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9 hours ago, newsmike said:

Finally, please stop listening to silly myths that suggest that you stay online always to get orders

If they would only listen to this....

9 hours ago, newsmike said:

And above all, worry less about making sales, and concentrate on offering great services.      

Absolutely, but a lot of people just don't get it.

Great post @newsmike, hopefully it will help lots and lots of people 🙂

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52 minutes ago, gongor32 said:

Aww man. 💫

That's the only point that I wouldn't wholeheartedly agree with. If the seller is an illustrator/artist/graphic designer, then it can (but not always) be fitting to use a quality self portrait, caricature, or logo instead.

Don't want to presume, but I think NewsMike is primarily referring to the number of seller profiles with a video game avatar or low quality/ripped off cartoon, anime or comic book character plastered on what is supposed to be the profile of a "professional" seller.

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14 minutes ago, enunciator said:

Don't want to presume, but I think NewsMike is primarily referring to the number of seller profiles with a video game avatar or low quality/ripped off cartoon, anime or comic book character plastered on what is supposed to be the profile of a "professional" seller.

Yes. I can see that point.  Actually that is not so much my position, but I recall someone, perhaps @frank_d ? suggesting that it was a preference of Fiverr regarding the "Fiverr Business" rollout.  Lord knows cartoons can sell.  Here in the US, people buy car insurance from a CG lizard.

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The power of a professional profile is insane!! I had 1 customer for over a year until early January 2022 when I put my head down and created a Gig image that stands out among the hundreds, a demo that clearly showcases my offering, and a bio that's authentically me! The moment I saved these new items for the world to see, the orders were literally streaming in and I'm so excited to have reached Level 2 Seller in 3 months. 

One suggestion is to reply to your reviews - especially the ones featured on your Gig. If there's a negative review, consider responding and in a professional and positive manner.  

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16 hours ago, newsmike said:

With Spring here, it is a great time to look at your gigs and do everything possible to clean up, tune up and ramp up your gig for maximum sales appeal. Fiverr has never been more competitive and it is worth looking at the basics of your gig, as well as learning some new habits, while we forget a few myths at the same time.

 

In no particular order…

 

1.    There is no such thing as “gig rank.” At any given moment, there are 48 spaces on the first page, but these rotate. That said, Fiverr does not rotate all of the 29,555 gigs in my vertical equally. They rotate the most profitable gigs for obvious reasons, just as stores put the best selling goods on display in the window.

 

2.    Don’t let point #1 bother you.  If you are worried about your place on the first page, you have missed the point of how Fiverr works entirely. The vast majority of buyers do not mindlessly scroll through pages to find a gig that offers what they want.  They search.  Repeat, they use the search bar. If you wanted a pair of black size 8 Nike sneakers, would you go to Amazon, and navigate to the shoes page and just start scrolling?  Of course not.  You would enter into the search bar, “Nike black size 8 sneakers,” and magically, pages of just those sneakers would appear.  Same on Fiverr. It is far more important to appear in searches than on the first page.  I haven’t even checked where I “rank” in years, and don’t care.

 

3.    Make sure your gig is perfect from Fiverr’s perspective. That means check SEO tags, images and crisp grammatically perfect writing throughout, not from a college professor’s point of view, but from a native English speaker’s POV. There are hundreds of small “tells” that make it clear that you “no hablo”, for example.  “I have been on Fiverr since 5 years.”  Ouch.  Good to have a native speaker proofread your text, or better, Babel, Rosetta Stone.  English is still the language of money, globally speaking.

 

4.    Make your profile perfect.  You have probably been getting messages form Fiverr about perfecting your profile.  That means having a professional headshot, not a cartoon for a profile pic.  “People buy from people” seems to be the thought. As Fiverr keeps rolling out “Fiverr Business” they are looking for bullet proof, professional offerings to display. This is where the higher paying jobs are, and will continue to be.  

 

5.    Make sure the product you are selling is of the highest quality it can be, and make sure that your gig is a great advertisement for that service. Really, measure yourself against the best selling folks in your vertical.

 

6.    When asking where to promote your gig, the only real answer is, on Fiverr. Create great gigs and use “promoted gigs.” Set the maximum spend and invest in your business. There is no better place to advertise than in the precious first page that everyone complains about not being on. If you promote, allow at least a month for it to start working, and if you get no sales, that indicates a problem in your sales message, like a poorly written gig, or maybe deficiencies in your service itself.  Time to self-inspect and reinvent, then promote again.   

 

7.    Finally, please stop listening to silly myths that suggest that you stay online always to get orders, or that there is a special secret time that buyers request arrive, or that spamming the forum get you sales. Please ignore people who offer these as advice, they generally also have no sales.

 

8.    And above all, worry less about making sales, and concentrate on offering great services.      

  

Thanks for your tips for getting more sales. I'm learning new things and applying them on my gigs. The results are amazing. I'm getting orders now-a-days.

I want to know, Why spring is a great time to get more sales?

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5 minutes ago, khadizayaan said:

Thanks for your tips for getting more sales. I'm learning new things and applying them on my gigs. The results are amazing. I'm getting orders now-a-days.

I want to know, Why spring is a great time to get more sales?

It goes along with the concept of Spring cleaning, plus hopefully after a long Winter, maybe people and projects are getting more in gear. 

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