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cristiscutaru

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  1. You all raise the communication issue and that’s where the main problem is. Sorry about the constant parallels to McDonald’s, but imagine those employees spending so much time in communicating with the customer: it wouldn’t be fast food delivery anymore. So, if we know the issue, there are ways to cut it off. The clock could simply start after the proper requirements, and stop before any potential revision. All I’m saying is it is feasible. The previous feature was not properly implemented, from what you all say.
  2. Fully understand. I just tested an idea here, that’s all. Good to hear other opinions, they were all good… However, my feeling is someone (Fiverr or not) will implement this faster than we think. Delivery time is totally feasible (Fiverr proved it), people pay big bucks for it, we just need a better infrastructure for both sellers and buyers.
  3. You actually confirmed what I said, that people will always pay big bucks for (much) faster delivery - and we all know it 🙂 There should be a search filter for fast services, and we have none today. I’d also bet there are so many people willing to take a risk (and pay the price if they don’t deliver in time). And yes, we could eventually say one hour since the clock starts, after you get the requirements and you start working on the order. There could be provisions as well for the revisions. But, to keep it simple, I’d still stick with one hour overall (if you make things complex, people will not buy them). There are gigs usually delivered in just 5-10 minutes, and I personally could well live with the overhead and risk of the communication. PS: anyone here watched “The Founder (2016)”? It’s the history of McDonald’s, a huge lesson in history. Highly recommended.
  4. do not exclude the possibility the guy is making fun of us. just saying…
  5. Yes, I remember that one It also had have restrictions, can’t recall which one exactly but you had to reply within 5 min I think otherwise if you miss it a couple of times you will be blocked from using this feature for some time. Something like that. It was in beta back then but I didn’t even notice when it disappeared. I tried to use it in my early days on fiverr but it didn’t really work for me. Interesting. Could you tell why? 5 minutes reaction time could make sense after all. That’s what buyers expect when they pick-up such service. I truly find it very similar to a McDonald’s kind of service, but in the world of gigs. Some people could be skeptical or make fun now, but I am sure this would be one next stage sometimes in the near future 🙂
  6. guys, thanks a lot for the feedback (it is great info, I didn’t know!), but please read my first comment. (1) The filter I talk about would make a huge difference from what you described. This would be for a buyer like “ok, let’s see what gigs I can get in just one hour”. And make a search with this filter on. (2) And the seller would be fully responsible to deliver in 1h, the same way he does it now, in 1 or 2 days.
  7. In theory you are right, but I discover on Fiverr more and more 100% subjective services where people leave plenty of 5-star reviews. They simply don’t care about “deliverables”, it’s all about how they feel. Any idea how many people offer “Distance Reiki” on Fiverr and make good money out of it? I know about the subject because I’ve recently built a site for Reiki and I had to prepare myself (I’ll be a Reiki Master soon :)). But Distance Reiki, believe it or not, is just like praying for someone for a few minutes from where you are. The difference is you rather send “positive energy”, following a different ritual… And people are paying for this!
  8. Both in your images and at the beginning of your gigs you start with “Word to PDF” and “PDF to Word” conversions. What’s that? PS: I was just trying to help and make you aware your gigs may send a wrong message.
  9. It’s very different what I said. Imagine you’re a potential buyer, but you need your gig ASAP. However, you would know Fiverr offers also a filter with online sellers that can serve you right away. This filter would display in the search result pages only: online sellers (who are available to start this work right away)the gigs that have this extra (for an additional price, of course)So: it would be great for the buyer (I know sooo many people who would love fast food gigs :)) + great for the seller. (Plus great for Fiverr, I think :)) PS: Who doesn’t honor this will pay the price, as usual. That’s the risk for the seller, whether it’s about one day, two or …one hour. But plenty of gigs CAN and ARE actually delivered in even less time.
  10. fyi, I just wrote a post, asking why a “Deliver in one hour when online” gig extra wouldn’t be possible on Fiverr. Lots of clients would enjoy it.
  11. Few years ago I was looking for a logo, a video and some other small gigs, but delivered ASAP (I was building a website for some customer). But such services are not possible on Fiverr, even today, and I just wonder why. They would be rather easy to implement. With a filter for those online sellers who would choose to offer such a gig extra (I know I would). Any opinion why such a thing won’t work? Or if you already had such a discussion in the past? Just curious…
  12. I’m so much with you here, I’ve been thinking the same thing. What if it’s 3am in your country when someone places an order? you also get a bad average response time of 4h just because you get some sleep? this factor should take into account where you live! and the customer should be told “do not disturb” until Xam. When the countdown should actually start.
