Or just interested by my clickbaity headline? Either way, settle in.
Here’s why you’re cheap.
Imagine that a buyer comes, and you go through the consultation, or or suggest a price for their project. “Oh no,” they say. “But…this is Fiverr!”
Cheap as all get out, I know. Throw in “I don’t have a huge budget, could you make this cheaper for me, person you’ve never worked with before? I have a LOT of work for you in the future!”
Oh, go away.
But you all know this. Now, let’s turn it around to the 20% cut. Which may or may not increase as a baseline with the promo gig stuff.
“Fiverr is greedy!”
Now who is being cheap? You don’t pay a dollar until you get work. A literal dollar, in many cases. That’s a 100% ROI. That’s better than you can offer your customers.
“I can’t afford this!”
You’re still getting a little bit of money. Nothing’s being taken from your pocket. It’s being put IN your pocket with a little discount. It’s all upfront.
You’re basically acting like a bad buyer. And everybody hates those. Don’t be a bad buyer. Same goes for when the promo gigs rolls out. It’s cash in your pocket at the end of the day. With some smart thinking and savvy judgement of prices, you’ll be just fine, so long as you have talent.
If you don’t… well, shut up, go learn some skill. Don’t be a cheap Mona Lisa. And don’t post “discussions” about how this opportunity is greedy.
You’re the one who came here and signed up in search of work. Fiverr’s got a lot more visibility than you. You pay nothing upfront. So why are you whining? If you’re not getting anything out of Fiverr, you’re not losing anything except some time. And that time is only lost if you don’t then work to improve your gigs until (good) buyers start to come to you.
Again, stop bloody whining. You sound ridiculous.