This is from multiple encounters with different sellers on fiverr.
I’m a seller and i also use Fiverr Services to purchase one-many gigs for delightful experience. I’m including some of encounters which are not ethical and raises concerns on fiverr quality. I’m entrepreneur and a tech person, i know many aspects of how things work and i can understand difference between genuine and fake so please try not to judge me before reading everything.
A buyer “C” contacted me as he had a lot of errors to solve on his website. He was furious as his website was a mess. I needed to contact the previous seller from Fiverr to know more about work he did. buyer sent me name of seller “X” (lvl 2 seller) he purchased gig from. When i contacted him on Fiverr the person’s location was England and he couldn’t type English properly. He mentioned to contact some one else “Y” as he was the actual person who worked.
As i talked with client he was broke as he had to wait a month for a crappy and faulty website. He said he purchased gig from X but found out later that Y was the actual person to work on website.
Probably Mr. X had top reputation and enough stars to attract buyers.
Mr Y was just a beginner though with few five star ratings.
Now why this concerns me?
While i’m working my arse off to satisfy clients and get genuine reviews to make myself popular on Fiverr, people like Mr. X are just earning LOOOTTT for referring to beginners. Buyer wouldn’t have known if he didn’t had lot of issues with his website about Mr. Y.
2nd Experience (Many similar but i will conclude in one)
Whenever i used to purchase some gigs and leave 5 star reviews, indeed i liked the work. I got messages from same client or from some other accounts to buy things from them and help them increase their reviews. Do you think they’re really their friends? If they’re friends everyone is doing same job and every time they have to recommend friends.Why any seller would let go a potential customer?
Obviously They’re using multiple accounts right!?
Why this concerns me?
Having multiple accounts are not right as per Fiverr policy.
Some person with multiple fake accounts and location will just list him multiple times on Fiverr and he gets double leads while people like me barely get single message from newly generated gig for months.
It’s so not right to many “DOERS” like me as we work hard to be very professional following rules from Fiverr. while we know others are just following prohibited practices.
New gigs gets left out from promotion because Fiverr will show the one with more reviews on top priority. And these are SO FAKE!
Probably some people won’t agree with all of my points but that’s how it’s working now. People with duplicate accounts and Revenue from Beginners.
I feel disappointed and sad as i’ve been working by the rules and i can see the people doing wrong things. I just wanted to raise my voice so Fiverr will do something to avoid such things.
Please share your thoughts and experiences to help each other and try to prevent unethical activities on a great platform.