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I Just Bought a Car With my Fiverr Earnings - Ask Me Anything


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Guest latika426

Firstly, congratulation for your success. Like you i’m also doing well and for little students i 'm going to start a short school. Thank you fiverr.

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Guest herosplace

Hello, Congrats on your achievements so far. I have just one question. From your experience, what is the best method for driving high converting traffic to your gig? I look forward to your response.



Regards,

Jane

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@kimbupamu



Boy, I’m kind of confused why you are not more successful.



First, yes, your English writing is better than plenty of native speakers I’ve seen here, so kudos on that.



I’d highly consider getting some videos done, even if you are shy. I didn’t want to make videos either, but once I did I noticed I was getting -way- more conversions and sales. And since you’re a talented writer, you can write your own scripts for them 🙂



Your gigs seem OK, but I think you could probably use some more ‘general’ tags and ideas.



Like instead of talking about making cute patterns seamless (probably something very few people are looking for, be honest with yourself), maybe you offer 15 minutes of design work in Photoshop. That way, not only would people in search of cute patterns buy your gig, but potentially many more also.



Try to come up with gig descriptions that are as broad as possible, and then -supplement- those with specifics, in other words.



I’d also stop offering unlimited revisions - I’m pretty sure most graphic designers charge based on actual time spent. Just because a client ‘doesn’t like’ your idea, doesn’t mean you don’t get paid for creating it, for example. So if clients are asking you for a lot of extra work, ask them for some extra $, it’s only fair.

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@fiverrpro2



I think I made my first sale in the first week I was here, something like 3-4 days IIRC?



@latika426



Congrats, that’s a lovely thing to do!



@animusargentis



String, or nothing! I’m tricksy and I cheatsssss, my precccccioussss >:)



@herosplace



Believe it or not, I don’t do anything to promote my gigs here. Not one thing. I -did- invest some time in researching the market, building my descriptions, tagging the gigs properly, making my videos etc., but that’s all passive stuff rather than active.



I did take a look at your profile, and you’ve got some typos in your personal description. As a writer, having those can really negatively impact your conversion rate, I’d fix those up ASAP, that will probably help somewhat.

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Guest berylm

Hi, congrats on the sales (and the car!) and like a number of others here, I am new and would be very grateful for some advice on how to get going? I got four sales within the first few days on my first couple of gigs (I’m guessing while they were still in the ‘new’ section) but now I can’t even find my gigs on the list anywhere, so I’m not really surprised there’s been nothing since!



At this rate there’s no way I’m going to get 10 gigs in the 30 days (12 left) and I don’t know how to improve matters!



Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hi there!



I took a look at your profile, and for the most part it seems good to me. The tags you put on your gigs seem OK, etc.



My one concern is that it looked like you went a little too ‘specialist’ at the first talking about all the UK stuff - for example, I notice your rewrite gig has some reviews, but your main article writing gig doesn’t have any yet. My guess is that you launched the latter later, right?



-That one- is much more likely to be a ‘main’ gig than a ‘rewrite’ or ‘proofread’ one ever will - the market for new content > the market for refurbishing it.



So if you only came to this conclusion recently (your writing gig is still listed as a ‘new arrival’), I’d chalk this up to the fact that you opened with a slightly sub-optimal set of offerings.



If that is indeed the case, that should correct in time. I also think that as long as gigs are labeled ‘new arrivals’ that they get especial promotion on the tab of the same name, so you should eventually get your first few sales on those and be off to the races.



Another thing you could consider would be lowering your turnaround time. You’re at 7 days - same as me - but I’ve got 50+ orders in my queue. If you dropped that to a 1 or 2 day turnaround, you would surely get more interest (and you can raise the turnaround time up again later once you’re on your feet, etc.)



Hope some of that helps!

