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  1. The forum is full of new sellers desperately wanting success. Someone has told them that you just create a gig and everybody rushes to buy it … Easy money! Of course that is not the case! Selling on Fiverr is just like opening a business. Imagine you are opening a shop in a town. You would see what the competition is doing. Are they offering the same thing as you. Can you offer something different or better. Or maybe a niche that nobody else has thought of. That is called research and you must do this before doing anything. Only offer something for which you have the ability to provide a professional service. Make sure everything in your profile is accurate. Buyers are not stupid and they will see through deception and move on to buy from someone else. Your Fiverr account and your forum account are separate. Posting on the forum will not get you sales. Use the forum to read and learn from experienced forum members and sellers. Everything you need to be successful is on the forum or the Fiverr website. Beware of what you are finding elsewhere! Read, learn, take action! Good luck! 🙂
    1032 points
  2. If you want more orders, here’s what you need to do: You need to research, understand, and reach out to your target customers. You need to Study, Understand, and Connect. The only people who will hire you, are the people who need your services. So, if you want them to hire you, you need to understand who they are, what they like, and and what they need. Then, you need to determine how your valuable skills can solve their needs. I’ll say that again – THEIR NEEDS, not your needs – not what you want. THEIR needs. And, once you’ve done those things, then you need to find creative ways to connect to those target customers, and show them why you are the best person, with the right skills, to help them complete their projects. You are not here for you. You are not here to get rich. You are here to HELP OTHER PEOPLE. The more successful you become at helping others, the more those people will trust you, respect you, and want to work with you again and again. Fiverr is not a get-rich-quick website. It is a help-buyers-get-done marketplace. You are either here to work… or here to watch. You also need to realize that you are competing against thousands of other sellers, all of whom are offering the same exact services you offer. If you aren’t getting the kind of sales you want, then maybe those other sellers are doing a better job reaching the same customers you want. You are not guaranteed orders just because you want them, and you are not guaranteed orders just because you have gigs here on Fiverr. If you want to improve your odds of being a marketable seller – study your competition. Figure out what works for them, and find ways to make those things work for you too. Most importantly, DO NOT blindly imitate other sellers. DO NOT copy-paste what they write. DO NOT steal their gig images. Be you. Be unique. Buyers do not hire copycats. They hire original sellers who know how to stand out because of who they are – unique sellers who exude confidence, and can prove their abilities. Your target customers want to hire the best person for their job. Is that best person you, or is that best person your competition? Study. Understand. Connect. This is how you earn orders. This is how you find success.
    806 points
  3. Hello! Welcome to the new Fiverr Forum! You’ll find some category changes and new ways to interact with discussion threads. You get to choose how you see content. As the categories have given way to "Forums" you can jump in and interact on a "forum" level. Or you can see all activity (like the old forum) by changing the view at the top of the page. Table: A traditional forum table view Grid: Displaying the forums in a grid Fluid: A simplier dynamic listing topics with a filter box This is still a work in progress and I’d love any and all feedback. We’ve all been working on this for a while and some things we needed to wait to go live before adjusting. If you have feedback, please leave it in “Product Feedback” -> “Forum Feedback” Every user’s stats will be reset, but they will retain their old “Level”. This will be updated in the next few days with a leveling system. This new platform also has new achievement badges which are live now. More on that in the next few days too. Check out the new “Fiverr Questions” - an area where you can ask questions, the community can answer and then vote for the best answer. If you’re checking out specific Fiverr Products (Learn, Affiliates, Elevate) you can find them in the “Fiverr Products” section. Specific Verticals are getting their own discussion groups. You can start by checking out Music and Audio. Thank you all for your patience while we get this bird off the ground! -MJensen415
    453 points
  4. Hello Everyone, Today i am gonna give you some suggestions about “how to write a good offer” in buyer request section! First of all, i am telling you i am not a pro-seller here, there are so many experienced seller here. I am just writing the experience about mine. I got so many orders from buyer request so i am sharing this for new seller so that it might helps them. Buyer request is an important thing to get order, especially for new seller. It helps in two ways. like, If you send 10 offer to the buyer daily, then it makes a possibility to get new order.buyer may visit your profile and if daily 10 buyer visit your profile or gig then you get a good gig impression, views, clicks on your gig and it helps your gig to rank.Now, The question is how to write a good offer?? Its an important question. being lazy, we always made a wrong that we don’t want to understand what buyer actually wants!! we have a preserved written offer and we do always copy and paste it. Please don’t do this! Now, Let’s point out how to write a offer!! First thing we have to notice on the buyer request carefully because sometimes buyer puts a keyword to his request that to write a word before your offer. so we have to be very careful. Then, we have to understand what actually buyer need? Write about, how you want to implement the work. What is needed from your buyer to start work. Send the work samples what you have done before. That’s it, very simple, Please don’t write the same thing for every buyer(copy & paste). That’s all for today! Best of luck!
    414 points
  5. Firstly, if you are new here, welcome to Fiverr Forum! Here are 3 useful Tips for how to respond to a Buyer’s Request that you might not have thought about. These Tips are mainly meant for New Sellers who need to make that first sale! TIP #1: Offer to deliver earlier than when they ask. E.g. if they want it in 2 days and you are able to deliver quality in 24 hours, that would be great. They will be pleasantly surprised. If they ask for a 24h delivery and you can deliver in 12 hours, let them know. But only if you can! Because, if they choose you among others, remember that afterwards there will be rating. TIP #2: Offer to work for a lower price than what they offer for the job. But only just a little bit lower otherwise you won’t look professional. Let them know that this is a first-time-buyer bonus. TIP #3: Use phrases from the Buyer’s add in the text of your response so that they can be reassured that you at least have actually read their description carefully. AND ask them a question in the end about what else they might need done that they have not included in the add. This way, there is a chance they will at least reply to that question. Some more Tips that you might have read elsewhere but always good to remember: Focus on the buyer’s needs and describe in your response message in which ways exactly you will solve their problems or create what they need better than anyone else. But avoid boasting. Keep it simple, and professional-friendly. Let them know that you will deliver within the deadline or earlier. They will be reassured. Don’t beg them to hire you ‘because you are in need’. Half of the planet is in need. That will be one reason why they won’t hire you. Disclaimer: Competition is big on Fiverr; we know that. Using all or some of these Tips does not mean that you will be hired immediately. Patience and an optimistic attitude can help. Keep trying and make yourself better and better in what you do every single day. Success does not come overnight, but it comes if one is committed and if one knows the job well. I hope that helps! Best wishes for success! Enjoy the ride on Fiverr! 🙂
    399 points
  6. One of the most common questions posted on the Fiverr Forum I’ve noticed in the past few weeks I have been active on the Forum pages is one that asks something about a drop in Gig impressions and clicks. Here is a shortlist of probable reasons for that. Hopefully, this post will clear up some of the confusion newbies are experiencing. 1 - The Increase Of New Members To Fiverr I have noticed a huge increase in the number of posts that start with the words, “I am new to Fiverr…” There is a great deal of interest in this freelancing platform from all over the world. It seems to attract dozens of new members every hour or two. This will have a negative impact on your Gig impressions and clicks simply due to the math. This is what I mean by that. If (an example I’m making up) you were one of 100 Sellers who provided a Gig on video editing a few months ago and saw a fair deal of impressions and clicks, that made sense. Now, with so many newbies on Fiverr, you may be one in 10,000 Sellers with the same Gig. That has increased your competition by a huge amount and as a result, your impressions and clicks are going to logically drop. 2 - Gig Rotation Fiverr has (apparently) implemented a process that is known on the Forum as Gig Rotation. What this means is that if you have seen your Gig listed on Page 1 for your Gig category/keywords, it probably isn’t there anymore. Fiverr has chosen to “rotate” Gigs to make it fair to all Sellers to get Page 1 exposure. As to what tips and tricks you have to use to activate the rotation process, it’s unknown. That’s a good thing because keeping it unknown ensures that it remains fair for everyone. 3 - Your Gig Looks Tired And Dull It happens. With so much extra competition out there in recent months, you can bet that some of the new Sellers have Gig descriptions that are better than yours. They may even have Gig photos and videos that are better than yours. All this means is that with many new Fiverr members using flashy, attractive visuals, some of the impressions and clicks you are used to getting are going somewhere else. You can try to compete by updating your Gig details on a regular basis (I do this) as that will keep your Gigs looking fresh and new. It also doesn’t hurt to check out what your competitors are doing and try to be better with your presentation. There are other reasons why your impressions and clicks may be dropping from what you are used to seeing, but these are very likely the main reasons. Other Fiverr members will add to this list and hopefully everyone sees enough business in 2021 to keep busy and not worry about stats so much.
    377 points
  7. Ever since we launched Milestones, our sellers have been using it to keep their large projects more efficient and organized. As one of our most highly-used features, we decided it deserved a makeover – and we’re very excited to announce a new and improved version. Get paid after each milestone - no need to wait until you finish the whole project.Get approval each step of the way to increase alignment and reduce delays.Split your project - up to 6 sections (and payments)!For more detailed descriptions of the new milestone features, check out the help center document here: https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360010560178-Working-with-Milestones?segment=seller Care to share your experience with milestones? Tell us how you usually use milestones and how it helps you get projects delivered. Comment with your thoughts and ideas below!
    336 points
  8. People keep repeating the same wrong advice - and newbies are deceived by it. Here’s my take on it - share if you feel so inclined:
    336 points
  9. When you’re busy perfecting every task, it’s hard to give your Gig the attention it deserves. Today we are launching Seller Plus – a special program that will connect you with a personal Seller Success Manager who will offer expert guidance to boost your business as a seller on Fiverr. What are the other benefits of Seller Plus? Enhance your Gig’s visibility, with expert advice on the right keywords and pricingIncrease your chances to qualify for programs that drive trive more traffic to your GigsEngage in networking events and educational content offered exclusively to membersWe are gradually opening up Seller Plus to ensure that all interested sellers have the opportunity and time to engage with their Seller Success Manager. If you’re interested in being invited, leave a message below. Doing so does not constitute a sign up and you’ll still have to go through the process. Seller Plus is $29 per month, but the first 200 to sign up will receive a 33% monthly discount. You can even pay right from your Fiverr balance. All information and questions can be found here: Fiverr.com Fiverr Help and Education CenterOne marketplace, millions of professional services. Browse. Buy. Done.
