I haven’t paid that much attention to Fiverr Studios. However, I just had it put on my radar by this studio members position vacant posting:
If I wasn’t going to steer clear of Studios before, I am now. That is, of course, unless I ever get an invite from a certain Pro/TRS/Greek Haiku author I know.
My problem is simple. First off, the head of this studio is offering packages ranging from $350 to $920 (approx). That is a hell of a hike up from the 3 x $10 basic writing gigs they sell usually, which have a combined total of just 199 reviews.
Secondly, posting an ad like this on the Fiverr forum doesn’t strike me with confidence. At least, not when it comes to how this person is selecting studio team members.
Would it have been so hard to spend some time using the Fiverr search to shortlist people and invite them? All I can see happening here is an influx of people desperate for orders. Because this studio lead is attempting to recruit team members in this way, I’m also not confident in their ability to really vet sellers for talent and reliability, etc.
Lastly, I really don’t like the idea of this studio lead pitching to work with new sellers. Yes, he is going to apparently vet new sellers. Sadly, I just see this as cheap reselling.
All in all, this example of a Fiverr Studio really undermines any trust I might have had in the concept. If Pros and TRS sellers were the only sellers allowed to create studios, I’d say that the concept has some credibility. As it is, all I see here is otherwise obscure sellers suddenly being given the opportunity to sell at Pro prices by outsourcing small bits and pieces of big projects to other budget freelancers.
Am I missing something? Is it odd that I would think there should at least be some kind of quality safeguards in place?