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Fiverr SELLERS – GOLDEN TIPS!


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Hey fiverr fellows,

I’ve been preparing this post for quite a lot of time, as I wanted to put everything on my mind in one single post. Hope I actually achieved it, haha. Being a part of fiverr and its super-cool community really did change my life – not only from a financial perspective, but also got connected me with friends and sharpened my skills. What I wanted to share with you today is the success I made for the past 5 months – I earned 4,000$ which is quite a milestone for me (considering 2,000$ for the last month only - July). I’ve also wanted to share with you all of the experience I got, different kind of situations I got myself into and how I did manage to react. So let’s start…


GOLDEN RULE №1: Deliver as highest quality work as possible! How can you decide if your delivery is actually the very-best you can do?!? Simply, imagine you have hired someone else to do the same for you – DELIVER exactly what YOU would LOVE to get delivered to you!


# RULE №2: NEVER, ever do put yourself in any confrontation with your buyers. If they are not happy with your work, do not get stuborn and make the mistake to try forcely get the money you've worked for. BARE IT! There WILL BE orders on which you will work "FOR FREE" and they will get cancelled. There's no point in stressing yourself! If you believe there's nothing you can do to satisfy your buyer with the delivery – then simply cancel the order – stop wasting your time – and YOUR BUYER's time. There will be other orders that would compensate for anything that you have lost...

# RULE №3: NEVER, send directly custom orders via messages. When a BUYER contact you to get more information regarding the work they want done, you can simply get them to know how much it would cost them – what will be the estimated delivery – what exactly could you improve / recommend / etc. And at the end just before the common "Regards - message" you can add sth. like: "Please, do let me know if you'd like me to send you the order." Not "custom order", but "the order" – you have to be super direct, specific and open-minded. Sending custom offers to everyone won't actually get you orders. It is somehow on a psychological level that you are forcing your buyers to order from you – and that's why they simply DO NOT ORDER. When you let them know that you can send the order if they want to – they get to know that even if they don't want – it's okay. This is what will make they ACTUALLY ORDER from you.

# RULE №4: DO NOT, get yourself into work too much. I know working here at fiverr may be a little bit addicting, but getting yourself "out" – might help you refresh your head and make you a hundred times more productive then burrying yourself into work. The DAILY GOLDEN PATH for me is: WORK – DO SPORT – READ A BOOK / GO OUT. You are a human and you need to live...

# GIG TIPS:
  • #1: Make a super unique cover – DO NOT copy any stock photos or the first thing you will come accross when searching in Google Images. Open Photoshop and design your own personal cover that will actually attract buyers. If you cannot do it yourself – consider hiring someone to do it for you. Believe me, it might be even more effective then making a video.
  • #2: Super SPECIFIC description is what you need. Begin with some cool introduction of yourself and why you would be the best buyers' choice. Then put below what exactly you will deliver, as follows: "Order includes: 1. ...; 2. ...; etc."; At the bottom you can put any additional information, such as things you might need in order to begin working or put details that would help you put yourself out of uncomfortable situations (i.e. let buyers' know that you are not doing a pornographic testimonial, haha).
  • #3: Put ONLY necessary gig extras and BE FAIR with the prices. The competition here at fiverr is super high and you might end up with high prices and few orders per month, which would get you nowhere. Do not forget to be SUPER SPECIFIC with the gig extras too...


# SITUATION №1: BUYER orders your gig – you deliver exactly what he/she wanted, but he continue to request modifications and custom things, that are not included into the order and buyer refuses to pay more. What the hell you should do?!? You know the answer! – Cancel! Don't get me wrong, I am not talking about minor modifications, etc. I am talking about buyers, who order for getting their photo transferred to a digital oil painting and request to get the photo edited – put their face on a king – put them on a golden throne – on the top of the Hawaii's mountaing – with three palms behind their throne! BELIEVE me! I did have such a client – and didn't even lost a minute to send a cancellation request. Pushing yourself to deliver an order, might get you super exhausted and kill your inspiration for any other orders with buyers, that do actually undestand that they are not purchasing your soul for 5$.

