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  1. You wonder if you can contact other sellers who work in the same field as you to ask them for tips or whatever? The simple answer: you can - technically - because, unlike users who are exclusively buyers who can’t be contacted at all unless they initiate contact with a seller (because they’d get bombarded with spam else), other users need to be able to contact sellers to ask about custom offers if the Gigs offered aren’t what they need and they intend to buy from that seller. But you shouldn’t, because it’s considered spam and against Fiverr’s Terms of Service (read the ToS if you haven’t yet, it might save you from getting banned from the platform forever). And you’re likely to get reported by the seller you’ll spam, so don’t do it. The long answer, for people who say “but I just want to ask them something, why are they so mean and would report me…”: You know, the thing is that you’re not the only person who’d do that. I often get people in my inbox who ask for help, tips, advice, work, money, my orders, my customers … It would not be a problem if it happened once every two months, but it happens constantly, and that is a problem. I have to reply/hit the spam or report button within a short time to protect my stats, just as if it was a customer, I can’t just ignore their message (If I could just ignore it without it affecting me, I’d simply do that). Fiverr actually asks users to report behaviour that’s against the rules, to help keep the platform useable (I don’t remember the exact wording, but that’s about the gist of it). For a reason. You’re harming the conversion rate of the sellers you message for help. If I’d reply more or less in depth to even a handful of such questions per month, that would set me back several hours per month, maybe the only free time I’d have. If I’d reply to all of them, I could scrap my Fiverr career because there wouldn’t be time left to talk to my actual customers and do the jobs I get. That’s one of the things this forum is for. You can make a topic and ask if people who work in … would answer your questions, then those who’d want to could do so, and they’d only have to do so once vs. answering to all the sellers who might ask them in their business inbox, at a time that’s convenient for them, and without any effects on their response rate, time, conversion rate. I hope this will keep some people from burdening their fellow sellers with unwanted messages, and will keep some people from starting their Fiverr career with a warning, suspension, or even ban, while giving more insight into the why than just “it’s against ToS”. Cheers. PS Please don’t post “thanks for your tips” or anything like that, if you want to express your thanks, that’s what the like/heart button is for, but feel free to comment if you have something to say regarding the topic, of course. That keeps topics on-topic and easily readable. Thank you 🙂
    36 points
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    23 points
  3. …thanks for the tips. (I’m sorry!) Jokes aside, this really had to be said (although I feel like we’ll have to repeat it over and over again. At some point, I’ve tried to be nice to everyone who wanted my orders because ‘I had too many’. I’d explain nicely why it’s not OK to spam… And I’d get replies that were either dismissive or flat-out rude. I understand being new on the platform (Fiverr is tricky to figure out at first) but asking for advice/orders from your competition just doesn’t seem like the ‘easy’ way out for me. Even if we disregard how it’s spam - why would someone with a decent amount of experience hold the hands of newbies (when, as you’ve mentioned, we often don’t have much time due to work (and other things, of course!) So yeah, I do hope that this will help clarify why we get annoyed (or just report spam, I guess.)
    16 points
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    15 points
  5. uhm. Not to brag but I haven’t had less than 10 orders in my queue for more than a day for the past two months (and I’m not even someone who’s doing all that ‘well’.) My point is, the site isn’t dead (or at least, it’d be kind of weird if my orders were from ghosts… hmm…) I can definitely see that a lot has changed but I genuinely don’t think the site is ‘dead’ (nor does my BR have all that bull… People looking for super cheap deals and posting several times because no one actually replies, yes. But… that’s just how it is, right? If your ad doesn’t get any replies, don’t you normally post again? Still, I’m not quite sure if I can completely comprehend your post either. Are you trying to promote your old tips post or something?
    14 points
  6. Hello Fiverr people! How are you? So I’m a new seller on fiverr.
    12 points
  7. @tammim172123 , @rakib_hosan , the OP specifically asked not to post “thanks for the tips”, are you mocking her, or are you just posting without bothering to read what she wrote?
    12 points
  8. Hi. Of course that would be a problem. Why do you think it’s okay to simply copy the text that someone else spent their time on? On top of that deceiving potential customers who’d think you came up with it yourself? You can obviously read what others write to get some inspiration, but write your own descriptions, and if it’s only to not get reported and banned from the platform, if you don’t care about the above .
