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I tried my best to structure it informatively, but I’m wondering what I can do to improve and what I might’ve missed entirely. I’m setting to the grindstone now because of the steep incline I foresee, not helped by the amount of buyer requests being just seller advertisements.

Thanks in advance.

https://www.fiverr.com/cwschizzy/professionally-edit-and-proofread-1000-words

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Dear C:

What name do you like to be called? Your customers want to know what to call you.

I took a quick look at your profile:

Your profile image: You look stiff here. Try a close up on your face and smile. YOU should appear in your profile image.
Your log line: This is a slogan that appears below your user name. You don’t have one. You should get one and make it cool.
Your profile text – note the edits:

Hello. I’m a a freelance writer and professional editor. I’m a native English speaker with a BA in English. I’ve published several short stories and poems under my own name, and have ghostwritten many more. -[Name Buyers Should Call You]

I find your lack of active voice disturbing. I don’t see the point of mentioning that you’ve published under your own name without revealing what your name is.

All your gigs should have video, 3 images, 2 pdfs (for writing samples), and so on… Better to have photos of YOU editing than stock images that look like you pulled them off the web, unless you’re offering a “pulling stock images off the web” gig.

Make a video of yourself talking to the camera, because this approach garners IMMEDIATE RESULTS. Include additional samples in the video!

Are you sure your prices are competitive in your category, especially given that you have no reviews?

One way you could show potential Buyers that you have the chops to “edit non native English text to appear like a natural speaker” would be to point them to instances in the Fiverr Forum where you have done just that for the many non native English speakers who ask for help in the “Improve My Gig” section.

Good luck,
Blaise

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Dear C:

What name do you like to be called? Your customers want to know what to call you.

I took a quick look at your profile:

Your profile image: You look stiff here. Try a close up on your face and smile. YOU should appear in your profile image.

Your log line: This is a slogan that appears below your user name. You don’t have one. You should get one and make it cool.

Your profile text – note the edits:

Hello. I’m a a freelance writer and professional editor. I’m a native English speaker with a BA in English. I’ve published several short stories and poems under my own name, and have ghostwritten many more. -[Name Buyers Should Call You]

I find your lack of active voice disturbing. I don’t see the point of mentioning that you’ve published under your own name without revealing what your name is.

All your gigs should have video, 3 images, 2 pdfs (for writing samples), and so on… Better to have photos of YOU editing than stock images that look like you pulled them off the web, unless you’re offering a “pulling stock images off the web” gig.

Make a video of yourself talking to the camera, because this approach garners IMMEDIATE RESULTS. Include additional samples in the video!

Are you sure your prices are competitive in your category, especially given that you have no reviews?

One way you could show potential Buyers that you have the chops to “edit non native English text to appear like a natural speaker” would be to point them to instances in the Fiverr Forum where you have done just that for the many non native English speakers who ask for help in the “Improve My Gig” section.

Good luck,

Blaise

[details=Click Here for TOP SECRET Tips and Tricks

Never Contact a Seller on Fiverr to Ask for FREE STUFF!]

Be sure to make use of Tools like the Fiverr Blog, Fiverr Academy, and Fiverrcast.

If you take the time to earn your Autobiographer Badge, particularly adding a link to your Fiverr profile, other forum participants will be able to easily view your information.

As a general rule, when I have time to participate in the Fiverr Forum and I notice a request like yours in the “Improve My Gig” section, I am willing and able to look at a Seller’s Profile and one gig one time.

I can give you a better level of assistance if you first work your way through the checklist below. That way, I won’t waste your one turn by advising you to follow items on the checklist.

