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  1. Nope. My take is that each seller is a self employed business owner. 5r is just a rental space that you pay commissions to after making a sale. As a business owner, you can charge what you want as long as you follow their guidelines. If you were renting an office space, the owner would have guidelines such as must have 2 fire extinguishers, no x rated stuff, etc. You comply, everything is good. They won’t tell you how to set your price or who you can or can not sell to. When it comes to writing, price isn’t necessarily what drives buyers. The people that I hire has to be better than me. If they have any errors on their gig page or if the description is too short, I’m skipping them. I like to read long well written description so I can sample what they can do. Granted, I may still test them with the lowest price gig to see what I get. If you are good at what you do, don’t sell yourself short. Some have low prices because they are beginners looking for review. Some have low prices because they are really bad at what they do. These will come and go after the first few bad reviews.
    11 points
  2. Hello ALL I want share my fiverr experince. I complete more then 100 hundred jobs with hundred 5 stars with $4500 only in 3 months.
    9 points
  3. you can leave your income as long as you like but it’s a good idea to withdraw it occasionally just in case something happens to your account and you can’t get access to it when you need it.
    8 points
  4. Sellers can charge what they like to get orders. You compete by being better than them.
    8 points
  5. Hi Fiverr Family, I just wanted to stop by and say I am happy to have reached 100 reviews. When I first started out on Fiverr I didn’t think it was possible, but now I am celebrating being a doer not a dreamer. Thanks Fiverr Pastor Dre
    7 points
  6. Best to move on to another seller. Some sellers leave the platform but don’t cancel their gigs. Is there a recent delivery on their profile page? if there is, then perhaps they’re busy but either way you probably want to work with someone more responsive. Also, a heads-up on the logo category, it is well-populated by sellers who are beginners and think it’s easy. As the many logo sellers who are good at their job will tell you, it’s not. Normally the buyers who are on here talking about the logo category have had a bad experience a few times so here is the advice I give them up front before you order. Shortlist 5 sellers and go out to them all with the same brief. You want to order their cheapest gig. See how they respond and if they give you something you like. Check it isn’t copyrighted elsewhere or stolen by doing a reverse image search on google. Be prepared to do this with another 5 sellers. to pick your shortlist, look at reviews, and in particular look at the reviews that don’t just say outstanding Experience, which means the buyer gave no review. Look for personal reviews which probably meant the buyer had an experience so good that they were motivated to write a review. Don’t worry about the occasional negative reviews but if you find some, check the seller’s response. Was it reasonable and professional. Also look at a seller’s portfolio. Check they do the sort of logos you’re interested in. If possible, send the seller links to other logos you like the style of in your brief. You can include new sellers with no reviews in your shortlist but it is a bit risky as they’re unproven. They do have to start somewhere though and if you like the look of their profile and gig description, why not? Good luck.
    7 points
  7. I signed up for Fiverr exactly 6 weeks ago today. 42 days and I just completed my 50th gig. I have been INCREDIBLY fortunate and have had some AWESOME Buyers. When I first started on January 18th, my goals were to have one gig completed in January and to make $100 in February. To my absolute amazement, I blew those goals out of the water. I’m still working a full-time job and work my Fiverr gigs on nights and weekends, but it is so much fun, I don’t mind all the work. For the first time, I’ve actually started to consider if it would be possible to make this a full-time job in and of itself. That’s it. Just wanted to share my story to let others know that it is possible to help others and carve out a little niche for yourself here in the Fiverr Family.
