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3 hours ago, andymoorevoice said:

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No profile text, that's ignorant to best practices, and nothing but lazy

You don't even seen able to design a logo for your own gig:

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Do you? Do you really?

Where is this showcase of great work from the last four years?

You see a gig logo right here, don’t you?

And the logos from the past four years are more so for my own brands and not always professional according to others, but I’m talking about like the first ones.

And what do you mean I have no profile text? You’ll find a description as you scroll down.

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Are you saying I should listen to forumers here only?

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Wow.

Okay, first off, looks like you really wouldn’t want to buy from a hoodie model, would you? By the way, you do see its logo, C9, so I should probably add a disclaimer saying I did not draw that, but IMO, it looks great on me to say the least! That’s honestly why you see me in it. I know I could have a picture of me in more professional clothing, but it doesn’t have to be that, does it?

Anyway, I hope it isn’t too late to make changes. My cousin and her husband even proposed that I rearrange the gig image and crop the shorts.

How do I even add a headline and what should it be?

Plus, Fiverr gives advice, and I feel like every Fiverr user takes it, which is saturating.

Also, my goal is to make $1,000 within one month. (A long term goal would be a bigger salary per month that easily pays bills, taxes, and anything like that.) I also hear the key to doing so was buyer requests, which became unavailable a month ago, and that briefs won’t be as good a help for me. Does that mean I definitely won’t be making $1K+ on Fiverr anytime soon?
 

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I am now a TRS - Top Rated Seller. It took me 45 days to get my first sale. Then it took years of writing, rewriting and tweaking my gig offerings to get to the TRS level. @jcapozzadesign you will benefit from following @andymoorevoice's advice.

 

2 hours ago, jcapozzadesign said:

A longer term goal would be a living ($3,000 a month or more)

In logo design? Have you looked at your competition?
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I am a TRS and can tell you I do not make that amount in a month. However, our friend @newsmike may. He said he had two 1200 orders in a week.

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1 hour ago, andymoorevoice said:

McDonalds. 

A, I actually did try to get a job from McDonalds in July (an interview took place then, and I saw if I would get jobs from MD stores in two locations), but no luck.

B, even if I were to get a job from McDonalds, it wouldn’t have made me a living. I’ve had a better idea the whole time. I can just look for WFH day jobs. But, what concerns me is the available BR breaks, while I can’t say Fiverr would’ve restricted me on that. Not every job is as flexible as Fiverr.

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1 hour ago, andymoorevoice said:

McDonalds. 

McDonald's does pay its food scientists really well!

2 minutes ago, jcapozzadesign said:

even if I were to get a job from McDonalds, it wouldn’t have made me a living.

I optimized equipment, processes, and products for 7 years at a manufacturing plant for McDonald's & it was good money. Highest paid burger flipper right here! 😊

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50 minutes ago, vickiespencer said:

I am a TRS and can tell you I do not make that amount in a month. However, our friend @newsmike may. He said he had two 1200 orders in a week.

Not when I was 3 days in. Back then it was "Hey sailor, want a date?"  One has to spend the time and fight the fight to be better than the people already earning at the top. Just showing up gets you nothing. 

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3 hours ago, jcapozzadesign said:

A longer term goal would be a living ($3,000 a month or more) which I was hoping I would make off of Fiverr in a couple of months.

 

It took me two years (and 3 years of experimenting while I had another job) to get that much. 

I understand the need for flexibility (I love being able to write and then do what I want during my down periods) but at first, Fiverr won't really be a 'job'. It will be... a hobby that will take up more time and space than you want it to. Unless you have outstanding skills and actual experience (that you can prove with examples, etc.) you won't even be earning $500 in the first few weeks. 

From what I've heard/remember, there's only a small percentage of people who make more than that. 

Here is my question to you - please be honest.

If you saw your gig in passing and needed a logo, would you trust yourself?

Would you look at your gig image and think 'yeah, this person CAN make my logo the way I want it?' Why? When selling arts, keywords in your description will get you very little (sure, they will get you impressions, but people will likely ignore your gig.) 

(before anything - my pictures aren't any better, but I don't sell design...)
The one scenario I can see someone purchasing from you right now is for a 'I got this for 10 bucks' video, which honestly isn't what you want, right? I mean, if you want to eventually earn a living... You need to have clients who are serious (and pay more than just that for a logo design.)

 

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"One day in, zero orders"

I've said so often that nothing can surprise me any longer, since I'm a Fiverr forum reader, but I have to admit, that this thread did. I was so sure it must be a satire thread by Mr. Newsmike, for example.

Okay, I'm trying to wrap my brain around the fact that this is for real. First of all, yes, preach, brothers and sisters, and listen to the eternal sermons, you who are honestly seeking guidance and not forum badges. So.

