The Year of Do: It Starts Right Now

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What will you commit to doing this year?

Doers,

2018 is here and it’s our most important year yet. 2017 was all about celebrating those who do. Launching our “In Doers We Trust” campaign was our undertaking to put doers in the center – to celebrate and rally the risk-takers, the creators and the non-traditionalists. But, as we were thinking about our own New Year’s resolutions for this year, we lamented that these statements are often quickly ignored and become empty promises gone unfulfilled. So, we decided that this year needs to be about actually doing more and not about just promising ourselves more. I’m talking about actually making a commitment. A commitment to your passion. A commitment to yourself. A commitment that can’t be swept aside or saved for another day. This commitment is a lifestyle. A daily goal to grab every opportunity and take every chance to do more. So, in that spirit, we’re claiming 2018 as The Year of Do.

What have you done today? Have you accomplished what you set out to?

The Year of Do is about championing the entrepreneur in us all, and enabling our global community to do more. I always tell the Fiverr team to avoid “death by committee.” It’s the brainstorms that dead end. The 15-person collaborative document that goes nowhere and benefits no one. We’ve all been there, and there’s no reason for it. If you see a problem and have access to a quick solution, push it through. The path of least resistance isn’t always the prettiest, but when time and money are your biggest enemies, executing on ideas quickly is your fastest route to learning and growth. Challenge yourself to push through. Through failure and hesitation. You may produce something that doesn’t work right away, but that doesn’t matter. What you’ve created is a foundation for finding something that will work, and every action you take will get you closer and closer to that success.

The commitment to do more doesn’t start and stop with you. It’s also our commitment to you. To do more for you. To lower the barrier for you to find success. To provide more tools, services, and resources that push you forward. We would be nothing without your creativity, drive, and ingenuity, and this year we’ll be doing more to enhance your experience and access to all things Fiverr, on and offline.

So, what will you accomplish in The Year of Do? Tell us what you’re committed to do, and we’ll work to help make it a reality. How? Why don’t you see for yourself. Check out our Year of Do challenge, make your commitment, and let’s get sh#t done. I’ll be cheering you on.

In Doers We Trust,

Micha

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Micha Kaufman
Micha Kaufman is chief executive officer and Co-Founder of Fiverr, launched in 2010. He is the visionary behind Fiverr's product and platform strategy, leading the company in its global mission to democratize lean entrepreneurship. Since its launch, Fiverr has became a leader in its multibillion dollar industry, enabling freelancers and entrepreneurs to start doing, growing and succeeding. Kaufman is also a partner at a venture capital firm and private investor in a number of disruptive consumer Internet companies. As a recognized voice in the areas of entrepreneurship, the future of work and the gig economy, Kaufman frequently shares his views through the Fiverr blog, Medium and various media outlets.
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Derp
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Derp

I work my ass off on fiverr and
Instead of sending compliment letter you want me to have hearth attack by doing even more???? Lol

Matt Jensen
Editor

The “Year of Do” campaign is about championing the entrepreneur in us all and finding those tasks, skills and ideas that we’ve all been putting off and committing to do them. It’s not just “doing more Gigs”. It’s about personal enrichment and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Kathy
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Kathy

Well, my comment is about these new “Seller Standards”? We’re entrepreneur’s but I feel like I’m working for “The Man” in regards to all the rules and regulations imposed on us. AND if we fall slightly below Fiverr expectations we are penalized for 60 days! That’s kind of harsh! We might be having some personal problems, illness, equipment failures and we…well we just might have had a bad month…a bump in the road, but we are spanked hard by being demoted a level and can’t make it up for 2 months. Ouch!

Cuteezi
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Cuteezi

I love this. I’m actually going to steal some of it. Thanks. “The Year of Do”

Matt Jensen
Editor

Stealing isn’t exactly what we had in mind for “DOing”! But we love the enthusiasm! 😀

Jayb
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Jayb

I want to know if we (the freelancers) can finally apply for a job that is waiting for us instead of competing to get a job?

MuhammaIshaq
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MuhammaIshaq

I really endorsed you.

Ramesh Samane
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Ramesh Samane

Learning new skills and constantly updating existing skills would be the #1 thing on my list. Cheers!!!

Safkat
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Safkat

What should I tell as a newbie!!! 😛 😛 😛

Jon
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Jon

If you want us to do more. YOU DO MORE for us sellers. How come i work my ass off for that miserable $30 dollars, and someone decides he wants to do a chargeback, and you just STEAL our money, to pay your debt to Paypal? Start thinking in sellers, who in fact, are the ones running your business, instead of the money you like to steal from clients AND sellers.

Ashutoshjaihind
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Ashutoshjaihind

Fiverr deduct 20% even from the tip. Worst part o f this platform

chris
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chris

$30? you are rich I can barely get $12 (- paypal fees) from the “15” I should get

Rudy
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Rudy

Wow, I’m a buyer with almost 1000 gigs purchased and never realised how badly Fiverr treated the sellers who do the work. I’m actually quite disgusted reading these pleas for help for fiverr to start pulling their weight. Jon what you are asking for sounds perfectly reasonable considering they charge a 20% fee to both buyer and seller, effectively getting almost half of every dollar earned. There’s plenty of meat there to pay for fees for the occasional problem. That’s what profit pays for – wages and expenses and fees. So in the year of DO, Fiverr really needs to… Read more »

Matt Jensen
Editor

Hi Jon. We know chargebacks can frustrating. They are unfortunately out of our control if buyer disputes the payment with their payment provider not Fiverr. As a seller, you are welcome and encouraged to let us know so that we can look into the order. We cannot guarantee that you will get the funds back since each order is different and we need to review each before any actions could be taken.

chris
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chris

how about not stealing $1 for EVERY $5 we make ($100 turns into $74 after you and paypal are done with us)

Nathan
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Nathan

Hello Matt,

I have to be honest and say I agree with Jon. Since we the sellers are following Fiverrs policies, restrictions, and terms of service, the risk when it comes to the chargebacks should be on Fiverr. I realize too that you can’t control dishonest buyers but as a corporation you can take some accountability and eat the cost since we as buyers have already done the work, and put our trust in your platform.

Guest
Guest
Guest

The worst part is that when buyers do charge back from paypal, the order will be automatically canceled and will affect the order completed, these people still go on penalizing sellers and either the account is blocked or demoted. FIVERR IS SUCK!

Jon
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Jon

I know you can’t do nothing about it because that’s on Paypal’s hands. What you CAN do is pay from your OWN pockets and not steal our well, hard and honest earned money. We sellers need, at least, the security that our hard work will be compensated besides what a buyer can or can’t do to scam us. Learn from Paypal. If a client is scamed, they return him his money. If we sellers are scamed, we totally SHOULD keep our money.

Safety and security at work, that’s all we want.

Jon
Guest
Jon

Oh, and i forgot to say that is not a favor you do to us working on Fiverr. We PAY you to work (even though that payment does not guarantee we will earn nothing) in this web. That percentage you take from sellers and buyers should grant security on both sides.

Matt Jensen
Editor

Just as we want you to commit to “doing” in 2018, we are also committed to finding and correcting pain points in the selling process. Thank you for your feedback about chargeback.

Marjia
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Marjia

I agree with you, Jon, chargeback is just a pissed off thing we don’t want anymore.

Webgal
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Webgal

So difficult selling a gig

looseink
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looseink

As a ghostwriter I’m pretty sure I wrote some of this…lol Seriously, Fiverr has been a huge help to me in 2017. Thank you!

Md Masudul Hasan
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Md Masudul Hasan

I want to become sucvesdfull on fiverr.Completely new guy on fiverr. I am experienced about white hat SEO and application programming interface based social media marketing.

Ajayi Ayokunle
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Ajayi Ayokunle

I don’t see a guaranteed future with you guys at Fiverr. You don’t care those that matters (Seller) but rather concentrate on buyers thereby creating an Avenue for scammers to rip us off.
You always have time post but couldn’t protect your business backbone. There are a few websites that were successful before Fiverr came. They are lost their ranks due to the negligence you fiverr CEO and admins express towards seller.

Time will tell.

Ramesh
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Ramesh

Hi, I am Ramesh from India, I am website designer. This is nice, I work here so many days…….

monbadsha
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monbadsha

We all have something to dream…I have a dream to do something exceptional for the future…I will be with you to do something new…I always is trying to learn more for the next step…Just do for better life, for better family, for better engagement online…Thanks…

Carlo Powe
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Carlo Powe

In ideology, I’m down with it; the “Do” thing. Do more. Make more. Makes sense. Sharing my truth: working with buyers who have a bad attitude as soon as they hire you isn’t always easy to overcome; win them over. Especially, when you’re a trauma survivor. People *think* they understand PTSD because they’ve heard of it. Which isn’t the same thing as living with it. Some buyers start out negatively which is like being retraumatized, which isn’t cool. Honestly, I’d like to become a Top Seller. Being super sensitive to buyers needs, more often than not, I’ve gone above and… Read more »

Matt Jensen
Editor

Great advice Carlo. Thank you for sharing!

rokinul
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rokinul

I am happy with my selling but if its increase little more , I will be happy

Natalie
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Natalie

Awful experience will never use fiverr again. When a problem arrived using someone’s services who didn’t deliver to brief but had been paid no one would help. Load of scam artistes

Matt Jensen
Editor

Hi Natalie, this sounds like a specific issue. Have you contacted support for this transaction?

Golden
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Golden

I just have one advise and I’ma get off of here. Beware the way you give too much reference to the buyers. Start treating us equally. You have favoured the buyers and this might one day come to hunt. I guess the right word would be “karma”.

Golden
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Golden

Fighting!

Tanvir
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Tanvir

If I do more then I want easy selling and earn more make easy for freelancers dont segues them.

jambilliza
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jambilliza

I AM NEW AND I LOVE THIS

Brian Berman
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Brian Berman

Fiverr is an amazing collection of doers and need Doers who work together to provide and receive outsourced one of services
All this could be raised to a different level if groups of Doers joined together in Fiverr mini groups to offer one stop shops of design content research and more to the market
A powerful group of professionals who can brand themselves and thereby increase individual selling clout
Fiverr can provide the platform for loose associations
We will do the rest
Micha take up the challenge

arefin_rizu
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arefin_rizu

The Year Of Do: Not just doing, It is helping the client. Have to do more for the client

Mastear_math
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Mastear_math

My has been block which I don’t know the rule i violated, if at all i have violate any of the rule set by your team, you should email me and tell what exactly but I don’t know why my account was disable, if I know my offence I won’t repeat it again, but I dont know my account was disable which if I create another one I might still repeat that again…
Please I want to know why my account was disabled?

Alfredo
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Alfredo

This year you have to find a way to stop punishing sellers because of scammers and malicious buyers. It is not fair that us sellers lose in one way or another due to the irresponsibility of the buyers.

Buyers record should not be a mystery to sellers. Their way of acting must be evident through their profile. To maintain the balance in the terms with the clients and the sellers is the responsibility of fiverr, to deliver a quality service is ours.

Matt Jensen
Editor

It can be frustrating when you come across a buyer who is not committed to the relationship. We are always taking steps to improve the marketplace experience. Please always report these failed transactions to our support team so that we can better prevent these types of malicious buyers in the future.

Darren Tunstall
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Darren Tunstall

Love this. It’s all about getting !@#$ done!

suzanne Lynn
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suzanne Lynn

Fiverr has changed our lives. With a ton of hard work, I am now driving my dream car (conv BMW) and living in financial peace as a voice artist running my own business!

Wakadala
Guest
Wakadala

I see a lot of complaints (I believe they are genuine, hopefully the admin & CS looks into them), fortunately, as a seller, I’ve not faced any of these. Fiverr has been nothing but a life changing experience for me and my company. Thank you Fiverr!!

Hannah Curran
Admin

That’s fantastic—congratulations, Suzanne!

Gregoire Lompo
Guest
Gregoire Lompo

Hi,that’s very important for us thank you so much my community we need more life changing now

your dost
Guest
your dost

I do second @Jon and Ajayi Ayokunle, Fiverr customer support totaly doesnt care for SELLERS, they are always inclined towards buyers, recently one buyer gave one star rating, buyer didnt read gig’s description and want modification when asked to pay they gave one star bad review Took this matter to CS to remove that bad feedback, they simply replied that they value Buyers feedback and contact buyer to change feedback, they didnt checked the conversation between seller and buyer, I am sure that there are some dumb ass morons sitting in CS Now you want sellers to DO MORE? bad… Read more »

Matt Jensen
Editor

Support does indeed care for both sellers and buyers. Every transaction with every buyer is different. Clear communication is required in order to make sure that both parties expectation are met when the Gig is complete. Thank you also for your feedback on the competed order stats.

Eniola
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Eniola

I have same experience too. A buyer gave me a 1 star review just because he did not read gig description, not because I did not deliver quality. I contacted Fiverr CS but they refused to remove the review. I am highly disappointed in Fiverr.

You need to do more for the seller by changing your non-sense policy. Fiverr CS must do the right thing and save seller from getting discouraged!

chris
Guest
chris

and that review will stick with you FOREVER, there is no appeal or expiration of low reviews

your dost
Guest
your dost

CORRECTION

One more important thing to be noted, some fu**ing BUYERS dont give reviews and order get completed automatically, Imagine you delivered 20 orders but only 5 feedback/reviews and rest get completed after 3 days, this means your gig is only showing 5 orders completed, should the sellers beg for reviews? cant fiverr show number of completed orders?

