It is amazing how quickly the blame has shifted from Algorithms to Pro gigs.
In a way, I guess for some people it is lucky that Pro gigs came along when they did as the Algorithm excuse was wearing a bit thin and they were going to have to start looking at themselves and what they have done to improve sales. Phew! Lucky that Fiverr was there to introduce something new to blame, eh?
Imagine if they hadn’t!
It would have been chaos, what with people actually looking at ways to adapt to a changed market, to improve what they offer, to stand out from the crowd, to attract clients! So it is a relief to have the Pro gigs (and the new sellers with Pro gigs) to hold accountable for all of our troubles, all of our woes!
The forum would have become full of people talking about the different approaches they have tried, what seems to have worked, what hasn’t, the new gigs they have created, the upgrades or expansions of existing gigs - it would have been a hive of innovation and invention! I’m not sure I would have been able to cope with all the Well Done messages or perhaps “I did something like that but in this way…” type responses that I would have felt compelled to write!
So anyway, within 2 weeks or so, the Pro excuse is going to be wearing a bit thin (for me it is already) so for those using it as their reason to not do anything I took the liberty of thinking up something new to blame. Saying “it’s summer and everyone is on holidays” is always a popular one at this time of year and that will give you around 2 months of leeway so try that one out.
After that, it will be Autumn/Fall and the kids will be going back to school so clearly nobody will be buying then - that’s another month covered! I am struggling for an excuse for October/November so you need to come up with that one yourself (I know, its a lot to ask) but then it comes to the golden period which you get a free pass on.
EVERYONE knows that nobody buys at Christmas time! And despite this, in January/February they will not buy because they need to pay off their Credit Card bills for all that stuff that they didn’t buy at Christmas.
I am hoping that Fiverr will do something positive that we can blame in March 2018 and that should take us close enough to Summer Exam time and then summer but if not, at least I have plenty of time to come up with a back-up excuse in the meantime.
Phew! That took a while but it was worth it! I now have almost a year of excuses ready so I don’t need to worry about doing anything to improve my situation! An afternoon well spent! Time to put my feet up and watch as people thank me for this invaluable resource that will be of use to so many of you!