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Learn from my mistake!


#1

I have been a fiverr seller for past 2 years providing wordpress services and everything was going great. Made about $3000 during that time and really saw this becoming a full time job for me. However, recently one of my regular buyer ordered a gig which was to fix his wordpress website (clone of fiverrs itself). I didn’t pay that much of an attention to what it really was and fixed his issue. Later, my gigs were taken off the fiverr search results which lead to no more orders for me. Contacted fiverr support and was told that it was against the TOS to provide services to such websites. Sadly, this is the end of my fiverr journey.



So my tip to other fiverr sellers is to BE VERY CAREFUL with that kind of situation. Read the TOS very carefully and don’t neglect these small details as it will give you a big shock. I had been following the rules of fiverr (did not take any sale out of fiverr etc) and still ended up with this. Learn from my mistake.



Best of luck with your sales. Wish you all the very best!



#2

If you don’t want to give up your good rating and 2 years worth of work, you’ll just have to work a little harder. You won’t be able to rely on Fiverr for orders anymore, you’ll have to promote your gigs on your own unfortunately. I would hate to see you leave when you’ve made so much money. Don’t give up. If there’s a will, there’s a way. I wish you the best of luck with everything you do.


#3

Reply to @expertseo1: yup i will follow


#4

If you don’t want to give up your good rating and 2 years worth of work, you’ll just have to work a little harder. You won’t be able to rely on Fiverr for orders anymore, you’ll have to promote your gigs on your own unfortunately. I would hate to see you leave when you’ve made so much money. Don’t give up. If there’s a will, there’s a way. I wish you the best of luck with everything you do.


#5

Reply to @expertseo1: yup i will follow


#6

If you don’t want to give up your good rating and 2 years worth of work, you’ll just have to work a little harder. You won’t be able to rely on Fiverr for orders anymore, you’ll have to promote your gigs on your own unfortunately. I would hate to see you leave when you’ve made so much money. Don’t give up. If there’s a will, there’s a way. I wish you the best of luck with everything you do.


#7

Reply to @expertseo1: yup i will follow


#8

If you don’t want to give up your good rating and 2 years worth of work, you’ll just have to work a little harder. You won’t be able to rely on Fiverr for orders anymore, you’ll have to promote your gigs on your own unfortunately. I would hate to see you leave when you’ve made so much money. Don’t give up. If there’s a will, there’s a way. I wish you the best of luck with everything you do.


#9

Reply to @expertseo1: yup i will follow


#10

If you don’t want to give up your good rating and 2 years worth of work, you’ll just have to work a little harder. You won’t be able to rely on Fiverr for orders anymore, you’ll have to promote your gigs on your own unfortunately. I would hate to see you leave when you’ve made so much money. Don’t give up. If there’s a will, there’s a way. I wish you the best of luck with everything you do.


#11

Reply to @expertseo1: yup i will follow


#12

i m also newbie here and i get only 2 yet

what should i do ???


#13

@ rajivr754, always try to follow TOS


#14

You’re still a LEVEL 2 seller. Don’t give up on Fiverr. You can easily make a come back!



Since you’re still a LEVEL 2 seller, I don’t think it will be as bad as it is when you first start out on Fiverr as a newbie. You may have to do a little promotion and work a bit harder at first, until your gig takes off… but it will all be worth it!



If I were you, I would re-create the gig you had so much success with and include in the description you WILL NOT work on Fiverr clone websites, websites with adult content, or anything else that violates the Fiverr TOU.


#15

They should!



As long as they are legitimate gigs that do not violate the Fiverr TOS or the TOS of another website, you should be good to go!



If they do not show up in the search results, simply contact customer support. But I am pretty sure they will. You still have your account correct? You weren’t banned?


#16

Reply to @prohelper27:

Not sure if that is going to help. I have 500 or so positive reviews on my gig and because of this stupid mistake I am going to lose all that.



Anyway as for a come back, all of my gigs are taken off the search result. I don’t know if making a new gig will show up in search results on fiverr.


#17

As far as I know, none of my gigs would show up in search results. They decided to limit my account, not just a gig. I didn’t have just one gig, I had few more and they are all invisible in search. I have contacted customer support but they are not willing to help me on this. At this point, I have lost faith in fiverr. I loved it when it was small and they took good care of any issues that I had (100%). Now they have many many many members and losing one is not a big deal for them.



I was so passionate about working on fiverr and made at least 10 fellow students in my university who are doing pretty good on fiverr as a seller. Always been loyal and this is how they ended me and my passion.



I respect their decision but the fact is that I am not happy with their decision.



On top of that, they suggested me to drive traffic to my gigs on my own. If I could bring buyers to buy my services, I wouldn’t pay $1 out of $5 to fiverr or anyone out there. In fact I wouldn’t even need fiverr if I could sell my services on my own without any platform.


#18

Reply to @donhopkin: not only your gig remove from search also they remove your profile from search . this is very bad things.


#19

Thanks for the info. i’m also providing wordpress and seo services. good to know before something worse happen :slight_smile:


#20

Reply to @xtreampromotion: Glad that people are finding this post useful :slight_smile: