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Fiverr location (wo to change your country)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Bamboo1, May 17, 2011.

  1. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    I think we could use a Fiverr subforum.

    Anyway, does anyone know, now that Fiverr implemented the user loaction, the small country flag by your name, how to manipulate that. I'd like to appear from US or UK since people would trust me more for my gig than they do with my eastern Europe country.

    Think/know a simple proxy would work? Or once it gives you a location it sticks with it...
     
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    cyberzilla Elite Member Premium Member

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    That's not true! If you offer quality service surely you will get more orders no matter where you are from.
     
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  3. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    Yes :) hehe but my order is geo-attached,
    so to speak;)

    And as for the other, generic gigs goes, we can all pretend that we have no prejudices, we threat everyone 100% same, but majority tends to think for themselves "ah those guys from xy country (some third world for instance)" would more likely to cross me/screw things up than good ol' John from the States.. whether they care to admit it to themselves or not..
     
  4. Monrox

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    Yeah it can be unfair but you are aiming for a juicier market yourself, probably trying to charge more than it actually would cost in the other country when living costs are taken into consideration. Underbidding makes rich countries poorer and poor countries don't get richer since most people don't pay the due taxes.

    I have a lot of good experience with real professionals abroad and as cyberzilla says, their location is the least of my concerns as long as the work gets done. As to the money, one day we all realize that we get what we pay for. When someone is good he asks for a 1000 and doesn't care if some cheapo won't book his service. It may not work with fiverr but if you think location 'scamming' would make you rich, or is the the only thing that prevents you from huge earnings, you're wrong.

    As to the prejudices, the more unfortunate a country, the more prejudiced the population. Like higher prices for foreigners in hotels, clubs, banks, rent, even gas, and my favorite: taxies. Then there are the minority issues, gypsies are treated as second class citizens almost everywhere in eastern europe and russia and forced to live in slums.

    The point is, we all should look into our backyards before complaining about nationalism expressed by others:)
     
  5. xjackx

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    Just use a VPN. Works like a charm. :)
     
  6. Bross

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    It's true and not true.

    If I was to tell you we have a writer for you who's from California and a writer whos from Delhi, who would you trust to write your content?

    Just saying..


     
  7. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    Let me just say that I've always delivered everything the right way, I had 100% positive rep on fiverr, and people get what they ordered for.

    But I have few accounts and on the ones that have gigs that should've appear to be done by someone from US my orders went to 0 the day Fiverr introduced the location info. This particular issue, however has nothing to do with prejudices (that obvious psychological human factor is applicable on general), nor am I doing article writing, or anything similar to that.

    Oh, and, I think VPN is costly, or at least not profitable for few gigs on fiverr. Don't know anything about VPNs though, so I could be corrected.
    Would a proxy do the trick?
     
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    florflor Senior Member

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    I edited mine with a proxy and it stuck. Quite annoying as I am on vacation at the moment.

    I haven't tried deleting the gig and creating a new one yet.
     
  9. Bamboo1

    Bamboo1 Junior Member

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    Stuck in which way?
    And you mean, making a new gig on new account or ...
     
  10. Monrox

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    A proxy will do it for now, they are not yet using advanced strategies to get the real IP. There are free VPNs as well. Not good for large traffic but enough for pretty much any type of registering where geographical location is an issue. One list can be found here, no idea how recent:
    http://www.clickonf5.org/software/11-free-vpn-services-list-us-uk-china-germany/6369

    Also you may investigate the codeen proxies. They are fast and most are hosted by US universities but shouldn't be used for funny stuff as the admins keep the logs. I don't think it would be a problem to use them with fiverr.
     
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  11. IndianGrad

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    Very much true regarding buyers not trusting sellers from other countries even though a better service is being offered.

    I think that country/IP from which the account is registered sticks and can't be modified as of now... Though it would be suggestible that if you make an account from US proxy, maintain the same country proxy for all your subsequent visits to Fiverr...
     
  12. williecity

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    When is there going to be a tenner
     
  13. mohitjmehta

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    agree with CZ its no matter where are you from
     
  14. kindit77

    kindit77 Regular Member

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    Seriously people dont really care about where you come from just give a good service and deliver extra more if you can this will give you feedbacks. Which is key to your success
     
  15. suave

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    well every one keeps saying it does not matter were you are from but my gigs did drop at least 80% when they introduced this whole were you from, same deal with egay there is this whole attitude in the US commercials and other form of advertisement that you should only invest in us work cause everyone else is taking the money out of the country, lots of rednecks think this way and ufortunatly its reality.
    for those of you that think that it does not make a difference well.......I also believe santa claus is coming down the chimney on christmas and the easter bunny really exist.
    Regards
    Suave
     
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    Cnotey Power Member

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    To be honest, when I look at gigs, the first thing I look for is that good old american flag. Everything is the same price, so why not get someone from my country to do it? It would be very advantagous to manipulate your geo location.
     
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    Costly? There's hidemyass VPN I've been using, 13,000 IPs, works like a charm, fast.
     
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