Dear Fiverr Seller: I didn’t take a look at your gig, but here is a checklist that may help: Polish your English: spelling, grammar, punctuation, and so on. Are you trying to reach US English speakers or international English speakers? Make sure your phrasing is consistent with your target audience. Remember that buyers are on Fiverr so that you will solve THEIR problems. You are here to provide SOLUTIONS. There is no place for negativity in your copy. Don’t say, I live in a third world…
I may be a Level 2 seller who has been here for about two years now, but there was a lot of trial and error along the way (and I mean A LOT). Despite the fact that I have a 99% overall rating with over 1,000 completed orders, I’m nowhere near “perfect” and I continue to learn new things daily. (I’m really not trying to toot my own horn… I swear!) Below, I have included a list of tried and true do’s and don’ts. I learned from my fiverr blunders, so I’d like to share my acquired wisdom. My hope …
Hey guys! Let’s cut straight to the chase. You’re a new seller (or maybe even an older seller experiencing a sales slum). Here are my 3 top tips to generating sales: 1. Interlink your services and create related gigsI’ve seen many new sellers fall into two traps when first creating their gigs. One of these traps is to create multiple gigs which are essentially the same thing (such as “create modern logo design”, “create a unique logo”, “design your logo”) in the hopes of getting more traffic…
Hi @charles20bc, Here’s a list I’ve put together that helps you stand out, look Professional, and how to setup a proper, well designed gig. Make sure you complete your profile setup 100%. Also, link all of your accounts (Facebook, Stack Overflow, Email, etc) so that potential buyers know you’re not a fly by night seller. Use proper English in your Fiverr profile. Make sure to notate where you’re from, and make sure your sentence structure is proper. Many potential buyers will not want to work…
Buyer Requests (BR) is FOR BUYERS to request custom offers from Sellers. (see Key Terms etc. in following link on what is a buyer, a seller, an order, an offer, a gig etc. and memorize them - it´s easier to get correct replies on the forum when you post about issues, if you use the correct terms so everyone knows what you´re talking about: https://www.fiverr.com/terms_of_service) It is NOT for Sellers to post their Gigs and services and offers, actually that can get you into trouble. Kind…
Have you been struggling to get orders? Then you’ve probably looked at the Buyer Request section a few times now, and maybe you’ve sent a few offers. As a buyer whose posted requests before, here are some tips for how to actually appeal to the seller: Edit before you send. Make sure that your grammar and spelling is correct and that your sentences flow and make sense. The buyer won’t sit there for ten minutes trying to figure out what you had tried to say and they are very unlikely to message…
Ok, you want to make some money but you do not speak English well. This is a real problem when you are going to sell on a marketplace where most buyers do and most communication is done through English. It can be done though, here are some tips for you to follow which will help you while you are working on your English. Be realistic about your gigs - Do not try to offer gigs that require excellent English. If you want to offer a writing gig, ask a native English speaker to be honest with you…
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Hello there Fiverr Family, Here is a tip that I would like to share with those that are new to Fiverr and possibly may help those that have been around for a while. To optimize your gigs for SEO: When saving the .jpg or .png image for your gig, put the keywords (all in lowercase) that you would like to rank for, in the name of your file separated by dashes. Example: I have a dj drop gig When saving my gig picture I save my file as dj-drops-on-fiverr. jpg This helps with the SEO of your gig…
Hi guys! This is Shane from Eno8Design. It has been exactly 30 days since we joined fiver. And here are our stats so far. Earned $352 Sales 54 Customers 18 [image]I gotta say that Fiverr is the best of the best when it comes to freelancing. Pretty simple process. We love it! So on the 1st month celebration we thought of sharing our experience and few tips with fellow forum members. Here’s what we did! (You should if you are not getting enough sales) ** Find a niche. (Ex: We though…
Stop trying to figure out Fiverr’s algorithm and spend that time making more money with upselling, here’s some things I’ve done to increase revenue… 1) Make your extras simple and easy to understand. Buyers seldom purchase things they aren’t clear on. 2) Offer only the extras you can do that will acheive 100% Buyer satisfaction. Return business and referrals should be your goal. 3) Explain to your Buyers the BENEFIT of adding a particular extra. I add this phrase when selling a logo ove…
As the issue of Paypal chargebacks has been discussed a lot recently including the horrible situation of a large chargeback for one Forum regular, I decided to spend a bit of time looking into them to see what I can find out, what other freelance platforms do and to try and put together some advice on how to avoid them as much as possible. Brace yourself, it’s a long one! In this post I will be summarizing and clarifying some of the content of other websites and their terms and conditions, for…
I’ve gotten this question a few times, and although I generally give the super-short answer, I recently decided to get very long-winded with another Fiverr seller. I thought about it, and in the end I decided that the advice was worth enough effort to post to the Fiverr forum. Now, this is just one social marketing strategy among many, and I’m not a social marketing expert by any means. I’m just a guy with some prior sales experience who likes to read stuff on the Internet, so if you really want…
Answer: Both buyers and sellers in all freelance situations are affected by issues related to digital copyright. A buyer may be concerned if sending content they own to a seller to have it modified or fixed, but they will retain ownership and need to protect it. A seller may run into copyright issues in multiple ways. A seller who finds that someone else has taken their gig images, samples, description or anything else will sometimes own rights to part or all of those things. A seller who s…
Why does Fiverr Charge a 20% commission on tips? In very plain language, if tips weren’t considered the same as all other payments, it would lead to a loophole where Fiverr doesn’t get paid because the funds are given to the seller for a job as a tip. If you want to see an example of potential abuse: Click for Abuse ScenarioA regular buyer could ask their chosen seller about a discount on the $40 package the buyer purchases every month. The seller could take a small risk buying offering to d…

http://support.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/205167778-What-URLs-can-I-use-in-my-profile-or-Gig-description-

https://www.fiverr.com/terms_of_service[/details]

Some really good points. I’ll tackle what I can!

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American English? Commonwealth? Aussie? UK? South African? Canadian? Punjabi-English

There are a lot of dialects though,and spelling can vary considerably.,very important in proof-reading. US/UK/Canadian are probably the main ones. How do spell colour/color? (There is probably more work for non-us since most automatic systems are on us-settings.)

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American English? Commonwealth? Aussie? UK? South African? Canadian? Punjabi-English

There are a lot of dialects though,and spelling can vary considerably.,very important in proof-reading. US/UK/Canadian are probably the main ones. How do spell colour/color? (There is probably more work for non-us since most automatic systems are on us-settings.)

If you look at the OP’s profile, you’ll see they’re based in the US, and a native English speaker., so I’d assume that they would proofread etc. in US English.

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If you look at the OP’s profile, you’ll see they’re based in the US, and a native English speaker., so I’d assume that they would proofread etc. in US English.

I know an Englsh woman(who was a teacher in england) and married an american and moved to US, so no guarantee based on location. I don’t think clarification would hurt, though I suspect them to be us-English.

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