New accounts should not be a red flag on its own. Fiverr is working to get new accounts here and to bring in better quality buyers with bigger projects. What Fiverr sellers seem to be unaware of is that projects costing $500+ are not actually big projects in the “real world”. Getting a long-form article for a couple of hundred dollars is what buyers expect - when they want a well written, well researched, original piece of content.
Fiverr has long been the outcast of the freelancing world due to us undercutting a lot of other people and websites for all types of services. Fiverr has been trying many ways to become acceptable and I think some of these new accounts are a sign of that.
The attempts have been things like luring Pro sellers from elsewhere, promotional videos with influencers showing what Fiverr sellers can do, etc along with engaging with the freelancing community in general with things like And.co, donating to the Freelancer’s Union, etc.
Hopefully it is working and that a new breed of buyer becomes commonplace here.