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4 minutes ago, surajkartha said:

If you ask me.. Let the rumours prevail.. Add 2 more points to it... Point #1 message the CEO and investors for more sales.. Point #2 tag them on Twitter with the message "give me sales"...and the system should correct itself.. 😂😂😂 

I'm a Fiverr shareholder. Please, please, I'm begging you, don't ask them to message the investors! I get enough spam already.  😂 

3 minutes ago, katakatica said:

This is so hard (even though I've ranted about this, ha!) I think by knowing what we can actually handle, we also become kinder to ourselves. I've started saying 'no' to writing 5-6000 words a day (7 days a week), not because I can't do it but because it was exhausting me mentally - I needed to do it at some point because I'd set a delivery time...and then promise to deliver much much earlier. But obviously, quality also matters! Don't be dumb, people! Know what you're capable of (and what you CAN'T do.)

(we should keep this post active so those who need it will like, at least read through them. Maybe.)
(I mean. thx for tIps bro, my gig will rank now.) 

Yes, saying no is an artform! I just turned down a 1000 dollar project because it was 100 dollars below my rate, simply because I promised myself to only accept projects that won't cause me to get stressed out. 

Thanks for keeping it active,  dear madam! 

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21 hours ago, smashradio said:

So you just got started on Fiverr. You want advice on how to rank your gig quickly. You see all the tips from other sellers, like "be online", "just wait and pray", "be active on the forum", and "share on social media". 

But are you actually checking if the advice you're following comes from people who are already successful

If the advice comes from someone with zero reviews who've been on Fiverr for a month without getting orders, can you even trust their advice to be good? Of course, you can't. 

If you don't want to risk wasting your time on lousy advice, here's what you need to do: 

  1. Check if the seller who gave the advice is actually thriving on Fiverr. This usually means that they are a Top Rated, Pro, or even Level 2 seller. 
  2. Do your research. Don't trust the advice you read blindly. 
  3. Start thinking for yourself: make a strategy and learn the skills you need to implement it. 

Why? Because the examples I mentioned at the beginning are all lies, told, recycled, re-told, copy/pasted. And they don't work! 

Yet you'll see the same "tips" posted over and over again by pretenders who haven't managed to become successful themselves. Why would you trust their advice if the "tips" they give clearly aren't working for them? 

Here's some real advice you can implement – but they only work if you're good at what you do. If you're misrepresenting your skills, these won't work. 

  • Do market research to figure out who your customers are, why they need help, and how you can solve their problems. 
  • Create an outstanding gig showcasing why you're the right person to help them, and back it up with actual knowledge. 
  • Invest in your business: hire someone professional to design your gig thumbnails (unless you're a designer), hire a writer to help you with your gig description (unless you're a writer), hire analysts to help you gain valuable insight into the market you're entering, and produce a professional gig video explaining about what you do and why the buyer should order from you. 
  • Set realistic goals, and don't overpromise. It's better to underpromise and overdeliver. 
  • Don't offer unlimited revisions, and don't sell your services for five dollars. It opens the door to bad buyers and challenging experiences. If you've come this far, you're worth more than that. 
  • Take courses in customer care to gain more than a basic understanding of how you communicate with your clients. 
  • Keep working on improving your skills in whatever niche you belong to. 
  • Treat all your buyers like they are VIPs – but only as long as they treat you with respect and courtesy. 
  • Answer messages quickly but thoroughly. Be sure to learn as much as you can about a project before accepting it, so you have a clear outline of what your work entails. 
  • Be friendly, but not too personal. Avoid terms like "dear", "bro", "mate", and "friend". It's a business, not a social club. Treat it that way. 
  • Know that there are no shortcuts to success. Work hard, but smart. Deliver outstanding quality and service to your buyers. It will make your buyers happy, ensuring you get positive reviews and positive hidden feedback. That will, in turn, increase your chances of ranking high and climbing the levels on Fiverr. 
  • Make sure to keep your buyers updated during the order. It helps the buyer feel like they are in safe hands. 
  • Don't be afraid of asking questions. If you're not 100% sure about something, it's better to ask the buyer than to make a mistake. 
  • Deliver on time, every time. Give yourself time to complete orders. If you offer 24 hour delivery time, that means you shouldn't need more than 12 hours to complete the order. If you need more, your delivery time should be set to 2 days. Delivering early and ahead of schedule has the added bonus of impressing your buyer. 
  • Praying will (most likely) not affect your gig ranking. Sure, do it if you want to pray, but don't count on it to work. That's not how business is conducted. 

