Fiverr is great. But Fiverr is crazy! Really crazy. No matter how you wish to twist this.
Imagine waking up one day to find 3/5 of your gigs all gone. Gigs that have been set up a long while ago. Gigs that have been reviewed frequently. Gigs that do not run afoul of the ToS in any way. That is where I find myself. And this is why the negativity that surrounds those who complain about their gigs being abruptly removed should stop. It is funny that all three of my gigs have been denied or taken down for modification because they are meant to do “someone else’s academic work (which will likely be submitted as the student’s own work).” They are thus deemed to be “gigs for fraudulent activities.”
First, none of those three gigs were meant for such a service (one was for proofreading, the other for article rewrite, and the last for opinion piece writing). Which of these sounds like academic writing? The proofreading gig has been completely taken down (without recourse) as violating those terms. The other two have been taken down for modification, which is likely to end up in denial. So what exactly is the problem? How can I be certain that my last two best selling gigs will not experience the same fate soon enough? Removed. Abruptly. Out of the blues. Without recourse.
Fiverr is crazy. It’s easy for forum members to always blame the user whose gigs have been removed. But this is very wrong. Fiverr will do what it wants, when it wants, how it wants. You can be damned for all they care. It is unfortunate. But that is what it is. When you “work” on Fiverr, you work on your toes, simply waiting for the day when they send your services to the gallows. Trust not Fiverr and blame not every victim as guilty. Fiverr is crazy and we are at their mercy.