  13. you need more work on your gig packages. for instance, you have e-commerce in all, but you start offering an online store only in Standard.
  14. I’m a bit confused: two of your gigs are mainly about conversions between PDF and Word. But Word can actually load and save both format types… What did I miss?
  15. Stories like this have usually two sides, here we heard yours. I’ll say nothing more just based on this… However, talking about OTHER big tech companies, I’ve seen lately a similar somehow compulsive and aggressive behavior to shut people down quickly out of nothing. They are no longer patient and yes, they sometimes say they just “suspend” you, but you can not even ask them why. Most of the time they kind of invested in technologies to do this. Many no longer invest properly in Customer Support, and have not enough real people, as salaries cost big money. You talk to chatbots or you simply have no way to contact them anymore.And soon, with the AI, everything will become even more artificial and impersonal. Imagine this forum populated 50% by artificial robots ;). And most of the time you’ll talk to them. It’s coming, people, don’t laugh… When Siri and Alexa are becoming our best friends, we’re in trouble…
  16. Not sure if that’s the same issue, but my numbers don’t make sense to me: The number of Active is always higher that what I see in the listN offers left today is also higher, and different.Later Edit: https://sellers.fiverr.com/en/article/submitting-offers-to-buyer-requests Not 100% sure, but it looks like: They send you only a limited number of requests, what they decide as relevant“Left today” means max limit of offers you can still make during the day, as there is a quota
  17. This is not true. It once was, but starting out offering gigs at $5 is, one of the fastest ways to fail on Fiverr these days. It might work for a while. However, this strategy is not sustainable in the long-term. Fiverr gives new sellers a ranking boost This gets them on the first pages of sarch results for a few days or weeks. Being on the first pages means you have a higher chance of getting orders. If you are a new seller and a $5 pricing strategy is working for you, this is why. The problem starts with Fiverr itself wanting to make money. $5 gigs are as financially lucrative to Fiverr as fly sneezes. In the longer term, Fiverr, therefore, gives pride of place in the search to higher-priced gigs and gigs with high sales volumes. If you make 20 x $5 sales in your first month, the chances are you will eventually slide down in the search and be replaced with another new seller to see if they can make more. When that happens, sales start to dwindle because of poorer visibility. Your strategy worked in the 2010-2014 era of Fiverr, but only because there were fewer sellers. Most people also now see $5 gigs as garbage. No offense to anyone selling at $5. However, when Fiverr gets panned online for things like poor quality services, it usually always comes back to new buyers paying $5 and expecting a logo that sinks the Apple brand overnight, or a website that blows Amazon out of the water. These days, buyers worth working with on Fiverr expect to pay more realistic market rates. Create an eye-catching gig and deliver what you say you can, and you can just as easily start building reviews by starting selling at $20 or $30 or more, as you can at $5. More importantly, you stand a better chance of growing your business sustainably in the long-term. As for the OPs question: My first instinct is to tell you to more precisely target your gigs at specific markets. Your gigs look great, but they are too generic. searching for things like web design or mobile app UX design yields thousands of results. By comparison, searching for things like real CBD oil store website or real estate app design yields a lot fewer. I haven’t actually tested those search terms, but that’s the way you need to think. Create several gig variations targeting several different niches, and you will stand a better chance of garnering interest in your gigs. (1) https://www.fiverr.com/hotopilams/do-data-mining-data-extraction-or-web-scraping This could be my main top competitor on fiverr, as I also started to offer similar services the way he did. And most other guys do the same. From the way he structured his packages, he starts with $5, but I can tell most common needs are within its $20 package, if not $50+. (2) https://www.fiverr.com/ak_sapovadiya/do-web-scraping-for-any-websites This is the second. He offers only one $5 gig, but capitalizes on volume. On small automatic scraping jobs, which look to be in demand. But he also says “contact me before” (like ALL of these guys), to eventually establish a better price, if more work is required. If anyone sees these gigs as “garbage”, I beg to differ 😃 I see plenty of similar offers at $20 or more, and they have way less customers, or no customers at all .
  18. I’ve split-tested my theory. I joined several new freelance market places last year. On some, I offered prices starting at $5 - $10 on others I offered prices starting at $20 - $30. Where I offered higher prices, I sold more faster and got great feedback. Where I set prices low, I hardly made any sales and those I did make were high-stress and hard work. Consumers see $5 and presume you can’t possibly have any real talent because anyone who did would have more dignity. They buy to give you a chance or because they get a kick out of having an exploitable underling. There are always exceptions, but every year they get fewer and farther between. By comparison, consumers see more realistic pricing (though, still discounted) and think "Bargain!" The latter are the buyers you want. The former people all need to be boarded onto an iceberg and towed into the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. Really? 😃 Well, if there are some of those (and yes, I know there are), you don’t want them as consumers, it’s a bit silly and arrogant. It’s like saying “I’ll NEVER buy from a dollar store again, because I have more money now”… There are still things you can buy from a dollar store, like coffee filters. Or $5 logos on fiverr, for good enough quality… And I get your point, but I also stand by mine. He is a new seller and he asked for help specifically because his not so cheap gigs do not sell. He could at least try some A/B testing, as I said, with alternative gigs starting from $5-$10 and adding up value a different way.