 

You want to get somewhere quickly, then pour everything you got into it. Don't walk, don't jog, run. Eat your espresso. 

Be honest with yourself, about yourself.

Then define the customer group(s) that you could, realistically, serve well, and who, realistically, would want to buy from you. Tailor everything to them. Everything. To them, and only to them.

Read everything there is that can help you to understand how Fiverr works. It's an investment in your business. You have an hour to watch Netflix? You have an hour to read stuff that will help you make a living. The closer to the source, and the higher up the ladder, the better.

Think about it all, and tailor it not just to your realistic target group but also to the realistic you. Along the way, keep improving the realistic you, and aim for a slightly less realistic target group, or stick with what works, if it works well enough and you're happy enough with it.

 

As you can see, those are 5 steps. It's the magic number that will lead you to success. Okay, no, there are no magic secrets, and this is a bonus step, don't trust people who promise you secrets. Why? Back to step 5, Think about it all, or just, Think.

You can do it if you really want to do it. Probably. But the stress is on 'do', not on 'want', all those Fiverr slogans are about 'doers', not 'wanters', for a reason.

On 11/17/2022 at 1:55 AM, jcapozzadesign said:

I created my gig yesterday.

I put a lot of time and keywords into my job description.

Did I do everything right?

No. There's no way to get it right in just a yesterday. That's not a lot of time. And that's not a job description.

2 hours ago, jcapozzadesign said:

Not every job is as flexible as Fiverr.

Stop thinking of Fiverr as a job. Fiverr is a platform that can empower your business. If you want to make a living as a freelancer, say goodbye to the word "job". Create your business, be your own brand of freelancer, and use what the platform gives you to make money for yourself and the platform. Have you read their Support Center articles? Their blog? Done the free course?

"I created my Gig yesterday.

I put a lot of time and keywords into my job description", doesn't mean a thing. It's the very basic start, not more. I've trashed Gigs that I worked on and filed to perfection over days, weeks, and months, including one or two that actually were doing nicely, had only five-star reviews. To get an order the first day, you must be something special, or selling hot cakes, or be lucky, or even a combination of all of that. It can happen, but you shouldn't expect it to happen. What you should expect if you want to make a living out of this is a lot more work than a yesterday. Luckily, there are only two days in a year that you can't do anything - yesterday, and tomorrow. And since it's today now, back to your Gig drawing board. 😉

In any case, welcome, and best wishes.

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1 hour ago, miiila said:

To get an order the first day, you must be something special

This is the entire thread, really.

Why do you deserve business? If you are that special in your offering, then they will beat your door down. If they don't, then the reality is that others are better at providing the service and better at marketing it. Your move.  End of story. 

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9 hours ago, jcapozzadesign said:

I’ve had a better idea the whole time. I can just look for WFH day jobs. Not every job is as flexible as Fiverr.

The ugly truth that no one is telling (Well, we do but no one listens to work hard play hard, it’s easier to watch a YouTube video that promises success overnight) is that people who work right now part time and has fiverr or any other platform had to work days and night before that and probably even longer days than at just a normal job. Your business is not 9-5 job, your business will require much more and flexibility FROM YOU with working long hours and nights before your business can give flexibility TO YOU. 
 

But you didn’t even answer my simple questions from my comment above so what success are we talking about… 

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13 hours ago, jcapozzadesign said:

even if I were to get a job from McDonalds, it wouldn’t have made me a living.

Neither will Fiverr, for quite a while. If ever. 

On 11/20/2022 at 11:19 PM, jcapozzadesign said:

Plus, Fiverr gives advice, and I feel like every Fiverr user takes it,

No, many Fiverr users never even read it.

On 11/18/2022 at 10:49 PM, jcapozzadesign said:

It's been three days now, and still no orders.

I've heard people get orders within that much time or less.

Some do. For others, it takes months until they get their first order. And some never get an order.

On 11/20/2022 at 11:19 PM, jcapozzadesign said:

I also hear the key to doing so was buyer requests

Buyer requests were a mess. Buyers looking to get someone to work for them for a whole month for $5, incompetent sellers sending template offers to everything whether they could do the job or not (it's not like they bothered to actually read what the buyer was looking for)... And most people crying about the loss of buyer requests had like a total of 5 sales in 2 years.

On 11/20/2022 at 11:19 PM, jcapozzadesign said:

Does that mean I definitely won’t be making $1K+ on Fiverr anytime soon?

Not unless you can figure out how to create gigs that look better than what your 330,000+ competitors have. And that means showing an amazing portfolio. Right now you have zero samples of your work, so why would anyone buy from you? Your current gig image would only work if you were so famous already that everyone knew who you were and that you were the best logo designer in the world.

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