    12 points
  9. Always read the previous posts before replying!
    11 points
  10. It is sad that people are led to believe this from some “guru” on YouTube. I would wonder if these YouTube guys actually sell here? Are they TRS or at least Level 2? This is not to say that some here make a lot of money and have gotten rich. But, the average seller here, and especially in the last year with so many new sellers due to world chaos, it is much harder to have consistency in earnings/orders. It just depends I guess on what you are selling. If you are in a niche that doesn’t have a lot of competition, and you are not really doing well, you have to ask, “Does anyone really need this service?” If you are in a niche that most people who watch the YouTube gurus sign up for, it will be like walking uphill on ice to try and succeed. Most new sellers who come here find themselves in the same old categories every other new seller puts themselves in. Unfortunately, the world may not need a million virtual assistants, copy/paste, photo editing, SEO, WP etc types. Earning on Fiverr is probably easy for some. But, I would think that number is probably only about 25% and that is being generous. The rest may feel as though they are walking through a desert most of the time. GG
    10 points
  11. It’s really hard to understand what you mean. Fiverr changed a lot of things in the past 2 years. It’s not dead. It is trying to change how performance is measured and they are actively trying to clean up the marketplace at the same time.
    9 points
  12. What second account exactly are you talking about ?
    9 points
  13. Glad to be here, I have always love to help people and be helped. With the look of things. Seems Fiverr provide me the two option at a time. Glad to be here and will be happy to be seeing more happy people through this opportunity. Cheers
    8 points
  14. Hello Fiverr family I’m new to the Fiverr forum I created a gig already, are there any procedures I need to follow? Thank you all?
    8 points
  15. I think this requiem is a bit premature. businesswire.com Freelancers on Fiverr Have Earned Over 2 Billion Dollars Freelancers on Fiverr Have Earned Over 2 Billion Dollars Some sellers have been doing worse, some better in the last year. I hope whatever you’re trying out to get more orders again will help you gain traction once more.
    8 points
  16. Fiverr is far from dead. If anything, the Fiverr talent pool has been watered down considerably over the past year or two. If there is anything to blame that on it is very likely the fallout from COVID that either eliminated a number of jobs or pushed people into work-from-home situations where Fiverr became a natural fit. Sadly, if anything, Fiverr was probably not prepared for the influx of 2-million more users resulting from the COVID-related job loss/job changes. My numbers have also dropped over the past 18-months, but I don’t use Fiverr as my primary source of income. That being said, this month is the best month I’ve had here for over a year. So, Fiverr is not dead by any means.
    8 points
  17. I reported the last person who copied my gig description and Fiverr removed their gig. Don’t do it!
    8 points
  18. Well, said @miiila; however, users have to be interested in genuinely reading and understanding what you wrote. And it appears that some feel it is more important to comment than know what they are commenting on. I suppose we have some Fiverr YouTube “guru” to thank for that. :woman_facepalming:t2: @bintzia, I gave your post a ❤️ even though you thought better and hid it. Last night I got my first Spam message in ages. The person was a new user from this month who posted, “How can I help you today?” Since he contacted me through my business proofreading account, I asked him if he needed proofreading for his business. He did not reply.
    8 points
  19. What is this post about? Fiverr being dead or your tips for people to make it on here?
    8 points
  20. It’s strictly forbidden, and you could get banned for it. It’s also unethical. It’s like stealing from other sellers. How would you feel if you put a lot of effort into something, and then someone just stole it from you? Oh, and is that why your account got suspended?
    8 points
  21. Have you ever thought how copying someone’s description is fraudulent, unethical and a misrepresentation of you or your services?
    8 points
  22. Nothing is ‘easy’ - because the marketplace is super crowded. I won’t say I didn’t think the same as you did for a while (back in 2017 when I made my first attempt at becoming a ‘famous writer’… But it took me a long while to get where I’m at (and I’ve still a long way to go.) The problem is that a few years back you could still earn with all the tips and tricks you read on youtube - but the marketplace (and life) is changing. I can see that you offer something I personally haven’t seen before (but I also haven’t searched for anything tax/etc. related so can’t say whether it’s because your profile is unique or not! That being said, I do believe that if you have talent it’s easier to get over hurdles like cancellations (I don’t have a perfect rate either - neither do I aim for it.) Working hard is important of course, but being good at what we do is essential (I think at least!) Anyway, don’t lost your spirit, I’m sure you’ll get that level 2 badge one day!
    8 points
  23. You didn’t read them. She literally said not to thank her. You think posting on the forums “thank you” makes you look good, or brings you orders, but showing that you can’t even read (which is what you did here) has the opposite effect. Now you look like a meksell that will never go anywhere, congratulations.
