Fiverr’s levelling system is something all new freelancers on the platform very quickly become aware of. It’s how they rank you as a seller, and it’s important that you understand how to make the leap from Level 1 to a Level 2 Seller if you want to be successful on Fiverr.
To become a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr, you must:
- Be active on the platform for at least 120 days
- Have completed at least 50 orders
- Have earned at least $2,000
- Have a 4.7-star rating
- Have 90% response, order completion, and on-time delivery rates
- Have had no warnings in the last 30 days
These requirements are fairly simple, but we’ll go through them in more detail below so you can fully understand what is expected of you if you want to move up the seller ladder. But first, let’s explain why it’s so important to do so.
How Do You Get Level 2 Seller On Fiverr?
You become a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr when you meet the criteria mentioned in the intro, but why is it so important to move up the seller ladder as a freelancer at all? The main reason is credibility.
Standing Out From The Crowd
If you’re a Level 2 Seller, buyers will be able to see that in the search results. You’ll likely have other Level 2 Sellers around you in these results, but you’ll also have some Level 1 Sellers, a few new sellers, and maybe even some Top Rated or Pro sellers.
If you want to stand out from the crowd of new and Level 1 Sellers, and be considered among those ranked higher than you, Level 2 is the next step on your Fiverr journey. While being a Level 2 Seller won’t guarantee you more orders than a Level 1 Seller, just like being a Top Rated Seller doesn’t guarantee you success on the platform, it will put you in a stronger position to make more money.
Show Buyers You’re Trustworthy
While not all buyers will pay too much attention to seller levels, many will. Being a Level 2 Seller tells buyers you’ve been on the platform for a reasonable amount of time. If they understand seller levels themselves then they will also know that you’ve managed to get a decent number of orders and so other buyers must trust you. But an important indirect aspect of getting to Level 2 is the fact you need to maintain a 4.7 star rating over the last two months.
This means buyers clicking on your gig or profile will be able to see that you’ve had a bunch of 5-star reviews, and that can work wonders for instilling confidence in them that you’re a trustworthy seller.
It’s An Automated Process
Note that the process of becoming a Level 2 Seller is automated (once you meet all the criteria). Fiverr will review your performance over the last 60 days once per month, and if you do everything right, you should be made a Level 2 Seller fairly quickly.
But what are the specific things you need to do to become a Level 2 Seller? Are there any ways you can make it happen faster?
Fiverr Level 2 Seller Requirements
|Active seller for 120 days||Fiverr wants to know that you’re dedicated to the platform|
|Completed at least 50 orders||Completing orders shows new buyers that you’re trustworthy|
|Earned a minimum of $2,000||This shows Fiverr you can make money and that you’re worth having on the platform|
|Maintained a 4.7-star rating||This shows potential buyers that your services are high-quality|
|90% response rate||Prospective buyers want to know that you will respond to them quickly|
|90% completion rate||Buyers want to work with sellers that can do the work that needs done|
|90% on-time delivery rate||Delivering on-time is a must on Fiverr – no excuses on this one!|
|No warnings||Don’t break the ToS and you’ll be fine|
Getting 50 Orders
The first box is easy to tick. You just need to be an active seller on the platform for 120 days. It’s probably going to be hard for you to not be active on the platform and get 50 orders! Getting these orders will depend on how attractive your gigs appear to potential buyers, and the level of competition in your given industry. But persevere and follow the tips at the end of this article and you should get your first 50 orders in no time.
Earning At Least $2,000
Earning a minimum of $2,000 might seem daunting, and it may mean you need many more than 50 orders depending on your prices. However, it’s a milestone that you can definitely reach within a few months on Fiverr if you put the work in. But it’ll also be a lot easier to do if you can get a lot of reviews.
Getting Reviews Is Key
You need to maintain a 4.7-star rating over 60 days. This is very doable as long as you offer reliable, high-quality services. While you should never ask your buyers for a 5-star review, it doesn’t hurt to ask them to leave some feedback when they mark the order as complete. Many buyers will leave feedback without you having to mention anything, but it’s an easy way to encourage your buyers to hopefully help you out.
The 90% Requirements
The 90% response rate criterion simply requires you to check your phone, emails, or app regularly so that you don’t miss a message. You’re probably going to be doing this anyway if you’re doing your best to move up the Fiverr ranks!
