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Well I dont keep the chance of getting my order cancelled. This is because I work for them and show them my initial designs before the order is created. Once they like - we both go ahead with creating and finalizing the order. Now you may say “Why should I work for them prior to order created” right? Well for me Either I will win something or I will learn something. I take all these challenges as Experiences. So for me its fine if they dont like my designs at least I am learning something new! And this is how I am moving ahead. You may not prefer to give unlimited revisions; so do others as well. BUT for me its really fruitful and I am getting more jobs. Just because I am giving unlimited revisions; same buyers are returning to me and giving multiple orders. You can check my profile and reviews about this.

I am repeating again - these are my real-life personal tips actually helping to grow. You are free to disagree with that its your choice totally BUT for me its fruitful. Because I am a new seller and I think new sellers should not be so much calculative about giving revisions at the initial stage. Because this is the only thing you can offer uniquely to your buyers to trust yourself as a newbie. If you dont do so; others will take your opportunity leaving you behind! Thats what I think. Now the choice is yours. Thanks for your comment tho! Happy Freelancing! 🙂

Sorry, I did not mean to annoy you, nor I wouldn’t call it calculative. I was simply stating my opinion. Also I am not talking about clients contacting you before ordering. That’s nice but you can’t force them to either.

I’ve read lots of horror stories about fiverr before joining, and after joining. Someone here was complaining about a client requesting revisions over and over again, and he had unlimited revisions set in their gig so everyone said he had to provide them. Imagine having unlimited revisions for $5 and being stuck with a client like this 😕

If it worked for you, that’s great I’d rather not have to worry about getting a nightmare client early on. I am happy to provide revisions, just not endless ones 🙂

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It’s totally unpredictable when your buyer responses to your queries and offers! But you should keep trying your best in every single way. I have come across many of my friends who just get frustrated for not having a single reply even after sending 200+ requests. Let me remind you, you are not the only one who is suffering this - there are many more like you. But you need to keep our boat sailing that’s how you win!

These days its tough to compete because every day thousands of new sellers are joining Fiverr and trying to bring out the best in them. You need to make sure you differentiate yourself among them. I am giving some tips below to help achieve buyer responses.

  • Read the buyer request carefully and respond accordingly; don’t just send templates.

  • Due to COVID-19 maybe your buyers are not interested to respond to largely written offers; they are in hurry for work done. So be on-topic and straight to the point, no need to explain yourself in the offers - talk about the buyer’s problem and how you can give the solution.

  • Refresh the “buyer request” page more often and try to send requests when you see a “zero” number of requests sent yet. Most of the sellers send requests when that job already got 50+ offers. The buyer may not go down to 50th number and chose you, right?

  • If the buyer has mentioned his/her name; start the proposal by greeting with their name. This helps to catch the attention that you have read their job offer.

  • You can mention shortly about the similar types of jobs that you have previously done so that the buyer regains more faith and trust in you to handover the job. But don’t fake yourself, be genuine and honest.

  • Try to always give unlimited revisions and deal with them patiently, remember every order counts whether you get reviews or not. Don’t get upset if a buyer doesn’t leave a review 🙂 I have completed 5 jobs so far - but got only 3 reviews so its okay.

Hope these tips help you. Let me know if you achieve any success applying these tips. All the best! 🙂

  • You can mention shortly about the similar types of jobs that you have previously done so that the buyer regains more faith and trust in you to handover the job. But don’t fake yourself, be genuine and honest.

Nice tips, thanks for sharing this!

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Sorry, I did not mean to annoy you, nor I wouldn’t call it calculative. I was simply stating my opinion. Also I am not talking about clients contacting you before ordering. That’s nice but you can’t force them to either.

I’ve read lots of horror stories about fiverr before joining, and after joining. Someone here was complaining about a client requesting revisions over and over again, and he had unlimited revisions set in their gig so everyone said he had to provide them. Imagine having unlimited revisions for $5 and being stuck with a client like this 😕

If it worked for you, that’s great I’d rather not have to worry about getting a nightmare client early on. I am happy to provide revisions, just not endless ones :slight_smile:

Hey dont be sorry! I am not annoyed at all dear, did I sound rude? Lol :smiley: You know I also went through a same case which was a job for only $5 and the buyer was really not liking whatever I was doing for him. To be very honest with you; I was REALLY REALLY ANGRY AND FED UP at that time trust me! Its really not easy to bear such thing for $5 only I know 😕

It took me 3 days to complete that order can you imagine? My nights were sleepless :frowning_face:

But then I ended up with a very beautiful review from that client with 5star rating too. I just forgot all my sorrows and felt like all my hard work paid off. I regained my strength and energy. So I feel like thats how things work may be. Patience is the main key here. I may also have to face some nightmares too just the way you described lol 😃

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  • You can mention shortly about the similar types of jobs that you have previously done so that the buyer regains more faith and trust in you to handover the job. But don’t fake yourself, be genuine and honest.

Nice tips, thanks for sharing this!

Thanks so much! Thats my pleasure 🙂

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this message is very helpful for me in this stage because i started a gig before 1 week but i didn’t got any contact from buyer yet that’s why i get upset … surely this words will help me … thank you

No need to get upset; patience is the Key here so keep trying! All the best. Do let me know if any of these tips help you to get your first order 🙂

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It’s totally unpredictable when your buyer responses to your queries and offers! But you should keep trying your best in every single way. I have come across many of my friends who just get frustrated for not having a single reply even after sending 200+ requests. Let me remind you, you are not the only one who is suffering this - there are many more like you. But you need to keep our boat sailing that’s how you win!

