Any Fiverr Experts? ToS Question

by Seredy
3 replies
Hello everyone,

1.) My first question:

I've read Fiverr's Terms of Service document but I have found nothing with regards to the following scenario:

I plan to launch a site with my Fiverr username as the URL (i.e. fiverrusername.com). At the beginning I would be selling my services for $5, just like on Fiverr except that I wouldn't have to pay the $1 profit margin to Fiverr.
Is that in any way against their terms of services? Can they ban me based on my activity outside of their site?

2.) My second question:
To take it a step further; if I provide a link to my site (no email, or any other contact info) at the end of each Word Document I deliver, is that something they can ban me for?

I've found the part in their ToS that pertains to this questions:

"Requesting or providing Email addresses, Skype/IM usernames, telephone numbers or any other personal contact details (other than your name) is not permitted."

But as far as I can tell, it still allows me to provide a link to a site, doesn't it? I know some people in this forum have experiences regarding my situation, please let me know how you went about all this.


Thank you for your advice in advance,
Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author RyanGillam
    Answer to number 1 is no they cannot ban you for that. I sell content outside of Fiverr as well as inside of Fiverr.

    Answer to number 2 is no you can't. Fiverr will regularly inspect documents that you send to be sure that you aren't doing that.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisMoore
    The answer to question number 2 is not necessary no. From my experience and from simple logic anyone can do, Fiverr can't inspect and monitor every order made on their site. I gave to a lot of my buyers there my email address inside .doc files to further comunicate and nothing happened to my account.

    But at the end of the day it's your choice if you are willing to take the risk.
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  • Originally Posted by Seredy View Post

    Hello everyone,

    1.) My first question:

    I've read Fiverr's Terms of Service document but I have found nothing with regards to the following scenario:

    I plan to launch a site with my Fiverr username as the URL (i.e. fiverrusername.com). At the beginning I would be selling my services for $5, just like on Fiverr except, but I obviously wouldn't have to pay the $1 profit margin to Fiverr.
    Is that in any way against their terms of services? Can they ban me based on my activity outside of their site?
    This is completely fine. Almost everyone on Fiverr also sells their services other places as well. I've done it for years.

    2.) My second question:
    To take it a step further; if I provide a link to my site (no email, or any other contact info) at the end of each Word Document I deliver, is that something they can ban me for?

    I've found the part in their ToS that pertains to this questions:

    "Requesting or providing Email addresses, Skype/IM usernames, telephone numbers or any other personal contact details (other than your name) is not permitted."

    But as far as I can tell, it still allows me to provide a link to a site, doesn't it? I know some people in this forum have experiences regarding my situation, please let me know how you went about all this.


    Thank you or your advice in advance,
    Mike
    When someone reports you to Fiverr (and they will) you will get a warning, then banned. You are now allowed to try to get people to take their business outside of Fiverr.

    Also, I think Fiverr randomly inspects to check.

    That being said, it is often done and you can get away with it. Just don't do it right away or you'll get banned. Once you have a few dozen sales, however, you can start sneaking your contact info in saying something like, "if you have any questions, contact me at whatever.com where I respond much faster". Technically against the ToS, but much less likely to get you banned.

    Good luck!

    Michael
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