Fiverr is for me just an extra, as I’m self employed and run my own business. So it’s obvious that there are on some occasions one or two month between orders. I receive a healthy amount of requests, but I decide just in 2 out of 10 cases to work with/for the potential client. I forward the rest to other sellers.
But ok, let met come to the point:
One of the requirements in order to keep your level status is that you maintain a 4.8 star rating, over the course of 60 days. Yes, I know that there have been plenty of discussions around this and on it’s own it has been discussed to death.
The thing, that I didn’t see mentioned is the fact that if you have a 5 star rating and you don’t have any sales during the last 60 days, you can kiss your level good bye as well. This will mean a demotion for a lot of sellers here. Especially those who are begging for sales all of the time.
In my opinion there is no logic to that, because the mere fact that one hasn’t make a sale during that time period doesn’t mean that ones 5 star ratings are less valuable. I don’t say this because of the fact that it will strike me as well, I don’t care that much and when something happens I always have a plan B.
However, this is a really dumb way to handle it, because in my view “maintaining a 4.8 start rating” means in other words “don’t get too many negative reviews, buddy!” and not “make more sales or your 5 stars are worth horseshit”.
While I was always an opponent of asking buyers for reviews, I now can see why people are doing this. Because even if you make a lot of sales and have a lot of happy customers, if they don’t give you a review your level is toast.
Have a good one guys!