Much has been said about the new ranking system, but today I want to speak about feelings. The new system is suppose to motivate sellers, but it has done just the opposite to me. Although I have not been demoted, the truth is I don’t feel safe and happy in Fiverr as a seller. Most of the time I am terrified by random bad ratings or cancelations that have nothing to do with my job or skills. The new system is A CONCERN, not a tool.
We all know the problems this system has:
- Clients that don’t give you a 5* rating because “they never do” or only God is perfect, or some random reason they chose.
- Response rate calculated by a faulty algorithm.
- Clients that kidnap your effort and time and that threaten you with bad ratings if you don’t do more than expected.
- Clients that don’t provide you with instructions on time and affect your delivery time.
There is yet another subject: I have been eligible for TRS for years, and I know I will not be one. However, I have to be faced every month with the same protocol: “you are being evaluated, we will get back to you in 48 hours… you know what, you aren’t good enough, bye!”
Now I know that guy will pop up saying “you are a DOER!!! Keep fighting!! Fiverr is flawless and the most fair environment ever!!!” but no, this isn’t truth. Your time, effort and dedication is only a part of your success on Fiverr, and the new system just makes this more clear every month.
And one just gets tired of that, ya know.