  19. Don’t be rude, I think he SHOULD listen to ALL different opinions, based on different arguments, as long as his gigs don’t work yet. That’s why he’s here. The title says “Having Issues with my Gig but why?”. He was looking for advice. “Your gigs look great” is just encouraging, but not a valid advice.
  20. This is not true. It once was, but starting out offering gigs at $5 is, one of the fastest ways to fail on Fiverr these days. It might work for a while. However, this strategy is not sustainable in the long-term. Fiverr gives new sellers a ranking boost This gets them on the first pages of sarch results for a few days or weeks. Being on the first pages means you have a higher chance of getting orders. If you are a new seller and a $5 pricing strategy is working for you, this is why. The problem starts with Fiverr itself wanting to make money. $5 gigs are as financially lucrative to Fiverr as fly sneezes. In the longer term, Fiverr, therefore, gives pride of place in the search to higher-priced gigs and gigs with high sales volumes. If you make 20 x $5 sales in your first month, the chances are you will eventually slide down in the search and be replaced with another new seller to see if they can make more. When that happens, sales start to dwindle because of poorer visibility. Your strategy worked in the 2010-2014 era of Fiverr, but only because there were fewer sellers. Most people also now see $5 gigs as garbage. No offense to anyone selling at $5. However, when Fiverr gets panned online for things like poor quality services, it usually always comes back to new buyers paying $5 and expecting a logo that sinks the Apple brand overnight, or a website that blows Amazon out of the water. These days, buyers worth working with on Fiverr expect to pay more realistic market rates. Create an eye-catching gig and deliver what you say you can, and you can just as easily start building reviews by starting selling at $20 or $30 or more, as you can at $5. More importantly, you stand a better chance of growing your business sustainably in the long-term. As for the OPs question: My first instinct is to tell you to more precisely target your gigs at specific markets. Your gigs look great, but they are too generic. searching for things like web design or mobile app UX design yields thousands of results. By comparison, searching for things like real CBD oil store website or real estate app design yields a lot fewer. I haven’t actually tested those search terms, but that’s the way you need to think. Create several gig variations targeting several different niches, and you will stand a better chance of garnering interest in your gigs. @cyaxrex - I clearly said gigs that START at $5. For instance, he offers one page with Sketch design at $40, over 5 days, with one single revision. I get it, it’s custom and it is hard work. But why not START with a similar offer for just $5? Of course, this could simply cut off the customization, it would be like a basic template. And to add packages (he has this) and extras (he doesn’t have this) on top… Or, better yet, keep his current gigs, but create some other similar gigs with this typical approach, see how it goes. The trick here is most people will just be attracted to the $5 price, but almost everyone want something more complex, once they get there. And they end up paying you more. Buying the same $40 gig, if you wish, but built-up from pieces…
  21. hmm, I paid once $5 for a gig like yours, just for fun. and even the free public daily horoscope from any newspaper could have been better 🙂 , but I expected nothing more. I’d say it’s a question of expectations here, and it is possible some buyers truly expect you tell them, for $5 or $10, if they will win the lottery tomorrow.
  22. I have a very good idea :), but if you just start as a seller, it doesn’t matter what’s your typical rate outside fiverr, you must understand how this cheap dollar store works. You have to come up with very basic cheap gigs for which you can provide some automated work and they take only a few minutes. That’s how you attract people here. Then you gradually add packages and extras for volume and more effort. Problems with impressions usually mean bad keyword SEO. Your gigs are not listed enough, maybe because you didn’t used enough words people use in the search. Problems with clicks (when you have enough impressions) could mean there are many gigs like yours. Beware also the gig analytics are refreshed once a day.
  23. or, if you’re not so good at this, or don’t have time, there is …Pixabay. I’m so-so with this “create your own images”, if you could find a free high-quality appropriate image on the web. We’re not all artists, and coming up with something ugly is worse than not being original.
  24. so, you deliver two pages from the so many templates available for… $40?! are you aware there are so many free WP and Wix themes? and for a whole site! ps: oh, and you say this is super-cheap. it’s not. super-cheap would be indeed $5…
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