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In my way of reasoning, I believe people are more likely to check out a profile that shows interest in others and offers interest. Such as you keep your name out there even if it’s a little bit. I’m a graphic designer and my designs do well on Instagram because I follow this rule of commenting on others. I just want it to pan out here, and I love getting to know post.

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Last year, I introduced a friend to Fiverr. After he had set up his account, I recommended that he takes some time to go through the forum in order to learn from experienced sellers. I also suggested that he stays active by posting and replying to other posts whenever he could. To his surprise, he got his first order barely an hour after he had posted on the forum. The client saw his post and went ahead to order from him.

In case you are wondering, yes - that’s also how I got my first order. In my case, it took around 3 weeks but my first client also ordered after seeing my posts on the forum. I don’t believe in coincidences. So here is my suggestion to new sellers struggling to get their first orders:

  1. Learn. Go to this category and read through the threads. Most of the questions have been answered here comprehensively by experienced sellers

    https://forum.fiverr.com/c/Fiverr-Tips/tips-for-sellers

  2. Be active on the forum.

    Posting “why am I not getting any orders” doesn’t count as being active.

All the best!

Posting “why am I not getting any orders” doesn’t count as being active.

Neither does “Thank you, this is useful for a newbie like me”, or any other variety of “Good tips!” posts. 🙂

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Posting “why am I not getting any orders” doesn’t count as being active.

Neither does “Thank you, this is useful for a newbie like me”, or any other variety of “Good tips!” posts. 🙂

I agree. Instead of including such formal statements, one should deliberately analyse the matter and then post his\her own creative idea so that readers can assess his/her ability and characteristics.

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Thank you for your input and advice and sharing how long it took you and your friend to get your first order. With all these “algorithms” and sellers on Fiverr, it can be hard to know how how you can get more people to find your profile. I never thought about clients reading the forum! I will stay active and positive! Thanks again!

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Posting “why am I not getting any orders” doesn’t count as being active.

Neither does “Thank you, this is useful for a newbie like me”, or any other variety of “Good tips!” posts. 🙂

Neither does “Thank you, this is useful for a newbie like me”, or any other variety of “Good tips!” posts

For sure, however, being a new member on any platform is not a walk into the park. First of all, one need to be familiar with customs(Forums, how it works, etc…) which can be overwhelming. Thus, while getting to navigate in between the lines, posting such formal statements is at times a must to keep one going. I mean, it gives you at least the feeling of being part of something.

Ps: I myself joined 2 days ago

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Neither does “Thank you, this is useful for a newbie like me”, or any other variety of “Good tips!” posts

For sure, however, being a new member on any platform is not a walk into the park. First of all, one need to be familiar with customs(Forums, how it works, etc…) which can be overwhelming. Thus, while getting to navigate in between the lines, posting such formal statements is at times a must to keep one going. I mean, it gives you at least the feeling of being part of something.

Ps: I myself joined 2 days ago

Thus, while getting to navigate in between the lines, posting such formal statements is at times a must to keep one going.

It’s not a must at any point, it’s a choice. And a choice that some users keep making without ever reading either the forum rules, or the posts they’re responding to (they’re easy to notice, all they ever say is a variety of “good tips!”, and they keep spamming the forum with it, even if the original post is nonsense).

I mean, it gives you at least the feeling of being part of something.

It might give them the feeling of being a part of something, but that feeling isn’t necessarily accurate, and it definitely doesn’t inspire trust in their abilities (in other words, potential buyers who read their posts will definitely choose someone else). That’s why it’s worth noting that posting like that won’t bring them sales, it will make them look unable to read and understand what they’ve read, and therefore, probably unable to follow even the most basic instructions.

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Thus, while getting to navigate in between the lines, posting such formal statements is at times a must to keep one going.

It’s not a must at any point, it’s a choice. And a choice that some users keep making without ever reading either the forum rules, or the posts they’re responding to (they’re easy to notice, all they ever say is a variety of “good tips!”, and they keep spamming the forum with it, even if the original post is nonsense).

I mean, it gives you at least the feeling of being part of something.

It might give them the feeling of being a part of something, but that feeling isn’t necessarily accurate, and it definitely doesn’t inspire trust in their abilities (in other words, potential buyers who read their posts will definitely choose someone else). That’s why it’s worth noting that posting like that won’t bring them sales, it will make them look unable to read and understand what they’ve read, and therefore, probably unable to follow even the most basic instructions.

And a choice that some users keep making without ever reading either the forum rules, or the posts they’re responding to

That is a big mistake indeed, and I got to agree with you on that point.

That’s why it’s worth noting that posting like that won’t bring them sales

Point noted.

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Last year, I introduced a friend to Fiverr. After he had set up his account, I recommended that he takes some time to go through the forum in order to learn from experienced sellers. I also suggested that he stays active by posting and replying to other posts whenever he could. To his surprise, he got his first order barely an hour after he had posted on the forum. The client saw his post and went ahead to order from him.

In case you are wondering, yes - that’s also how I got my first order. In my case, it took around 3 weeks but my first client also ordered after seeing my posts on the forum. I don’t believe in coincidences. So here is my suggestion to new sellers struggling to get their first orders:

  1. Learn. Go to this category and read through the threads. Most of the questions have been answered here comprehensively by experienced sellers

    https://forum.fiverr.com/c/Fiverr-Tips/tips-for-sellers

  2. Be active on the forum.

    Posting “why am I not getting any orders” doesn’t count as being active.

All the best!

Thank you for sharing !!

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Great advice! The forum is also a great research tool for seeing what many buyers are doing wrong, so you can stand out by doing it right!

Great advice! The forum is also a great research tool for seeing what many buyers are doing wrong, so you can stand out by doing it right!

I have never thought of it that way but you make an excellent point! Will definitely start paying more attention to the mistakes of others.

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Great advice! The forum is also a great research tool for seeing what many buyers are doing wrong, so you can stand out by doing it right!

I have never thought of it that way but you make an excellent point! Will definitely start paying more attention to the mistakes of others.

Thank you! I really do find it helpful. Don’t look at so much as others making mistakes, but of having gaps in their work.

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Great tips here. I could remember vividly that I also got my fifth order from the forum. Ever since then, I have always try to be more active on the forum.

I don’t put my paw on the correlation between forum activity and number of orders. For the moment I see a sudden increase of “thank you for the useful tips” and “just achieved my nth whatever” posts.

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I don’t put my paw on the correlation between forum activity and number of orders. For the moment I see a sudden increase of “thank you for the useful tips” and “just achieved my nth whatever” posts.

Yes, you’re right. I don’t care about the correlation too but been active on the forum has been very helpful to me due to the loads of wonderful informations here.

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