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I completed 700 orders! Here's my top 5 tips for new seller!

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On 3/20/2022 at 10:02 PM, nsmadsen said:

Hey there!

I've been a part of Fiverr for a little over 7 years and just completed my 700th order. I have an overall 5 star rating and love this side hustle. So here's my top 5 tips for new (or even existing) sellers:

1) Look professional but show personality!

I create music and sound effects as well as record piano and saxophone tracks remotely. In all of my promo videos I do my best to be welcoming, friendly but also concise. Buyers like someone they can relate to so look for ways to show who your are as well as what you do.

2) Showcase your work!

I remember once looking at a competitor's saxophone gig. Throughout his entire promo video he never once played his horn. He also didn't even showcase audio of his playing in the background. It was just him, holding a saxophone and talking to the camera. This is a very poor selling technique. Have a quick intro and then dive right into showcasing what you do!

3) Scale your rates!

When I first started on Fiverr in 2014 I was DIRT CHEAP. Partly because I didn't know what to expect and was learning this whole gig economy situation. As my ratings and credentials grew, so did my rates. I would raise my rates once I hit 50 then 100 then 150 and so on. I'm now at 577 reviews and have a pretty good price structure.

4) Streamline your gigs!

When I'm recording for a client, I've got all of my presets lined up and ready to go. I know exactly what I need to do so I can complete the gig quickly and effectively. Learning how to do this takes some time. Be creative about what your offer and how your structure your gigs. As you go, you'll learn more and more what to do and what to look out for so your time and your rates can be effective.

5) Have fun and be nice!

Buyers like returning to folks who do great work and are a pleasure to work with. If you're snippy, short or rude... that just hurts YOU. If you don't seem passionate then that hurts YOU in the long run. Have fun doing what you're doing, enjoy engaging with people and look for sincere ways to help their fulfill their needs.

Bonus tip! Over deliver.

If I get hired to do 5 sound effects for a client, I'll often deliver much more than that. In most cases this extra work doesn't take me much extra time. This does two things:

- it delights the buyer

- it gives the buyer more options which, hopefully, reduces the need for a revision request.

And if there's still a revision request this gives both you and the buyer more data points to work with. I cannot tell you how many times I've heard "thanks for the extra sounds!! So if we took sound A and combined that with sound B, it would be PERFECT!" So I do that and the client is happy. But when you give just one thing, a client can (and usually does) nitpick that one element to death. Give them options and I think you'll find that it saves both you and your client time in the long run.

Hope that helps! What are YOUR tips?

That's really great. you are right and from experience I will like to add that... Treat your client's like they are the person whom you love. Cause when you do that you don't want to only focus on the delivery. You will focus to provide the best services that will really help you to grow.

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That was superb! A big big congratulation for you 700 orders, it's not a small target. I started my journey here fully at 2000 and within 2 year I reached 200 orders but for some personal delay This year I'm not doing well here but I hope I will come back and soon I will reach 300 order as well. You are right when I started I was no clue how could I set the price and so many things but by the time I figured out. It's all about process. 

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