I wanted to share with you my experience as I found out that many sellers lived this.
I’ve been a seller for some time, and I’ve always had a good time on Fiverr. I used to have a first profile which I had to close due to lack of time, and I recreated it on March 2018. My contents have always been the same: cosplay related stuff.
My best gig has always been the fansign one; basically I took selfies holding a sign and let the buyer choose the cosplay to wear and what he wanted me to write. Nothing weird, I’d say, that let me build a good reputation and really helped me earning money as I’m a student and I don’t have many possibilities to work.
Then, suddenly, I noticed that my overall stats were decreasing. At first, I didn’t really care about it as I was too busy with holidays and stuff, moreover I didn’t receive Fiverr’s notify on my phone (my intention wasn’t to complain about mobile’s app but hey this is relevant too I guess)… but a few days ago I realised that my gig disappeared. I immediately contacted Fiverr’s support to ask for explanations, and the answer I was given is “I hope you are having a great day. Your Gig is not currently in our Editorial focus. We recommend continuing trying to create new unique and creative Gigs which express your talents. You are welcome to create new Gigs.”
I couldn’t believe that.
I thought Fiverr was a website where everyone was free to express himself the best way he thought, and honestly mine was cosplay.
I’ve obviously complained, trying to ask if it was possible to recreate the gig, but all they could answer me were short texts referring to my gig as “irrelevant on their platform”.
I’m shocked, and what pisses me off the most is the fact that I’m not the only user who provides fansign services, but I’m the only one who got her gig denied, after months and months of work. I mean, if the problem is the kind of gig which, apparently, is irrelevant to them, why not deleting all of them?
Of course I’m not wishing other girls to get their gigs denied like me but I just don’t understand this.
This is unfair and I’m extremely disappointed. I’m afraid I’ll be quitting the website soon as I just can’t accept something like this.