even to the day), everything just stopped. It’s like someone flipped a switch, and all of a sudden I was receiving no new messages from potential clients. No inquiries for quotes, no questions, no first time orders.
The only work I’ve done in the last month has been from returning clients who know to come straight to me. (thank the heavens for them)
My metrics are all at 100%, and I haven’t had so much as a cancelled order in months. There are currently 131 5 star reviews on my gig, and the only 2 reviews I’ve ever received that weren’t 5 star, we’re 4 star, so… whatever.
I went back and forth with CS about the faucet being turned off, and got all the same ‘not actually an answer’ answers that we all get. (They sure are polite though…)
I can’t figure out what happened.
Perhaps the algorithm is designed to heavily promote new sellers for the first year, and then basically stop promoting them at all at the one year mark. Maybe… We’ll never know.
Perhaps something changed with the way search works, and for whatever reason, they’ve decided to bury me in the rankings. I’ll never know.
Perhaps it has something to do with TRS, as I’ve been ‘eligible’ for it since right around the one year mark. I’ve been passed over for TRS twice in a row now, even though there is literally nothing I could be doing better, here at Fiverr. Customer feedback is uniformly positive, my metrics are all green, and my gig page is about as populated with stuff as a page can be.
I’d appreciate any insight anyone here might have. At this point, I’m probably going to just take my business elsewhere and let this set for a while, as I have no other options, really. Virtually everything about the way this site is run is so shrouded in mystery as to seem completely arbitrary.
Thanks for listening, folks.