I am from the translation sector. Normally I am getting between 100 and 120 orders a month. In peak times in the summer of last year I even had 200! I am mostly judging my statistics and how I am performing off of my impressions. In normal times I am fluctuating between 60-80k.
Right now the statistics are dropping down like crazy for me. Luckily I am still getting orders from my old clients here and there but as of tomorrow I will be in the situation of not having a single active order on my dashboard for the first time in 3 1/2 years since I started. That is making me feel really uncomfortable thinking about the statistics.
Right now the number of orders is fluctuating between 59 and 70 but all the other values are basically in free fall. The impressions which is my go-to factor for performance is at 18k right now and not going to stop dropping anytime soon.
Judging by normal numbers it is a complete desaster. However on the flipside, when I actually look my gig up in the listing I am placed on the first page in the first two rows so I am basically in the top 8 or 10? And that means that I am still doing well compared to others?
My biggest fear is that the statistics drop to a point where it will be so low that it can’t recover after this whole thing is over. Like my Proofreading gig has 270 impressions and maybe got 3 or 4 orders total over the last 3 years. Returning clients will keep the whole thing running I think but I am generally concerned about the effect of the statistics in general and what the algorhythm does or doesn’t do to me when the whole thing is over and things get going again.
How are you thinking about that whole thing? Are you fine as long as your listing is pretty high even if the statistics drop or are statistics everything that matters in the end? I’d like to get a general idea if I will be fine if I just let it happen.