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Hello! Congrats on the car. I was wondering if you have had any problems with the ‘vacation mode’. I put my account on vacation for 4 days, about a week ago. Ever since, my page views have dropped dramatically (almost nil). Anything I can do to get them back up there?



p.s.: I know videos would help my attract buyers to my gigs, and they will soon be up. 🙂

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Reply to @brandontvedt: Thanks, Brandon - hope you’re right about time fixing that and yes, the main article gig was later than the rewrite one. I’ll drop the times for now and see what happens.



Having said that, although most of my gigs are still listed as ‘new arrivals’ (how long does that last, by the way?) if you go to the sub-categories for them you can’t find them - at least, I couldn’t, so I presume others can’t, either. Which makes it difficult for them to get any responses!



I must admit, however, that I’ve been reading some of the other threads and have been becoming increasingly unhappy with how the admin here treats its sellers - taking money back, letting buyers treat us as dirt and effectively steal our work without doing anything, and having a ‘buyer is always right’ attitude, and I’m beginning to wonder whether I really want to be a seller here after all!



Thanks for your help, anyway!

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@berylm



I was able to find your rewriting gig under the ‘Recommended’ tab…just needed to scroll down far enough. You’re there all right, and once you get a few gigs under your belt, you begin to rapidly rise through the list.



I believe you stay as a ‘new arrival’ until you get a sale. It may have a time limit, but if so it has to be ~1mo+ I would say (I guess I’ve never had a gig really sit longer than a week without a sale so not exactly sure here).



@natashaemoore



I have not yet used the vacation mode, but from what I understand you kind of ‘earn a general spot’ in the rankings, and if your gig is removed for too long a period of time (I’ve heard some people say a day, others say it has happened to them in just a few hours) you lose this spot.



Suspending or pausing your gig does the same thing I’ve heard. While I have turned my gigs off before, I think I already had enough critical mass, so to speak, where it didn’t bother my sales really when I turned them back on.



For a seller like yourself that doesn’t have the traction and volume of Level 1 or Level 2, I can imagine this could completely kill your traffic. You’re now back in the same boat as berylm, above most likely. Consider not pausing or using more vacation mode until you earn level 1 or 2 if possible - maybe adjust your delivery times if you need to.

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Reply to @brandontvedt:

Ok. Thanks for the advice. I never knew that’s how it worked. Unfortunately, I travel a lot so I was thinking vacation mode would be perfect. I like your idea of just extending the delivery times. That is a good idea since I am usually only traveling for 3-4 days at a time. Thanks again for getting back to me.

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Guest herosplace

Thanks for getting back to me and pointing out the error. I have fixed it. I believe after being on fiverr for over a year now, you would have gained lots of repeat clientele. All the best brother. Do have a great time.

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Guest foxella

Hello, and congratz on your success. Currently, I have two very different gigs that are active at the moment. I had one other gig, and I recently suspended it because it was too time consuming. I would love to know how to generate sales for my other two gigs because I could really use the extra money. What are your best tips for selling on Fiverr?

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@brandontvedt Hey buddy, Congrats on your success, it really sounds like you are making strong headway at this Freelance game…to be honest I’m pretty inspired.



I’m working hard to crack the 1000 sales mark, currently I’m at 602, but I have a couple of years head start on you so it shows how hard you’re working.



I would love to know your thoughts on what you would consider a high Cancellation Ratio to be?



I have only really being pushing fiverr for the last 6-8 months recording Video presentations so I’m pretty happy with the way things are going. However I am pretty worried that I may be killing my chances of Top Level Status by offering cancellations to readily. I was not aware this may impact my ranks until a couple of weeks ago 😦



My total cancellation rate at the moment is around 12% - 602 orders and 48 cancellations as I type this.



Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.



Also great thread, its awesome to see people with success give back like this. I was not even aware this forum was so active so I’m looking forward to getting involved.



Thanks!


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Guest vegaspublishing

Has the IRS or government ever contacted you, wondering how you just afforded a car among many other luxury items (depending on how much you’ve been making)?

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