    7 points
  24. I’d say that’s a point for when you, for example, email someone; they are free to just trash your email without any consequences, but not on a platform like Fiverr, where all your stats count. I haven’t got a single such message that was helpful for me in any way in my over four years here, so I guess the chances of it happening are extremely low and I’d vastly prefer no such messages at all to such messages with perhaps 1 actually helpful one every 5 years or never. Now If I wanted to work as a reseller and resell mostly crap to my customers, that would be a different matter, I guess, but I’d still prefer to pick sellers myself and not have them cold-contact me, but, yeah. It’s possible, though, that sellers who want to resell, or outsource parts of their work generally, like those who sell videos might outsource VO, for example, find value in some messages, that’s right. The risk of getting reported still is there, especially for people who think but only think they are offering something actually helpful to the seller they contact (“I can traslate any laguidge 24 hours I do your work and u only paaay me $5 u take more from buyer u dont have to work”), might be even higher, as some sellers might not want those kind of people on the platform, basically scamming customers if given the chance. And even if we disregard those (you certainly weren’t thinking of those kind of messages), even someone who knows that they are offering something potentially helpful, has the risk of getting reported, as you can never be sure if the seller you contact considers your message helpful too. As I said, if I could simply ignore that kind of message, I wouldn’t mind too much and probably not report, however, it would still cost me time.
    7 points
  25. If it was easy, wouldn’t everyone working on Fiverr be rich?
    7 points
  26. However, custom offers can be for any price $5 and up. Maybe the buyer wants to be contacted before the order and having an exceptionally high price makes buyers contact them first.
    7 points
  27. What do you consider “spam reviews?” :thinking: I am a proofreader and I have 10 different proofreading gigs. One for letter, one for blogs and articles, one for esl and the like. Those are not considered gigs for the same services. I don’t know OPs situation, but I did see accounts that all have the same image style for their gig image, similar description and the profile image is all made out of things like “AAAA+++ writer” and variations of that. Clearly there are people creating multiple gigs and using VPN and other stuff to try and circumvent the system. I am also sure this is not only in the writing section…
    7 points
  28. Welcome to the Fiverr Forum! Lol, I have been here for 4 years, and I still spend time here when I should be working. Unfortunately, your gigs are in a very oversaturated niche. Just look at these statistics: Screen Shot 2021-06-11 at 10.59.52 AM386×610 25.9 KB Screen Shot 2021-06-11 at 11.00.09 AM918×276 17 KBYou need to figure out why as a new seller, buyers would order from you instead of one of the other 129,225 gigs that are on Fiverr that are offered by new sellers.
    6 points
  29. It is best to be mindful of the Original Post. It is frustrating to users who read them to have so many others users comment thoughtlessly with out genuinely reading that post. You are one of 4 people that did so. Are you being Told that commenting on the Fiverr Forum will get you orders or benefit you somehow?
    6 points
  30. You didn’t read them. She literally said not to thank her. You think posting on the forums “thank you” makes you look good, or brings you orders, but showing that you can’t even read (which is what you did here) has the opposite effect. Now you look like a meksell that will never go anywhere, congratulations. Also, I have looked at the sellers on the Fiverr Forum that are now “Regulars.” The bar has been set very low when many of the members are of the kind that post the type of posts on a thread that we saw above and that you commented on. Especially when Forum members who actually give thoughtful comments and help do not get “Regular” status. Really, who deserves that status more? PS: And it continues!
    6 points
  31. I usually explain to them that Fiverr works by paying per project but that my hourly rate would usually come out to around $50. I never really hear back from them after that.
    6 points
  32. No, it is not at all :point_down:t2: Fiverr.com Prohibited Services - Fiverr's Community Standards Prohibited Services are not allowed on Fiverr
    6 points
  33. Well, not a marketing strategy, but a strategy to protect you from those who claim to order by accident. I would not use it. If your packages are set up so the buyer can understand what you sell they usually will not order by accident.
    6 points
  34. That is what I thought you meant by “spam reviews.” However, I have over 650 legitimate 5-star reviews from one happy client. 😉 Plus, because my buyer was a very busy person all of his reviews were mostly the same. “Great Work.” So, the reviews could be legitimate. :thinking: Maybe the OP didn’t understand about long term relationship between client and seller. I once have a client that on a week gave me about 4-5 different job and when I finished he gave me good review. All in sequences, so in my profile it’s like the review was repeated but the client is real, not fake. I keep communicating with them until today and keep working for them.
