Are you worried about the Fiverr username that doesn’t describe properly either yourself or the services that you offered on the platform? Are you looking to change your Fiverr username so you can get more exposure worldwide and ultimately gets more Gigs on Fiverr? In this tutorial article, we will guide you as to how you can change your username on Fiverr.
Can Fiverr allow changing username?
Your username is your identity on Fiverr and therefore it cannot be changed, but you can change your profile by changing the full name and email address associated with your Fiverr account. We will let you know about the best approach to change your username in Fiverr.
The best option is to delete your current account and create a fresh one with a different username.
In case you want to use the same email address in your new account, you can change the email address in your current account first, and then accordingly create a fresh account with the same email address that you were using in your old Fiverr account.
How to change the Fiverr username?
Being said that, below are the steps that you should follow to close your current account first, and then you can create a fresh account with a different/changed username.
Step 1: Go to Fiverr and log in with your current username and password.
Step 2: Now, click on your profile picture on the top right corner of the screen and select the “Settings” option.
Step 3: By default, you will be in the account section of your profile, now scroll down to the bottom of the page and choose, “I want to change my username” in the account deactivation section. Then, click on “Deactivate Account”.
That’s it! Since you have deactivated your current account, a confirmation email is sent to your associated email account, informing you about account deactivation. You can now go to the Fiverr Homepage and click on the “Join Now” button to create an all-new fresh Fiverr account with the changed username.
As I said earlier if you want to use the same email address in your new account, make sure you change your email id in the current account before deactivating it.
You cannot close your account when you have available funds in your Fiverr account. Make sure you refund or withdraw all available funds before closing the account.
Closing an account does not remove information on the account. All the feedback, comments, messages, and public images will remain in the account.
How to find the best username for your Fiverr account?
Before you apply for a freshly changed username, make sure that your username is specific, simple yet catchy, and easy to remember:
- The first and foremost preference is to go with your name. It gives a personal touch to your Fiverr profile, are you use your real name as “Username”.
- The second-best option is to set your username based on your niche if you can’t find a username on your name. Try to use your niche in the username that describes your services, products, or work area. For example, if you are a graphic designer, you should use “Incredible_Designer” as a username.
Disadvantages of changing Fiverr username
You must understand the disadvantages of changing your username in Fiverr. Below are some disadvantages, if you go for changing your username in Fiverr.
- Being a seller, you will lose all old Fiverr Gigs in your account.
- All active orders will be canceled.
- You won’t be able to reactive your Gigs at a later stage.
- You may not be able to find your earlier orders (Though you can contact Fiverr Support Team, they might help you out on the same)
Why should you not change your Fiverr username?
There are several valid points as to why you should not change your Fiverr username.
- You may lose your regular and loyal clients because you will have a different name and there is a high chance that they cannot identify you.
- You will lose your old Gigs altogether.
- You will have to set up a new account which is again a time-consuming process.
We suggest you not change your Fiverr username until it is very much necessary. Do not change just because you don’t like your current username.
Before deactivating your account, and apply for a fresh one; it is highly recommended that you go through the pros and cons of the same correctly.