Honestly I have loved my journey with Fiverr until recently.
I started with a bang and in the last few years since I joined I have made a total of 409 sales and earned a grand total of $9 878.40
I’ve achieved 310 x 5 star ratings and I have never had bad feedback from a buyer about my gigs or the work I have performed.
However in the last few months my gigs have suddenly disappeared from the first page of search and my sales have dropped to one or two a month - with only a few enquiries a month. Previously I would be answering enquiries every single day and selling my gigs like hotcakes.
Now while I have made nice money here on Fiverr these are firstly the cheapest prices I offer anywhere and add to that the fact that Fiverr then takes 20% on top of those cheap prices… I just can’t see the point in keeping myself here when there are not regular sales since then I am doing only a few jobs in return for peanuts.
It would make more sense for me to put more effort into promoting my own website since my best selling gig here is $70 ($56 for me after Fiverr’s cut) and I sell it at $180 on my own website!
It only makes sense to continue here if my gigs are ranking like they were and I am making regular sales.
What I also find intriguing is that the quality of so many of my competitors here in comparison to what I offer is so low. I just wonder how the algorithm works and how Fiverr expects to continue keeping sellers with high quality gigs when it pushes up the shoddy ones and the goods all but disappear?
I’m going to give Fiverr a little more time to see if this continues then I am going to spend my time where it benefits me.
What is your experience with this?