I’ve been pretty on and off with Fiverr lately because of school and extracurricular as well as health obligations, and even more so the forum, so I kinda missed a majority of the conversations that sellers were happening to begin with.
A lot of this has probably already been said, but I just wanted to get my two cents in even if it’s too late(if I missed a post about not wanting these types of topics on the forum anymore, go ahead and delete/lock this thread mods).
- The Difference Between This Level System and the Last is Immeasurable
What do I mean by this? Well, I’ve completed over 50 orders, but I’m still stuck at Level 0 because of the monetary requirement to move up a level. And of course, when I finally cross the mark, I get one not so good review from a Buyer and it sends me into a danger zone where I’m on the edge of 4.8 over the last 60 days.
In the “previous version” of Fiverr, or just one year ago, I would already be Level 2. While this can be good because it makes it harder for the sellers who don’t deserve that award or label, it makes it harder for other sellers to climb their way up the ladder.
- The “60-day 4.8-Star Review” Minimum
This can be helpful to filter out those who never deliver on time or who consistently receive bad reviews, but if you can’t consistently work or if there is a time where you go on vacation mode but receive one bad review at the wrong time, that bad review can be the difference between keeping your level, moving up, or being brought down.
I got one 3-star review and one 4.4 star review almost two months ago, but because I’ve been unable to work that much lately and the orders that I have gotten have mostly been left unreviewed, those two orders taint my 4.8 star rating down to a 4.7. And, to top it all off, just when I thought I was going to move up because I finally crossed the earnings threshold at about 40-something orders(in comparison to last level one’s 10 orders), but now I have to hope somebody else reviews one of my past orders or that I can complete an order in time and get it reviewed.
- Last But not Least, The Wait Times
I know that there are reasons that this is something that happens once a month, but some of the thresholds you need to pass to move up levels(like the # of orders completed or the amount of money you made), can be the only things holding you back, and being just a couple days late can make you wait weeks for the next evaluation.
Which makes me wonder, why not just stick with some of the new requirements but make it so you can level up from 0 --> 1 --> 2 without having to wait?
Thanks for reading if you got this far and I’m so sorry if this type of post isn’t wanted anymore and I just missed that post.