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  1. It’s better to just follow the system in place. It protects you and the buyers. The other way doesn’t protect you at all. Plus you’re giving buyers an expectation of receiving work before paying. Fiverr is not a fan of that. One day you may be out of luck without pay. Then what? The seller can move on and ask a hundred others sellers for that same experience. And you’ll be out the dough. Honestly, other sellers who are following Fiverr’s TOS would not appreciate having to clean up that mess.
  2. Yas! Think of your gigs like an advertisement. Do you want one ad or a few ads in the marketplace? It would be in your best interest to expand even so now with the influx of new sellers. Even if you have one winning gig, you can promote other gigs to build up brand identity. I tend to get people who want to buy my main gig but they’ll contact me through another gig I have. It works! Also, within each gig be sure to max out your 3 packages. Give your buyers options. You got this!
  3. That sounds about right. Or maybe he has to make rent cause he’s short $450. 😬
  4. That’s good. Yes, you can switch between the two payment options.
  5. Unfortunately some people only use PayPal so… That’s a problem. I was checking my funds to withdraw $$ on Monday, I do hope they fix it by then. I can’t see this taking a few days… Gotcha. Are you saying you don’t have access to another payment option? I see 3 available options. Sure, our preferred way through PP may not be available, but come Monday if it isn’t fixed how will you pivot?
  6. Agreed! Also, super glad Fiverr provides other alternatives. Otherwise, I couldn’t imagine waiting for a paper check. lol
  7. Thank you for clarifying! I understand. 🙂
  8. Thanks for letting us know. Should we select another option to withdraw funds in the meantime? Or sit tight till Paypal is worked out?
  9. This is a good idea. Like the others said ☝️ you can download that app/extension. Or you can just check your computer settings. Most newish computers come with that feature. Same for mobile phones. Android has a blue light filter option built in.
  10. I get most messages now that do not come from my gig pages. I have no idea how people find me. It’s really strange after all this time when I’m still in the dark about that. Oh my that’s interesting. :o Hopefully you’ll solve that mystery soon.
  11. Congrats on your new journey on Fiverr! You have an awesome genuine presence and I’m sure it will take you far. May I suggest for your “self isolation” gig that you try changing up the keyword to covid 19. You can always test it out with other keywords too if you are not receiving a response. Be sure to share your gigs on your social channels, your email list and/or clients you have worked with in the past. It takes a bit of patience to grow here on Fiverr but in the meantime try to consume as much information on Fiverr’s blogs and podcast, as well as the forum. Wishing you the best!
  12. Hi 👋 I’m a social media advertiser going on 7 years. Honestly, organic marketing is going to be difficult in the marketplace right now since Facebook, Insta and most social advertising platforms are losing a big chunk of ad revenue. So what that means if you choose to work on those social sites, your best bet is to invest in paid advertising. If you go on the marketing route you can find social influencers to collab with, but those peeps require payment usually. You can try posting on forums, but that can get tricky, you will have to read the policies for those sites. You can also start a blog but it could take years to see a return. Stock trading or bitcoin promotions are not my speciality but thought to bring some perspective from an advertising/marketing point of view.
  13. So true, I have no idea myself. I don’t think I’ve ever received a message in the last 7 years such as, “hey saw you on the forum want to work on my project?” But again I don’t advertise my gigs here. It’s possible, but I’m not aware of it. It would be cool if Fiverr could track that, and maybe share on the order page or inbox some blip of info that person came straight from the forum to make a purchase.
  14. Honestly, Fiverr is the best site. You can share your gigs on your social media channels, to your email list, family/friends, word of mouth and so on. In terms of other 3rd party sites, good luck, most require some form of paid advertising. You can always start a blog but that could take years to build up. There are no tricks with Fiverr. The best way to find success on this platform is to master it like a good student would. Fiverr offers a ton of resources from their podcast to blogs, plus this forum. Fiverr puts it all out there for us sellers to succeed. If you want to become a better seller I suggest increasing your knowledge, start reading and/or podcast education. Then test what you read or listening too.
  15. Love this video! Makes it feel a bit more real when you see our Fiverr fam in action. It’s comforting to know we are all in this together.
  16. Hello 🖐️ What an interesting time we are in as a global economy. In my neck of the woods on the east coast beaches are closed, stores readily running out of supplies, business are shutting down everyday, police are breaking up beach parties, others getting on social media telling their friends to dine out. Not much of a spread yet but a well know aerospace facility in my town just got a case of covid-19 and havent shut down. That facility employees hundreds of engineers. I live next door to an Airbnb for outatowners only. I don’t understand why people are traveling out of state/country right now. I’m afraid many are not taking this virus seriously. In terms of Fiverr, it’s slowed down a bit but steady. I’m thankful we have the opportunity to work safely from home. THANK YOU Micha and the Fiverr team for building this place for us!! I ended up here during the last recession so I know we are likely in for some hard times ahead but together we can overcome this!
  17. Good question. For those who work a traditional sticks & bricks job they likely will not be able to clock into work come soon. For those employers who can swiftly shift to online work for thier employees it may work. For some businesses they won’t have the opportunity to do thier job online. Then what? Think about it, if you are sitting at home how will you make money to survive? I think people will run to freelancing companies, such as Fiverr seeking opportunities to make extra cash. We work globally here, so we have the opportunity to reach buyers all over the world. As we peak into coronavirus there may be slow times for sellers. But the main concern is disruption to our Fiverr staff who operates our infrastructure. Without them we as sellers and buyers can’t succeed. But I think staff will be fine cause of how this company is already built to work online.
  18. Good question. I dont think so. Sales fluctuate as a norm. Personally I think the coronavirus will a push more sellers to join Fiverr seeking extra cash just like the '08 recession. That’s how I ended up joining Fiverr. Best decision ever!
  19. Very nice tip. Thank you so much. That will definitely save me time. That’s exactly what I’m doing since I started to receive all these wonderful tips and comments. @gopros I totally agree. Thank you so much for your insignts. You’re most welcome. 🙂 Glad you’re implementing the new ideas from our community. It only gets better from here!
  20. I empathize with you. As a TRS, it can be annoying to get these type of requests often. Here are my thoughts regarding your situation. a) People don’t even answer; ---- > Let them go. Be okay with that, not every buyer does it on purpose. Sometimes life just gets in the way. If you know who your niche audience is, speak to them in a way that resonates with “that group of people.” The buyers that are meant to work with you will find YOU for sure. b) People just want a quotation but are not available to actually discuss the project; ---->What I typically do is give a quote like this. “My services start at…” Don’t give a firm quote till you have all the info to make that decision. c) People offer 20-30% of my quotation and demand even more work to be done, for free. —> If this is before the order starts, I usually say " Thanks for the offer but my Package starts at …I’ll have to pass on this project but feel free to check out other sellers who can better help." Be firm. Copy/paste, repeat if they dont get it. I understand other sellers have addressed this before but I think its good to use the power of NO to your advantage. Think about it from a sales perspective the power of NO helps you to manage distractions and time wasters more efficiently. Making more room for you to focus on the right buyers.
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