What are those sites? You don’t have to copy and paste the direct link, you can just mention them by name.
I’ve had bad experiences with other sites, issues getting paid, issues with revisions, issues with the amount of work they expect. I also hate the searching, there are so many jobs that are irrelevant to me.
Now I admit that sometimes I have issues with Fiverr. For example, a client ordered my most expensive package and paid $10 for one day delivery (now I charge more). She didn’t like it, and demanded a refund. I quoted the terms of service to her, but it was to no avail, she still wanted a refund. So I lost $40 ($32 net).
I’m just glad that most of my clients aren’t like her. Still, imagine the frustration at another site where you’re working for $10 or $20 AFTER bidding, after showing samples, after wheeling and dealing, only to lose 100% of your order?
Or look at sites like Thumbtack. That site is great for buyers, but the poor sellers have to buy bidding credits.
“A single credit costs roughly $1.50, but that goes down as low as $1.42 if a professional buys a bulk pack of credits. For example, they can guy a pack of 12 credits for $17.99, a pack of 24 credits for $34.99 or a pack of 60 credits for $84.99. Each professional starts off with a 10 quote package, at a 30% discount”
So even if you don’t pay a 20% commission, you’re still wasting up to $84.99. What if all your bids get rejected? Wouldn’t it make sense to pay only when you make money? Only when your gig is accepted?
That’s why I’m sticking with Fiverr, and bulk vending (candy, gumballs) machines, that’s my offline business.