Oh, here too, I always read your posts when I see them.
Productized gigs - my point actually is that if I had those options, I actually would have a much better way to create perfectly productized gigs. I could split my gig up, into a gig without contact option for “simple cases” that don’t need contact beyond gig page and order page, and many people who now contact me, would simply order instead, while having another gig for people I have to talk to and send a custom offer.
I know I could have a consultation gig and so on, but that’s not what would be ideal for me, while an option to offer “direct order only” + “custom order only” gigs would be ideal for my szenarios, workflow, preferences for working and other things.
I think we’re talking past each other a bit here, probably partly due to being in different niches, which seems to often be the case in forum discussions with forth and back and both parties not quite seeing the point of the other, and partly because we probably have different preferences for some things I didn’t want to go into here.
I’m not looking for a solution like consultation gigs, and everything works quite well for me too as it is, I just wanted to post and suggest something related to what OP suggested here because those options would be ideal for me (and, hence, probably also for a lot of other people in my niche), and to confirm that OP isn’t the only one who’d like their suggested option.
This category, together with Bug Reports is rumoured to be actually monitored by Fiverr staff, so I don’t think it hurts to make suggestions, even if there are people who don’t see any use in them or have workarounds that work well for them. (Suggested) features don’t necessarily need to cater to everyone, but if a good amount of sellers would benefit from a feature, while it wouldn’t hurt others, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be implemented (personally, for example, I couldn’t care less about the Milestones feature, the only time I’d have wanted to use it was when I still didn’t have it available, and I’ve never needed or wanted to use it ever since, but I’m sure many people use it and it’s great that it’s there for the ones who want it).
I’m not super keen on this, it just would give me a whole new way to structure my offerings and I’m pretty sure it would help me, and if Fiverr would implement it, I’d be excited and would be working on some gigs all though the night
However, if Fiverr doesn’t see any merit in the suggestion, or it would be too cumbersome or expensive to code/realize it, that’s fine, it’s just a suggestion.
Thanks for the food for thought, anyway!
(It probably would be easier to understand “what I want to do” if I went into details but that would be both very niche-specific and personal, and make this post a kilometer long, not what I intended to do, just wanted to show some support for OP’s suggestion and add mine )