COMMUNITY MENTIONED:

# `thusie` RULE: Bring something unique to the table, it's usually found in your personality. There are a ton of people out there offering the same type of things that you are. Be real, be personable, and be friendly. Showing that you care and being able to laugh proves that you're human. IMO, people prefer humans to machines.

Kind Regards & Wishes for success for all of you,
Keep it up!
Denis Saidov
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Thanks dsaidov…I found it not only useful, but interesting, challenging and not-time bound!

I am just a little above a month old on fiverr and I have only made a sale! You could check me out and give some personal advises on how to be on the success track as you are!

Fascinating article, I will say!

Regards!
Grafixadept for your eBook covers, kindle covers, createspace and lots more!

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Reply to @grafixadept: Thank you for your kind words. The first thing I came across while visiting your design a Professional logo for $5 gig is the cover and it’s not really eye-catching, as it has both dark black and purple colours – it is not bringing users attention, so I believe it should be changed to a more warm cover.

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Hi, thanks for the tips! I was hoping someone could help me. I just got my first order and want to know how if I am handling something correctly. I offer to post on a forum spread out over 7 days, so I put down 7 days to complete. I notice the countdown is ticking toward 0 days for my Delivery. Should I be clicking Delivered to stop the countdown because I started delivering? I am worried if I wait until the 7 days of service is over it looks like I took a long time because it doesn’t reflect that I actually started within an hour of the order.





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These are great.

I’d like to add one from my perspective.

Bring something unique to the table, it’s usually found in your personality. There are a ton of people out there offering the same type of things that you are. Be real, be personable, and be friendly. Showing that you care and being able to laugh proves that you’re human. IMO, people prefer humans to machines.

Unless of course you are one yourself o.O

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Nice tips
But many buyers are just irritating and come with an aim to cancel the gig after work done 🙂
I am a blogger and offer guest post My method is, I just show sites to review buyer select site agree on price and buy the gig Once I got a buyer who agreed and requested to decrease the price I did After one moth of accepting delivery he demanded his $5 back and threatened me
I contacted fiverr Custom Support and all evidences were with me so I won the case:)
So My tip is that be fair with buyers show and explain the work before getting orders after that you will be safe but only if you do the same as you explained 🙂
Regars
Sofia_blogpost

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These are some great tips.Thanks for sharing.I am in Fiverr for few months and I offer guest posting service.Sometimes,I feel like I deliver work for a very lower rate.But,I do my maximum effort to deliver the gig with high quality (Golden Rule 1 above)

With this I am able to keep repeated buyers.On the other way,I assume these Fiverr posts are my daily blog posts to update the blog.So,I am able to update the blog regularly with Fiverr gigs.At least my each and every post is sponsored.

I charge higher rates for those who contact me directly using the blog contacts email from other channels .At the end of the day,that’s my real earnings. 🙂

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Thank you Denis. This is a great post.

Although one can find No1 and No2 is several threads in this forum, I haven’t read your No3 tips written in such a useful way. And what to say about No4?.. it is always good to remember, one can get exhausted without noticing.

NOTE: your Logo-design Gig is a jewel. I have read loads of Gig descriptions on Fiverr.com but the way you are turning each order into a $15 is so clever! Congratulations! Guys and Girls, have a look. I have seen other sellers trying to make more than $5 in each sale but this one is really clever and stylish.

regards
happyspace

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Reply to @happyspace: There are a lot of Top Rated Seller and Experienced Sellers here at fiverr that have shared their experience and knowledge with the community 😉 At some point we will end up repeating ourselves, but repeating the goodness, doesn’t hurt, right?!? Thank you for the appreciation.

Warm Regards,
– Denis Saidov

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