Fiverr Pro is in it’s infant stage making it is hard to know where it will go at this moment. But for the fun of it, I thought I would make a connection to google’s adwords.
i use to run a mom and pop site that did quite well. Beside word of mouth, google’s adwords was our main vehicle for advertising. It was simple to use and if you needed help you could call and discuss. Over time, adwords started to change. It became more comlex to use and eventually they did away with phone support except for certain accounts. Those certain accounts that got phone support was based on the revenue they spent for advertising with google. Eventually, for sites my size, even getting email support was tough. If I heard from support at all it would be days even weeks.
Many of us felt we were being pushed aside by google for larger and more corporate type of sites. Next stop, facebook advertising.
I don’t work at the site anymore and I’m going back 8 years, so if things changed at Adwords since then I’m not aware of it. But at the time, it eventually felt like google adwords was catering to a certain type of client and our small mom and pop site didn’t fit the mold. They didn’t kick us out, but putting up road blocks and giving less support made it tougher to survive.
I hope Fiverr doesn’t go this route. But I do wonder what will happen if Fiverr Pro takes off. Will priorities at Fiverr change? Probably.
In the business world they say you are only as good as your last sale – meaning it doesn’t matter how many sales you had previously, only the last one counts.
For us Facebook advertising was a good alternate that worked well when google adwords wasn’t a good fit. Not sure if such a place exists if Fiverr doesn’t work out for some.