Last complaint. I swear.
A TON of people just got featured in the articles & blog posts category. Like, at least 15 new featured people. Some appear on recommend page, some don’t.
Based on these new featured people, we can assume that this is the criteria:
- Be a level 1 seller or barely scraping level 2.
- Have less than 100 reviews. One of the featured gigs has a grand total of 2 reviews, not sold anything for a year. Valued at $220.
- Register for Fiverr within the last 6 months.
- Have the basic service valued at $10 or more. The average seems to be around the $25 mark, with most featured gigs being $50.
Half the ‘featured gigs’ aren’t even related to articles & blog posts. They vary from content marketing, business copywriting and editing. Zero thought seems to have gone into it.
Now, in my opinion, the featured sellers should be the ones with the best gigs, right? (not mine, don’t worry, I don’t deserve it). A nice little reward for service on the site and getting a ton of positive reviews. It should not be selected by dipping your hand into a hat and pulling out a bit of paper with a username on it.
Congratulations to the new featured sellers. Well done. Just seems odd that they are all new people with barely any reviews.