Maintaining a 90% completion rate means you don’t want too many (or any) cancelled orders. The easiest way to avoid these is to ensure you and the buyer have all the information you need before you take on the job, and to make sure you provide high-quality work. Cancellations are rare, but don’t worry if you run into the odd job that needs to be cancelled.
The 90% on-time delivery requirement is also very simple – always stick to deadlines. The best way to avoid falling into the missed deadline trap is to only take on jobs that you are 100% sure you have the time for. Then, don’t lose track of time, prioritize your most urgent tasks, and try to deliver ahead of schedule if you can. Delivering projects early might help you get some of those much needed 5-star reviews as well!
Note that in order to remain a Level 2 Seller, you must continuously adhere to the 90% requirements over a 60-day period and maintain a 4.7-star rating over the same 60-day period. This means that if you drop one of these down to 70% or your average rating drops to 3 stars, you can be demoted to a Level 1 Seller.
Finally, to adhere to the zero warnings requirements, don’t do any of the following:
- Be rude or abusive
- Use improper language/behavior
- Spam buyers
- Mislead buyers
- Provide personal information or attempt to take conversations/payment off the platform
- Ask for positive feedback/removal of negative feedback
Fiverr Level 2 Seller Benefits
|Benefit||What This Means|
|Up to 20 gigs||You can offer more services at once!|
|5 gig extras per gig||You can also offer more additional services for those extra gigs!|
|Priority customer support||You get the VIP treatment if you ever need a hand with anything|
Offering more gigs at once is a good way to boost your overall level of exposure on the platform. 20 gigs may be more than you’ll ever need, but it’s always good to have room to expand if you decide to start offering new services.
Offering extras on those gigs isn’t likely to be a gamechanger for you, as many buyers will probably reach out to you before pressing the buy button (depending on your services). This means you’re likely to be making use of the custom offers feature more often than not. This is beneficial as it allows you to better cater your offer to your clients’ needs. However, it’s still handy to be able to give potential buyers more options, so you might find gig extras to be really useful for your operation.
Priority Customer Support
The priority customer support is something you’ll hopefully never need, but when you’re taking lots of orders on a weekly basis, something is bound to crop up at some point. You might need to resolve an issue with an order, or perhaps you just need some clarity on one of Fiverr’s processes. With priority customer support, you should be able to clear these issues up faster, which is always a plus.
As a Level 2 Seller, you are able to create custom offers of up to $20,000, and you still need to wait 14 days to withdraw your earnings (it reduces to 7 days when you become a Top Rated Seller).
5 Top Tips To Become A Level 2 Seller On Fiverr
My 5 top tips to become a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr are:
- Make use of all your gigs
- Be open to experimentation
- Deliver high-quality work ahead of schedule
- Be a courteous seller
- Aim for 5-star reviews every time
1. Make Use Of All Your Gigs
When you’re a Level 1 Seller, you only get 10 gigs to play with. If you want maximum exposure – and therefore maximum chances to get orders – make use of all 10 slots. It’s not a guaranteed way to reach the 50-order requirement, but it’s a good starting point!
2. Be Open To Experimentation
Be open to experimenting and tweaking your gigs if you’re not seeing the orders come through. Changing gig descriptions, titles, and other bits of data might help you attract more attention. But sometimes you might need to switch services or industries altogether if you want to see growth on the platform.
3. Deliver High-Quality Work Ahead Of Schedule
Always deliver quality results for your clients, and do your best to deliver things ahead of schedule. This will build goodwill with clients, boosting your chances of getting reviews, and it may make them more likely to become a repeat buyer.
4. Be A Courteous Seller
Another way to boost reviews is to simply be a courteous seller. Respond to messages as soon as you can, and always be civil with clients. Treat them how you’d like to be treated as a buyer, and be sure to never be rude as this could land you in trouble with the Terms of Service!
5. Aim For 5-Star Reviews Every Time
Finally, to really drill the point home – always shoot for 5-star reviews! They’ll show other potential buyers that you’re worth working with, and it’ll boost your chances of getting more orders, and more orders = more money!
Becoming a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr is just about doing more of what you’ve been doing as a Level 1 Seller. It will likely take at least 4-5 months to become a Level 2 Seller on the platform, but once you do, you’ll be in a better position to start making more money!