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Fiverr.com is a website that people can use to buy or sell services for the flat rate of $5. The service categories range from creating videos and graphics to making unique gifts to things that are simply “Fun & Bizarre.”

In order to sell something on Fiverr, you create a “gig,” which is a small service you are willing to perform for One Fiver ($5). Post it on the website. You will be notified when someone orders your service.

48 hours after your work has been successfully delivered, $4 will be deposited into your accounts, $1 taken by Fiverr. Your earnings can be withdrawn to a PayPal account.

To order something from Fiverr, you must pay $5 by PayPal or with a credit card. While your order is in progress, you can track the seller’s work, exchange files, and communicate with them.

You have 48 hours after the delivery of your product or service to ask for changes or corrections from the seller. You can provide feedback on the quality of work of every seller you do business with.

In order to buy or sell with Fiverr, you must be a registered user of their site. Registration is free and open to anyone.

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Fiverr is a scam

Reviewed By Dado on August 13, 2016

The site search is not accurate and doesn't capture the tags of all the gigs, and they preach about this proudly proving that they are boosting the sellers who they want (their friends) who mostly don't have high quality products to offer especially in the promotion field. And what's proving clearly this too is that they feature their friends sellers gigs, and giving false unprofessional excuses to the real top sellers just for closing their accounts. Fiverr will fail...

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It's Not a Scam... BUT

Reviewed By Dan on July 30, 2016

I've been a seller on Fiverr for the past year and my experience has been a bit of a roller coaster. Still, to call Fiverr a scam is completely unfair to me as a seller. I set very clear prices, I communicate with my clients, I deliver quality work and I take pride in what I do.

That being said, Fiverr is a buyer's market, hands down. Yes, there are plenty of sellers with poor quality work, but there are also people like me who have spent real money to produce professional grade work at a fraction of the cost.

I do voice over work from my home studio. I've invested a lot of money in fantastic hardware AND software for the purpose of chasing my dreams. Then along comes Fiverr, lowering the bar in every way possible. Now, buyers think that professional voice-overs should cost 5 bucks an hour. Sellers think that their gaming headsets produce professional grade sound. Truly nobody wins in many ways.

I keep selling on Fiverr because I have an active roster of regular clients of which I've developed fantastic relationships with. I'm not living the dream, but it pays my internet and cell phone bill which is pretty cool.

Bottom line, Fiverr is what it is. Anyone can can sell and many times you get exactly what you pay for. However, please do NOT refer to it as a scam. I work too damn hard. Never have I taken money from a client without fulfilling my obligations. Never has Fiverr taken money from me outside of their 20% fee.

It's not perfect, but it's far from being a scam.

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DON'T EXPECT BRILLIANCE

Reviewed By D Watt on July 3, 2016

The first advice - KEEP IT SIMPLE. I know people who have had really great experiences on Fiverr but mine was mediocre at best.
I will not name the Fiverr I worked with as this person truly wanted to get better BUT some of the tactics used were less than professional.

Here are some tips to watch out for...

- Make sure you know exactly what you need AND the technical language to get what you need. Most gigs will have extra cost add-ons but are vague in what they entail.
- The videos posted on a Fiverr gig sites as examples of their work are not necessarily done by that person. Make sure you ask if the sample video is theirs.
- The star rating system can be flawed. My Fiverr asked that I rate them before the project was done... they did this by closing out the project and starting a new one when I asked for fixes. This was very unprofessional and I refused to rate them until I had the finished project in hand. I think it's a way to get around the company restrictions and to get more ratings since I was asked again on the second project once it was finished.
- I was also pressured to give 5 stars. Once I rated (at 3 stars) they emailed multiple times to "please change my rating". This is understandable since a bad rating can really hurt their chances of landing a gig... but I'm making you aware that it can happen.
- I was not satisfied with the end product and decided not to use it. You can get a refund (although I'm reading it's quite difficult) if you are not satisfied but because our working relationship was positive I did not want to do this to my Fiverr and chalked it up to the price of doing business... tax write off.
- Prices can change once you agree to your gig. I work in the same industry that I was asking the Fiverr to do work for. My instructions were clear and specific. When questions were asked if they could create an asset that was most important to my project, the Fiverr confirmed that they could do it. Two days into the project, I was told they couldn't do what I had asked for unless I paid over $100 extra... which I now know couldn't be achieved even if I'd paid... which I didn't. What I did do was downsize my request and ask for less than what I thought I had originally paid for.
- On a positive note - The Fiverr I worked with was probably green. They communicated with me extremely well and wanted to make sure I was happy. I provided most of the assets they needed so it was an easier gig than most I would think. I was very easy going with them the entire gig letting them take as much time as needed. They claimed they worked through the night and that they bought new equipment for what I was asking for. I don't know if either of these statements were true but I'll lean towards the positive.

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Extra fees keep being added...

Reviewed By Mike Stephens on June 14, 2016

Extra services keep being presented in order to get your file (for a logo design) Lost $60 I could have had better odds at the casino! Design was good but they tried to nickel and dime me...

