Since the very first day that I started working on Fiverr I set my heart on one day reaching the level of Top Rated Seller. This has helped me keep on track with maintaining my stats and providing great customer service. Within a few months I was a Level Two seller and now, two years later, I am finally just a few hundred dollars away from meeting the last requirement of TRS.
And upon realising that my goal is close, I’m facing a simple question: Why? Why should I apply to become a TRS? What are the actual benefits?
Sure, a 7 day clearance instead of 14 days would be nice, but I’m so used to the 14 days that it wouldn’t really make a difference. Priority support is also obviously a perk but I’ve used the support system maybe once in two years. Then there’s the extra promotion, but I’m already receiving more work than I can handle and have the luxury of prioritising projects I like more than others.
The only potential benefit that I can see would be to be able to raise my standard rates, but I’m scared that doing so will scare off many of my repeat buyers (I’ve already raised the price a few times and feel like I’ve reached the maximum that people are willing to pay) and I’m not sure simply having the TRS stamp will convince anyone to pay more than they already are.
So my questions are: As a Top Rated Seller, what actual, practical perks do you experience, and has it affected your overall price level? Has becoming a TRS affected you and your account in any meaningful ways?