    329 points
  10. Hey everyone! frank hello600×600 2.06 MBA disclaimer: The following post/article is not an official Fiverr statement. It’s a summary of my personal observations over how Fiverr works and I am sharing because I noticed that more and more sellers come here, stating that they “lost their ranking”. This is my effort to provide them with some answers and some food for thought. Hold up. Fiverr 3.0? If Fiverr’s early days (the wild wild west days) was Fiverr 1.0 and we count the facelift in 2014 (I think?) as v2.0, then we quietly got v3.0 late last year. Without an official announcement, without much fanfare, the website slowly rolled out a back end update which seems to have concluded late last year. How do I know this? This is a good time to remind you to read my disclaimer. I have no way of actually knowing anything, no one from Fiverr shared insights with me either. This is just a gut feeling and tons of personal observation, from a seller obsessed with performance. (and figuring out how things work) Ranking is no more I started hinting about this mid-2020, then started actively talking about it. Talking about ranking is moot, as there are no more results pages. Well technically there are, but you’ll see what I mean in a minute. Fiverr transitioned from being a search engine like Google to being a match making service like Tinder. It no longer serves users (buyers) with pages filled with search results, ranked according to how well they are “performing”. Fiverr also no longer counts on buyers clicking on verticals to find what they need. It’s all about the search function. Fiverr’s new engine tries to match a buyer with a potential seller that will be as close to a 100% ideal match as possible, as soon as possible. A great match is when: A) a seller offers something relative to what the buyer is searching for and B) a seller has great “performance” It’s all about reducing risk for Fiverr. Risk that the buyer won’t find someone to hire and therefore won’t spent their money. Or risk that the buyer will not get a great service and ask for a refund, never to return again on the platform. What is this “performance” you keep going on about? Here comes the good stuff. There are two kinds of performance that Fiverr keeps track of: A) performance as a seller (converting prospects into buyers) B) performance as a vendor (satisfying buyers, successfully completing orders) THAT’S IT. Fiverr doesn’t care if you are the best designer, video editor, animator, writer, what have you. All it cares is that you can make people spend and then making sure that said people don’t ask their money back. (And therefore stay on the platform to spend some more) I am oversimplifying things, as the system actually keeps track of a bunch of interesting metrics when serving buyers with sellers. Which is why searching for your gig, or your competition on Fiverr, even using incognito or clearing cookies and what not, will NEVER show you anything useful. The new engine qualifies buyers and knows a lot about them, before serving your gig their way: -their purchase intent -buying history -browsing habits (I mean on site) -how they respond to custom offers -when they spend -how they spend The list is long, and I am sure that even if I am right on some of the stuff I think I understand, there are hundreds more variables that only Fiverr’s coders know. OK, let’s say you are right. What now? Well just like every change in life, it is always met with resistance. The new “engine” is here to stay apparently, since its sole purpose is making the platform more money. What should we do? Why are people losing their “rankings” out of the blue? This is where I will try to sound less like a lunatic and actually try to form all the observations into some -hopefully- actionable advice. When people start noticing that their gigs are losing impressions, or that messages stop coming in, etc, it’s usually because their performance has deteriorated. They dropped the ball somehow. I know it always seems like it’s out of the blue, but there are indicators. Here are some things to keep in mind. The new system values speed and relevance over anything else. It’s all RELEVANT: (performance A) So performance A (being a good closer) has everything to do with how your gig is set up. If you still think about SEO, and keywords, and ranking, you already lost the game. Focus on your gig’s title, don’t try to capture everyone, don’t use pretty adjectives, focus on who you want to find your gig. You need to be focused on your niche. Relevance is key. You need to make sure that only the people you can help will find you, and that will make Fiverr LOVE your gig. Don’t use the same keywords as what you used as a gig title. Trust me. Fiverr 3.0 hates that. Your tags need to be complimentary to your title. Not repeating what you say you will do. Again: relevance. If your gig’s description is written with “SEO” in mind, and is “keyword-rich”, you will once again underperform. Fiverr 3.0 no longer crawls for keywords, it rewards descriptions that answer questions and help convert. The need for SPEED: (performance B) Fiverr 3.0 loves speed. The quicker you can respond to inquiries the better. The sooner you get that custom offer accepted, the better. Other factors that may show Fiverr you are rocking it: -Delivering fast -Buyers accepting their delivery relatively quickly -Not getting lots of revision requests -Not leaving order updates unanswered for too long (the “buyer has posted an update for X amount of hours” notification) -Delivering before the “you have 12 hours to deliver” notification -Avoiding cancellations -Avoiding time extensions Oh, one more thing: Relevance and speed are just two faces of a multi-faced die, that calculates one very important thing. Fiverr 3.0 is all about having satisfied buyers. The platform no longer just focuses on making revenue and having gigs purchased. The updated engine focuses solely on having happy buyers. Which leads me to my last point for this article, to whoever wants to hear it: Your reviews no longer matter as much. You can keep getting all 5-star reviews, and you will still experience lulls and droughts. Because the system no longer takes public reviews into consideration, using the same weight as Fiverr 2.0. They still count, but not as much. And can you blame them? The majority of sellers on the platform can be phoning it in and still get a higher than 4.7 average. The system has too many 5-star sellers for that metric to indicate anything. If everyone is 5-stars, then no one is 5-stars. (to paraphrase something I keep saying for TRS badges.) So unfortunately, and maybe even people gaming the system with fake reviews had something to do with this, public reviews no longer mean as much to the platform, when it calculates how happy our buyers are. It’s a long and complex formula, but I simplified it to this for now: Performance A + Performance B + Buyer satisfaction = Actual seller rating I still think that “gig rotation” is not a thing. It does exist, but it would never tank successful sellers and truly valuable gigs. So to sum up: -When you search for your gig and find it, that’s a skewed POV, that’s not telling you the whole story. You should stop doing that. -When your gig is served to buyers, it’s because Fiverr actually believes you can score. -The gigs that are also presented along your offering, are also very carefully selected based on their performance. There is no “ranking”. -When you notice a drop in sales/enquiries/impressions, start thinking about your overall performance. More often than not, there is definitely some indicator that “told” Fiverr that you were dropping the proverbial ball. The bad news is that this will take some getting used to and sellers are once again asked to either adapt or “perish”. The good news is that this new system is actually a lot more forgiving than the old “SEO/rank” system. Even if you drop the ball performance wise, all it takes is just a tiny spark to get things going again. As I write this, and gave it a quick read I understand that I may have oversimplified things, or that I haven’t spelled it out as much as I could. Please forgive me, as I have a birthday cake to attend to. 🙂 As always I will be here to answer any questions and discuss things in detail with you all. Thank you! main_3800×800 433 KB
    326 points
  11. Buyer requests are your friend through thick and thin, when your gig is not ranking on any keyword or you are not getting any orders automatically then these 10 daily requests are your best friends. As I have been saying in my previous posts as well, I am not that much a successful seller on Fiverr, I just have around almost a thousand orders completed and around 680+ reviews but I can’t consider myself successful, but here are some of my tips that might help you in sending your buyer requests, if you find these helpful please apply these in your future buyer requests and write a comment down below if you get an order after following these tips. So let us begin. Parts of Your Buyer Requests: Greetings: Don’t be a robot and must greet them by saying, Hi, hope you are doing great. I mean would you just get straight to business with someone you meet for the first time in real life? Then please do greet first( up to you). Answer any questions asked in the requests: By answering the questions they have asked in their project description you grab their attention. Your focus is more service and help orientated this way. Analyze their requirements as per your technical expertise and give them solutions to the problems. Try to provide your ideas on how you propose to solve their problems. General Do’s and Dont’s • It is advised to address the buyer by their names, so you have to be smart to judge their names from the usernames e.g. if the username is ‘mikecq32’ then you should address the buyer by ‘Hi Mike’. • Read the requirements in detail, don’t answer like a robot, try to provide solutions, try to find that one line that you can use to establish a connection with them, e.g. if the buyer writes about their dog and attaches a picture of their dog, try to comment something nice about the dog in the very first line of your request, this would help you establish a connection with the buyer, and make you stand out from all the other robot sellers. • Let me get this thing straight right now, never ever address a potential client by ‘Hello dear’, I just shut down any conversation starting from hello dear, same is the case with most of the buyers out there. This is one of the most hated words in the freelance world. Seriously just stop saying dear. • Do not address them as Sir/Madam/Boss, gender identification is a sensitive subject, please do not try to be insensitive, try not to address the buyer as sir or madam, use their names instead. • Do not, I repeat do not use a template to send offers, as I said above read the request and reply as per the scenario, be smart, be tactful, you will see that before you even open the request 180-300 people might have already sent their requests to the buyer, so be tactful, try to stand out from the competition with your unique offers. • Try to make them realize that you are the perfect person for this job by making them realize that you care about their business, if they have asked a question in their request, try to answer it in the opening line of your offer. • Try not to overvalue your offer. I would recommend keeping your offer price as close to their budget as possible, e.g. if their budget is $50, try to offer $46 or $51. • Do not pick a request that has a very low budget or a budget you are uncomfortable working with, similarly as a beginner you must realize that anyone with a budget of more than $100 would most likely not work with a new seller, so roundabout budgets of $25-$80 are your target. You can go lower as well if it is okay for you. • Do not degrade the buyers even if the requests are absolutely ridiculous, you would see buyers with a budget of $5 and requirements including 10 initial concepts, a WordPress website, all the stationery items included, and would only pay if happy with the design. My advice-just ignore these types of buyers, in fact, stay as far away as possible. • Last but not least, if they have an attachment, must review it before writing your offer. If it is a ppt then go through that. You would find way more specific things to write just by reviewing the attachments.
    322 points
  12. We will be launching a NEW FORUM PLATFORM on June 22nd! On Thursday, June 17th, we will freeze our current forum and place it into read-only mode. The full migration and testing will last about 3 days due to the large number of posts as well as the multiple time zones where principles are working. Once we’re confident everything has been tested and is working correctly, we will re-launch the new forum on Tuesday June 22nd. Stay tuned for more information about the new forum over the next few weeks leading up to launch!
    310 points
  13. Hey guys, this is quite a bait thread title now, I know. But it’s true though! I’ve been active on Fiverr since 2017, full-time since 2019-2020. Top Rated Seller for over a year if I remember correctly. I don’t want to brag about these $100,000 in income, but rather motivate you. Because when I started, I was still a student, had no idea about online business or Fiverr and had to take away deposit bottles at the end of the month because I didn’t have enough money to buy them. An investment of $80 (the software I work with) and Fiverr have now resulted almost three years later in me working full-time from home, not having an annoying boss and yes, I do enjoy that freedom! I’m active on the forum a lot, I’ve had some great conversations here, got super tips, met interesting sellers and would like to give something back today (even if it’s just a little something). So here are a few tips that will hopefully help you as a newbie, but maybe also as a veteran. 1. Know your value! I see so many freelancers selling themselves short! Stand by your skills and your prices. Of course, your rates should be realistic compared to your work time, but never let a buyer tell you what your time, talent and work is worth! The client’s budget has to adapt to your prices and not vice versa. You don’t go to the apple store and ask for a 70% discount on an iPhone because your budget doesn’t allow for more, do you? 2. Stand out from the crowd! I notice this especially when I search for a service as a buyer on Fiverr. In some sections the portfolios, prices and gig descriptions are similar as if they were clones. As a customer, you tend to buy on the off chance then. If you notice that your competition is big, then think about a unique selling proposition and marketing. Make a particularly appealing gig video, a humorous description or fancy samples! Think about your favorite products - they have competition too! So why did you choose your favorite product? Work on your online presence! 3. Prepare yourself for madness. This came to mind when a friend of mine also started his own business online and gave up shortly after because he couldn’t handle the attitude of some buyers. There are great customers! I love working with my regular customers, they are awesome! But a couple of times a week I get requests from people who brazenly want to negotiate your prices, insult you, threaten you (with a bad review for example), want to scam you, badmouth your work, don’t say hello or goodbye, don’t reply, waste your time or cancel your project. Grow a thick skin and be prepared. Don’t take it personally and focus on building long-term relationships with great clients. 4. Experiment with pricing. You don’t have to offer the same prices for years. Don’t be afraid to adjust your prices to your work time, education and professionalism. I too have shied away from this for a long time, thinking that the algorithm or the customers will then say goodbye. Exactly the opposite was the case and I then had the strongest selling months! 5. Turn down an order if you notice red flags or if you can’t provide what the buyer is looking for. Otherwise this only makes for unhappy customers, cancelled orders and wasted time. There’s no shame in turning down a project if you realize the scope is too large or the client wants something that’s outside your scope of work. I turn down projects several times a week. 6. Pay attention to your English. And I say that as a non-native English speaker! Fiverr is an international platform, which means English is a must. As a seller you need to be able to have a professional briefing to understand the project. If you don’t understand the client or you talk past each other, it will only lead to problems. If necessary, use free online translators or a language tools to correct mistakes. There is no shame in it, it rather shows that you are trying to do your best in communication. 7. Do not copy anyone and be unique! Every week other sellers are copying my description, even reproducing my work, stealing my portfolio to pass it off as theirs and matching their prices to mine. All in the hope that they will be successful. But who do you want to work with as a client? With the original or the copy? I just realize this is already a pretty long thread. I’d like to update it every now and then when I think of something new that I think is important. I’m also happy about your comments of course! Thanks so much for reading! I wish you all the best! Best regards Rag
    306 points
  14. Fiverr is a place where professionals across hundreds of industries come to grow their business. To maintain a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for everyone, we’ve created a set of standards to serve as a moral compass for behavior in our community. We see the community standards as a “living document” and plan on updating them in an ongoing process. The community standards include five sections: Integrity and Authenticity Intellectual Property Objectionable Content Violence and Criminal Behavior Safety A link to the community standards can be found here: https://www.fiverr.com/community/standards In addition to the community standards above, we’d also like to reinforce some best practices for communication in the forum. And though they may not all be strictly against the rules, posts may be removed/edited and users may have their accounts affected if they push the boundaries too far. When starting a new discussion, please check that you aren’t duplicating an existing discussion thread or creating one that is very similar. These will be removed. Controversy or entertainment is OK, but attacks on other users, staff, Support are not. Keeping posts calm also makes it easier for us to collect feedback – both positive and negative. Violations may result in account bans without warning. Posts may be edited or removed for extreme language or negatively calling buyers/sellers out by username. Post will not be tolerated with extreme adult language, extreme sexual comments or innuendo or similar, so please self-moderate your choice of words or use * as needed. No personal attacks, including Fiverr employees or volunteer community Moderators. Posts with links or images showing the usernames in private messages or elsewhere fall under the same rule unless names are completely blurred or blacked out. The Invision Community forum software has the option for users to send Private Messages. These messages are still subject to the Fiverr Terms of Service and Community Standards. It is against the forum rules to copy/paste content from these private messages or take screen shots of them and post the content on the public forum. If you do not want to engage in private messaging with someone, ask them not to contact you and use the available tools to block their messages. We recommend that you contact other users only if they invite it and realize that the user may report you for spam. There are times that users may have good reason for making contact off-forum, just take extra-special care in doing so. Invision Community has tools that allow for post edits and deletions. Those tools are primarily for correcting typos and adding new info. Edits, including edits no longer displayed publicly, are retained in edit logs at an administrative level. Posts will still be moderated based on the original post, not based on edits. Violations of the Fiverr Terms of Service, forum rules, and Community Standards will still be utilized based on the original post. Editing or deleting a post does not remove or negate the violation. Excessive edits/deletions make posts difficult to read. The tools should be used moderately. You may post links that are relevant to the discussions as long as they are not links to your own website, blog or otherwise violate ToS or these rules. Gig/profile links belong in My Fiverr Gigs. All links and posts should comply with and the Fiverr Community Standards. Unapproved links will cause link or post removal. Links must not be shortened using non-Fiverr shortening sites. Gig/profile links should include thefiverr.com domain. This is a safety/security risk. Readers should not click on shortened links or links that may be questionable. Ads, Self-Promotion, Posts with Requests for Sales/Buyers that are posted may be deleted without warning. Since all users should be aware of the rules on promotion, when moderators lack time to edit/move posts to a correct category the post may instead just be removed. Don’t plagiarize. Don’t copy forum posts or on or off-Fiverr content. Links to other content may be used within a conversational post & abide with the other forum rules and Fiverr Terms of Service. Bumping and cross-posting is not explicitly disallowed but is discouraged and if abused will result in the removal of posts. The forum does not replace or act as a Customer Support portal. If you have technical issues or account concerns the Support Team can help. If your forum access becomes restricted, check your main forum page for any admin notices. If you do not see a notice or if you have further questions, you may also contact Customer Support with any forum issues. This forum was created to provide a home for our Fiverr community. This forum is moderated. Each message posted is owned by and the opinion of the original poster. The forum team of volunteers and staff members reserve the right to remove/move/edit any or all posts at any time and remove or suspend the user if deemed necessary.
