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What would you do differently if starting out on fiverr again?


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I, personally, would have chosen a better username. “hanashivoice” doesn’t exactly say “I’m a video/audio editor”. It was my go-to name for a while and I didn’t think much of it when I signed up with Fiverr; I didn’t anticipate becoming semi-successful the way I did.

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I don’t think I’d do anything differently, as like @misscrystal, I think it just evolved as it was meant to. I spent a long time researching my area and writing my profile and gigs. Beyond that it was all the luck of the draw. I’m not sure I would do anything differently.

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I wouldn’t do anything different at all…I have had a marvelous experience on Fiverr so far, every month here has brought me great pleasure - not just financially, but in terms of satisfaction and giving me a purpose in my life. Couldn’t be happier. Of course, I would wish that people in my country would respect freelancers and not treat us like losers of the worst kind, but guess that’s asking for too much 🙂

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And I want to thank one nice elderly gentleman from Florida, a veterinarian, who placed 65-75 1-gig orders with me when I was a newbie. I don’t see him around anymore…but if not for the initial push given by him to me, I wouldn’t do so well. I hope he is doing great, I haven’t heard from him in over a year. God bless him.

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I think I start over at least once every few months or so; having been active for 7 months so far, I think I’ve “reinvented” my seller strategy three or four times… Nothing is static, or perfect at the start here.

I would respond to anyone asking this question with one of my own: why do you have to start over to change?

In each case of my “reinvention” of my services, I find myself usually streamlining (reducing/strengthening) my gigs, identifying my ideal client demo, and writing a list of what works/what doesn’t work, as a reflection of recent sales.

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In my case, I would start with the gigs I currently have instead of virtual assistant gigs. When I first found Fiverr I had no idea what I should do, especially because in my domain (academic writing/translations) there was so many sellers. Gradually, I discovered that it’s the quality of the work that makes you stand out and you can get your gig sold if the service you have to offer is high quality.

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Make more gigs that focus on business. Help a business to reach out to its customers better through EQ or something. The psychic market has your market cornered, so focus on unique and where the money is: business. If you know NLP flog that dead horse for all its worth.

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