Losing it all

Hello and welcome to another edition of the MabsArts blog. Today I will be sharing my experience with you on how I became a seller on Fiverr, made a killing (for a while) and then almost got killed (not really) by a Hurricane. Let’s dive right in…

This blogpost is part of a series.


Their power came back about 2 months into the Hurricane… Meaning that for 2 months I had no way of contacting Fiverr customers, no way of working, no way of doing nothing.

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I would often have to wait in line at the local BK to charge my phone for an hour, call my parents, see how everyone was doing. Try and answer as many emails and phone calls as I could, before the night struck and I had to go buy candles and go back home to live in the darkness. Staring at the ceiling on most occasions as the phone was reserved for emergencies.

Most people were understanding and in some cases even helpful, towards the situation in Puerto Rico, by donating money so I could I continue working on their projects, or giving large tips whenever I could finish an order, (which at this point was happening rarely.)

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Others were not as understanding, and many of them cancelled their orders, tarnishing my reviews and with it my Top Rated Seller. This ended with me grasping at straws just to get an order for a long time, and with the lack of power I went from Top Rated Seller all the way down to Level 0. Every month with less and less orders coming through the pipeline, I had lost my excellence on Fiverr.

6 months passed, and one faithful day, the power came back on. We cheered and laughed, and I ran to shower, to take probably my first hot water shower in what felt like years. It was good. God had finally answered our prayers and a sliver of hope was beginning to pour through.

I got my studio back, and there was now only one thing to do…

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