Few (let say 4) years back, sellers was less in numbers and each had good queues on their gigs. Sellers kept on increasing with time. No doubt buyers are also increased but not with the exact proportion as sellers. Top rated gigs which used to have 500+ queues, now have more like 100. This is due to new sellers adding up each day. New seller offers the service for $5 which TRS would have offered in $100. And now, most sellers are worried about orders. Even level 2 and some TRS too. Plus increased additional fees are a real headache. Yes, yearly freelance earnings are increased significantly. But this never implies each seller’s pay is increased. Its due to raging fire of new freelancers every year.
So whats the next? What to do to get more orders?
Fiverr is taking a shot at a beta feature called ‘Promoted Gigs’. Yes! No more self promotion. They will promote, you’ll relax. This is how they claimed it to work. But in return, they will charge you more. You will have option to give them 10%, 15% and 20% additional after official fiverr 20% commission per gig. Obviously, promotion will work best for those individuals who will give them full 20% additional. So 40% commission altogether and you will get $3 per $5 gig. In search, your gig will be on the top of high rated gigs. Currently, few people are haphazardly selected for beta testing. It will roll out to all sellers within months.Those people will have 500+ queues again. It will dare other people to try it. After some time, new sellers will know the importance of it since it will only charge you from the orders placed due to the ad. No $$$ needed to turn this feature on. They will have their new gig on the top of high rated ones.
Now a day comes when Everyone have it enabled. All sellers’ gigs are placed on ads section randomly. Since everyone is utilizing this awesome feature. So the 500+ queue is back to 100 again. Do you feel any change due to new ‘Promoted Gigs’ feature? what is truly changed? Yes of course! THE FIVERR COMMISSION. Its a change/improvement. They are now getting 40% of your earnings. The only change is the increased fiverr commission.
This article is completely based on my personal observation. I’m not a fortune teller. I really don’t know if exactly same as explained above will happen or not. But as compared to current situation, its likely to be happened.
Readers! Please let me know your thoughts about it. What do you think? Will the new feature bring any change/improvement to your earnings or not? Comment below.
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