I am once again in a position of defending something that doesn’t really need defending. The fact is that it’s a section that most buyers find very rewarding and have no problems with. I’m about to arrive at 4000 five star reviews.
I used to think about these gigs in a similar way to how you seem to but no matter what argument I would have put up, if I put the same argument towards my own categories, the same could be said of them.
Take an honest look at whatever categories you are involved in and ask about the potential for scams, how they can be spotted, what Fiverr does in response to them etc. You may be surprised.
If it’s any consolation, your doing so in the past is what changed my mind at some point. I’m still not a buyer of those types of gigs but I’m not against them being on Fiverr any more.
Hmmm … a counsellor, therapist or life coach offers a service. Mostly it’s talking therapy, designed to lead the client to answer their own questions. They get paid for that service … and no one complains that it may take years …
Someone in the “woo woo” section offers a service, offers a bit of advice … and everyone complains it’s “not real”.
Well, maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Depends on the person offering it and what they’re offering.
I have no doubt at all that @misscrystal has something going for her … took me a while to get through the … for want of a better word, “miasm” around her and her gigs.
Some others, actually for a similar reason, I wouldn’t go anywhere near
These things can’t be measured. Yet. Doesn’t mean they don’t exist or work.
Time was no one believed in germs because they couldn’t be seen or measured. They still existed, though, and made people sick.
People were imprisoned and worse, because they said the world was round. Didn’t make it flat, though.
We’re beginning to see studies on all kinds of energy work - and it may surprise you to know that these studies are showing positive results.
If you don’t understand something, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It just means you don’t understand it. And even if there’s no scientific proof that probably means that science hasn’t caught up with it yet.
Actually if you read current physics discoveries you may be shocked to find out that there is a relationship between what they have recently discovered about the nature of our so called reality, and what I do. (I don’t pay attention to what others do in my category.) So your statement is correct.
The way the quantum field is organised … looks more like thought than anything else … it’s kinda fun to keep up with that kind of science …
Science could test some of the claims made by some eg. those who claim to make someone win the lottery (or greatly increase their chances) or eg. those who say they’ll make someone incredibly rich. I’m not saying any of those claims aren’t correct. It’s possible those who say they can do that could do those things and lots more. But it’s still possible for science to tests things like that.
It’s getting more and more woo woo in physics all the time.
Sure is - we should live so long to see it go more mainstream …
Well, that’s true - but there are so many who focus on money and the lottery. A much more sensible - and useful! - idea is to become the person who is in demand for their skills.
Luck is nice too … but I think the whole lottery thing is more about keeping the people on side with inequality. Who doesn’t want to be rich …
And if those who claim things like that they can make people win the lottery by buying their gig can do what they say, why don’t they do that magic to make themselves win the lottery instead and so not have to work on Fiverr? If they’re selling that gig on Fiverr instead of using the magic to make themselves rich, doesn’t that put into question their abilities to do what they say?
There are far too many aiming for that lottery win. Too much competition means most people won’t succeed - like creating a logo gig on Fiverr for example …
My take on this type of gig is that it’s pure scam. The persons who buy these gigs are easy targets for this type of thing, and in my opinion, any and all religious “services” like that should be removed from the site. But then again, the people who buy these gigs gets exactly what they deserve: nothing.
The problem is that the sellers who offer this type of “service” gets a lot more than they deserve, in the form of cold hard cash to pray on people who fall for this type of crap.
Now I’m not saying all the sellers who offer this type of services are knowingly scamming people. Some of them might even believe in what they are doing - but that doesn’t make it more right in my opinion. This is on the same level as religious TV-channels charging hundreds of dollars from their victims to “pray on air” etc.
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So if science eg. physics/maths can test any of the claims, shouldn’t they - or shouldn’t any of the claims be tested through whatever the best tests are (since it should help buyers before they buy)?
The people selling those don’t have any special powers, that’s for sure, so it might be consider a scam. BUT! If the buyer believes in these things and it helps them feel better, comfort them and make them hope everything is going to be OK, all I can say is: Mission Accomplished.
There is no science behind it to prove anything related to mysticism is real (and most likely for a good reason), but hey…a lot of people believe in some mystical figure watching them every second and listening to their stupid prayers about money and love in His day off. All this because they read a book. So let’s not throw stones, it’s part of life, so might as well be part of Fiverr. I don’t mind them at all.