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  15. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of a new beta test feature, Subscriptions! The Subscriptions feature provides you the option to either build on your existing relationships with Buyers who really value your work, or offer new Buyers your services for extended periods. We’re in the process of rolling this out and currently only select Sellers may offer subscriptions to Buyers. For a brief moment today, all sellers might have seen the new “subscription” column in their managed Gigs page. 360016072897808×364 37.4 KBIf you’re currently able to see the column now, you are part of the beta program. If the column does not show, you’ll have to wait. This is a targeted rollout in order to ensure a quality experience for your Buyers. The Subscription feature eligibility is evaluated according to pre-established criteria to measure the success of the program. These are based on external and internal business metrics, alongside quality metrics. If you’ve been selected to participate, let us know your thoughts and feedback here in the thread. If this feature is not turned on for you yet and you’re interested, also let us know. For more information about the program, please check out the landing page and the help center article. Fiverr.com SubscriptionsSubscriptions
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  16. Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again! Today, we launched our 2021 eBook filled with tips and services you can use to help make 2021 your most successful year yet. We’ve spent the end of last year speaking to and working with Sellers to help build this guide. You can check out blog post & download the eBook here: blog.fiverr.com – 11 Jan 21 Gear up for Growth in 2021 with our Free Ebook | Fiverr BlogSun Tzu, author of The Art of War, was onto something when he said “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” While 2020 was a year of an unprecedented loss, struggle, and economic shutdowns, it’s also set the stage for new... This is Fiverr’s 3rd annual eBook The first days and weeks of every year are extremely important for every business owner - from SMBs to enterprises - when you start the year strong, you set the tone right for the rest of it. And with all challenges that 2020 left us with, there is no better time to reboot and restart. As the business owners are now more than ever seeking solutions and are open for online services - it is our opportunity, and responsibility, to help our customers leverage this period with all the resources Fiverr can offer them in order to leverage this period of the year. The full guide each business owner needs with all the projects and actions they need to take in order to start the new year, along with our Fiverr Business’s dedicated version. One more important thing: we are again featuring tips and recommendations from over 100 sellers. I wanted to tag as many of them here so we can give them some love! @clearvoicepro for writing the eBook @designerheather for designing the eBook Seller’s Tips Section: @maja_neidert @mrtranscendence @damianorstore @dariaweb @brandonfjohnson @creat1vepattern @tim_haldorsson @pslove Recommended sellers @j7consulting @eshanbala @benfollett @gregling @esbolnaimen @adityahustle @sajidkhaira @maja_neidert @griffith_k @glencoeventures @dtcapitalinc @macccy @waseemmalhi @amir_088 @aqibnawax @hananahmad619 @mushksameen815 @kylier1 @pallabem @sudiptomahato @retrend_natsu @nomi1735 @Fiverr seller @vanadium1st @rag_design @skydesigner @mariashtelle @yogh18 @umuarus @mijalzagier @chloedlg @santosstudio @thedesignaffair @sbbandara @shanmark002 @raymondleo @hmailimaro @hightlink @rvdesigner @mltb300 @miashotwell @aamirsehar @vishnugupta726 @cc__creative @declanmaltman @damianorstore @yaeliroz @edoardoizzo @jimavidbrio @carrieblogger @deryano @levinewman @bingeclock @fluffmedia @alexandermaleev @photo_service @westeasphoto @seanviens @mi_ting @anix061 @noyeljohns @safi1992 @ebaadali12347 @usamataufiq @carrieblogger @strongestate @jefferyspivey @morena2003 @freelancemomma @matthewiharvey @gammelinc @maddieco @creat1vepattern @sarahmakh @mniluka @nickharris01 @rachelcheyfitz @michelle_berois @frank_d @ivilina @albertanimation @lemondigital @sickmotion @colormatics @ianmoore @mikevann @kineticcuts @jonahhaber @pickera @linarysortega @websitevideo @sebski22 @ryancollins995 @josh_business @miamimarketer @sharonthony @marthadata @agatajankows604 @socialrecipe @creativeman @thebrandninja @miggykey @sociallyskilful @prateek1892 @farrin21 @socialrecipe @gopros @wild_and_free @alexserdiuk @oleg_v @tim_haldorsson @margo_m @zimamedia @makar_makarov @thefactomike @kevinmacpherson @jacob21 @seosupremacy @localinteractiv @limor_g @pslove @miamimarketer @josh_business @neidertmike @digitaljen Image bank - #MadeonFiverr @eivanova @dvincentgomes @julilee @johan_t @dvincentgomes @febyhermawan @designer_nm @marko_h @frizenasya @katarzynasurman @martasie @anhole_42 @lina_graphic @quarternative @jendesigns942 @elyluu @girlvsworld @daria_solak
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  17. Hi everyone. I want to bring to your attention a new(ish) vertical that we’re looking for sellers to get some Gigs into. The vertical is “Audio Advertising” and it live in DIGITAL MARKETING ➢ DISPLAY ADVERTISING There are only a few Gigs active and this presents a great opportunity for sellers to highlight their skills. What is “Audio Advertising” you ask? Audio Advertising = an automated selling and insertion of ads in audio content like podcasts, digital radio, and streaming music services by leveraging programmatic audio-specific publishers. Check out the full vertical here, then re-visit your Gigs to see if any would or could fit! You can always start a new Gig too. Comment with questions!
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  18. In my recent poll, the following results occurred. 51% of us admitted “I do not do enough marketing”30% of us know/believe “I do not show up in search results”Only 12% of us have “got an order from a client I brought to Fiverr myself”Only 10% of us have “got an order from a client through social media”7% said “Our marketing is not working even though I spend time and money on it”It is clear that we need to do more ourselves to build our business and increase our sales. If you read the forum regularly, one of the common mantras is “you should not rely solely on Fiverr”. I see it posted daily and I agree with it as I am sure you do too. The problem is - many of us still do. This post is to help anyone who is prepared to take matters into their own hands and really focus on building their business. I have focused on two areas of marketing. One is mainly aimed at instant or short term results, the other is aimed at longer term results. My suggestion is that you do both. AdvertisingI bet a lot of people have never paid for an ad. It is one of the most basic forms of marketing yet many small business and especially freelancers have never done it. If done properly, it is extremely effective and value for money. So how do you go about placing an ad for your services? Well, this is easiest to explain with an example so I am going to use writers/rewriters as an example. Who do you want to sell to? Online, writers and rewriters are likely to do a lot of their work for websites/website designers/affiliate marketers. This is a target market. So where are they? Where do they hang out online? One place is the site Black Hat World (I have no affiliation with that site). A small ad on that site can cost as little as $20-30/week yet this is, as they accurately call themselves, the home of internet marketing. It is where web designers, SEO people and affiliate marketers go to find info on the best way to promote themselves. There are many other similar places which could be cheaper so look around and see what suits you. When doing ads for your target audience, there are 4 key points to keep in mind. Consistency: When you choose to advertise as a small business, it is important that you are consistent in what you do and specifically in two ways. Where and when you advertise is important. Being consistent builds trust and familiarity with your audienceYour message: Don’t constantly change what you offer such as huge discounts now and then. Broadcast a message of value rather than “cheapness”. Sure, offering a discount is ok but give it a purpose such as Black Friday/Cyber Monday, holidays etc. The target market for most freelancers are constantly bombarded with “super discount deals” and are usually immune to them. Those who do jump at them will leave as soon as your discount ends.Measurable: When advertising, you need to be able to track results. If you don’t then how do you know what works? This can be done in a number of ways but a very effective way is to offer an extra for mentioning where they saw you. Eg. On your ad, say “Extra 10% free when you mention www.example.site. Asking your clients how they found you is difficult and often inaccurate but not a bad idea either. Affordable (Money): There are no guarantees with advertising. You may not get back what you invest so financially, do not throw a big budget at something new and never spend more than you can afford. Direct: When you buy advertising space etc, it is not the time to be subtle. We are not Coca-Cola, we are simply not at a point where our advertising should be based on “giving people a good feeling” like Coke’s holiday advertising. It needs to catch attention and get your message across, it needs to be appealing to your audience and make an impact in a short space of time. Look at your service – as a general rule - if it is text based then your ad can be text based, if it is graphic/image based then you need to include graphics/images. Nobody is interested in a graphic designer who writes well or a writer who takes beautiful photos. Relational Marketing (inc. Social Media)This is the lifeblood of many small businesses and freelancers. You are probably doing some of this without even realizing. While below I am focusing on the online aspect of this, you can also do this offline and often it is easier and more effective. Essentially, the aim of this is to be the person in your (online or offline) community who when people think of or ask others about eg. writers, the answer they think of or are told is “Talk to Eoin, he knows all about that stuff”. If you have ever lived in a small town, you will know who the local butcher, mechanic, painter etc is. Relational marketing is the process of becoming “THAT GUY”. Below are 4 points that are vital to note and practice to become that guy. BE: Consistent: Even more important here than in advertising. This method of marketing requires complete consistency. You need to do it regularly and count it as part of your workday/week. There is no point announcing yourself on a forum and then not returning for 2 months. Wherever you choose to engage, you need to commit to visiting a couple of times per week. This applies to all forms of social media including blogs and forums. If you create a blog or site then you need to commit to updating it regularly. Your content needs to be consistent and regular. Some find it worthwhile to spend one day per month creating 4-6 blog posts and then posting them weekly – others prefer to write them each week. Note: If you prewrite blogs, always check for current events that may connect to your post in a positive or negative way! Highlight the positive ways, remove the negative ways! Personal: This method works best if you are you! Think like you, post like you (appropriately!), react like you (professionally). Engage with people, ask good questions, inquire about what others do, think, believe, hope for etc. When asked, answer. Answer questions about things you know about, not about things you don’t but be interested and willing to learn. In this way, when you DO post something, people will listen as they have seen that you only answer things you know about. Nobody likes a know-it-all but everyone hates a thinks-he-knows-it-all. Indirect: Do not directly offer your services to people on social media, blogs, forums etc. The world is full of, and sick of, people doing this. It doesn’t work and is a huge turn off. People will simply ignore you. Despite what social media companies want shareholders and advertisers want us to believe, SM is still mainly social. If you go around showing off, promoting, pushing etc, people will view you as anti-social and that is not what they are on that platform to see. Instead, you want to be the person that people are interested in enough to find out what you do, by asking or checking your profile. Then, when you have been consistent, people will seek you out when they need your advice/service. You can give some advice away freely but always charge for your services. Knowledge based: Do you know what you are talking about? This is the subconscious question people will ask every time they see something you write or hear something you say. If you do then they will listen, if you don’t then they will laugh at you. It is that simple. It is vital to know what you are talking about, that you research any “facts” you think you know, that any stats you quote are accurate. This builds credibility and over time it builds trust which leads to reliance on you. When people rely on you, they will pay for your knowledge. Note: Do not get drawn too deeply into arguments. It never looks good. Make your points, listen to the others’ points, be prepared to learn/accept opinions. You are not out to change the world one post at a time – some people love arguments but for the drama, not to learn. So that’s it. Two different approaches to marketing that you can begin today to improve your sales. Yes, Advertising should be done in moderation but when you get good results, keep doing it. Relational marketing takes time and effort but the reward is much greater as it becomes easier over time. You are also much more likely to get referrals through relational marketing. What’s stopping you? Why not commit to spending $50 on advertising this month - choose the target carefully and just go for it! How about you decide to allocate just 1 hour per week to Relational Marketing? You can afford that I’m sure - split it into 3-4 slots of 15-20 minutes over a week and you will see results but don’t forget to come back here too or I’ll miss you! Edit: If you are serious about using Social Media, check out This Post which is written by the only person I know of who’s Fiverr gig shows up in position 2 on Google when you search for his keyword. For my explanation as to why, Click Here This post is one of a series of posts I am doing which are aimed at helping sellers to Up Their Game and begin to earn more from their work, gain new clients and make the most of being a freelancer. The posts will mainly be based on This Poll which is still open so if you haven’t made your voice heard, please do so as the more that vote on an issue in that poll, the more likely I am to post about that issue. To see all posts in the series, Click Here
