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Fiverr Pro is HORSE SHIT.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sherb, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. Sherb

    Sherb Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Too long? Here's a summary: Fiverr Pro is HORSE SHIT.

    I was on the Fiverr landing page to download one of my finished outsourced gigs when I noticed a banner for Fiverr Pro. I was curious so I clicked on through and was met with this:

    "Connecting world-class talent with professional business buyers, for endless possibilities. Hand-vetted. High-end. On-demand."

    Sounds like some word salad that leads nowhere. Let's check out some of the FAQ questions. Oh, almost all of them summarize to the same "It's just like Fiverr, except we exclude the cheap fucks and jack the prices up so our commish blasts us in our own ass".

    What are the benefits of becoming a Pro seller?

    Fiverr Pro helps you take your talent to the next level, with a highly professional environment, serious business buyers and elite peers. We offer a hassle-free process, so you'll get paid easily and on time, every time. Our dedicated Success Managers will assist you in maximizing the platform, and if needed, Fiverr will resolve issues that might come up between Buyers and Sellers.

    TL;DR: Highly professional environment/elite peers means the exact same page, but with a higher fucking price point and without the low-quality filler.

    "Our dedicated Success Managers will assist you in maximizing the platform"... what? Maximizing the platform? What platform? Fiverr? Shouldn't it be optimizing the experience on the platform?

    Oh, my favorite: "if needed, Fiverr will resolve issues that might come up between Buyers and Sellers". Which roughly translates to "we will do our job if we decide we have to."

    But that's not even my favorite part of this fuckstorm. Go ahead, check out some of the fancy new pro sellers:

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    See anything strange?

    Let's look closer.

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    Shit on a nickel. That's $4,000 for four logos. You can wrap it in whatever fancy wordplay you want. But at the end of the day, an "identity system" is literally just a fucking logo. Four of them. You only get to keep one, though. $4,000 too, so it better not have any dicks on it.

    And it takes fourteen days to get it. A fortnight for you mouthful-o'-peanut-butter Brits. But if you pay another $1,000 you can get it five days earlier than that. So nine days.

    Oh look, he has a portfolio. I bet this will blow me away.

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    The hell? Look at that THUMBWAR one. If I spent four grand on a logo, and got handed that at the end of the day, I'd head down to that shitty headquarters in Tel Aviv and fill that fucking place with water until everyone drowned.

    This is great of Fiverr to be all about branching out with a boutique service and all. Trust me, I understand. I charge nine cents a word for written content, remember. But if I wanted to pay out the ass for a logo, I'd go to 99 designs and choose from 60 of them for $1,300.

    It's pretty sad when I go on Fiverr and search "logo", and these new Pro gigs are mixed in with stuff like this:

    https://www.fiverr.com/ei8htz/design-2-outstanding-logo

    Those logos are fuckin' great. Comparable portfolios, I'd say. And I can spend $150 and get four options to choose from, just like the Pro gig. But in one day. Not two goddamn weeks.

    Fuck.
     
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  2. Dr4ke

    Dr4ke Registered Member

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    LOL, this was my exact reaction when I first saw this shit.
     
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  5. Sherb

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    Thank you Doctor Fork.

    I wish I could have been in their marketing meeting when someone piped up and said "Hey guys, I just got back from the Big New Words for Big New Assholes conference and I've got a great idea".
     
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    $2k for logo price looks good too me, dont know what you talking about OP.
     
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  7. Sherb

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    If you're alright with a Success Manager standing over you the whole time taste testing the turds to make sure the provider shouldn't get thrown back in with the peasants.
     
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    Whoa... so expensive logo in fiverr.
    why you not try buy logo in this forum marketplace or upwork?
     
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    Like; seriously, Are they joking or what.
     
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    Time to create some fiverr gigs me thinks!
     
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    Better still, buy logos from the marketplace here, resell on fiverr.

    Profit!!!
     
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    Nope; they aren't joking, Incredible really.
     
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    Money money money
     
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  15. davids355

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    Lol, you could probably order a logo from every single other seller on fiverr and pick the best out of all of them and still save a shitload of money compared to that gig.

    I think Fiverr are starting to get greedy and wish they never called themselves fiverr.
     
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    I see writers and low end buyers say that there is no way I can sell content at my prices, and day after day I sell to buyers that don't want the (cough...bst natives of the englishes...cough) filler junk and want an expert in the field. I target the high end market and do pretty well. That seems to be what Fiverr pro is offering.

    It's not about perfect English (Engrish from those people claiming perfect english) or no typos or whatever. It's about the content, and I'm a veteran in my field so I bring a voice that no $5 writer can bring. I only write in a specific field. A field where I have a lot of experience, so very few people can compete with me.

    The thing is that nobody here can sell at those prices cuz they really only target low end junk and keywords and blah blah. I target people who need the voice of someone who knows what they are talking about and not some low end junk writer.

    Same goes for logos and videos and programming etc etc. You really do get what you pay for. The bst on here cater to the low end, and that's ok because there is a market for it. The market for quality is smaller and I like it because I also don't have many true competitors.
     
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  17. gman777

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    Well, their sales page was probably written using a fiverr gig. I mean how can we trust the product, if they'd wouldn't use it, right? I believe that's the deeper message. How mesmerizing.
     
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  18. ziplack

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    fiverr went to hell long time ago
     
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  19. Aty

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    Fixed that for you. (removed the Pro part)
     
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  20. Reaver

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    I have been saying this for a while now. Raise your prices and niche yourself, and your competition drops down to near zero. Writers who charge $1+ per word have to beat clients off with a stick. But people would rather service low-end clients bc you get a ton of orders. They don't stop to think you can make $3-10k+ per project if you just raise your prices.

    Although Sherbert has a point. Those logos are fucking awful. They aren't even worth $4, let alone $4k.

    I have two graphic designer friends. They do my designing for me. I pay them $150+ per hour, and that's considered cheap in their line of work. But the logos blow my socks off, so I'm happy to pay whatever they ask for.
     
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