These days its tough to compete because every day thousands of new sellers are joining Fiverr and trying to bring out the best in them. You need to make sure you differentiate yourself among them. I am giving some tips below to help achieve buyer responses.

  • Read the buyer request carefully and respond accordingly; don’t just send templates.

  • Due to COVID-19 maybe your buyers are not interested to respond to largely written offers; they are in hurry for work done. So be on-topic and straight to the point, no need to explain yourself in the offers - talk about the buyer’s problem and how you can give the solution.

  • Refresh the “buyer request” page more often and try to send requests when you see a “zero” number of requests sent yet. Most of the sellers send requests when that job already got 50+ offers. The buyer may not go down to 50th number and chose you, right?

  • If the buyer has mentioned his/her name; start the proposal by greeting with their name. This helps to catch the attention that you have read their job offer.

  • You can mention shortly about the similar types of jobs that you have previously done so that the buyer regains more faith and trust in you to handover the job. But don’t fake yourself, be genuine and honest.

  • Try to always give unlimited revisions and deal with them patiently, remember every order counts whether you get reviews or not. Don’t get upset if a buyer doesn’t leave a review 🙂 I have completed 5 jobs so far - but got only 3 reviews so its okay.

Hope these tips help you. Let me know if you achieve any success applying these tips. All the best! 🙂

Try to always give unlimited revisions

Currently I am in a situation that is so painful that I’ll never do this mistake again!

I sent a custom offer to a buyer, and did not limit the number of revisions. So, now he is playing a revision-revision game with me!

I won’t have mention it here if the so called revision was necessary! Almost each time he send back for a revision without any requirements or just asking to reverse a work that he made me done in previous revision. Even most of the times do not reply my messages. Though sometimes he reply a message, it was incomplete.

So, I strongly believe that we MUST limit the number of revisions in our gig and in custom offers.

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Try to always give unlimited revisions

Currently I am in a situation that is so painful that I’ll never do this mistake again!

I sent a custom offer to a buyer, and did not limit the number of revisions. So, now he is playing a revision-revision game with me!

I won’t have mention it here if the so called revision was necessary! Almost each time he send back for a revision without any requirements or just asking to reverse a work that he made me done in previous revision. Even most of the times do not reply my messages. Though sometimes he reply a message, it was incomplete.

So, I strongly believe that we MUST limit the number of revisions in our gig and in custom offers.

I am so sorry to hear about your experience! This is scary. Actually this “unlimited revisions” depend on the attitude and mentality of the buyers actually. We cant help to predict this at times 😦

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I am so sorry to hear about your experience! This is scary. Actually this “unlimited revisions” depend on the attitude and mentality of the buyers actually. We cant help to predict this at times 😦

Unlimited revisions are always a bad choice. Always.

First of all, because that’s a lie - nothing is unlimited. Unlimited revisions means precisely that - the buyer is allowed to keep revising forever. We both know that this won’t happen - after a certain time, you’ll just cancel the order to be done with it. You won’t keep revising something for years. So it’s not unlimited.

Secondly, because it devalues your work. If you have to revise something 10 times, and each revision takes an hour, you just worked an extra 10 hours for nothing.

Thirdly, because it shows a lack of confidence. No good freelance designer / writer / programmer feels the need to revise their work 100 times. It will be good enough far before that, a couple of revisions should be enough.

Fourthly, because it attracts the worst buyers. A buyer that likes the concept of “unlimited revisions”, is a buyer that likes keep going back and forth for every minute detail or change of heart. It’s also a buyer that doesn’t value their time - I want my sellers to deliver something I can use in one or two revisions. If I have to revise it twenty times, I’m wasting my time. I would never buy anything from someone offering unlimited revisions.

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Unlimited revisions are always a bad choice. Always.

First of all, because that’s a lie - nothing is unlimited. Unlimited revisions means precisely that - the buyer is allowed to keep revising forever. We both know that this won’t happen - after a certain time, you’ll just cancel the order to be done with it. You won’t keep revising something for years. So it’s not unlimited.

Secondly, because it devalues your work. If you have to revise something 10 times, and each revision takes an hour, you just worked an extra 10 hours for nothing.

Thirdly, because it shows a lack of confidence. No good freelance designer / writer / programmer feels the need to revise their work 100 times. It will be good enough far before that, a couple of revisions should be enough.

Fourthly, because it attracts the worst buyers. A buyer that likes the concept of “unlimited revisions”, is a buyer that likes keep going back and forth for every minute detail or change of heart. It’s also a buyer that doesn’t value their time - I want my sellers to deliver something I can use in one or two revisions. If I have to revise it twenty times, I’m wasting my time. I would never buy anything from someone offering unlimited revisions.

Thanks for your comment, logically you are totally right I dont deny on that. But this is my perception at least to gain some experience in the work field and its really hard to get first order in Fiverr without offering unlimited revisions as a newbie. So basically this is my suggestions for the new sellers here and not for the ones who are already top-rated. I am a new seller; it worked for me so I shared. 🙂

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Thanks for your comment, logically you are totally right I dont deny on that. But this is my perception at least to gain some experience in the work field and its really hard to get first order in Fiverr without offering unlimited revisions as a newbie. So basically this is my suggestions for the new sellers here and not for the ones who are already top-rated. I am a new seller; it worked for me so I shared. 🙂

Since I created my Fiverr account, I never offered more than 2-3 revisions. I still got orders, even with 0 reviews, new profile, etc.

Getting orders when you’re new is always difficult, it’s a waiting game. You set up good gigs, and wait. Offering more revisions does not, in any way, increase the number of orders you get. Serious buyers don’t care. It can increase the number of bad buyers that are trying to take advantage, though. It’s always a bad idea.

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