Hope CEO see this and make some changes

Joe
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Joe

Reading these comments makes me think this going to be a #YearOfExcuses

lanneil wright
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lanneil wright

So true

Ed Lee
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Ed Lee

What I’m going to do is hammer you guys for not valuing your workforce. Your CS people violate the Terms of Service constantly by allowing cancellations against terms and then penalizing Sellers. Your cancellation policy is the worst—penalizing Sellers who refuse to work for free. It’s getting worse because the scammers and Bottom Feeders are catching on. I hope you are getting the drift from some of these comments. I belong to several Seller Groups on facebook and this is the bulk of conversations. If you ever hope to attract more professionals to this platform you are going to have… Read more »

Famously Robyn
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Famously Robyn

I too have had problems with having to cancel to illegal and/or unethical content that puts both my freedom and reputation on the line if I were to complete these orders. We, sellers, should NOT be penalized for having high ideals.

hajer ben ali
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hajer ben ali

I am happy to be here but I don’t know why my selling don’t increase little more

Brian
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Brian

After you guys spied on my gig, contacting me about the gig pretending to be a customer, and then banning me for answering your questions, I will not be back to Fiverr. So many other sites to try that don’t take a 20% cut out of every pay.

Andy Colon
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Andy Colon

Fiverr is an important part of my sales mix, and I would like to publicly thank Fiverr and the CS team for helping me out in some difficult situations with unscrupulous buyers. It is not true the Fiverr and CS only benefit buyers. I have received a ton of assistance from Customer Service in the year and a half I have actively been with them and really appreciate the help. It’s all in the asking. By reading the article, blog posts and tips for new sellers and for optimizing gigs Fiverr is now responsible for 20% of my total revenue… Read more »

Jayden
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Jayden

Indeed, fiverr has been a great help to all of us as a seller, but the aspect of sellers protection should be taken care of. We need a reasonable CS, some CS are good and take the right judgment…But most do not have the sense of right judgment and some find it difficult to even go through conversation before taking action. I think the set of 2017 CS are worst CS ever on fiverr. They should go and learn from, 2013/14/15 CS, i really give kudos to them. They brought fiverr to this stage. Don’t let what you have been… Read more »

athenadawn
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athenadawn

I love this article!! For me, setting goals and working towards them is a part of each day. I have become a “doer,” and I love myself for It!
I wish each and every one of you much success in this new year and all the years to come! Let’s bust through our fears and create something bigger and better than ever before!

Arjun
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Arjun

Those who are giving negative thoughts to Fiverr. I just want to say that no one wants to listen to bad things who gives money so, Fiverr never listen to us because mainly you and Fiverr both get payment from Client so, Fiverr don’t do anything to Client even they are bad, Give 1 star rating or revert payment even if you everything you have done for them.

Arjun
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Arjun

*if you have done everything for them.

Diko
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Diko

I sincerely believe fiverr is a good platform to work and earn a living but my problem is the difficulty in getting buyers to buy a gig despite the time spent online I think fiverr officials should on the problem of nationality because it seems buyer tends to buy gigs from certain area more than others which is not suppose to be because we are all here to work and earn a living so we should all be given fair chances. Hope to get buyers this year as the topic implies because I am ready to work as much as… Read more »

Brian Berman
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Brian Berman

I have used Fiverr for over 40 gigs and almost always received good value I strongly suggest that freelancers on Fiverr link their Fiverr accounts to other Social Media platforms to promote themselves Use positive testimonials link to Instagram and Facebook Get known!! I also believe that Fiverr should CANCEL nationality which is irrelevant if the service is good If you get known your name will be shared with other users I am happy to pay more for excellent results Not via tips but upfront Yes there are bad guys out there who are taking advantage of some freelancers Fiverr… Read more »

Jerusa
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Jerusa

New here as a seller and from the comments I read here, am wondering if am in the right place.However, wanna give it a try.

David Evans
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David Evans

I love y’all. Many of you do great work.

Ross
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Ross

I read Micha note on The Year To Do. I know that this is my year To Do. I will forward this to some of my associates. I could not help but read some of the comments coming from the Sellers and l have to admit l was surprised. I admit, l do not know how Fiverr works with sellers. I have completed many projects (from $11 to $500) with several sellers on Fiverr. In each instance, l got exactly what l asked for. Changes were very minimal because l ensured l had a detailed brief. $11 project took very… Read more »

Steven
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Steven

What a load of utter childish nonsense.