So - to recap:

vetting the people that give you advice is essential. Please don't listen to people who can't even succeed themselves. Listen to the ones that have real success and who can prove it. Pretenders won't make it in the brutal world of freelancing. Don't be one of them: stand out from the crowd by doing something you're good at. 

There are no shortcuts to success. 

Thanks for advice

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11 hours ago, smashradio said:

So you just got started on Fiverr. You want advice on how to rank your gig quickly. You see all the tips from other sellers, like "be online", "just wait and pray", "be active on the forum", and "share on social media". 

But are you actually checking if the advice you're following comes from people who are already successful

If the advice comes from someone with zero reviews who've been on Fiverr for a month without getting orders, can you even trust their advice to be good? Of course, you can't. 

If you don't want to risk wasting your time on lousy advice, here's what you need to do: 

  1. Check if the seller who gave the advice is actually thriving on Fiverr. This usually means that they are a Top Rated, Pro, or even Level 2 seller. 
  2. Do your research. Don't trust the advice you read blindly. 
  3. Start thinking for yourself: make a strategy and learn the skills you need to implement it. 

Why? Because the examples I mentioned at the beginning are all lies, told, recycled, re-told, copy/pasted. And they don't work! 

Yet you'll see the same "tips" posted over and over again by pretenders who haven't managed to become successful themselves. Why would you trust their advice if the "tips" they give clearly aren't working for them? 

Here's some real advice you can implement – but they only work if you're good at what you do. If you're misrepresenting your skills, these won't work. 

  • Do market research to figure out who your customers are, why they need help, and how you can solve their problems. 
  • Create an outstanding gig showcasing why you're the right person to help them, and back it up with actual knowledge. 
  • Invest in your business: hire someone professional to design your gig thumbnails (unless you're a designer), hire a writer to help you with your gig description (unless you're a writer), hire analysts to help you gain valuable insight into the market you're entering, and produce a professional gig video explaining about what you do and why the buyer should order from you. 
  • Set realistic goals, and don't overpromise. It's better to underpromise and overdeliver. 
  • Don't offer unlimited revisions, and don't sell your services for five dollars. It opens the door to bad buyers and challenging experiences. If you've come this far, you're worth more than that. 
  • Take courses in customer care to gain more than a basic understanding of how you communicate with your clients. 
  • Keep working on improving your skills in whatever niche you belong to. 
  • Treat all your buyers like they are VIPs – but only as long as they treat you with respect and courtesy. 
  • Answer messages quickly but thoroughly. Be sure to learn as much as you can about a project before accepting it, so you have a clear outline of what your work entails. 
  • Be friendly, but not too personal. Avoid terms like "dear", "bro", "mate", and "friend". It's a business, not a social club. Treat it that way. 
  • Know that there are no shortcuts to success. Work hard, but smart. Deliver outstanding quality and service to your buyers. It will make your buyers happy, ensuring you get positive reviews and positive hidden feedback. That will, in turn, increase your chances of ranking high and climbing the levels on Fiverr. 
  • Make sure to keep your buyers updated during the order. It helps the buyer feel like they are in safe hands. 
  • Don't be afraid of asking questions. If you're not 100% sure about something, it's better to ask the buyer than to make a mistake. 
  • Deliver on time, every time. Give yourself time to complete orders. If you offer 24 hour delivery time, that means you shouldn't need more than 12 hours to complete the order. If you need more, your delivery time should be set to 2 days. Delivering early and ahead of schedule has the added bonus of impressing your buyer. 
  • Praying will (most likely) not affect your gig ranking. Sure, do it if you want to pray, but don't count on it to work. That's not how business is conducted. 

So - to recap:

vetting the people that give you advice is essential. Please don't listen to people who can't even succeed themselves. Listen to the ones that have real success and who can prove it. Pretenders won't make it in the brutal world of freelancing. Don't be one of them: stand out from the crowd by doing something you're good at. 

There are no shortcuts to success. 

Sir, I have learned a lot from each of your sentences. Thank you very much sir for giving us such a beautiful tips sir..

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20 hours ago, katakatica said:

(we should keep this post active so those who need it will like, at least read through them. Maybe.)

100% agree. I have been advocating that the pinned feature be utilized in the categories, even just for a while. Just to keep the exposure... The tips for sellers section could really use it, people are still using it to ask for tips burying useful threads like these.

Else I will randomly post "Tanx 4 kind tips" every so often here to keep this thread visible. 😂

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