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How is COVID-19 affecting freelancing market?


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Hello @premium_cad

I totally agree with @antomtjvc and his advice.

Also, I wanted to add that you could take some Skill test, which will show your potential client how good you are in your work field.

And, when you work on description edit, try to make it SEO ready. Find good keyword for your GIG and make put that word/phrase in title, description, tag…

And sure, SHARE gig on Social Media, send 10 Requests daily.

Wish you luck at all. 🙂

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I also believe in our current situation being temporary but lowing prices doesn’t seem to work either

Yes, It will not work. Actually all our buyers are (business owners) & their businesses are getting destroyed by this Coronavirus outrage. So if you’re a seller like me then you have to message them directly or create an offer for them in the conversation area so they can order your services directly from that page. Don’t expect new buyers these days just contact your previous buyers for more work. Recently one guy contacted me about my speed optimization gig & he was running a (travel website) I told him to order my Standard package but then he asked lots of questions about my pricing so again I told him that your current requirement is not available in my basic package.

Funny part: He never replied again 😁

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Hey! Same from me.

I think COVID-19 has something to do, but not all of it. I’ve been having the same issues for the last 3 months. My sales went from $1K per month to $250 or less. I’ve always been in page one of my category now I’m in page 9 all of a sudden. I don’t improve despite I share in social media, lower my gig price, I only get 5 stars reviews lately,

HOnestly, I don’t know what else to do

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I read all of this and it makes me sad… 😦

I just recently started to get noticed and got my first order, but it sounds to me that it will be a while before I start getting more orders. 😞 I have noticed lower stats (even though my stats weren’t too impressive to begin with, but still).

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For sure! A very clear effect. I used to have 30-60 orders in queue all the time until last year. Then it dropped to 5-10 ish when impressions dropped by 95% when my gigs moved to last pages suddenly.

Now since the pandemic (Might be related), if I’m lucky, I get one order per day. 😱

Stay safe! And let’s hope the worst of the epidemic passes soon. At least there’s good news from China, where they have experienced a significant drop in new cases.

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I’m experiencing the same thing. Impressions and views have really decreased.

2weeks now, no order. Except from one of my returning buyers.

I hope everything goes back to normal soon.

Yes, Only returning buyers can help us right now 🙁

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Hey! Same from me.

I think COVID-19 has something to do, but not all of it. I’ve been having the same issues for the last 3 months. My sales went from $1K per month to $250 or less. I’ve always been in page one of my category now I’m in page 9 all of a sudden. I don’t improve despite I share in social media, lower my gig price, I only get 5 stars reviews lately,

HOnestly, I don’t know what else to do

Wow, $1k per month was a pretty good number. I’m sure you’re a pro & you know what you’re doing. $250 is still good but you know what I’ve earned $36 this month… Yes, Just $36 bucks 😔 I again contacted Fiverr support team & they replied with this particular message “As much as I understand your concerns, I am not able to manually place your Gig on the 1st page of the associated category as multiple factors are affecting the search results and Fiverr cannot offer any guarantee that you Gig will appear on a certain page.”

So just keep calm & wash your hands frequently ☺️

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