It has happened again. Dropped from level two to level zero over two periods. Last time it happened, it took about 8 months of huge effort and the support of my old customers to come right. I have done nearly 800 gigs in over 50 countries and I have a high proportion of 5’s. I am nearly hitting the $20,000 level. My last buyer comment was ‘A rare person who has the intelligence to be able to think as if the business was his own and deliver work of high quality. Very well done’.
So I have to reduce the number of gigs from 30 to 7. My buyer offers are also now limited. I rely on many gigs and a few buyers in each gig category. I respond to many buyer offers and I have a system to make it both professional and easy. I have responded to over 2000 offers. Works for me and my buyers.
What is most annoying is that none of my recent cancellations are justifiable from my perspective. I worked hard in each case and gave my full professional service. One was from a guy buying his second gig - and I suspect he was very young. In other cases, the people cancelled and clearly they did not have the ability to convey what they wanted done.
I think that buyers think that cancelling merely costs me time and money related to that gig, but ‘no’ it costs me reputation and status - and consequently lots of money beyond their gig…
I would really like to drop all my other activities (on line and off line) and concentrate on Fiverr. But because I am vulnerable to the actions of silly unprofessional buyers, this is not a viable option. This current action will cost me thousands.
I do hope that Fiverr would realize that having good sellers is a pre-requisite to getting buyers - and that Fiverr would do more to protect those sellers who have established themselves.