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  19. Edit: Before you read this, I wanted to point out some recent issues in buyer requests. At least in the writing section, there have been a lot more spam offers in the last few weeks. So, here’s some buyer requests you should avoid: Vague Requests : If the buyer request lacks a prompt, word count, clear sense of direction, etc, do not send an offer. More likely than not, the buyer will struggle to provide clarity during the actual order, or they are trying to trick you into doing an order you would not typically do for the timeframe/price. Bulk Requests : At least in the writing section, there have been a lot of bulk-sized requests lately. Essentially, they will have a budget of $100, so you think it’s a good request to respond to at first. But when you look at the description, they expect you to do something like twenty 1,500-word articles in a month. Along with actually being pretty cheap, you risk having a nightmare order if the buyer lacks communication and you have a long-term project on your hands. Even if the request is fairly priced, I would personally avoid long-term orders through buyer requests, just because they may scam you out of hours’ worth of work if you’re not careful. Along with these two issues that have been popping up more lately, avoid the basic signs of scams: overly cheap requests, asking for free samples, asking to inbox instead of sending an offer, requesting work that violates the TOS (especially academic/unethical work), etc. If you have noticed some other common scams in buyer requests (especially if you’re in a category outside of writing/editing), feel free to mention them in the comments. I have noticed that a lot of people have been asking for tips with buyer requests lately. Because I am honestly a bit lazy and don’t want to answer each question, I figured making one in-depth post would do the trick. Why you should use buyer requests: I know that a lot of people have warned about buyer requests, and I understand their reasoning with so many scammers, but I have personally found it to be a very useful tool. The majority of my orders have come from buyer requests, and all of them have been excellent experiences. Especially if you’re just starting off, or if you hit a plateau with orders/impressions, buyer requests can give you the momentum you need. The actual tips: First of all, always ensure that you are able to do what the buyer is asking. It may seem frustrating to ignore all of the unreasonable/irrelevant requests. However, if you receive an order from the buyer who made the request, you can guarantee that either your work will be low-quality or you will deal with a scammer/frustrating buyer. Secondly, when you submit an offer, take an extra moment to read through the offer again. In your offer, clearly write that you can deliver that specific service, and ask for clarification if needed. This will help the buyer see that you have read their request, and requesting clarification will protect you from any buyers trying to trick you into giving them an unrealistic service. Finally, always take an extra moment to read through your offer for grammar and clarity. It is always better to have the highest-quality offer than the first offer sent. On this note, avoid making copy-paste offers. Each buyer is different, and you need to customize your offer based on their needs. Hopefully this helps! The main point I have here is to take an extra moment, so you can set expectations up front for both yourself and the buyer. Even if you are not the first offer sent, high-quality buyers will be searching for high-quality sellers rather than the fastest responder.
    265 points
  20. Fashion Design 👗 - Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics, and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by cultural and social attitudes and has varied over time and place. Technical Drawing & Tech PackPattern MakingFashion Illustration3D Garment DesignFull Design ProcessCommunity Management - Community Management is the practice of managing online or offline communities. Starting from the strategy and initial setup, hiring team members, creating partnerships and monetization, and to managing the community activities, and engaging with community members. The focus is currently on online communities (Facebook groups, Telegram, Discord, forums…), but this is also suitable for offline communities. Growth, Partnerships & MonetizationManagement & EngagementPlanning, Strategy & SetupSourcing & RecruitmentAffiliate Marketing - Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. Link PromotionMarketing FunnelsProgram Strategy & SetupAffiliates RecruitmentPersonally, I think I’ll open up a Gig or two in the Community Management category. Anyone else excited for these new categories?
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  21. As a seller on Fiverr, you know the importance of receiving repeat orders from your buyers. Not only does repeat business confirm the high quality of your service (go you!) but also gives you peace of mind by helping you to create a stable income. Fiverr has always encouraged long term relationships between buyers and sellers, and now, with the repeat business score and badge on seller profiles, this is recognized even further! How it works: Log in > Analytics tab To the right of the “Overview tab” (which you already know), see the “Repeat business tab” Once complete > Choose your subcategory from the dropdown menu See your repeat business score, and how you perform in each of the factors that it is comprised of: Repeat buyers The number of buyers who ordered from you again within the last 90 days. Repeat buyers (%) The percentage of buyers who ordered from you again within the last 90 days. Earnings from repeat buyers Your earnings from repeat orders (before any added fees/ taxes). Earnings from repeat buyers (%) The percentage of your earnings from repeat buyers from your total earnings. Notice the banner at the bottom of the page > See tips and tricks on how to meet (or exceed!) your buyers’ expectations > See more tips How to improve your score: Focus on your buyers’ requirements The more you know about what your buyers want, the better you can meet (or exceed!) their expectations. Keep your buyers updated Be quick in your responses and share updates with your buyers. Ensure them that you have their best interests in mind. Get early feedback on your work Get a feel for what your buyers are thinking and be flexible about making changes prior to the order delivery date. Tell buyers what else you have to offer Buyers often need extra services delivered. If you feel it appropriate, let them know how else you can add value to an ongoing order. Reward your valued buyers with coupons Everyone loves a good deal! Encourage buyers to order from you again using exclusive coupons for your Gig/s. For more information, please check out the repeat business help article. https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/4404431241617 And as always, please let us know what you think and ask questions below!
    240 points
  22. Today I surpassed a huge milestone in my Fiverr career passing $100,000 of earnings in my 1st year as a seller. I wanted to share my story with the community to hopefully inspire other sellers and provide some advice from my experience. image1426×770 52 KBThe beginning Back in January 2020 I got my first order for $200, I was so excited at the prospect of earning money during my free time, as I had a fulltime job at the time (more on that later). I fulfilled my first order and received my first review, my heart was beating so fast waiting to see what my customer would say about me as I knew the importance of customer feedback for continued business. After leaving my review on the buyer, I saw that I received my very first 5 star review, I was immediately hooked and wanted more. image696×209 9.54 KBAll I earned in that month was $200 but the idea of being self sufficient started to develop in my mind and reading other success stories on the forum made me think, why not me? The next few months I started working with a wide array of customers and several that I managed to secure repeat business from. Creating success for their businesses made repeat business easier and with that came positive reviews helping improve my gig position within the marketplace. I recall when I also received my first $10 tip, an amazing feeling, not matter the amount. image732×29 916 BytesBy the end of March 2020 i had skyrocketed my earnings to on par with what I earned per month in my full time job and that seed of self sufficiency started to grow. Covid The global pandemic reached the stores of the UK and the world started to change before my eyes. Previously in my career I was somewhat of a “globe trotter” 40+ flights around the world each year in charge of Global Sales. Overnight my travel stopped, events cancelled and a new reality started to emerge that maybe my once comfortable career might not be “secure” or able to continue developing and climbing the “corporate ladder”. We entered a national lockdown and this was pivotal for my growth not only as person but as a seller on Fiverr. Being locked in my house pretty much 24/7 allowed me to double down and focus harder at the weekends/free time to grow my profile. Level 2 seller & Fiverr’s choice Reaching Level 2 was a fantastic achievement which took around 7 months of hard work to achieve. This promotion allowed me to add an extra layer of trust & expertise to my gig. My order volume continued to increase month on month however i experienced some new learning curves (both positive and negative) that I will touch on later. image695×871 36.6 KBOne day I received an order that has a “Fiverr’s Choice” badge, I had not seen this before and turns out that my gig had been selected to be a Fiverr’s Choice service. I was so ecstatic to see that customers and Fiverr recognised the quality of my craft and awarded me this awesome little badge. I felt so proud and continued to ensure i was delivering quality to my customers around the world. image716×63 10.8 KBDeciding to quit my job I have always wanted to run my own business and ultimately be my own boss, this was a dream that has always sat at the forefront of my mind. Achieving success within the corporate world before even turning 30 years old was a lifechanging experience. This early development allowed me to grow beyond my years and transfer skills into the world of Fiverr/freelancing that not a lot of people would have had the opportunity to experience (which I am truly forever grateful for). However the more success you earn that more you question your own value which at the time i was not earning although creating huge success in my job. In the end working for someone else’s dream and not mine made me question my position and left me with a hard decision to make. I took the biggest leap of faith in my life, during one of the most unstable economic moments in generations and decided to quit my job and go full time on Fiverr. Challenges Over the last 12 months its not been all “sunshine and rainbows” there have been times that have been extremely challenging (and sometimes out of my hands). First chargeback experience. I delivering a 5 star reviewed project, a customer decided months later to file a chargeback on the order which resulted in me losing thousands of dollars. I experienced a good few “endless extensions” these happened while working on orders where the customer takes up your time but does not progress the project forward and sometimes even ended up with the customers cancelling the order. Losing my gig rank. This challenge is possibly the biggest that we see posted throughout the community and often seems to be a lot of conflicting information about this, so here is my experience. image1123×296 29.7 KBWhen gig analytics became available once again I was able to see that my gig was averaging a good 1000/1500 impressions per day. As we entered November 2020 I started to notice my gig performance was heading into a worrying direction. I had tested using the promoted gigs feature and this seemed to have an effect on my gig rank or maybe me as a seller subconsciously as I started to update my gig far too frequently (6 times) as I battled to regain some exposure. This made everything worse and I ended up going from 1000/1500 impressions per day to only 5-10. I made the decision to stop focusing on changing my gig and continue on what I knew works best, providing excellence to my customers. Sometimes a week on fiverr can feel like a long time when your gig has been pushed to the back page but remember if you focus on the quality of your work this will help you in the long run. My advice Some may read this story and think this is a short amount of time to achieve “success” but in reality this has been a long road, full of mistakes, learning, developing and pushing myself forward. It has taken me around 10 years of learning a multitude of creative and business skills to be able to succeed in this competitive arena. Here are some key tips i live by. Remember the artform that is business, always overdeliver to your customers, going the extra mile in any walk of life has huge benefits. Unbelievable Customer support! I cannot stress this enough even with difficult customers. Remember "the customer is not always right, but they are always the customer" p.s i heard that from a Fiverr seminar (apologies I forgot the name of Fiverr Staff that said this but it stuck with me). Not only does this reflect in your reviews but it allows potential buyers to feel at ease that you will be with them every step of the way through good/bad and challenging situations. Be a great salesperson This is a huge part of generating revenue which is being able to sell yourself to clients, I was fortunate to gain these skills through my life (even as a waiter). Selling is the key element that will help you grow, keep learning this skill, you do not need to be an business person, sales are in all walks of life. Work hard, sacrifice and be a master of your craft I know this sounds cliché but its a very important element and if your not willing to put in the work, it simply wont happen. Sacrifices are also needed to be made, you cannot burn the candle at both ends and ultimately running a business is very stressful and priorities need to be set. Make mistakes learn from them but never make the same mistake twice, i cannot tell you the amount of mistakes i have made but without those i would never be able to grow. Enjoy yourself (most important) life is very short, do things that make you happy and breathe passion into your work. At the end of the day a monetary amount is just a number, I am proud of this but being the person I want to be is something that gives me joy. Sorry for the long post but if you have made it to the end, thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my story. I hope this inspires people and i also hope that it does not come across as self glorifying as this is not my aim. I am truly grateful for all the people in my life who have supported me and given me the the courage to take this leap of faith. To Fiverr and the community, thank you for always being here and providing endless opportunities. My goal is to continue expanding my Fiverr career and keep growing 🙂 Thanks, Andrew
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  23. So many new sellers come on the forum complaining that they have been on the site for a few days or weeks and are fed up waiting for orders. Some sellers wait months or more to get their first order! Don’t wait! Check out: https://forum.fiverr.com/c/Fiverr-Tips/tips-for-sellers for hundreds of tips on how to get orders. Take time to read, learn, and take action! That is the only way to get orders! Be a Doer! Try it out for yourself! Good luck! 🙂
    231 points
  24. Hi Everyone. I’ve heard your feedback. We are in a constant state of what the purpose of the forum is. Recently, there has been an influx of comments and posts that make it very difficult to have meaningful conversations. This is partially due to the migration to the new platform. The survey everyone took a few months ago showed me some great feedback about what you’d like to use this platform for. Let's get back to that. In the previous forum, we had a system that I’ll call “trust levels”. These allowed users who had hit certain and specific milestones to unlock new features and posting limits. The more quality posts and interactions, the more trust you gained. Over the next day, I will be adding in these systems again. As such, a lot of you will see significant reductions in the amount of comments you can post in a given time frame. These levels will NOT affect your ability to leave reactions or read conversations. So please, think before you comment and make sure that you're adding value to the conversation. Level actions to move up and down include but are not limited to: Reputation level, activity, quality of posts, age of account, flags. Some features that can be unlocked when jumping to a new level: Post amount per day, new areas to have conversations, creation of polls, profile editing I am not going to publish the specifics about the triggers or levels, since there are some actors out there who want to “game” the system. That’s not the point of this forum or system. If you’re an active, productive, helpful member of this community, you will find no issues or changes to your daily interactions here. In addition to these user level changes, you will see some significant changes to the topic and conversation forums. These changes will likely be implemented early next week. As I’ve said in the past, and I will continue to say: Your participation here in the forum DOES NOT affect your Fiverr seller Gigs, sales, or rankings in anyway. I'm going to leave the comments open below, feel free to leave questions or comments here. I’m also available via PM. 
