I am not going to counter any thread, but I will state the fact based on my own personal observations. Levels are there for a purpose, first as a leveled seller you will see more buyer request. It is just like saying rating doesn’t matter. Someone who has more ratings will definitely get more jobs. If I had 1k rating with over 800 5 stars, and the other 200 reviews and 100 plus 5 stars, who would the buyer consider first?.
When I was 0 level, I can only see about 20 buyer request every single day, I jumped to level one some few days ago, and I saw 600 buyers request. Not only did the buyer request increase, I got about 5 messages Instantly that day. I was battling with my cancellations so my rating was going down, but still I was getting messages from new clients. When I even contacted fiverr support, they told me since I had no levels, I am limited to the amount of buyer request I see. For example, as a new seller, once a certain job offer reaches 10 new offers from new sellers it will be taken off, and only leveled sellers will see that.
My goal is to be toprated so I can withdraw my money within 7days.
Also being a leveled seller gives you higher advantage over others. You can brag about it to your buyers, as long you are polite and deliver quality.
After leveling up, I’ve noticed some offers I get are usually around 200$ and more, which I was never getting as a level 0.
So to all new seller, work had and reach the top. There is a reason for the levels, we also have pro verified, which charge upto 1000$ per gig, if levels don’t matter, they won’t be pro verified, that like a title and achievements that they are quite better that some other people, either though communication, manners of approach etc, and not entirely skill, although the skill is the main point.
Become a leveled seller today and aim for the highest.
To all new sellers I wish you all luck.