Well, my thinking is that Fiverr has clearly recognized the fact that there are potentially tough times for freelancers/small businesses through their creation of an advisory website. That’s great - but it doesn’t really help Fiverr sellers. A removal or loosening of the requirements expected of us in the “good times” seems appropriate if things are recognizably bad at the moment.
I’ve said before that I haven’t had an order or message from any of my regular clients based in Italy for about 3 weeks. While it hasn’t affected me much given that I have clients elsewhere, for those who have a client base which are more localized to specific areas it could be a problem.
My feeling is that Fiverr has regularly made adjustments, promotions etc for Buyers (ie. freelancers and small businesses), the same can’t be said for Sellers. Christmas saw an extension of buyer rights at the expense of sellers; now a new site was created to help buyers through bad times, and I am sure there have been other things. A simple waiving of the demotions for March and perhaps April would give at least some degree of comfort to sellers who are struggling at the moment. This wouldn’t cost Fiverr any money either so unless I have missed a very good reason for not doing it, it seems an easy thing to do that would be appreciated by many here.