As the title says, anyone heard of anyone planning a lawsuit against Fiverr. And do you think it could hold? I know someone who has talked about it.
Not me though. I’m a buyer. LOL
But seriously what do you think? Let me paint a scenario here using Fiverr Forum topics.
Gigs being taken down with no apparent reason.
I know what you’ll say. It’s Fiverr’s site and they can do what they want. But let’s present it this way.
First. I don’t know if any of these criteria will ever be met but here goes.
Social marketing gigs. They’re the ones I’m reading that are getting punished.
- A gig has been active for 1 or 2 or 3 years. It generates a lot of sales.
- The gig has no negative reviews. Not one. (Does a gig exist without any negatives and 1000+ sales? Probably not but let’s say it does).
- The user doesn’t break any rules made by Fiverr.
- The gig has it’s own category. EX: Online Marketing/Fan pages.
So. Gig get’s taken down.
Fiverr states violates terms.
How can a gig violate terms if it’s got it’s own category?
No other explanation is given.
Is this lawsuit material or not.
Again. I know what you’re thinking. Fiverr’s site. They can do what they want.
But from a law standpoint.
Fiverr pushes people to quit their jobs and do Fiverr full time. They don’t totally push it, but they do push it. Anyone remember that huge roadmap a while back? And all the “!4% of people do Fiverr for a living”.
So. Yes. They do gently push for people to do that. And why not? They make more money as the sellers make more money.
But with that gentle push one could argue the ‘Expectation of employment’. Especially for people that do quit their jobs. And do Fiverr full time. And then, what happens if the person doesn’t break any rules. And Fiverr pulls their gig. After they’ve been baited into doing fiverr full time?
It’s an interesting scenario.
Sure. It’s not a private site. But, with the promotions. Promise of employment. Long standing 2-3 years gig. No rule breaking. And a dedicated category on the site… Wouldn’t it stand to reason that without a good reason Fiverr could be held accountable for loss of employment from anyone who took the idea and quit their jobs to do Fiverr? Especially if they’ve been doing it over a year, or 2 or more? And even more-so if no rules were broken.
What do you think? Will it ever happen? And if so what would happen?
Is there anyone on this forum that has quit their job to do Fiverr full time. And what do you think would happen if Fiverr just decided to pull your gig one day? For no real reason?
Let’s make the Fiverr forum interesting again!!! Comment please!