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Good post. I joined fiverr some ten days ago and luckily got a response on my first ever proposal that I sent on a buyer request. Didn’t get the job due to budget etc. Also, as a newbie, I posted a request on a job that has 100 USD budget. Didn’t only get a response but the job as well and that too on 125 dollars because I made the buyer realize I would only get 80 percent of what they give me. I however feel the buyer was welling to pay more as he constantly asked me if the budget is good enough for me to work upon. (But then due to my inexperience nature ,I didn’t ask for a higher pay). Another buyer directly contacted me for a speech. It was a small work and he said if I’m willing to do it at 40. I said yes. Again I believe I could’ve made him increase the budget.

Today’s my tenth day on the marketplace.

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Firstly, if you are new here, welcome to Fiverr Forum! Here are 3 useful Tips for how to respond to a Buyer’s Request that you might not have thought about. These Tips are mainly meant for New Sellers who need to make that first sale! TIP #1: Offer to deliver earlier than when they ask. E.g. if they want it in 2 days and you are able to deliver quality in 24 hours, that would be great. They will be pleasantly surprised. If they ask for a 24h delivery and you can deliver in 12 hours, let them…

Grateful for this educative read! Thanks!

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Buyer requests are your friend through thick and thin, when your gig is not ranking on any keyword or you are not getting any orders automatically then these 10 daily requests are your best friends.

As I have been saying in my previous posts as well, I am not that much a successful seller on Fiverr, I just have around almost a thousand orders completed and around 680+ reviews but I can’t consider myself successful, but here are some of my tips that might help you in sending your buyer requests, if you find these helpful please apply these in your future buyer requests and write a comment down below if you get an order after following these tips.

So let us begin.

Parts of Your Buyer Requests:

  1. Greetings: Don’t be a robot and must greet them by saying, Hi, hope you are doing great. I mean would you just get straight to business with someone you meet for the first time in real life? Then please do greet first( up to you).

  2. Answer any questions asked in the requests: By answering the questions they have asked in their project description you grab their attention. Your focus is more service and help orientated this way.

  3. Analyze their requirements as per your technical expertise and give them solutions to the problems.

  4. Try to provide your ideas on how you propose to solve their problems.

General Do’s and Dont’s

• It is advised to address the buyer by their names, so you have to be smart to judge their names from the usernames e.g. if the username is ‘mikecq32’ then you should address the buyer by ‘Hi Mike’.

• Read the requirements in detail, don’t answer like a robot, try to provide solutions, try to find that one line that you can use to establish a connection with them, e.g. if the buyer writes about their dog and attaches a picture of their dog, try to comment something nice about the dog in the very first line of your request, this would help you establish a connection with the buyer, and make you stand out from all the other robot sellers.

• Let me get this thing straight right now, never ever address a potential client by ‘Hello dear’, I just shut down any conversation starting from hello dear, same is the case with most of the buyers out there. This is one of the most hated words in the freelance world. Seriously just stop saying dear.

• Do not address them as Sir/Madam/Boss, gender identification is a sensitive subject, please do not try to be insensitive, try not to address the buyer as sir or madam, use their names instead.

• Do not, I repeat do not use a template to send offers, as I said above read the request and reply as per the scenario, be smart, be tactful, you will see that before you even open the request 180-300 people might have already sent their requests to the buyer, so be tactful, try to stand out from the competition with your unique offers.

• Try to make them realize that you are the perfect person for this job by making them realize that you care about their business, if they have asked a question in their request, try to answer it in the opening line of your offer.

• Try not to overvalue your offer. I would recommend keeping your offer price as close to their budget as possible, e.g. if their budget is $50, try to offer $46 or $51.

• Do not pick a request that has a very low budget or a budget you are uncomfortable working with, similarly as a beginner you must realize that anyone with a budget of more than $100 would most likely not work with a new seller, so roundabout budgets of $25-$80 are your target. You can go lower as well if it is okay for you.

• Do not degrade the buyers even if the requests are absolutely ridiculous, you would see buyers with a budget of $5 and requirements including 10 initial concepts, a WordPress website, all the stationery items included, and would only pay if happy with the design. My advice-just ignore these types of buyers, in fact, stay as far away as possible.

• Last but not least, if they have an attachment, must review it before writing your offer. If it is a ppt then go through that. You would find way more specific things to write just by reviewing the attachments.

these 10 daily requests are your best friends.

Having 10 buyer repuest daily is impossible.

Yes, i agree with you when don’t get enough order, then 10 buyer requests are your best friends. But literally it’s impossible to send 10 buyer requests, as we don’t have even 1 buyer request sometimes.

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these 10 daily requests are your best friends.

Having 10 buyer repuest daily is impossible.

