I think as sellers we should stick together in these respects.
Fiverr is the platform we use to sell our services, and in essence can be referred to similarly as a boss.
I think it is up to us as a community to have conviction on when something is not fair and then push for change. Fiverr sets their rules as they see fit, and if there is no complaints from the community, they will assume everything is fine.
I still make sales everyday, so I am of the sellers within fiverr where the topic at hand isn’t as harsh - like visualstudios has mentioned, however, for some people it may affect them more.
I believe the long and short of the conversation is as such:
- The current Fiverr model is based on previous misconduct of their rules.
- Many sellers are able to work around or deal with the penalisation, and hence do not mind it, or find other routes to minimise damage or avoid damage all together.
- Some sellers do not find it fair, and have a fair time mitigating the damage or avoiding it, despite doing nothing wrong.
- Therefore, it is unfair how Fiverr penalises sellers for situations brought to them by buyers.
- Fiverr have the power to change this.
I am aware the conversation is more complex than this, and feel free to add anything I’ve missed and i will edit the comment accordingly.
I think it is important as sellers to be able to openly express our thoughts and feelings about how the platform is, and to strive to get these issues looked at.