    6 points
  35. I usually have a set rate for a software manual. Sometimes buyers inquire about my hourly rate and I just state I charge project-wise, please share the project details and requirements so that I can study it and let you know accordingly. I understand when it comes to programming, there are unknown bugs, etc. that may appear as a challenge later but for a manual, I usually get the picture after looking at the software. As for my work process, I do not have a certain time to work as I have multiple projects in the queue and I handle it according to my personal commitments/deadlines, etc. Moreover, it may be open to disputes - I may complete a good chunk in power mode in 15 minutes, etc. usually how everyone works - how will I prove it? I do not fuss over the buyers who may be fixated upon hourly rates, but I would love to know how others go about it.
    5 points
  36. I am a newbie in fiverr and trying to make a side hustle through this. I don’t know when I will get my first order but hoping for the best! Wish me luck and give some advises!
    5 points
  37. I am an expert in creating Digital Art and have in-depth knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. So, I come to create my first gig on Fiverr and give services for ebook cover design. Please guide me on how may grow on Fiverr as a seller.
    5 points
  38. That cracked me up a little—in a good and innocent way 😂. Don’t want to comment on the effectiveness of invaluable tips from OP—but personally tips like this made me scared even to think about messaging a seller here from day one. Even today I was thinking about ordering from a seller here for something I really want to get done and I know they will deliver it perfectly to my liking. But afraid to send an enquiry 😅. Sounds like a comment to me, though 😉 Nobody ever said it was a problem to message a seller if one indeed intends to order from them, though! This is just about spammy messages. By all means do message them. I’ve ordered from sellers I knew through the forum myself, and why not, it can be a pretty good way to avoid issues, just as you say,
    5 points
  39. You said it’s from 2016 but it says on your account that it’s from 2017.
    5 points
  40. If your current account is your second account the date you said you’ve had that second account from seems wrong since you said since 2016 but your profile says you joined in Sep 2017. The username on your profile is (deisgnheros) is also different to the name in the profile description (design heroes). That might confuse some buyers. But like I said it might be the prices causing less orders. eg. the minimum gig price shown is $300 and for that gig you charge $600 for the commercial license. Maybe try adding a gig < $300 to see if that helps with orders.
    5 points
  41. It’s confusing because you said: But the “member since” date on your current Fiverr account is Sep 2017. If you’ve increased your prices recently that might be a reason for fewer orders.
    5 points
  42. I am working on fiverr from May 2019, by the grace of Allah, i got level one on 31 May 2020 ( actually practically i doing work actively from December 2019 so by The grace of Allah i got first order in Feb 2020). I try my best to complete that work and literally swept come from my teeth. Not only it is my first order but also to do work in french language so you can understand how is it difficult especially for those whose English is secondary language. Any how i completed and earn 80 dollar net of fees and charges. Then i got some how the fiverr work. So i thought now i have understand it. So when j completed zero level i thought now i will become hot list of fiverr and now i will become rich as i hear stories on youtube. When i got congratulation message from fiverr. I feel like going dinner with anjlena juli. After sometime, my imression levels going down even reach at drastically position. I conntacted my friend he guides me some tips. Then impression going better. So i got offers and try to complete them. When my level one completed. So i thought now i will reach level two but unfortunately one orrder going cancel. So due to this my requirements are below, so no 2 monthes are passed, then my level some how going to normal. Then i thought i eill tuch the level 2 but fail. Now i m still at zero level. (It may be readon of my mistakes) but still at zero level. So i think it is very difficult to earn through fiverr.
    5 points
  43. From a completely mercenary standpoint, these messages also decrease our average hourly wage. Service-related freelancing only pays for work completed, not answering messages. If, as Visualstudios said above, that message provides value to me, it is (or can be) profitable in some way, even if not monetary. Otherwise, it hurts income.
    5 points
  44. I will be a tad mean here - but I have the best intentions. I don’t think many people would give you a ‘bad’ first review unless they genuinely think your gig is lacking (or they are trying to undermine you, which I don’t think would happen so randomly unless you have beef with the person…) I was once told I’m not good at something I was doing at the time so I found something I’m actually good at and here I am. There’s potential in everyone (…or so I think, but I’m an optimist!) I do admit that your account is up to a rough start but I’m sure that there are ways to overcome this. If you either hone your graphic designing skills or find something you’re really good at, you probably still stand a chance. (making a new account would… destroy that as it’s against the TOS so…)
    5 points
  45. This is the last message I received from CS regarding your question: “Since it is allowed that a user promotes their gigs on social media and promotions are a big part of Fiverr’s marketplace, combining it is completely acceptable.”