Yes, i agree with you when don’t get enough order, then 10 buyer requests are your best friends. But literally it’s impossible to send 10 buyer requests, as we don’t have even 1 buyer request sometimes.

@m_raihan100 if your not getting buyer requests confirm if you indicated the correct sub categories. If they are correct, try to do some research on the most searched services and outlined the ones you can do best. Research to find out where the competition isn´t stiff and settle there. Create your gig and improve on the keywords, the ones if you were looking for that service you are offering you would serch for, and an attractive gig image.

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Buyer requests are your friend through thick and thin, when your gig is not ranking on any keyword or you are not getting any orders automatically then these 10 daily requests are your best friends.

As I have been saying in my previous posts as well, I am not that much a successful seller on Fiverr, I just have around almost a thousand orders completed and around 680+ reviews but I can’t consider myself successful, but here are some of my tips that might help you in sending your buyer requests, if you find these helpful please apply these in your future buyer requests and write a comment down below if you get an order after following these tips.

So let us begin.

Parts of Your Buyer Requests:

  1. Greetings: Don’t be a robot and must greet them by saying, Hi, hope you are doing great. I mean would you just get straight to business with someone you meet for the first time in real life? Then please do greet first( up to you).

  2. Answer any questions asked in the requests: By answering the questions they have asked in their project description you grab their attention. Your focus is more service and help orientated this way.

  3. Analyze their requirements as per your technical expertise and give them solutions to the problems.

  4. Try to provide your ideas on how you propose to solve their problems.

General Do’s and Dont’s

• It is advised to address the buyer by their names, so you have to be smart to judge their names from the usernames e.g. if the username is ‘mikecq32’ then you should address the buyer by ‘Hi Mike’.

• Read the requirements in detail, don’t answer like a robot, try to provide solutions, try to find that one line that you can use to establish a connection with them, e.g. if the buyer writes about their dog and attaches a picture of their dog, try to comment something nice about the dog in the very first line of your request, this would help you establish a connection with the buyer, and make you stand out from all the other robot sellers.

• Let me get this thing straight right now, never ever address a potential client by ‘Hello dear’, I just shut down any conversation starting from hello dear, same is the case with most of the buyers out there. This is one of the most hated words in the freelance world. Seriously just stop saying dear.

• Do not address them as Sir/Madam/Boss, gender identification is a sensitive subject, please do not try to be insensitive, try not to address the buyer as sir or madam, use their names instead.

• Do not, I repeat do not use a template to send offers, as I said above read the request and reply as per the scenario, be smart, be tactful, you will see that before you even open the request 180-300 people might have already sent their requests to the buyer, so be tactful, try to stand out from the competition with your unique offers.

• Try to make them realize that you are the perfect person for this job by making them realize that you care about their business, if they have asked a question in their request, try to answer it in the opening line of your offer.

• Try not to overvalue your offer. I would recommend keeping your offer price as close to their budget as possible, e.g. if their budget is $50, try to offer $46 or $51.

• Do not pick a request that has a very low budget or a budget you are uncomfortable working with, similarly as a beginner you must realize that anyone with a budget of more than $100 would most likely not work with a new seller, so roundabout budgets of $25-$80 are your target. You can go lower as well if it is okay for you.

• Do not degrade the buyers even if the requests are absolutely ridiculous, you would see buyers with a budget of $5 and requirements including 10 initial concepts, a WordPress website, all the stationery items included, and would only pay if happy with the design. My advice-just ignore these types of buyers, in fact, stay as far away as possible.

• Last but not least, if they have an attachment, must review it before writing your offer. If it is a ppt then go through that. You would find way more specific things to write just by reviewing the attachments.

Do not degrade the buyers even if the requests are absolutely ridiculous, you would see buyers with a budget of $5 and requirements including 10 initial concepts, a WordPress website, all the stationery items included, and would only pay if happy with the design. My advice-just ignore these types of buyers, in fact, stay as far away as possible.

Yes You are right 100%

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always a pleasure. it would be so awesome if someone applies these and gets an order. that would be my mission accomplished.

Hi Sarah, I have been struggling with getting orders … infact a first order. I will try these instructions and guidelines, you have shared, and will update you once will receive the order. Thanks for sharing!

With regards,

Noman

#motivated

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Thank you so much for the tips. I have been here for a week and I tried BR. Well? I landed a gig and that too from a VID buyer. I was skeptical but I tried my best and delivered and I got tipped as well.

Somehow for the past two days buyer requests are not showing up. Not a single one today. I am trying and refreshing most of the time. I guess they are hard to come buy too.

I applied some of the tips you mentioned to connect with the buyer at an emotional level and it worked for one order. Thank you so much

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Hi, Sarah!
Thank you for your valuable suggestions and reasonable solutions to skip many problems. Hopefully I will must follow those suggestions you have described above.
Thank you again a lot.

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