    6 points
  8. Joined: 19th February. Order completed : 6 with 6 tip average 😄 Goal: 10 order completion in first month 😉
    6 points
  9. Serious sellers have a response rate of 1 hour, my advice, look for another seller.
    6 points
  10. I have joined fiverr a month or two ago and was really looking around to get my first order. As getting first order is really tough and hard because a buyer would always prefer buying from experienced rather than ordering something for someone new. Many people offer great services at start but soon some of them get disappointed due to not getting orders as I was. But slowly and gradually I got to know how things work and how to impress a buyer by offering what my competitors don’t. A few days ago I created a new Gig and offered a buyer in “Buyers Request” that type of service he needed as my Gig matched his needs. I sent him my offer in very expressive way and at the end of offer I stated that you’ll get a FREE BONUS too. The word “FREE BONUS” may have made him buy my Gig. If you are also struggling in start just after creating a Gig , rush towards “Buyers Requests” and offer something free along with your service. You’ll surely get orders. I hope this method will work for you too. Regards
    5 points
  11. Even I was also unaware of this issue. Thank god I have enough beer in my refrigerator.
    5 points
  12. Don’t worry so much about your cancellation rate. Yes, try not to cancel, but if you do have to cancel for some reason, it’s not going to kill your rating. We all have to cancel orders from time to time. It’s a part of doing business here on Fiverr. It happens. Make it your goal, though, to complete all orders to the best of your ability. THIS is what will make or break you as a seller. Quality of work is the most important thing to be concerned with here on Fiverr. Always go for high quality deliveries. Your seller reputation is far more important than your cancellation rate.
    5 points
  13. I love deviled eggs. After you boil them, and they are “hard boiled” meaning the texture is firm, you cut them in half lengthwise. Carefully remove the yokes into a bowl. Add a bit of mayonaise and a bit of mustard and a tiny bit of vinegar and a little salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly. Then you spoon the mixture back carefully into the egg white halves. Chill them well. I like them when you can definitely taste the vinegar. You can adjust the ingredients to your liking.
    5 points
  14. You’re a social media marketing expert, but you can’t successfully promote your own gigs? Some of your gigs look like selling likes in disguise (and buying and selling likes is forbidden by the Terms of Service of both Facebook and Fiverr), and one seems to be for creating fake accounts. Also, you admit that you have 4 FB profiles (that’s not allowed). Maybe you could try selling something legitimate?
    4 points
  15. Hi, well it looks like you’re brand new to Fiverr and you only have three gigs listed. Try to start all seven gigs that you’re allowed as a newbie. Also, what has worked for me is to pick a common “look and feel” for your gig previews. Your thumbnails are all over the place. Pick a nice design and make slight adjustments to it for each specific gig. Best of luck!
    4 points
  16. This might come across as “eeeeeeeew” for some people, but since I am Japanese and you asked for something simple, I suggest tamago-kake-gohan wich means “egg on rice.” It’s simple, get a bowl of rice. With your chopsticks (if you have any…), create a small dent in the center of the rice, and crack open an egg. Yup, it’s raw. Leave the egg in their for a while so the rice can warm up the egg. Pour a bit of soy sauce, mix everything up and enjoy! 🙂
    4 points
  17. Souffle! Shakshuka! fry 'em up sunny side up! Fritatta! (Spanish) Tortilla! Greek potato omelette (don’t try this, only ancient little old Greek ladies make this work)! Quiche! Tea eggs! Egg salad (for sandwiches)! Egg and chips (fries)! Microwaved egg! I could go on. Most of these are pretty basic. I also have some more advanced egg stuff like the Greek avgolemono (egg-lemon) sauce, but much like making your own mayonnaise, it requires some knowledge of emulsion. But if you would learn that, you could learn MAYONNAISE! and a whole bunch of weird Greek food with avgolemono as the star. I usually just chop up a bunch of veg, fry them untl they’re cooked to my liking then toss some eggs in then mix it all up until it looks done. Or, if I’m really lazy, fry potatoes until cooked, toss them in a pan, and mix it all up without a care in the world for finesse. If you really can’t cook/don’t have time/can’t be bothered, get some bread. Put cheese in bread. Eat. Slowly metamorphize into Jabba the Hutt. PS: don’t forget your spices. Freshly-ground black pepper and egg is very good, especially with salt. Being Indian, you’ll want a bit more flavor than that. chilli power, garam masala and a dash of cumin and coriander (powder). Try the souffle first. Ideally, put on a YT video of Gordon Ramsey yelling at people for their shit souffles so you feel targeted and are even more likely to screw it up. Film yourself doing all this and stick it on YT with a clickbaity title like, IDK, “Gordon Ramsey screams at clueless Indian souffle-maker!” HTH. Or invent the world’s first cofee omelette. This is your time to shine! Be sure to give it an exotic Eastern name so you sucker in a bunch of gullible westerners into trying it too.
