As you are a UK buyer, you can allow approx 25% of that price increase for you to Brexit.
So what used to cost you £3.50 just a year ago without any increase from a Fiverr seller would cost you £4.40 now.
Throw in some inflation in the cost of basics such as food, accommodation, etc and you can really expect the cost to be £5.50-6, just for sellers to maintain the value of their earnings in the past 3-4 years.
You may also find that as Fiverr became more and more of a platform where professionals worked, the reality is that they pay taxes on their earnings - most places 20-40% - but on the plus side, you can expect more professionalism and a wider range of services.
With taxes, we are now at around £7.50 - just to keep real income at the same level as 3-4 years ago.
So your complaint is essentially reduced to around £0.45, a price increase of less than 10% for a service which offers far more professionalism, variety and choice than it did in the past.
Sorry, but general complaints about Fiverr prices being too high are just laughable. As standard, the prices here are 50% less than elsewhere and with some exploration you can increase the savings to 60-70%. Sure, you may find some sellers offering overpriced services but you will find a lot more offering underpriced services. [quote=“johnnyboy34, post:1, topic:116771”]
Its not all about your own pockets give a little back to your respectful customers out there.
Are you serious? It seems like it is all about YOUR pockets - give a little more to the professional suppliers out there. Nobody has any interest in providing you a service that costs them more time/effort than it is worth.
If you want further savings, consider buying in bulk. When someone buys a $5 service from me, it is a loss. With just a couple of messages about the order, the time taken to complete it doubles but the price stays the same. If you come to a seller and having checked the quality of work with a $5 order, you place a larger order of $50+, you may then be considered to get a bit more for your money.