Thank you for reading! -MJ
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  25. Hello all, specially newbies! Hope you all are doing good. Well, as being a member of fiverr from last more than 2 years, I faced alot of things and got alot of experience and being a member of this platform fiverr forum I see many open topics specially from newbies asking only thing How to get order? As being a responsible member or to maintain my trust on others on this forum I replied on many topics, help others in many ways which are possible from my side. But reading alot of questions on same topic, I conclude that there are few tips that I have to share separately instead of giving reply on all the post or the things that you should follow before posting a topic related to how to get order as I see in almost all the topics, people are asking how to get but haven’t implement any of the thing from the following which are so important specially for newbie and much common for the one who is aware with all that. Please go through the following tips as these are the most important for those who are asking how to get first order or since (this month) haven’t receive any order etc etc. 1- First, and the most childish act which many of you are doing and asking for reviewing your profile, Description on your profile means, a brief description of what you are and why you are here and what you will do or give to your client. It doesn’t mean you start writing I am new here and want some work and I will do in free of cost etc etc as I see many newbies are doing this childish acts which is totally wrong and give a bad impact on buyers. So, use this description option to show yourself, not for begging purpose. 2- At No Level fiverr allow to make 5 gigs, so create all 5 gigs even if you have same category. 3- Place a cover photo “eye catching” which can grab the people’s attention easily. Gig covers are the best thing to grab some one’s attention so never try to copy covers from others, always try to come up with something unique. 4- Don’t copy the material from other gigs (specially pictures in graphics designing gigs). May be this is common for you but buyers notice this alot if you are copying data while creating a gig then how less percent chances there will be that you will deliver something unique.So, try to come up with unique ideas . 5- Just mention the things in your gigs which you can do easily (be HONEST, don’t mention more than your expertise). 6- Use common search tags while creating a gigs. Don’t use unique keywords, because search tags are the most important thing as buyers use the search tags while searching for gigs. 7- As a beginner, start your gig packages with a less amount as this time you have to gain the buyer’s trust. So try to provide your service in a discounted price. Less amount never means you start offering all the services in 5$, you have to check the market value by visiting multiple gigs, just try to offer little less amount than others. 8- Refresh your gigs on daily basis. 9- Check Buyers Requests frequently. 10- Also, you can share your gig link on social sites like linkedin, facebook pages etc. It can also help you. All the above points are the most common and important that you should follow before asking for how to get order. These are things I noticed, from the very start nothing is implemented in the profile and in gigs but sellers are pretending like they did alot of efforts but not receiving any order. After all of this, one thing which is the most important and that is Time. Keep this thing in your mind freelancing is not that easy as you think. You have to give alot of time, you have to gain alot of trust and also you have to wait alot too. In no any business, no one start getting profit after a month or two. Struggle is the most important thing, indeed. And it is your business, so you have to be motivated, always! I’m sure, after following all the above points you will receive your order soon. And, after receiving your order, try to give your best to your client, try to do some chit chat with your client to gain his trust, ask everything in detail and deliver your best as much as possible. Because, first review on your profile will be the first impression of your profile. In the end, I wish you all a very best of luck and yes, Thanks alot for reading this post. Always be motivated, Never lose Hopes! Best regards, sarmadrizvi24
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  26. I am a grandma and more than likely one of the oldest sellers on Fiverr. I had just put my grandbaby down for a nap when I got the phone beep, which meant that I had a Fiverr message. I quickly checked it and found this: Screen Shot 2021-03-16 at 11.18.15 AM1332×604 73.7 KBI was ecstatic! And immediately shared the fantastic news with my husband of 49 years! Then I began to cry tears of joy! 😭 Now I am sharing my good news with the Fiverr Forum as I have many friends here that feel like family! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: A bit of background: I started selling on Fiverr in July of 2017 and did not get my first order for 45 days. In the meantime, I visited the Fiverr Forum every day and read excellent advice from other experienced sellers. I also fine-tuned my gigs and profile until I thought it was perfect. Then I would scrutinize other sellers’ gigs and profiles in my niche and fine-tune some more—I never copied any sellers’ wording. I always created my own. I have been eligible for the TRS badge for two years. However, I never really expected to get it. But secretly, I was hoping to, if only for the seven-day clearance of my earnings. Now I have that and hopefully more income and orders too! 😉
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  27. One week before I got affected by COVID-19… My condition was worse … Coughing just make my life horrible including fever… Thanks to my mother she cares about me a lot… nowadays I feel much better … I’m not fully recovered yet, but yes, now I can sit and move… Pray for me and my family…
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  28. 👏 Very well said! The forum is filled with topics made by new sellers with the traditional question “How to be successful on Fiverr? How to get the first order?” Before asking that, I suggest to research for that topic since there are sooo many existing topics with tips for New Sellers. Also, never believe in Easy Money. Money never comes easily, specially in the beginning. Sadly, many youtubers have made people believe that it is easy to make money on Fiverr and they come here unprepared, create a gig and only waste time. Work hard. Always. Nothing comes easy.
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  29. Thank you very much for the team's hard work as the community transitioned to this new forum software. I'm loving the fresh look! I like how we can choose what categories we can see the latest updates to by clicking on the boxes. 🥳 -- One question though, is the only way we get to reply to a specific person's comment in the thread is by quoting them?
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  30. Introduction– This is not a list on how to make gigs. This is for gigs that are already made that are under-performing, need an overhaul, or just need somewhere to start for self-evaluation/education. It does contain a few general-information bits, and can help during gig creation, but that is neither the focus nor the intent. For more information on any of the following sections or points, please see ‘Other Resources’ under (RRD) at the end of this post. Sections: (TCT) Title, Category, and Tags (DES) Descriptions ( IMG) Images and Video (PPD) Packages, Prices, Delivery Time, and Work Queue (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions (PRF) Profile (CPM) Common Problems/Missteps (a.k.a. read the TOS please) (C&C) Conclusion and Contribution (RRD) References (in order of appearance), Other Resources, and Disclaimer Please note: If you want to comment, please mention one or two of the points or a section that you found particularly helpful to you. (ex: I liked (PPD) and (FAQ) point 2!) Questions for clarification of a point are also welcome. (ex: I still don’t understand (IMG) point 1, can you elaborate?) Any hearts on this post are much appreciated! Any ‘empty’ or Zero-Context comments, however, are at risk of being flagged as Off-Topic, as per the forum rules. *Where does it say that?*From: https://forum.fiverr.com/guidelines#keep-tidy: AND: As as per the forum rules: Community Standards, section: Integrity and Authenticity, subsection: Spam (truncated): Thus: this thread is NOT for 20-character posts saying ‘thanks’ or ‘so helpful’ or ‘great tips.’ These are considered off-topic. Title, Category, and Tags (TCT)– 1 ) A gig’s title should be kept simple and will become the permanent URL for your gig. The title can be changed later, but the URL cannot. (See: Creating a Gig, SEO Tricks for Gig Titles, and How to Rank Your Gig for more.) – 2 ) The main category is set on gig creation and can’t be changed, though the sub-category can. *What about a category split?*On a rare occasion, Fiverr will split categories and a gig might no longer be good fit where it is. You’ll either have to modify it to fit, move it to a more correct sub-category, or create a new gig in a better fitting category and salvage what you can from the original. – 3 ) You’re only permitted 5 tags per gig, so choose carefully. Think, ‘if I was looking for a service like this, what would I enter in the search bar?’ Descriptions (DES)– 1 ) Do you offer unlimited revisions, 100% money back guarantees, or 100% satisfaction guarantees? DON’T. These are never a good idea. The first two imply that you’re not confident in your work, and all three attract scammers. *Exception!*The only exception to this “no unlimited revisions” rule is if you have rock-solid measures in place to protect yourself. See (FAQ) 1, 2, 3. If you go this route, it might be best to only offer unlimited in your highest package. The drop-down menu for revisions goes from 0 to 9, which should normally be plenty for any gig. When a large and multi-million-dollar business offers money-back guarantee, it’s because they can afford to absorb the cost of a returned good. Freelancers can’t afford to risk loosing a large sale for work already done to the whim of a dissatisfied client. Besides, Fiverr already has a refund system in place, so you don’t need to include it. While I agree that aiming for 100% satisfaction is great, there are too many witnesses and stories where offering ‘guarantee’ has forced cancellations. If you want to put this in, be very careful of your wording, so that there can be no loophole. – 2 ) The first sentence in every gig should mimic its title, to reaffirm what you’re offering to do. Window-shoppers have a short attention span. Don’t copy/paste, however: create a new sentence. – 3 ) Your gig descriptions need to clearly differentiate what perks are part of which package. It’s also a good idea to mention the bonuses you offer. *Why should I?*If a buyer is confused, they’re more likely go elsewhere, rather than take the time to puzzle out what you’re offering. Buyers fall on a sliding scale of casual to professional. Both extreme ends are the least likely to spend that extra time on your gig when they could be looking at others. Format should be simple: Basic is A and B, Standard is the above plus C, Premium is all the aforementioned and D.(See also: (PPD) point 1) – 4 ) It’s important to be brief in your descriptions, but being clear is more important. Lists are useful to convey information, but if you have more than five bullet points per header, you have too many. *Clear and brief? How?*Think slideshow presentations. Concise, edible, processable bites. Not info-dumps. Lists are easy to skim, but also a bit lazy. Construct sentences. Use as many words as needed to be thorough, but don’t use filler and fluff just to meet a character count. If you somehow do still have characters left, see point below. – 5 ) If you want to mention a particularly relevant qualification or certification, it should go at the end of the description. Your gig should be about your client, not you. *But isn't this important?*Think of the ‘who, what, where, when, why’ order. Fiverr already provides a place in your profile for credentials. It’s worth repeating: Your gig should be about serving your client, not bragging about you. As a client, I don’t care about where you got your left-handed-puppetry degree, I want to know you can do the job. See also: (PRF) section. – 6 ) Related services shouldn’t be listed in the gig description. You can mention that you offer other related services that might better fit a clients’ needs, and/or make a FAQ that mentions them, but people can see your other gigs from any of your gig pages. *What if a different gig is a better fit for a buyer?*This is not a hard rule, but you’ll often run out of characters before you’re out of important and relevant things to say. The gig description character limit is 1200 (which includes formatting). You’re permitted up to 10 FAQs, so it’s easier to detail other related services there. – 7 ) Formatting should be consistent within a gig. Caps-lock, bolded text, and highlighted text are hard on the eyes and should be used sparingly. *A further note on formatting and consistency:*Headers are the only known use for bold in a professional manner, as it helps organize important information, such as in this thread. If you need bullet points, make sure to use the same style, and that the points align properly. You should also strive to be consistent between gigs. Too many different styles, formats, and arrangements look unprofessional. Images and Video (IMG)– 1 ) Your gig images are usually the first thing people will see, and a poor first impression will drive people away. “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” *How many should I use?*Fiverr starts at three images permitted per gig, so consider maxing out, but don’t use filler images. (Upload in the order you want them shown.) If it doesn’t help convey relevant information, leave it out of the line-up. The option for three is more important for gigs that offer visual services, as this is the best way to show samples of your work (if you’re worried about art thieves, consider using watermarks and/or include your username in the image). Also don’t use the same sample between gigs: this implies you don’t have any more samples, and that you’re lazy and are taking shortcuts. Lastly, make sure your images all match what you offer. See point 3. – 2 ) Always check your gig thumbnails from your profile. This is an easy way to approximate how the images will appear in a search. *Image dimensions:*Using the Paint program, thumbnails measured 293 x 176 pixels W x H, and in the gig appear 707 x 410 pixels. (This can differ depending on browser, mobile app, or even between monitor resolution. I’ve seen other ratios for thumbnails, such as 225 x 135 and 230 x 142) These don’t all scale to the exact ratio, so give your images a decent margin for error and variance. See also point 4 below. Keep in mind that you can upload larger images that can be viewed at a larger size from within the gig, but stick to horizontal orientation whenever possible and also remember that shrunk images don’t always look as good as the full-sized. – 3 ) Content of images depends if your gig is more service or goods, but it must be relevant and accurately represent the gig. *Example:*Goods are a bit easier than services, as you’ll want to share samples of your work. Try to portray the different packages you offer. Service gigs are trickier, as you have to portray an action, so research what others gigs in your category show. You working at your workstation might be a good start, but be sure it’s clean, uncluttered, and check the lighting: if necessary wait for a day that’s not overcast. – 4 ) Using words in your image is not bad, but do some research into what makes an effective slideshow presentation. A lot of the same concepts apply (ex. the 5/5/5 rule). *What to consider:*Any important text needs to be readable: consider the size, font, color, style, location, and how they contrast with the background. Note: images tend to be cropped oddly if they’re too tall or wide (See point 2 above, (DES) point 4, and: Gig Images Dos and Don’ts ). – 5 ) All of the above apply to video as well, but specific to video is sound. You don’t need the most expensive equipment, but IF you want a video when your gig category doesn’t require one, don’t use robo-voices. *What are my options?