Hello, I am a Fiverr Buyer
mostly for voiceover work for my youtube channel
I don’t want to come off as a “censored word” person and I do understand that voice actors should receive proper payment for their work. However I think whether or not voice actors should have immediate access to broadcasting right should be discussed. I am unfamiliar with any legal ramifications that Fiverr may face, but please listen to my senario.
So on Fiverr, there are many excellent VA (voice actors) with magnificent abilities and even experience in professional voice over work. However, anyone one with at any skill range can be on Fiverr. So anyone one starting out, with below average VA ability, can offer their voice.
So if you want to throw someone a bone, take a chance on someone, all you have to do is pay $5. No big deal… WRONG. You pay $5 for the order and ANOTHER $5 for broadcasting rights. That’s $10 to someone who’s quality turns out doesn’t even deserve $5. I could have found someone on twitter who would have done the same level of quality for free.
I don’t want to be harsh here but if I paid $5 then I would gave him a better score but because I had to place a $10 order, I rated is service LOWER then I would have had.
The thing is, was his performance below what I expected? YES but that doesn’t mean I want his account to be JEOPARDIZED!!! I want him to continue and I want him to get more experience but because people have to charge more for broadcasting rights, that means newcomers will be rated more harshly and/or avoided entirely for people who are more qualified.
I don’t know if Fiverr already has this policy but my suggestion is to have newly created profiles AUTOMATICALLY forfeit their broadcasting rights and have to earn the ability to charge their broadcasting rights separately. Here are several ideas.
- Automatically forfeit broadcasting rights for any order that’s $5. Simple and easy.
- After a period of time when you create a gig, weeks or months, then you can have access to charging for broadcasting rights.
- Have access to broadcasting rights after you reach a certain level or many even be Fiverr certified professional.
I hope I made my point and that you understand my perspective. My youtube channel is growing but I too started with nothing. And now because of covide-19 (IN AMERICA) money is scarce. Buyers and Gigers need Fiverr.