I have been very curious about whether or not the sellers posting on Buyer Requests are getting any sales there. I was tempted to post one of my own just to see what would happen. However, I did not, because it felt so wrong to do so. Then I made an offer to someone who clearly was not a buyer but a seller. I also explained that if he intended to sell his gig he was posting as a seller where only buyers were supposed to post. He answered me, “I do it because everyone else is doing it.”
Then yesterday I again made an offer to someone who was obviously selling on Buyer Request. This time I told the person that I was not making a true offer, but was wondering if they had made any sales through the offers they had.
Their answer was, “I get more sellers wanting me to buy from them for my gigs other than people willing to buy from me. In fact, it was almost getting me confused. Like whats happening?” As our messaging went on, I found out this person had no idea what they were doing. When I went to their profile, they had not even made one gig yet they were trying to offer a proofreading service. I told them about the academy, and how they could not hope to sell on Fiverr without gigs. They responded with, “I guess I am not too good at using Fiverr.”
So now I have my question answered. Sellers are posting there because other sellers are doing so. Sellers are posting there because they do not know what they are doing. Sellers who post there are not getting orders. Now I wish Fiverr would end them even being able to post there. However, as another user said, “I do not think it is that important to Fiverr.”