Because it can be snatched away from you pretty quickly.
For two-three years I averaged 10-15 sales a day. Sometimes 20 sales, never less than 5. I now average 1 sale a week, only from repeat customers. No new customers. I should be averaging more than that because I have an INCREDIBLY good offer. But, no. I get no impressions on Fiverr, I get no clicks, I get nothing.
Customer support, took away my Top Rated Seller status because I, apparently, abused a member of staff due to a post in the TRS forums, although, what I said was incredibly justified. Trust me. He also told me I could not claim I was from the United Kingdom (even though I am, and submitted tons of details, including passport, bills etc.). Yes, I live in Sweden BUT I am FROM the United Kingdom. I have only lived in Sweden for 2 years. I had, suddenly, had gigs turned off which had been active for 2 years because, apparently, they were too similar to the gigs I already had. So, I lost these gigs:
- I will write 2 x 500 word reviews
- I will write 1 x 500 word article
Apparently, they were too similar to “I will write 2 x 500 word articles” and I was never able to get them activated again. So, I lost the sales and feedback from those gigs, each of which had about 200 to 300 sales. I contacted customer support, they said I could not have them back. So, I lost the repeat customers on those gigs (some people just reorder gigs, they do not establish a rapport with the seller’s account)
Yes, I have order cancellations. A lot of the time this is down to people ordering the incorrect gig (people try to ‘game’ the system by ordering review gigs under my article gig, because they think it will take a lower amount of time, even if they are informed, well in advance, that it will not)
NOW, I am earning $3.92 a week, on average, from Fiverr. I put all of my ‘eggs in one basket’ because I was getting a LOT of sales from here.
I decide to venture away from Fiverr but WHAT IS THIS. I can’t. Why? Because Fiverr cost me sales away from this website. How did they do that, you may ask?
Well, a while back, one of the sellers on this site, in a bid to steal my sales, started to post VERY negative reviews about me online about how I hack websites, bribe customer support, and steal PayPal money (I do not, obviously). Fiverr were given the opportunity to have these reviews removed but they did not want to do so (and to this day, they will not provide assistance or give me any reasons as to why they refuse to help, I guess it is because they just can’t be bothered?). So, I have those reviews costing me money, and that seller, who has been identified, is still contacting clients that I deal with away from Fiverr.
Basically, Fiverr has ruined things for me. I make no money from it, and I have no idea why (I have 100% positive feedback, other than the late delivery cancellations, over thousands of orders). They will not assist me with removing negative reviews online, they will not allow me to run certain gigs, even if they are nowhere near similar to what I already have, and they will not allow me to claim I am British, when I am.
So, do not rely on your Fiverr income. If it is the only form of income you have, you are going to get screwed later on down the line.