Many of us have experienced this: random Fiverr sellers find our social media accounts, and send us some type of spam. Perhaps it’s a direct message, perhaps it’s via a Twitter reply, or Twitter mention, whatever. I’m guessing that they see it as marketing, but it isn’t. Trying to get someone to see your gigs even though they have no interest in it is spam, and initiating contact outside of Fiverr is a violation of Fiverr’s Terms of Service, too.
So, what happens when a seller spams others? Does that seller get sales?
The best case scenario, they will be ignored.
Possibilities are many. For example, the one they have spammed might block their Twitter account, and report them for spamming. If a bunch of people report them for spamming (sooner or later, they will), they’ll lose their Twitter accounts. And create new ones, I guess, with the usernames no longer being their Fiverr usernames, because those are already blocked.
And if the one they spammed is bored enough?
Well… They might really look at their gigs. And check if the images or the descriptions appear elsewhere on the internet. And report them to Fiverr for non-original content. And wait for results (and possibly a forum post from someone complaining that their gigs were removed for no reason).
The tip, since this is in the Tips category?
Don’t spam. As in, don’t send unsolicited messages, Twitter replies, Twitter mentions, friend requests, and so on, to other Fiverr sellers outside of Fiverr. Ever. Because you are unlikely to make sales, and are likely to get blocked and reported.
This post might have been inspired by being spammed today, blocking and reporting that seller’s Twitter account, and then reporting their gigs with stolen images, too. Of course, I’m not going to name anyone.