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Mixed results

Reviewed By Bad Business Practices on March 11, 2016, United States

The prices are really cheap but people don't realize you get what you pay for. You can find good quality work and other stuff is just plain garbage but it only cost you $5.00

So folks realize you get what you pay for and shut up about it

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Bad customer service and you will be scammed on Fiverr

Reviewed By lucie on February 23, 2016

I got scam by a writer, a designer and supposedly a wordpress guy.
The writer deliver articles she jut copy and paste, I report her to fiverr, oh yes they send my money back TO MY FIVERR ACCOUNT!
I can't withdraw it back to my paypal, horrible customer service!

Then designer create a logo for me that already exist

And I needed help with some stuff with my wordpress website and the guy mess up the all things and half of the job was done because "he didnt know how to do it"

There is other platform was better with a better customer service than fiverr!

STAY AWAY FROM IT

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Fiver Beware

Reviewed By d west on February 15, 2016

I had some work done on my wp website and the indians jacked it to post all kinds of back end stuff for other companies. I paid 20$ for initial work but it cost me much more to have a local company clean it up and re-secure the site.

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Waste of time and money

Reviewed By Luca on October 10, 2015

I was looking for music promotion.
I decided to give it a try given the low costs, but I can't say that you pay for what you get. You get almost nothing and waste a lot of time only.

First seller disappeared after a couple emails back and forth.
I cancelled the order, but you can NOT get your money back if that happens, they stay on your Fiverr "account".
So I searched for another service, which actually delivered the service and it had little to no impact.
5$ wasted, a few hours wasted and many doubts on their policy of keeping the money you put for undelivered services.

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Fiverr jerk using dead girl's pic for their own pic

Reviewed By Bobby Weaver on February 17, 2015, Ocean City, Maryland

"jennyarts" is using a picture of a murdered young lady from Virginia as their default pic. Way to go scamsite!

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Fiverr is a huge scam

Reviewed By lifebuoy1st on November 23, 2014

Fiverr is a huge scam! if you want to lose your money with time,you can try it !

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Jim
January 22, 2015

They took my money and gave me nothing for it. Creativeslogans said they were a 600 score with a 5 star rating. If that's true, they would be honorable but they are not. I do not recommend any of these people. Buyers BEWARE!

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People actually do this?

Reviewed By No Thanks on November 7, 2014

This is crazy to me...that a designer is willing to charge $5 for their services. After the Fiverr fee, paypal fee and taxes on your income...you are working for far below min wage. You are giving all designers a bad name and encouraging bad design to sell to uneducated buyers. I get paid more to pee. >.>

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Jeremy Johnson
January 06, 2015

"hahahaha" @ I get paid more to Pee!!!!

Jim
January 23, 2015

Yes they do. It's easy to only charge 5.50 for work that you never do. Their slogan should be " You get what you pay for....NOT!"

Jim
January 23, 2015

Buyer BE WARE!

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Fiverr Is Wonderful

Reviewed By Maurice Bretzfield on November 6, 2014

I have NEVER had a problem with any Fiverr supplier. All have done superior jobs for me and I use Fiverr frequently. Fiverr is one of the best resources on the web.

If you've had problems using Fiverr it's probably because you've not chosen the right supplier for your project.

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Jim
January 22, 2015

Read the Gigs that these Cons hide behind. It's a major Scam. Stay away from fiverr.com My designer was a fraud and a liar. I got taken and you will too!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim
January 23, 2015

Must have been paid for this review. It's not accurate. I haven't found any good suppliers on fiverr

June 04, 2015

Why would any Buyer complain? It's like getting work for free! There is no benefit to the Seller. To a real professional and to the industry as a whole, it's insulting. I signed up and then realized how it works and then thought, "this can't be correct".

This is a scam. Attention Buyers. Would work for only the POSSIBILITY of making five... correction three bucks for what you do?

Roy

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Definitely a scam

Reviewed By Keewan on November 5, 2014

It s a large scale scam, you purchase a gig (service), you never get what you request.
You can cancel, sellers accept but you never receive you money back. What you receive is a credit to use for buying other gigs on fiverr. I tried 4 different sellers and was never able to receive what i paid for. So what's the point? Who takes benefits from this?
Do these sellers even exist as real people selling a digital service? I really doubt it.
Also the reviews can only be fake because i always went with top rated sellers but still couldn't get anything done.

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Jim
January 22, 2015

This site should be shut down. The con that i dealt with drug me out for days then told me they didn't design ads, just text. They are liars. Creative Slogans was the con that screwed me. Beware of these people. They are dishonorable in every way and will take your money and give you nothing in return!

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Shame on Fiverr

Reviewed By Michelle on July 6, 2014

I was a new seller on Fiverr, and I had a five star rating. Without warning, Fiverr deactivated my account. They said that I was trying to get two reviews for the same gig which was not true. I explained what happened, and I have not received a response from them. Hopefully, I will get the money they owe me for the assignments that I have completed.

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Jim
January 22, 2015

Good luck buddy. Fiverr.com is the responsible party that's leading these scams. The Feds should shut them down.

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Fiverr is not a scam

Reviewed By Artois52 on February 7, 2014

I worked on Fiverr.com and made some reasonable money.

