Hi everyone, I’d like to discuss/suggest something that I find a little unfair.
I’m a new seller and I’m mainly an article writer, so I charged 5$ for most of my orders so far given that most of my customers don’t ask for more than a few hundred words per article.
Being a new seller, it took me a few months to get my first order and now I’ve finally completed the 10 orders I need for Level One, but I’m very far from fulfilling the 400$ earning requirement. In fact, I’m not even at 100$.
I can’t do otherwise because being a new seller you need to build your reputation and buyers portfolio, so it’s almost “mandatory” to keep your prices cheap in order to attract clients, and I don’t feel like it’s right for me to suddenly make my gig more expensive after gaining just a handful of reviews (even though they’re all 5.0).
Isn’t the 400$ requirement unfair for sellers like me who don’t have “expensive” gigs? Some sellers might do stuff that allows them to get big payments (building a website for example) for every single order so they quickly reach the requirement, but for people like me it might even take months or years to do that and hundreds of orders!
Shouldn’t Fiverr take the “job category” into consideration when setting requirements? A writer might not immediately make as much money as a web developer or a graphic designer, for example.
But we work hard too and we shouldn’t be left behind… Am I talking nonsense? I’d like to hear your thoughts on the matter