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  1. So for me, it seems like the last say 4-5 months, days 1-20 of the month are extremely slow, I get maybe 1 message a day if that, then days 20-30 seem to pick up to 2-4 message a day. My only guess is that because money seems to be tighter around the country and I mainly focus on book cover designs that the first of the months check is going to bills and then the end of the month people have money to spend on pet projects like their book. I can say also that after promoting my gigs for the past week I have gotten 2 promoted orders. I don’t think we are going to get back to where we were 2-3 years ago with what is going on now and the economy, so it is what it is. I would suggest to anyone to save as much money as possible for the slow times, specially if you are self employed.
  2. Good - it always amazes me to see how many people just go with a set-and-forget approach Yeah I was really big on that in the beginning, making sure you use every single line of text or making sure you fill up your gig profiles with information is very important 🙂
  3. Just wanted to thank everyone for their replies. I picked up a tad at the end of the month and some switch was turned on so I can promote my gigs now, which has helped with that thankfully. While business isn’t the same as it was a year or two ago, it’s really nice to have so many people on here who help and respond to a topic 🙂 It’s one of the reasons why I love this site so much the community of awesome people 🙂 Cheers to you all! Have a wonderful weekend!
  4. Yep, all my gigs are updated every 6 months to a year to keep them current. I use every single area that I can filling up the full word count, using the 3 spaces for gig graphics and also the 2 PDF slots which most people in my category rarely use. Updating, keeping my gigs relevant, offering extra things every month for orders I do all of that. Whatever is happening on Fiverr it is 100% outside of anything that I am doing on my end. I probably wouldn’t be in business on here if I just didn’t update things in 10 years 😛
  5. Hello Gina 🙂 Yeah so I have my graphic design gig, but I tend to just stick to more of the layout and design work like that. I’m much better and layout design and marketing, specially for books and publishing. But you are right, I have a lot more gigs I could do, I might have to branch out a tad.
  6. That’s true I didn’t think of that angle at all. Well I’m going to roll with it for another month see what happens, then just drop my prices back to pre 2017 pricing…
  7. I’ve been on this site for going on 10 years now, I’ve been TRS for about 8 of those years and I eventually got myself to a point where I made Fiverr my full-time gig over the last 4-5 years. I’m just writing this to see if anyone else is having problems getting messages from new clients? Pre-covid and this time last year I would get somewhere between 5-10 new inquiries a day, this would translate to about 3-6 orders of various types per day. Since about July last year my sales have dropped about 40-50% now it seems to be getting worse. These days I’m lucky to get 1 new message from a new client per day. The only thing that seems to keep me going on here is my repeat clients. I’m not able to even try the gig promotion for some reason, all of my gigs are ineligible. My stats are between 98% and 100% most of time and my reviews are 99.9% positive… I don’t understand why I’m ineligible to pay Fiverr money to promote my gigs that also makes them more money 😦 I’m not sure if this is because of COVID, or because of the changes Fiverr has made to their site. I’m curious if anyone else is experiencing this drought of contact from new clients? My only thought is to lower my pricing on my gigs. Wish everyone well, hope you all are staying safe. Cheers
  8. Yep… I don’t know what happened or what they have done to the site, but things aren’t great right now. I’ve been on the site for 10 years and my sales are down probably 50-60% I do most of my business in the USA so it could be because of CORONA. I don’t know… it’s just sad, I love site 😕
  9. I’m a top rated seller and I use to get anywhere from 10-15 messages a day… now I’m lucky to get 1 message from a new client per day. It’s down… it’s WAAAY down. I’m not sure what has happened… but it’s not good.
  10. So looks like the possibly server lag, my messages came through after about 10 minutes… just aheads up.
  11. I’m not able to respond to clients, for some reason I type out the message and it never sends, anyone else having this issue currently?
  12. Also on buyer requests I noticed today, that they are down also, I searched ebook buyer requests and there were 2 of them. Normally there are hundreds. Once we get past these elections, I think you will see things get better and if that isn’t immediate then it will most likely be around January sometime…
  13. It’s down… it’s REALLY down. I’m a top rated seller and in October my sales are down about 70%. June and July were great months I think mostly because of stimulus checks, but now that all these states remained locked down, people don’t have extra money for sorta frivolous purchases, when weighed against rent, food, etc… For example here is sorta normal for me. Normal day: 10-20 messages from clients half new, half repeat customers This month - 2-4 messages a day, 1 might be from a new client, although this week I got 2 messages the whole week from new clients. Normal day sales: 3-5 new orders or sales per day Current sales per day: 0-1 I only had 3 new orders this week. I’d say on average my inbox is down 90% on new messages over normal and my orders are down 70-80% this month. I mean not to spread doom and gloom on here, but it’s pretty bad, If I didn’t have money put away I would be in dire straights right now. I wish everyone well I hope it get’s better, I really, really do.
  14. Yep last week I got 3 messages from new clients 2 ordered from me, this is down from about 10-20 messages a day and 4-8 new orders per day.
  15. Yes. It’s very common to have slump in sales and even messages. May be this happen to you first time. It’s been discussed numerous time on the forum. Now its better time to plan to buy couple of new baskets. Nope I’ve never slumped before this much, my sales have been consistent for about 3-4 years now. And sure I have many baskets, it would be dumb not to, but I love Fiverr as I’ve been on this site since it was in beta and everything was five bucks. I just REALLY wish Fiverr customer support was more transparent with it’s sellers, I don’t understand why everything has to be this big mystery.
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