The only problem that I found was how much some buyers expect for just $5!

Not a scam though. Just play by the rules and don't expect to get rich quick, and you'll'll be fine.

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Really Easy To Use

Reviewed By Karri S on October 1, 2013

I have loved working part time on Fiverr, but sometimes I get those people who just CANNOT read! It infuriates me when someone orders my gig, demands more than what my gig offers, then leaves a negative review or cancels the order, giving me a bad reputation when all I did was tell them I won't be able to do what they are asking.

Other than that, everything has been great! :) I always make sure to look through reviews and read the full title and description before ordering anything, just to be sure I know what I am buying. No problems there ... I've yet to run into a fraud seller this way!

The $1 commission for ever $5 is a little high but more than fair. Think about it ... Fiverr is giving you an store with no monthly fee or down payment! If you don't sell then you don't have to pay! Perfectly simple and a lot easier than setting up your own website, paying for domain names, certifications, etc, and renting out a spot on a server. Seriously, they even bring traffic through regular and efficient advertising! For a 20% fee that is awesome!

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Censorship at work

Reviewed By Peter on September 15, 2013, Maine

I ordered a gig from alliemadison12, and she sent an inferior video with the audio and video parts of according to Youtube when I tried to post it. When I asked for her to fix it, she said it was fine "as you can see." I posted a negative review on Fiverr, and they censored it twice even though I told the truth and in proper language, so I am posting my review here. Fiverr has no integrity.

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Allie
November 01, 2013

@peter In response to "Peter," This man, Peter Jensen whose Fiverr username is sandals4less, ordered a video from me. I delivered a great video that was perfectly in-sync. Peter then messaged me complaining that the audio and video did not match up, so I went out of my way to upload the video to other sites so he would be able to download it in-sync. He asked for a refund, which I found to be suspicious because I had contacted other people, sending the video, asking if it was in sync for them. I came across his youtube channgel, and sure enough, he was using my video which was perfectly in sync, that he demanded a refund for! I did some research on Peter Jensen and found multiple reports on businesses he has owned, such as sandals4less (a site in which he scams people into buying sandals, and never delivers and refunds.) He changes his phone numbers and website addresses monthly. He now has a limousine company in Standish Maine, and due to negative reviews, changes his website address constantly. He also is known to go to review sites to give his businesses positive reviews. Peter Jensen can not be trusted, and he is posting bad things about me all over the internet.

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Complete Scammers Stolen My Money

Reviewed By Garold Walker on July 27, 2013

i was the seller on fiverr.com and they blocked my account for no reason i was designing logos on this sites and completed over 29 orders, 6 delivered and 42 in queue pending!

they cancelled all the 42 + 6 delivered orders also disabled my account. I told them clearly that i haven't got paid for the work the copyrights of the work i have done is still mine and no buyer can use it untill i get paid for the work! But they didn't responded!

fiverr tells everyone about their terms but they don't follow it themselves and its piece of crap for users not for fiverr!

They are big scams they said to me i need to wait for 3 months to get paid! so if 3months are not over no buyer can use my logos as they copyrighted!

Fiverr support is even worse and don't provide any support at all.

Stay away from them they are complete scammers. They stole about $320 from me i am thinking of reporting them online for potential fraud and scam

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Won't Go Back

Reviewed By wendy smith on July 16, 2013, crystal beach fl

as a buyer, I learned how to ask questions first before making a purchase and have found some really good talent. I've made over 100 purchases, most of them satisfactory, some excellent.

BUT when I decided to sign up as an affiliate, thats when the true colors came out: I was surprised I wasn't getting any signups from my promo efforts so I had a couple friends sign up & make a purchase. Hmmm, no credit on my acct. Cust Svc said I used the wrong link. (really?). So then, I sent a direct link to a couple other friends, had them sign up, make purchase - hmmm, no credit for them either.

SUMMARY fiverr is good is you are a buyer, but not if you are an affiliate or a seller. I've decided if they treat sellers & affiliates like that (not paying the money due) then I won't shop there either. So, they got me for $84. But thats stupid business - I've spent much more than that as a buyer....

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Got Suspended Without Reason and Fiverr Kept My Money

Reviewed By John on May 20, 2013, Sweden

Had been a fiverr customer for 2 years and then one day I decided to become a seller, I was selling blog comment lists I was researching myself using scrapebox.

I was getting 1-3 orders per day and I was delivering withing 3 hours tops and I was over delivering making my customers very happy.

But suddenly one day fverr banned me I got a message about it in my email saying I had broken their terms of service... I read through their terms of service page many times and could not see what I had done wrong.

So I emailed them like 5 times since then asking what I had done wrong but they are simply avoiding my emails.

Fiverr didn't pay me the over $300 I had made and kept it for themselves.

Fiverr is a scam the FBI should charge them with fraud.

If I lived in the USA I'd send my lawyers on fiverr and get them shut down!

They are shutting down sellers account and keeping the money to themselves and I suspect fiverr staff is behind all the popular gigs where they themselves make most of the money.

Stay away from fiverr they are frauds.

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