Thanks, that’s kind of you - Yeah, I’ve no doubt it will pick up again. We’ve had quiet patches before, and when we’re back in Fiverr’s favour again it’ll be back to the long days and gruelling hours, no doubt at no notice and exactly the time when we’d prefer it to be quiet! Always the way. Until then, we’re just trying to enjoy the nice weather and our state-sponsored (now unlimited!) daily exercise!
I know someone who does occasional VOs for an ad agency. They’ve sold maybe 5, 10 VOs their whole career, yet I know they consider themselves more professional than us, and see Fiverr as ‘diluting’ what they do. They charge ten times what we charge, can’t record or engineer themselves, rely on going to a pro studio, and still offer a product that’s no better than what we offer.
Commercial/Broadcast buyouts outside of Fiverr are crazy lucrative (which is why I always find it funny when people complain about $10 over here… try $1,000+ for a typical ad campaign in the ‘non Fiverr’ world) - I suspect there’s a degree of worry that if enough people here on Fiverr are seen as ‘good enough’ by the industry as a whole, people may struggle to justify those kind of fees?