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Enduring the Fiverr Drought!

I’ve noticed the the algorithm bounce is every 4 days now.

I don’t even see one of my gigs in the algorithm. Y’all are lucky in that regard. :smiley:

IDK. TBH the last time I looked at the search was months ago, to find that yes. I was on the last page of search results. I don’t really understand how people have time to monitor this continuously.

Try treating Fiverr like the Observer Effect. - The less you look, the more something happens. (Sometimes.)

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Conversely, me checking my stats and moaning about lack of sales may have saved the world from WWIII. Or saved the universe from utter Oblivion!!!

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You are a better soul than I. I passed wind earlier today and suddenly there were warships heading for the Gulf of Iran. :wink:

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Wow that’s spooky, I was going to say the Royal British fleet scaring off an attempt to capture an English Oil tanker was a result of me burping

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Clearly, our combined bodily excretions and expelled gasses are causing world chaos, :frowning:

My mother always said this would happen…

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That’s interesting about the Observer Effect.

It narrows down the field of possibilities simply by the act of observing. It’s one reason I don’t tell fortunes.

It ties into Beginner’s Mind too. aka Beginner’s Luck. It’s best to have no preconceptions when you begin something. The first time I ever went fishing I caught a big red snapper less than ten minutes after putting my line in the water. I had no idea what I was doing. I was just going along because I liked the guy I was with.

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You could apply this “watching paint dry theory” to new sellers who are throwing the dice out there for the first time…

…The Roulette Table Fact 50/50 story…
A man not doing very well at a casino one night was playing slots when he glanced across at the roulette table. For over 3 hours he glanced at the LCD display next to the dealer with the last 49 results, they were all “black”. And everyone was winning huge stacks of chips simply riding the black 50/50 odds. “Surely” he said to his friend who also had a bad night also. If I stick my last $500 on black it’s a good luck omen. His friend who also had only a $500 chip wished his friend good luck and went home and put his $500 chip in his night dresser. His friend then proceeded to the table and placed the $500 on black to double his investment. Well it came up red on the 60th time of being black and he lost. His friend came back one year later after his coin was found sitting in the dresser, placed his chip on black and boom he won it came up black!
What is the moral of this story
Hell if I know
…maybe the grass is never greener…Luck plays a huge part in winning in a level playing field… IDK I just like the story :grin: many deep levels…

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Yeah, things have been really low the past couple of weeks for me - but luckily there seems to be an uptick right now. Lots of people were talking about a drought coinciding with Fiverr going public, but as you said it might well be the holidays. I don’t have too much experience here so can’t say.

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Yes, Since July 1st, zero orders and only few messages.
It’s really dead slow.

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I have a couple of amazing casino gambling stories that happened to me. Both winning based on beginner’s luck, sort of the like that fishing story. I hate to gamble, no interest in it. Just like how I dislike the idea of fishing. Never think about them and avoid them if possible. But I’m really lucky if I do them, without fail. There is a connection there.

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Is anyone still low in sales or is it just me lol

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Yes. …(yes is a complete sentence.)

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I’m a level 2 and mine are way down, too. I really think that it’s just the season. Seen it for the last few years. It’s frustrating and stressful, but mine have picked way up later into the season and I’m way busier during the fall and winter. Who knows?

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Down to the my final two. The drought this year is hella bad. Not even any of my off-site advertisements are helping.

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Our July got off to an amazing start and has in the past week come to a total halt, both sales and messages.

A lot of our work is from UK buyers, and the school summer holidays have just started here, so people could be taking time off work to be with their kids. The ‘drought’ isn’t usually as severe as it seems to be this year, but who knows?

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It’s definitely more severe. The majority of my clients are from either the US or the UK and I’ve never seen a drought so bad even during Christmas.

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I would love to know the reason. It’s very strange. Last July was excellent. I doubt it’s like this for everyone. I’ve seen sellers who are doing great from the reviews they are getting, showing lots of orders.

Still Low, very low.
This week is my Fiverr anniversary and for 9 years, I never experienced a very bad month like this one.

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