Hello, there! I know this topic is talked about a lot on the Fiverr forums, but as a new seller waiting for video approval, I’m still curious.
I’m currently waiting for the approval of the video I made for my first Gig, and it’s nearing 12 hours without approval. I’m sure I’m just being impatient, but it would also be good to know for the future: what exactly are the requirements for a Gig video? Of course there’s the “>50mb” rule, but what do I need to have in order for my video to be approved?
Checking the requirements page (which I believe most of the items are guidelines, which is why I’m asking), here’s what I do and don’t have:
√/- Copyrights explained below…
√ "Exclusively on Fiverr"
√ Pronounced Five-er, not fiv-er
√ No URLs or contact information
X 1:30 long
√/- Fairly simple explanation of Gig
√ Narrated with
√ High-quality video
So here’s the copyright thing: I have royalty-free music which is credited as per instruction by the site I got it from, so that’s okay…
However, I do have clips from a CaptainSparklez video, as well as I use his and the Discord logos as demonstrations of the product, but those shouldn’t be problematic as I’ve seen other Gigs use company logos in their videos for the same demonstrative purposes. I also have clips of YouTube intro templates, but those also shouldn’t be a problem.
Am I just being impatient and paranoid, or is there actually something I need to change?
Update: My video was denied shortly after posting this.
I think I know why though: there were two instances in which I had links to external websites. The music I was using required me to give credit, so I credited the website at the end of the video. The other link was a large watermark on one of the clips I was using for demonstration, with a link to its website. I’ve removed both (used different music and changed the clip for a graphic) and I shouldn’t be denied this time.