*If you speak the lines yourself, do multiple takes: try putting the microphone in different spots, try talking slower, try hanging a few blankets out of view of the camera to reduce echo, and, if you think it will help, consider subtitles. Most importantly: smile! If you add music, be sure it doesn’t overpower your words, if you’re not sure the balance is good, ask a few other people to listen and give their thoughts. If you want to record just audio and have something else as the visual aspect, be sure it’s not too distracting from what you’re saying, or what the viewer is reading, if you go with the next option. Lastly is no spoken words and only text. If you do this you must leave the words on-screen long enough to be read. You might have to play around with the timing a bit, but for basics: time how long they take to say out-loud; this should be the minimum time on-screen. Packages, Prices, Delivery Time, and Work Queue (PPD)– 1 ) Not every gig needs three packages. If there’s no difference between your packages, you don’t need three. What counts as a difference? Quantity does NOT. Quality DOES. If you want to offer extra quantity, make it a bonus and don’t forget to add in the extra time it will take. – 2 ) Package titles should be kept short. If possible, sum up the package in one or two words. The package description should be an expanded thought, though it doesn’t need to be a complete sentence. *I'm confused...*If you can use the same title for all the packages, see point 1 above. If you find you want to make the titles generic (such as copper, silver, gold, platinum, diamond, etc.) ask yourself if there’s enough of a difference between the packages. Using the art category, for short-title examples: Faces/Heads, Bust, Waist-Up/Knees-Up, Full Character. Or: Sketch, Line-art, Flat-Color, Flat Shading, Two-tone Shading, Gradient Shading. A description for a “Sketch” package might be ‘scanned pencil sketch of your character’. Remember that full package details go in the main gig description. – 3 ) Every category is different in scale, scope, and type. This is where research and self-awareness of ability and skill are important. Your prices need to be reasonable to the buyer, but not undersell yourself or your work. *How do I figure this out?*If you don’t already know your speed-to-work ratios, make up a practice order and time yourself, beginning of project to end (including delivery). Know this will be different at each package level and vary if bonuses are involved. If your gig involves research or typing, you’ll need to translate word-count into time, and include any research time in your cost calculations. (This mock-project has the added bonus of being a potential sample of your work.) – 4 ) Always ask ‘how long will this take under the best conditions,’ and ‘how long will this take under the worst conditions,’ if you think 16-20 hours, split that into three to five days estimated schedule, give yourself that extra window of time (all-nighters aren’t healthy). *Shouldn't I push myself to that lower estimate?*Yes, absolutely yes, but you know that saying: ‘hope for the bast, plan for the worst.’ Optimism is a great force to the freelancer, but here another line for you: It’s going to someday rain, have an umbrella ready. Important see also: (FAQ) point 4. (Sub-note: The Fiverr-provided “Out of Office” mode doesn’t quite work as one might expect, which can disrupt any best-laid plan.) – 5 ) Use your time estimate and calculate the per-hour rate based on of someone of your skill level. This will change as you learn, grow, and practice, and when you’re new it’s best to slightly overestimate time and underestimate wage. *My math says I'm working at $0.15 an hour!?*This is the reason to do that math and make that practice order. If you find your skill is only at that rate, and are determined to pursue it, consider trying something you’re more skilled at while you improve your skill at the first so that you are worth more than that. This is also why you shouldn’t compromise on your price if your time and talent is worth more. – 6 ) If you want to be able to offer discounts, you’ll either need to mark-up your listed prices, or be willing to take a loss. When making your calculations, in addition to labor cost, also be aware of materials costs and overhead/operation costs, such as the Fiver commission fee (TOS), Paypal/Payoneer fees, and bank fees. – 7 ) If you haven’t already, be sure to adjust the maximum number of orders you can have in your queue at any given time per gig. *Where is this option?*This is found under the Gigs option from the Seller banner, then clicking on the gig to expand so you can see a switch and number box. Properly setting this is another reason to make a practice order, so you can get an idea of how many projects you can handle simultaneously at any time. (Also be aware of having overlapping orders from more than one gig.) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)– 1 ) Every gig that offers revisions needs to mention what revisions include and sometimes what they don’t include. Setting up your boundaries before hand can save you a lot of trouble later. *For example:*Q: What qualifies as a revision? A: If I make an error in the finished job that is clearly in contradiction to the original specifications of the order placed, I will fix the error at no charge. Revisions do not include change orders. – 2 ) Q: What is a change order? A: Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Change_order for more information. Any requests made before the product is delivered to any stage of the project already completed and verified by the buyer will also be treated as a change order. *But, what is it? Summary, please.*‘Change order’ or ‘variation order’ is a project management term: In short, if a buyer’s change to an order costs me, that cost is passed on to the buyer. – 3 ) Q: What if I do need a change order? A: Change orders can be expensive. It’s important that the original project is thorough in details. I can and will charge according to the amount of work that a change will cause, per change order. If this requires starting over from the start, it will constitute the cost of a new project. – 4 ) Any project that takes longer than a few days or has multiple stages should have a regular communication schedule. In relation to (PPD): when estimating time, stage-reports and needed feedback from buyers also need to be considered in schedule. *Example and caution:*Q: What communication schedules do you offer? A: This depends on the package, but I will report the completion of every stage. OR A: I’ll message a progress report every three days. This heavily depends on the scope of the work and the duration of the project, so it doesn’t necessarily mean daily reports, but if you DO say you give regular updates, be sure to stick to it. I will caution, not all buyers will respond to communication, so you have to be ready to be talking into a vacuum. This also means making sure you have everything you need from the client to finish. If you don’t, and the buyer doesn’t respond, you may have to cancel the order. See: (CPM) point 7. – 5 ) As you’re researching gigs in your categories and competition, look at the FAQs and see if there’re other Q&As that pop up often and answer them in accordance specific to what you offer. Also, as you get orders, you might notice a frequent question. If you find you make a default answer to address it, it should probably go in your FAQs. Profile (PRF)– 1 ) Be aware that the formatting you use for your profile description only shows properly in the gig, and not on your profile itself. Bullet point lists don’t belong here. This is the part about you, the gigs are about what you do. Experience and skill is important, and this is the place to mention that. (Minimum of 150 characters needed.) (The profile itself already has places for Education and Certifications.) – 2 ) Be honest about your level of English: Transparency is important for successful communication with clients. Because this is done with text on Fiverr, your level needs to be based on your written skill level. Even native speakers might not be fluent writers. *How can I tell my level?*These are not official, but should give a rough idea: “Native/Bilingual” means it was the first language you learned or in tandem with another to the point you might not know which language was your first.“Fluent” means near indistinguishable from a native speaker, that you could be mistaken for native.“Conversational” means you can have a back-and-forth with another speaker of a given language with little need to rephrase to get your point across.“Basic” means you can communicate but rely heavily on dictionaries and repeating instructions more than once or twice to be sure you’ve understood.– 3 ) If your primary language isn’t English, consider adding your native language to your profile as ‘Native/Bilingual.’ – 4 ) If you’ve explored the options on your profile, you may have found the Skill Tests. These currently have no active benefit to Sellers unless a Buyer specifically looks for them. Relevant results cannot be placed in gigs and they can only be seen in the Seller’s profile. If a Seller does check, however, it does lend credibility to your claims. You can choose to not display the results. *Exception.*Be aware that a few gig types do require taking and passing certain tests, such as English proofreading gigs. List of Skills Tests that can be taken – 5 ) The little 70-character spot that appears under your username is a perfect place to reinforce you as a person. *What should I put there?*It’s a bit like a signature, so keep it professional. A formal statement is great, like what you might find on a business card, but something clever or witty (like a catch-phrase or tagline) is fine, too, as long as it backs up or supports you and/or what you offer. Common Problems/Missteps (a.k.a. read the TOS please) (CPM)– 1 ) Fiverr doesn’t like it when their logo is used in gig images. (Fiverr TOS) *User Conduct and Protection, Section: Violation*Subsection: Proprietary Restrictions The Site, including its general layout, design and content, is exclusively owned by Fiverr and protected by copyright and trademark law. Fiverr®, Gig® and Gigs® are all registered trademarks owned exclusively by Fiverr. – 2 ) Identical gigs are against the Fiverr TOS. If you can use the same image/description interchangeably between the gigs without edits, and the gigs still make sense, they’re far too similar. *Section: Sellers, Sub-section: Gigs* (truncated list)Gigs and/or users may be removed by Fiverr from the Site for violations of these Terms of Service and/or our Community Standards, which may include (but are not limited to) the following violations and/or materials:Intentional copies of GigsGigs misleading to Buyers or othersIdentical gigs also mean you’re competing with yourself! Fiverr is competitive enough as it is, you shouldn’t dilute your review and order pool. – 3 ) URLs must be Fiverr TOS compliant. *What is allowed?*The list can be found here, under the Managing Gigs header. Note: If you use a URL in your Gig, which is not in the above list, your Gig may be denied. Repetitive violations may also cause an account to be restricted. – 4 ) Don’t steal another persons samples (Fiverr TOS). If you claim to have original work, be completely original. (See point 1) – 5 ) Don’t offer 24/7 availability (even if you’re part of a team): People need sleep. Don’t offer lifetime service: It’s a promise that you can’t guarantee. *Why?*If people want to talk to you they will. If they’re impatient, do you really want to risk working with someone who’s constantly bugging you for updates? Yes the client is important, but you as the seller are too. You are freelancer on Fiverr, and all communication is supposed to be within the platform, you don’t have true direct contact with your client. – 6 ) If your written English isn’t fluent or better, don’t offer services that require that skill. Visual arts are more lenient, but a gig still needs to look professional. Be honest about your skill level and remember that this is an English platform (Fiverr TOS). *Expand*Even native English speakers and writers can make typos, but if there are several English errors in a gig and/or profile, you’re much more likely to be passed over. The forums are a good place to practice, but you need to interact with native/fluent speakers or you risk picking up on bad habits. Feel free to ask for help, but do NOT expect others to do the work for you. Someone who points out that you need to work on capitalization or warns not to use familiarity terms is helping and offering guidance. If you don’t understand something, ask. See also: (PRF) 2. – 7 ) You’re ‘requirements’ aren’t marked as ‘required’. Double check that, if you need something specific from the buyer to do the job, list it individually in the Requirements of the gig, and be sure that the “Answer is mandatory” box is checked. Conclusion and Contribution (C&C)– Professionalism includes consistency and honesty, and there are many things that can turn buyers away. Failing to plan is planning to fail. Know where you want to be, research, and make a plan to get there. If your gig needs an edit, make it. If the gig doesn’t, don’t. Edit as much as needed, but as little as possible. Special thanks for helping to: all forum Regulars and regulars, forum moderators and administrators, the Fiverr Sellers Help Center, Fiverr Buyers Help Center, Fiverr Learn, and Fiverr staff. References (in order of appearance), Other Resources, and Disclaimers (RRD)– Fiver Forum Community Rules and Standards 2020 - the forum rules, in thread form. Posted Feb 2020 Fiverr Forum Guidelines - the forum guidelines, in official form Creating a Gig - a Fiverr article SEO Tricks for Gig Titles - a Fiverr article Guide - How to Rank Your Gig for Better Results on Fiverr - a forum thread/guide that takes you step-by-step through the SEO process Gig Images Dos and Don’ts - a Fiverr article External Link to Wikipedia: Change Orders - a Wikipedia article; quote taken Mar 6th, 2020 Fiverr Terms of Service (TOS) - the Fiverr contract that all users agree to upon creation of an account Seller FAQs - a Fiverr article, one of the more important ones to check out Skills Test Removal - a news update in the forum that lists the available Skills Tests. Posted Mar 2020 – The Fiverr Sellers Help Center - the source of all the Fiverr articles and much, much more How to Start Selling on Fiverr - a Fiverr article, and GREAT place to start, many of the linked Fiverr articles where found here Creating Your Gig Policy - a Fiverr article Best Practices for New Fiverr Sellers - a Fiverr article Using Buyer Requests Effectively - a Fiverr article Viewing Gig Statistics - a Fiverr article – Online Freelancing Essentials: Be a Successful Fiverr Seller - a free Fiverr Learn course (highly recommended, take notes) Before you ask… ‘How to get ORDERS?’ - A short, simple, concise Fiverr forum ‘Read Me’ that helps answer a very common question. Created Aug of 2017 I Have No Orders! Here’s what I did - a forum story. Don’t read unless you’re serious about freelancing and ready to look in the mirror. Created Sep 2019. Buyer Requests - BR FAQ’s, Times, Issues - Created Dec 2016, this thread addresses most of the common questions regarding BRs. Improve My Gig Checklist - a well-made Fiverr forum thread, created Jun 2016 (it’s a bit rough and old, but still lots of good and detailed advice) Resources You Need to Be Successful - a well-made Fiverr forum thread, created May 2018 (a wonderful and long list of more information and a lot more resources) How to Up Your Prices Sensibly and Sustainably - a well-made Fiverr forum thread, created Apr 2017 (just one of nine threads created in a series called UPYOUR, which are all fantastic and can be found here) Guide: How to rank your gig… - a Fiverr forum thread created Oct 2019 about SEO that also offers some resource links If your impressions are dropping… - a Fiverr forum thread created Jan 2016 that gives some great thoughts about gig statistics – All information is accurate as of March 4th, 2020. Last update to post: March 28th, 2020 (additional links to (RRD) section, and a few corrections and clarifications) You know the saying ‘the exception to the rule’? Follow the rule, but do question it. Know the exception and study it. Everything in this list is here for a reason. Knowledge is the ‘what’, understanding is the ‘why’, insight is the ‘how’.
