I don’t think I’d struggle to deliver a high volume of orders per se, just that Fiverr forces you to be available to 24/7.
When working with clients outside of Fiverr, I’d set my own working hours (so clients wouldn’t even expect me to respond to their email if send when I’m not working) and would be able to advise clients of my workload and commitment to other clients, letting them know how long it would take me to deliver whatever they want or how many articles I could write for their site per day, week, etc.
The way Fiverr is set up doesn’t represent how the average freelancer would manage their own workload and client/customer relations/communication.
The whole “orders can be made and the timer started even on the weekend” is a major problem for me (and I’m sure the same is true for others).
It also seems crazy (or just plain stupid) that every order’s timer begins the movement its place, regardless of whether it’s the first or the last in the order queue. Do they think freelancers are magic and can do work for multiple clients all at once or something? LOL!
I would hope I’m not alone in thinking that there are a few things wrong with how Fiverr’s system works. While it’s great for buyers, it doesn’t offer sellers the flexibility and independence one would expect as someone who works for themselves and manages their own business.
For the meantime (due to not having any new orders so far) I’m going to stick with the 1-day delivery, but will amend this should I be getting more orders in or decide to go freelance full-time.
I’m sure 3 - 4 days would be enough to compensate for weekend orders and orders that are placed outside of my working hours. However, I will mention on my gig page that orders are usually delivered within 24 hours, assuming there isn’t a huge backlog of orders.