    4 points
  18. They’re trying to get around the rules is all, so don’t feel manipulated. They are taking advantage of your good nature though. Find another seller you can work with in partnership. It will be a much more satisfying experience.
    4 points
  19. It is against the ToS to mark an order as delivered to avoid it going late. It sounds like they know this and so they delivered something irrelevant to try get around the “empty delivery” rules. It is important to note that if an order is not delivered then an order can be cancelled immediately by the buyer 24 hours after the deadline. Once an order has been delivered it cannot be cancelled without both parties agreement or CS intervention. So the empty delivery serves no other purpose than to take away your ability to cancel - its the opposite of good service from the seller and personally I would report that behavior. If the seller has given no indication or evidence that an acceptable delivery is imminent then I would go to CS, explain the situation and specifically mention the manipulation of the delivery process.
    4 points
  20. There are sellers here who bid very low prices for huge chunks of work. For example, someone promising to write 1000 word content for $5 yet the average rate is 500 words for $5. How do you compete with these desperate sellers? I think this is unfair because such sellers normally deliver very low quality of work because they are targeting buyers who are keen on low prices. What do you think guys? Should Fiverr do something about such sellers?
    3 points
  21. I am new here; joined few weeks ago. I am a Christian Author and Writer
    3 points
  22. 3 points
  23. https://support.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/202015408-Account-Disabled
    3 points
  24. Templates again 😒 I’ve tried buyers request section as a buyer about 4-5 times and I found the right seller through that only once. Close to 90% of sellers were sending me templates which I instantly deleted. It takes about 5 minutes to write a customized answer to a buyer’s request (it’s 800 characters). If a seller can’t spare 5 minutes then I don’t expect them to invest much effort in my order. Since I’m also a seller, I made about 15 offers last week and got 3 clients out of it (worth $375 in total). I didn’t use any templatesI sent only custom offers addressing buyer’s requirementsI’m definitely not offering the lowest prices. I know what my services are worth, so I’m not even trying to compete with $5 offers.I don’t have a ton of reviews either, but once I get a buyer to reply back to me I know how to sell my services.I hardly ever use up my daily limit, simply because I don’t bid on random requests. Just like clients are looking for a perfect seller I do my research to make sure I don’t end up with a scammer.All I’m trying to say is that a template is not a magic solution that works for everyone. I’m sure it might work for some sellers, but it’s not a golden rule. Do you homework and don’t rely on others to write a template to sell your services.
    3 points
  25. Thanks guys. 😃 I just need to know this, if I withdraw it, I will use it, and I need to save money to get married this mid 2017 hehehe
    3 points
  26. i have it often! one of my fav’s! i love japanese food. and korean : )
    3 points
  27. Why? What if someone hacks into your account? You’re done.
    3 points
  28. There are a lot of great logo sellers out there in the Fiverr marketplace. It’s just a matter of doing some serious research to find one that presents him/herself professionally, has a strong gallery of original work, and can prove their skills. Like @capitalquality noted, find a small handful of these great-looking sellers from your research, and test them out by purchasing their smallest logo package/gig. Don’t be afraid to spend a little to find the right logo designer for your needs. Never, ever go into a gig without doing your research. Research and a gig sample can go a long way to helping you narrow down your options to the right logo designer for you.
    3 points
  29. First Japanese food I have not wanted to try.
    3 points
  30. Writer, cooking is simple! It’s really just a process of trial and error. I learned myself from YouTube videos (and working in a restaurant also helped). Eggs are a great food to start with because they have multiple uses and are cheap and delicous. Also, women love men who can cook. Everyone loves people who can cook! I speak as someone with a mother who can’t cook: one of the first meals she cooked for my Dad was a roast beef dinner (stereotypical or what?) And anyway, she burnt the juicy meat until it was a lump of coal. I was not yet in this world, but according to my parents, she burst into tears and then they got a takeaway instead. She still can’t cook…
    3 points
  31. We want pictures! …
    3 points
  32. I totally agree they can charge whatever they want. If they can deliver twice as much quality work as me at a lower price, more power to them. Enough buyers do understand that if someone is offering services way below the rest, they rarely are the highest quality. Also: Low ball pricing is fine when someone is getting started, but it’s a tough position to defend long term. If someone does 1000 words for $5, there will be someone who decides to try 1100 words for $5, or 1000 words plus something. That said, I want to build a business that finds the buyers who appreciate quality, because anybody can drop prices. It takes far longer to become excellent at your craft AND continue to grow those skills. You charge more if you’re worth it, and don’t worry about the people pricing at crazy low rates. (That has its own set of issues.) They will have others coming in later, who set the rates in the same range, and take the “I just want the cheapest” buyers along with them. It’s easy to lose those buyers who just focus on price, because there will always be a beginner on the platform who will work cheap or lose money for a bit. I have a slightly different take on this: I agree it’s not helpful to worry about the others. I do pay attention to the people who are successful in my category, to see what I can learn. Sometimes their final product may not be as strong as mine, but they do a better job marketing. (Better gig profile, better samples, or whatever…) -OR- they are more skilled than me in an area, and I decide if that’s a good area to focus my attention moving forward. (I can always improve…) I don’t obsess over them, but every month or so I take an hour and explore what is working in my category to find if I can upgrade my marketing and/or specific skills. Even IF I was the best in my category, I can lose business to someone who is smarter about their marketing than me, or has a skill set would be a good growth area for me. Over time cheap prices are a tough way to go, because that set of buyers is not very loyal and a seller is always chasing new buyers. Those buyers can always find someone else who is cheap. Quality is far easier to defend… assuming you have a category where you can build repeat buyers. In my mind repeat, happy buyers are the goal. It takes plenty of work but there are strong rewards too, and checking out what is working for others has helped me refine things far faster than most.
    3 points
  33. Well to me you seem like the desperate one, why are trying to compete with someone who isn’t even in a race? Who said the average rate is 500 words for 5$? Have you ever purchased from any of the sellers to know they deliver low quality work? I started off delivering huge pieces of work for very low rates.
    3 points
  34. I would contact customer support and tell them all you have said here, and send screenshots of your conversation with him and ask for a refund. Also send a screenshot of your request and what you got delivered.
    3 points
  35. I’m not a student but I think some of the same principles apply, as time is also my enemy while I try to juggle different things. Fiverr is comfortable, it’s a certainty that after a point you will keep getting enough gigs to earn what you need. The important thing is to work out what you need and how much time you can spend. Refine your gigs so that they take less time. Pause gigs or turn down work if you’re busy on your studying. Take on more gigs when you’re not busy. Your studying is your priority, and everything else must be adapted to fit around your studying, not vice-versa.
    3 points
  36. I started at $5, just like everyone else here. It’s the smart strategy. If you want to call it slavery and ignore the long-term plan, sure, go ahead. But if you could see the money I was making now, you’d reconsider. I do agree that freelancers, on the whole, tend to lowball the market–but the simple fact is that anyone with genuine talent who is prepared to work to learn more about marketing and all the other stuff that a successful freelancer needs to master will quickly overcome this. Fiverr’s issue is that many see it as a “get rich quick” scheme then whine about slavery when their substandard work gets them substandard reviews… “unfair!” they cry; but this is a free marketplace. It has its flaws, but you are attacking the wrong ones. After all, isn’t the age-old model of the apprenticeship to master model of work basically the same thing? Do you also condemn that? Because if you don’t, then your argument has just disappeared in a puff of sulfur–a bit like a fart.