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  31. Do you know why every water bottle is blue? Why every traffic “Stop” sign is red? It’s because different colors make people feel different emotions. Water bottle is blue, because it looks more trustworthy. Would you drink from a water bottle that it’s color is black? I would not even think about buying one. Every traffic “STOP” sign is red, so it will focus driver attention and make him more alert. I learned that when I was studying web design and Im still using it today on my websites. If i would be making layout for doctor’s website or payment service company I would totally go on blue with white. Ecology Party Website? There you go green, your turn… You can see color psychology used everywhere, because it’s so effective. There are artist, companies, politics that are using it. You can use it on your main gig image, so you can affect potential buyers emotions! You could just change colors on it and make your gig more effective. Okay Michał, but I have 5 orders and no time to read so much. I get it and I value your time. Below I will list most important colors and when to use them. You can read more about color psychology online, as im not psychologist 😁 Red: Increases attention, passion and energy. You can use it for: Making your gig more noticeableBring more attention to important informationsWarningsBlue: Increases calmness, trust and safety. You can use it for: Making your gig more trustworthyMake your products look saferHelp your clients feel more secureOrange: Increases friendliness and energy. You can use it for: Making your gig look more friendlyMake your product look more uniqueFind younger target audienceWhite: Increases easiness and simplicity. You can use it for: Make your gig look simpler to understandMake your products look more clean (perfect choice for toothpaste, soap)Make your clients feel calmerYellow: Increases mood and passion. You can use it for: Make your gig feel more passionateMake your clients feel more comfortableGreen: Increases naturalness and healthness. You can use it for: Environmentalist themeMake your product feel more naturalPart 2: How to choose colors for your gig image?
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  32. Hello, From the love of this community that I paused all my work to write this. Sellers, PLEASE read the buyer request BEFORE offering a proposal, if you don’t already know why, here is WHY; 1- The client will 100% know if you read the requirement or not. He will never hire you if you didn’t spend 1 minute reading his request. 2- The client will never hire a copy/paste seller with a generic proposal. 3- The client needs attention, if you don’t win his attention you will not be hired, and you will not win his attention with a generic proposal. 4- The client is paying money for the job, make him see you are worth it and you are interested in his project. 5- Saying that you are interested in the project is not enough. Do: 1- READ the request, SEE the attachment. 2- No brief is 100% clear, find something to ask about. 3- Think about your strength and weakness, tell the client how you will succeed in your strong area, and how you will overcome obstacles. 4- Suggest something. 5- Explain your workflow. Don’t: 1- Don’t copy/paste offers. 2- Don’t make a generic offer. 3- Don’t share your past work if it doesn’t match the request. 4- Don’t offer a 1-day delivery when you can’t do the project in 1 day, especially if the client offered 10 days delivery. You and the client both know it can’t be done in 1 day. If you want to be hired, be professional. And by “professional” I mean: Only send an offer for the project you can actually do.Don’t beg the client to contact you.Don’t outsmart the client.Don’t trick the client.Don’t offer 100% refund if the client is not satisfied. The client will know you can simply refund him 1 hour before the deadline.What could go wrong with a bad offer: A client may actually hire you, turns out you can’t do the job, order cancelled, bad rating.See what the client sees: Go spend $7, make a simple request, see how sellers will rush you. Be the judge and you will improve in your offers.
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  33. Businesses of all sizes are moving towards a more agile and distributed workforce. Access to on-demand talent is going to play a pivotal role in how teams continue to work together from remote locations. So, where can businesses access the resources and tools needed to adapt and succeed? Introducing Fiverr Business, a platform designed to help businesses scale more efficiently and effectively by leveraging always-on freelance experts for team projects and ongoing tasks. Fiverr Business offers: Executive assistants: Count on executive assistants to match your team with the perfect freelancer for your next project. They’re there to support any question, issue, or idea. Your team’s goals are their priority.Curated supply: Gain access to proven freelance experts, suitable for your project needs. Expand your team’s capabilities by finding freelancers with the right skill sets, right when you need them.Collaboration tools: Collaborate with your internal team and freelancers from anywhere. Track your project’s progress, consolidate feedback, and share your favorite freelancers for ongoing work or future projects—all in one place.Control: One place to easily manage your team, your freelancers, and your projects. Simplify the payments, approvals, and the way businesses work with freelancers.And more : Click the link below to learn more about Fiverr Business.https://www.fiverr.com/business
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  34. So many newbies are being taken advantage of here on Fiverr by a small minority of predatory “buyers”. This is my take on how to protect yourself, thereby reducing the chances of a cancellation or negative review. Special shout out to @melissaharlowvo for the buyer requirements section. Enjoy!
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  35. Small biz goes big. #GoBigWithFiverr Recognize the building?
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  36. Hi, I am not that much of a successful seller, but these are few of my knowledge that i am pouring in today for the help of new sellers to understand these things related to ranking a gig and SEO (although you can just make the effort) So to understand this issue first you have to understand how search engines work. Let us assume for our understanding that keywords(tags) are like folders. When you list your gig for a certain keyword(those five tags at the bottom and your title), your gig is basically placed in that folder with all the other gigs that used the same keyword. Now whenever someone searches for that keyword, a list of all the gigs enlisted in that folder are shown to them. But all the gigs cannot be shown at once. So search engines break down and show results in form of pages, like 42 gigs on each page or 60 gigs on each page(i forgot the actual number). Your position in the search result is determined by your SEO score or your ranking. So what happens is that search engines rank gigs on certain criteria. Basically what that criteria is and what factors effect your overall SEO score, nobody knows for sure except the fiverr people who made that search engine. But what happens is something like this. Your gig seo score = (weight of the factor1 * your factor1 total score(lets assume that it is response rate) + weight of factor 2 * your total score of factor 2 (lets assume it is order completion rate) and so on) I hope it did not become too technical here. So now coming over to your problem that you are not finding yourself on search results . It is the reason that there are too many gigs ranked above your gig that your gig is burried down. Whenever you want to use a certain keyword first search how many gigs are using that keyword. If it is below 10k you can use that, above that is too high competition for new gigs. Now coming over to how search engines(generally) rank results. It is based on many factors. The top most being How well optimized for search that gig isHow many visits they are gettingImpressions to click ratioClick to order ratioHow many social media clicks(external traffic that you are bringing to your gig)Order completion rateResponse rateResponse timeRatings And many other criterias that are unknown, each of these factors have their own weights (value). So e.g order cancellation has a negative value and it will harmfully impact your gig ranking. But how much value it has this is kept a secret by search engines.A few advises for you Change up your keywords, use the main keyword in your description 2-3 times as well, be creative with it. Dont just write it three times use it in sentences.Use a combination of long tail and short tail keywords (e.g. business logo design can be a long tail keyword, just logo design is a short tail keyword)Use less competitive keywords.Improve your description and gig title, it must include the main keyword you want to rank on. I hope these tips helps you. I hope these were helpful. Fiverr experts can add more to it if i missed something.I tried my best to use as simple language as possible but in case if something is not clear please don’t hesitate to ask in comments i will try to answer them as soon as possible.
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  37. We understand that due to the difficulty of India’s current situation, it may not be possible to go about business as usual. In the hopes of being able to help even a little bit, we’ve put together some tips that might make it easier to navigate your business during this time: If you need to take time off from the platform, we encourage you to use the Out of Office feature.If you need to extend your expected date of delivery, find out how here.Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help – contact our support team.Best wishes,The Fiverr Team
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  38. Right now I am exploring the new forum via my phone app as I am traveling. I feel like Alice in Wonderland exploring a whole new world!
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  39. Happy New Year, everyone!! I hope 2021 continues to be a great year for you all. 🥳 ⭐ Instead of creating a new “Happy New Year” topic, just add your wishes/resolution to this post. face51366×455 260 KB~created by zeus777 Happy New Year 2021
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  40. A lot of sellers come to the forum with problems and the situations are often due to bad buyers. I am by no means an expert seller but through Fiverr and clients offline I have noticed there are some different red flags and buyers you should avoid. Some of these are more relevant to my field of graphic design or business outside of Fiverr but all of it should help you generally. The TOS Breaker This one is specific to Fiverr and should be obvious. If a buyer suggests talking off the platform, paying outside of Fiverr, or paying after the work is done then stop… I know new sellers can be eager to get sales, but another buyer will come. Just report them, block and move on. The Discount Asker Generally I recommend avoiding buyers who ask for a discount. I think negotiating a price and coming to an agreement is fine, but if a buyer repeatedly or rudely asks to lower your prices then they are saying your work isn’t worth what you price it at. I rarely give discounts and only for loyal customers, buyers purchasing multiple projects or items, or for projects I’m personally very interested in. For example one of my repeat clients outside of Fiverr receives a discount because they’ve been a stable and loyal client for over a year now. That relationship, the guarantee of multiple projects a month and paying for multiple projects at a time is worth the discounted rate for me. They didn’t ask for the discount. The Rude Buyer If they are rude, insult you or insult your work then avoid them. There is a big difference between criticism and insults. If they use phrases such as “are you serious”, “this sucks”, “your work is terrible”, “you aren’t creative” etc. then don’t work with them if possible. That being said, if you are working with a rude client, don’t bring yourself down to their level; reply clearly and kindly even though you may feel otherwise on the inside. The Bad Communicator If a buyer’s language skills aren’t good enough or they can’t effectively explain their brief in a manner that you can understand then it’s probably best to avoid them. These buyers can be more difficult in the long run if you decide to work with them and it takes multiple revisions to get what they want. The Doubter / Prove Yourself Buyer These buyers will question the quality of your work before ordering or question your abilities. Even if they aren’t rude it is probably best to avoid. If a buyer doesn’t think my work is good quality then even if I put 100% into the project then there is a high chance they won’t be satisfied, wasting the time of both of us. This can be even worse with the “prove yourself” buyer. These people will ask you to prove your skills or quality, often asking for free samples or extras. Avoid these buyers. That being said, it’s completely fine for a buyer to ask to see a portfolio. Asking for unlimited revisions This is more relevant on Fiverr. If a buyer asks for unlimited revisions that is an immediate red flag. You will have no leg to stand on if the buyer wastes your time and keeps requesting revisions. The "Expert" This buyer is one of my most disliked. In the graphic design field it seems like these are common. These buyers will state how much of an expert they are and how easy the job is. They might say “this job is super easy, why do you charge so much?” or “why is it taking so long, I know how long this work takes…”. They can often become micromanagers for the project. If a buyer says that the job is “very easy” then I am often cautious about it. The Price Analyst This is less common on Fiverr but can still be a frustrating experience. These buyers might ask you to break down your price or ask how many hours it will take you to determine your hourly rate. I’ve had buyers ask how many hours a logo project would take as they didn’t want to pay somebody more than $15 an hour. I told them that they would be punishing experts and efficient workers who could deliver better quality work in less time. These buyers will often try and get you to lower your prices. Normally I flat out refuse to tell buyers my hourly rate as that’s not how I work. Fortunately this is rare on Fiverr. (Note this is different to buyers asking how long it will take to complete the project, I’m specifically talking about customers who want to break down the price) The Unreasonable Buyer These buyers are anyone who doesn’t respect your boundaries, your input or has unreasonable expectations from you. For example: “I need this done in 2 days” for a 2 week project or “I have a budget of $25” for a project that is worth over $400 The Exposure Buyer These buyers will promise exposure or future work in order to get you to provide a discount or extras. I avoid any buyer who promises me that the work I do will give me amazing exposure to other businesses and future sales. Similarly if they promise to return back for future work be cautious. These are just some situations and of course there is always nuance. You should try to be positive and make sales, but also don’t be afraid to stand your ground or to say NO to a bad buyer. I’d love to hear if there are any other buyers or red flags that you guys have experienced.
