Hi Fiverr sellers,
I have been selling on fiverr for about 2 months and doing really well for my category.
I am thinking about “suspending” my gig mainly because i have other projects coming up and i need to take a break from fiverr.
My question to experienced sellers is this:
I have really good visibility for my category under “rating”. If I suspend and then come back in a month to make my gig active again, will i lose my place and i have to start all over?
Are there any negative reasons not to suspend other than you are temporarily not visible.
I would like to suspend for a month and come back and resume, do you advice against it or is this completely ok when you need to do this.
Any advice will so appreciated. Jaya
Hi Fiverr sellers,
I suggest you keep your gig live and increase the delivery time to 30 days (or more). You can mention your reason inside gig descriptions.
I have an Express gig I have to suspend almost every weekend. By mid-week I’m usually lucky enough to be higher in my rating catagory after coming back from the suspension. (I’m normally around the top 8 in my catagory for rating). But I have enough return clients that I get my rating back pretty quickly. I also have alternate gigs that I funnel returning clients to when my most popular “exress” gig is suspended for the weekend (I have a gig set up for tips, another for voicemails, another for radio commercials.)
I don’t want to lose that “express” status though, because it’s one more place where my gig will show up.
Perhaps raise your price, add a longer lead time and explain clearly to your clients on your gig page what’s going on.
I have done both suspending and increasing delivery time. Just depends on why I am doing it.
@oldbittygrandma…do you ever sleep? in all seriousness, you are awesome, you have so much to contribute to our questions and you are always so generous with your advice and time - i thank you.
@kiffianyjean, thanks for that feedback, very helpful
@Iparziale, when you suspend your gig and then activate it again, do you get your previous rating back?