I just looked over some stats I had written down when the once-a-month evaluation system went into effect. Does anyone remember what year that was? I am thinking late in 2017 or early in 2018. We used to call the monthly evaluation day “St. Level’s Day.”
At that time, I kept track each month to see how many lost their levels. At that time, there were a total of 6960 proofreaders under the category “Proofreading and Editing.” Now there are 15,682! Of the total proofreaders now, there are12,682 new sellers. So, there are a total of 5 times more writers now.
At that time, there were also 319 TRSs that were proofreaders. Now there are 37. It went down month by month until the last time I checked back then; there were 27. St Level’s Day took its toll!
I also kept track of writers. Back then, there was a total of 35,886 writers. Now there are 131,338 writers in total, and 34,432 of them are new sellers.
Now there are 93 TRS writers. Back then, it went down month by month until the last time I checked then; there were 34.
These stats speak to the number of new sellers that have come to the Fiverr Platform and the Fiverr Forum. They also explain why so many people are looking for advice, tips & tricks, and help to get their first order. I am super thankful I did not have to start being a freelancer in March of 2020.