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  41. I keep seeing the same advice… ‘post on social media, stay online 24/7, send 10 buyer requests, offer unlimited revisions. etc etc…’ I do not believe this is good advice. But I have a question for those following it - do you check the credentials of the person giving advice? Do you look at their fiver profile? I’ve seen plenty of sellers with 0 sales, or some with average ratings, giving lots of advice and tips here. If they knew what they were doing maybe their sales or ratings would be higher. Just saying…
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  42. I am a bit delayed in announcing my level 2 success, and I wanted to share my tips for reaching that level. I received this ranking about 2 weeks ago, but was crammed with exams and didn’t bother to share. 1. I would first like to point out a common misconception: Social Media Advertising. Not useful, never was, unless your gig specifically involves social media. Even if you do get a customer from social media, they will likely be just curious and not actually care to spend money. 2. Start stupidly low and undersell yourself. They call it Fiverr for a reason. Start at $5, and you can build a reputation around people who are unwilling to spend money on more trusted sellers. From there, around maybe 20 reviews, bump it a bit. Good milestones to bump prices (not too high!) are 20 orders, 50 orders, 100 orders, and after that as you please without going too high and driving off competition. 3. Make your icon simple and readable. People always think that an icon that stands out a ton is the best way to go. The secret? Be the one icon that blends perfectly with the website. Literally copy the color code for Fiverr’s green (#1dbf73). Make a simple gig icon showing your profile picture enlarged, a large and readable description in the image icon, and lace it all around with Fiverr green. 4. Never go anywhere near the buyer requests. This is a time waste, and only stingy people looking for absurdly low prices for a ton of work use this section. Don’t even think of clicking it. Save yourself sanity and time. 5. When in doubt, keyword it out. What do you think people will type looking for services related to you? Think of what you should search for, even have friends look for your service and see what they type in. 6. Multiple gigs. Do you have a wide profession? Make gigs that cover that wideness. I have 2 current gigs that are highly selling, the 3rd seldom-seen and forgotten. Both are for music, but different people need different music. Appeal to everyone you can. Lastly, this one is kind of stupid. 7. Be more chill. The most common demographic for Fiverr is young adults. You’re not going to receive orders from businessmen very high up (One of my common buyers literally uses “UwU” and “OwO” in his messages, I know.). You will always get orders from YouTubers, young entrepreneurs, content creators, etc. Don’t be crass or profane, but keep it chilled out. Nobody is going to like you if you use semicolons; semicolons scream sophistication and a stuck-up attitude. Level with the seller, and get a read on how they act and communicate. Mirror that personality, and make it seem like they are talking to themselves, but with talent. 8. Don’t do anything stupid. I don’t know what exactly to say to define that, but if it seems suspicious, don’t do it and consult this forum or TOS. There is always someone who’s been here longer than you that knows better. Always ask someone else if you have a problem. There’s a forum for a reason. Cheers and good luck, The_Mad_Duck Edit: Had wrong color code. Fixed this time.
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  43. Are you struggling with getting leads inside of Fiverr ? or not enough leads or even low quality leads, these are some golden tips on how you can promote your Fiverr gig page and drive even more clients each day in no time! these are proven methods that helped me get my gig ranking to the top page in less then 7 days so please make sure to check them all, and if you find this helpful please like the topic and comment on the comment section 1 - using Facebook? as we know Fiverr is promoting their commercials mainly on Facebook and some google partners ( youtube, google ads, etc ) you can attract clients by simply linking your profile on Fiverr Facebook page liked audience as these are increasing continually 2- other method is to use the Facebook search function for hashtags related to Fiverr ( you can type #fiverr, #fiverrfreelancer, etc ) once someone is posting a question or looking for a service on Fiverr you can link your Fiverr gig page and land an instant client in not time 3- make your gig social media friendly: you can improve your profile page by linking to your Facebook account. Fiverr is favoriting profiles with social media proofs as these are helping to better rank your gig and getting high authority social media backlinks 4- get in touch with your followers on social media and ask them if they will be interested in your gig on Fiverr, you simply link you profile page, and please never ask for fake reviews as these are against the Fiverr’s terms of services 5- promote and promote: use a free promotion on blog posts related to your niche and link to your profile? you can find a variety of forums where people are offering services, Fiverr has already gained a wide reputation so just simply asking to use Fiverr will cut out all the hassle for you and land you quick bucks !! thanks
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  44. For those who missed our big worldwide debut on television, here is the full ad. We showed a 30 second version of this during the game.
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  45. One piece of advice commonly given to new sellers is to send buyers an offer over buyer requests. However, often people ask how to send a good offer. Here are some tips I compiled from others and from my own experience. -Make sure to add a friendly greeting -Offer a special deal to the customer that they wouldn’t get otherwise -Make sure your grammar and spelling is top-notch -DO NOT use the same offer letter for every customer. You want to customize the offers to their needs. -Add relevant experience and info -Don’t make it too long; bullet points are a good idea -Invite them to send you a message if they are interested -Leave a closing signature The main thing is to make sure you stand out from all the other sellers who send offers to the prospective buyer. Best luck guys!
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  46. Sure feels exciting, hopefully we’ll all soon figure out how things work!
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  47. Hi friends, I am new in fiverr forum. Please welcome me.
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  48. Alright, I'm gonna share some tips that might help you to increase your rate of getting contacted by buyers from buyer request. As you know we just can send 10 buyer request per day so you have to be careful about the sending limit, Let's jump into detail below. 1. Keep scrolling the buyer request page and read every request's two or three lines to understand if the job is for you. Check how many people already sent buyer request on the it. Check the buyer budget (If he or she mention about fixed budget). 2. Read the request carefully. Try to understand what actually the buyer looking for. Read the full buyer request firstly and understand what the buyer want from you. In one word you have to know what you have to do. Maybe there some communication gap in what the buyer asking for but as it will be related to your work you should understand the buyers mind. Think if you can do the job or not. If you are confident about the job then apply for it. If you think you can't do the job please don't waste your daily buyer request limit. 3. When you got something you can do where less people applied for the the job already and the budget looks solid for you then just go ahead and write your proposal on the request. Make sure what you have to write to convert the buyer into profit. 4. Start the conversion with "Hey, Hi, Hello" do not mention Sir/Madam something like that. Tell them that you have read the request carefully and know what to do also mention you understood the thing they are looking for and you are confident to do it for them. Don't forget to share the idea about how you will do the work. Like how you will start, what tools you will use, what will be better etc. 5. Finish the application with any questions. Ask the buyer more about the plan or if you have any confusion or anything else just make an escape that the buyer must response to you. Lastly, be solid about your budget. Make the buyer understand about why you are going to charge him\her. Hope this tips will help you to write your buyer request more effective. Cheers Jakeya
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  49. I see a lot of advice that encourages the freelance tropes - the idea that we’re all workaholic night owls, perpetually hunched over keyboards, waiting at the beck and call of potential clients. Never log out… Always be agreeable to clients… Give free samples or mock ups… Answer right away… If you needed an experienced professional to give you permission, in plain words, here it is: it’s okay to be a human being. Never give out free work. No samples. No mockups. Period. That’s what your portfolio is for! If they can’t judge the quality and capability of your work from your portfolio, they’re likely going to be a pain anyway. (Editing to add: make sure your portfolio DOES reflect your capability, though - if it’s just an image with some text like “I do X, Y, and Z!” and there are no pictures of your actual work, change that. If a client can’t see your work within a few seconds, statistically you’ve probably already lost them!) Do not offer discounts or give in to buyers begging for one because they’re a “start up.” You were a start up too, and no one paid you more because you were new, right? Don’t give them something they’d never extend to you. No arbitrary discounts, especially for new clients asking “can you just…” or promising future work. Spoiler alert: that future work, if it even manifests, is going to be expected at the lower rate. You wouldn’t let your boss at a conventional job just randomly pay you less per hour because they felt like it, right? So don’t do it here. Do not feel bad about taking days where you don’t schedule work or respond to messages. In conventional jobs, people don’t “swing by the office” to see if they can work on something - they enjoy their days off and use them to get personal things accomplished. Do that. Your sanity will thank you. Some clients are going to be in different time zones. Answer when it’s appropriate for your time zone. Otherwise, you’re setting up a precedent of answering questions at 3am in your time and the client’s going to get testy when that’s not the norm. Value yourself, your time, and your work - a freelancer is no different than any other worker, and we deserve the same dignity and consideration as those “protected” under a conventional job. It may mean we have to be a little more firm about boundaries with clients, but you can do so while remaining polite and businesslike. I reject at least 2 or 3 jobs every day because I know in my heart they’re a poor fit, either price-wise, effort-wise, or expectation-wise. I just steer those clients back to the Fiverr marketplace and explain there’s a ton of talent that would suit their needs better than me, and they’re all ready to work.
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  50. Fiverr is one of the largest job sites on earth. In such a huge market, there will be good and bad people. Therefore, it’s essential to be careful with who you work with. Freelancers are business people earning a living, helping buyers meet their project needs. Fiverr must have anticipated that people would try to game the system and has put in place Terms Of Service (TOS) to keep buyers and sellers in check. However, for some people, rules don’t matter. They would do everything to take advantage of any loophole to cheat others. After five years of working on Fiverr, I have observed three key areas some buyers take advantage of sellers for a scam. If you are a new seller on the platform, here below are four red flags to avoid being scammed on Fiverr. Promising a 5-star rating Any buyer who talked you into accepting a job at his dictated price on the promise of 5-star and an excellent review is dubious! In the first place, influencing the rating system is against the Fiverr TOS. But in any case, you should not accept a job because of a 5-star promise. Promising more jobs Are you kidding? Do you need the guru to tell you that only a quality job can guarantee you more jobs? Now, the buyer who doesn’t want to pay you the right amount would push the bait of more jobs. Please don’t fall for it! A buyer should deal with you on the quality of service you render, not on the assurance of more jobs. Threatening to report you to Fiverr if you don’t accept his offer I have seen this quite a lot! Some would even boast Fiverr gig is $5 flat! Well, I know that when there is a dispute between buyer and seller, it’s mostly in favor of the buyer; this has made some dubious buyers use it against inexperienced sellers to get cheap jobs from the seller. As long as you follow Fiverr TOS, fear not! Asking for a test job I think Fiverr has secured both buyers’ and sellers’ interests in any transaction. Whether a seller likes it or not, when a buyer is not satisfied, they can get a refund. So where is test job coming from? The Truth is the dubious buyers use this method to get a professional job done without paying for it. Imagine a buyer who needs an article written; he contacted the first seller to write a test on a given topic. After that, he moved to another proof-reader to edit the content as a test. He got his job done by moving from one seller to the other. Never accept a test job from any prospective client. If they want to work with you, let the order be placed and deal with it. Working on Fiverr is cool, and it has been my primary source of income for the past years. But, at different times, I have been scammed because I didn’t know how things work! Therefore you need to understand how the system works. As a seller, this is your job. Treat it as a business and learn how to survive on the platform. I hope this helps! Thanks for reading.
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