JOHN JOE WALSH
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JOHN JOE WALSH

I am a buyer. I have bought loads of stuff of various writers on fiverr also some animation editing work. Sometimes I can be lucky and get a good writer but sometimes some of them cannot write in English.. I now order first two pages then I will know how the writer is. I always have to correct grammar myself and change things but I dont mind this. It is a service that can be improved a lot. At the moment I am getting help with a screen play a feature film.

marianthewriter
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marianthewriter

I am a buyer also. Fiverr is a great place to get things done if you find the right seller to provide it. I have had both good and bad experiences on Fiverr. However, the good far outweighs the bad. If a seller does a good job for me I usually reward them for it. However, if a seller does a bad job then I may cancel or give him/her a chance to correct the problem. It is all about using a bit of wisdom and being respectful towards one another. Thank you.

Asinflynn
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Asinflynn

Apart from the cheapskate attitude of some buyers, I don’t appreciate fiverr taking back a tip when buyer had inadvertently ordered too much, and /or taking commission on a tip.

AVOguy
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AVOguy

Not a huge deal, but I agree. When one of my Buyer’s tips me because I exceeded their expectations, why does Fiverr take a piece? They didn’t put extra time and effort into the Deliverable. They didn’t communicate with my client to ensure all the i’s were dotted and t’s crossed.

Why do they get 20% of a Tip that was *for great product and service*. That’s all me, baby!

Elena
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Elena

Attention Please, I have noticed two things with Fiverr which i will love to point out here for every one to reason along. The first issue is that of the “Available now Icon” Every seller should have this feature i guess, it is rather not fair to see it in some accounts and not in Others. Moreover, what on what basis do some account have this Icon? in preference to Others. Secondly, i noticed that the green Online icon that appears on the sellers gigs during a search is no longer showing. For example if i search “branding”, sellers in… Read more »

Matt Jensen
Editor

Available Now is a new feature that we’re in the process of growing as more sellers become interested in being “available now.” If you have an interest, please contact support, and they can help. As for “online”, we try to be as accurate as possible, but if a seller is logged into their account, but away from their computer we can not control that they are not actually online. We’re always testing new ways to connect buyers and sellers. Thanks for your feedback!

AVOguy
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AVOguy

Agreed. They should Ops-Test new features harder before deploying them to the Production Environment. I never saw, and still don’t see the “Available Now” option. The “Online” filter for search results is completely broken.

Don’t get me wrong Fiverr. I love the opportunity you provide but, in my case, you provide the lions share of my income and I can’t risk a significant loss of income. So If I can’t trust the stability of my biggest earning platform I will have to focus my efforts elsewhere.

komfar
Guest
komfar

my account was disabled for no reason on November

i created a new one after that was disabled i am unable to rank my gig i tried all tips i have not been able to rank my gig please help me

archdesign3d
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archdesign3d

I really love Fiverr and from now I do commit to do more and more. the resolution centre always support me very well. every time I get the right support. thanks fiverr and team. just the one thing if we can improve on fiverr that’s add the number of missed review. because I worked on many orders but on list there appeared I completed less. if auto order completed then please that add as well. thanks again and have a great day!

Robert Kimera
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Robert Kimera

Hello nice for the support and help you gave me.

Robert Kimera
Guest
Robert Kimera

Hello how are you. Nice work that you are doing.

Annie
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Annie

I really don’t agree with Fiverr taking 20% of our tips. That is what we, as sellers, made through our work. Fiverr really did nothing to deserve that. Also, buyers should be forced to leave feedback. I am frankly tired of buyers promising to leave feedback and then not delivering. They are already getting very cheap voice over. How long does it take to mark the star rating, especially when sellers are judged on the amount of reviews they have?

Thank you.

Kerry
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Kerry

1 I would like to see far more statistics published by Fiverr. I want to know how the market is going and whether my current trends are similar or different from the changing market. Such statistics should be analyzed every way. Analyze by country, by size, by type of gig, by total dollars and total numbers. 2 Allegedly checks all Buyer Requests but some awful nonsense gets through. This needs to stop. 3 I think it would be good if students wanting help with their courses or homework had their requests highlighted so I can ignore them 4 Buyer requests… Read more »

santi
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santi

Yess!

chris
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chris

How bout a percentage fee instead of taking $1 for every dollar we get (we get $4, this is ridiculous since you charge buyers $6)