    5 points
  46. Welcome to forum knowledgeable sir, I pray for you leave 🙏
    5 points
  47. I want to change my gig category but I can’t. What should I do?
    5 points
  48. This was one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had, so I have to rant about this. So… A buyer placed an order on my album cover gig. He attached in the requirements section 4 different side-by-side comic book covers and next to them NFL athletes drawn as the comic book characters FB_IMG_1619985474694.jpg2324×2000 1.27 MB This seemed like a pretty clear request to me. I figured that he wants me to do the same thing, so I told him that if he needs an illustration of the sort, he’ll need to provide a comic book cover and a reference picture of him or the person he wants me to illustrate as a comic book character and he immediately followed - he provided a photo of his face and a comic book cover of the Black Panther.The buyer didn’t purchase the background extra, but I still went and wasted a whole day on it as a bonus (To surprise him) and provide a great experience. So, long story short, I worked for 4 days on this order, I declined a few orders in order to complete it on time, I delivered exactly what he requested initially and I did a complex background free of charge… So, I delivered the order and the buyer requested a revision. He wanted me to “fix a bunch of things” as it looked a lot like the original picture (when initially that was his request) so I went ahead and I did the revisions (Free of charge again, wasted at least 4 hours on the revisions). I delivered the new version after fixing the things that he wanted me to fix, then he opened another revision request and he pretty much wanted a complete rework, because he wanted original work and didn’t want the cover art to be based on the comic book cover (WHAT?) then he attached some examples from my gig portfolio and he told me that he wanted work like the one from my examples. (Like, why didn’t you said so from the start?) He could’ve easily told me that from the get-go, but no - he didn’t. He wanted a comic book cover turned into an album cover. That’s literally all he requested and he attached 4 examples for that and that’s what I did, then when I did that he changed his mind and told me that he wants “original work”. I then calmly explained that I already spent a lot of time working on the current version, so there would be additional costs if I have to start from scratch. I told him that I will provide a 30-40% discount and here is when it all went downhill - He told me that all of this happened just so I could charge him more, which is ridiculous as I literally did what he initially requested, I even over-delivered and then he changed his mind, so that accusation was just insulting. I forwarded this to CS and asked them to cancel this as the user wanted something that was not in the scope of the original order, yet was not willing to pay for it. I told the buyer that he is wrong and that I opened a case with CS and that he will receive a full refund. I told him that his accusation was insulting, especially when I over-delivered just to appease his needs, to which he responded - “You are insulted? I am insulted and what you did was copyright infringement”. What I did? I did precisely what was asked. The audacity… He is the one who attached the side-by-side examples of comic book art turned to custom illustrations, that was his request, that is what I did. God. So yeah, long story short, I forwarded this to CS, I told them that what the buyer requested was not in the scope of the original order, I explained that he didn’t want to upgrade the offer and then they followed on my request and canceled the order. However, to my surprise, I was penalized - My order completion rate fell to 98% which is crazy and has never happened before in circumstances where the buyer wants work that is not in the scope of the order. So yeah, TL;DR: I worked for 4 days on an order and I strictly followed the request of the buyer, I even over-delivered (I completed a complex background free of charge). The buyer then changed his mind completely and requested a revision. I revised the work (Free of charge). Then he requested work from scratch and when I told him that we will need to upgrade the offer, he accused me of some crazy conspiracy and told me that I didn’t follow his request just so that I could charge him more afterward (Which is ridiculous as I followed his request with absolute precision). Not sure where the platform is advertising, but just the last month I’ve had some of my worst buyers. 90% of the worst buyers I’ve worked with are buyers that I worked with over the course of the last month (Been working on Fiverr for almost 3 years). Or maybe I’m just unlucky :man_shrugging:
    5 points
  49. Just blocking spam messages doesn’t guarantee they won’t count against your response rate. Before blocking, you need to reply to spam - even if you get the Fiverr message saying you don’t need to - and it only takes some seconds. Replying with a simple “no” or “reported” is enough.
    5 points
  50. I would suggest to create a gig in Low Competition niche Keywords. Then hopefully you will start getting orders. Keep learning and try to add GIG Videos to your Gigs. Also, Share your Gig on social media groups and try to grab your clients from social media . Send buyer requests on daily basis. Good Luck.
    5 points
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