    3 points
  37. My opinion is go directly on the buyer requirements using template is the worst way. Because the buyers on the first glance when see you message they make there minds that the person have not read it carefully. So they just skip. Read the description carefully. Make up your answer and start writing your proposal. Hi, I can create … etc. <-- this is what buyer is looking. for. Introduce your self in second sentence. Exclusive Offer in the third one Thanks That’s it don’t write 800 words
    2 points
  38. He Now for the refrain: this chap hasn’t visited the forum since November 2016. This predates the new forum. If you think he’s going to return to give you a crappy template that won’t help you, I want some of what you’re smoking, guys. Go and spam his inbox instead. Geesh. (Don’t do this)
    2 points
  39. Hi I have quick question. I’ve done 60+ orders within last 2 months, with almost 5.0 star rating, and 49 reviews. It’s been like a week from now, when I completed my 50 order. Anyway, I still don’t got Level 2 Seller. I just want to know, if that’s normal or should I report it to Customer Service? Thanks in advance for replies 🙂
    2 points
  40. Wow. That’s impressive for me. Hope that you will keep up in the future with that great stats, and that one day - I could said something like you now 🙂
    2 points
  41. They removed it as an update to the app. (Don’t know why… 😏) You can try out an older version of the app, that shows it.
    2 points
  42. Keeps people employed. Part of Trumps plan for the economy.
    2 points
  43. Why are you posting in buyer requests section if you’re a seller? It’s for buyers who are looking for sellers. If some dimwit jumps out the window and survives it doesn’t mean it’s a good idea 😛
    2 points
  44. I don’t agree with @phantompower about a 1 hour response rate. Sellers should be completing Gigs, not just answering messages. A consistent 1 hour response rate tells me the person is just really attached to their phone. But I do agree to look for another seller if you don’t hear from them soon. I would say look now, but I saw another thread about an AWS outage affecting Fiverr on the 28th, so it might be nice to wait another day to be sure that’s cleared. Sometimes when Fiverr has issues the site fails to deliver messages too, so I’m not sure what to do about that. A Seller is expected to respond within 24 hours to the first message. Also, read the responses you get carefully. Twice I contacted Sellers as a Buyer (once through a Buyer Request, once through a Custom Request) and they responded quickly to the first message without really answering what I asked. One asked me to wait for a future message, and did not reply again, and the other did not respond when I tried to nicely ask again. The first message is the one that gets timed, so be sure the Seller is genuinely willing to work with you, and not just replying to keep their response rate up.
    2 points
  45. scrambled eggs is awfully simple and apart from some salt and pepper you can put a handful of fresh herbs in like parsley, chives, coriander, whatever you like and can imagine going well with egg to make it fancy in a simple fast way too.
    2 points
  46. Interesting. They only use fake names for the posts or do they ask you to write them ‘in different styles’ too? @miiila and @gina_riley2 Good question! I’ve had one buyer who asked me to write multiple articles with multiple names and different styles. I quoted him a higher prices because of the time it would take to disguise my own style several times. He declined to pay extra and told me to just write them all however I wished. The one that still buys from me routinely never even asked about different styles, he just said to make up “realistic names” for bylines. I decided not to suggest different styles if he didn’t ask about it and he never has. 😃
    2 points
  47. I hate it how the ads show instead of top results. Should be completely separate from those. Further up or even on the side. Currently it’s very confusing and people sorting by rating may accidentally order a garbage gig that was disguised as the top rated gig. The small “ad” text is also very unnoticeable. 👎
    2 points
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