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Everything posted by somaginer1996

  1. Fiverr filters through messages, so words like “Paypal” are prohibited, since paying by Paypal is against TOS. In fact, all outside contact is. Tips may be your credit, but would you have gotten in contact with the clients in the first place without Fiverr? Sure, Fiverr isn’t the best platform for everyone. If you think you could benefit more from a different kind of system that doesn’t charge on tips, or just freelancing without a mediating website at all, then definitely do what’s right for you. But you can’t expect them to spare you from the “tax” on your income when they’re partially responsible for giving you the chance to connect with clients in the first place.
  2. Congrats! 🎇 This is really inspirational. Love the deadpan “yay.”
  3. Ahh, I might not be the right person to ask for this, since I’ve mostly relied on returning customers as well as buyers requests. I’m also a student, so my social circle isn’t exactly full of professionals or anything. I could reach out, but as someone who’s a full-time student (and working full-time over the summer) I’m happy with the amount of work I have at the moment. As much as I love writing/editing, I still have to sleep 😛
  4. Yeah, the positive rating thing can be tough. You might just have to try outside places for promoting your gig. 😉
  5. I’m pretty sure that the buyers request section is available to people without reviews/orders, since that’s where I got my own first orders. Is it not showing for you?
  6. 移民豁免: Immigration exemption. (for a Fiverr job) That’s great, but I don’t really need it 😅
  7. This isn’t true whatsoever. Fiverr is a microcosmic pool, and young artists are notoriously exploited. It has happened to dozens of people I’ve known and worked with. Also, I don’t understand your tone - ‘claiming to be a professional’? I was just here for advice, which I have engaged with, and these messages are becoming increasingly disparaging. Welcome! While I agree with you not wanting to under-price yourself, I also think deluxewriting makes a good point. When you’re starting out on Fiverr (as I am!), it can be difficult to convince people to purchase your services if you start with higher prices. Ultimately it’s up to you, but I think the $5 “hook” (which you can do without devaluing your services) can be immensely useful in gaining clients in the beginning. Hope that helps, and good luck on Fiverr 🙂
  8. Maybe change the stock image profile pic? For your proofreading and editing gig, proper capitalization and punctuation might be helpful 🙂
  9. I’m sensing a bad case of sour grapes going on in the cases mentioned by writer99025 and misscrystal… @arty182925 Yeah, I reported someone for continuously messaging me about buying their services and they’re still up and running. No idea how effective it actually is. @katchakatia Sometimes I do really short “tests” for free (or, more commonly, send samples), but have yet to meet a seller who’s trying to get me to do work for free. Sometimes I do just end up giving the service-spamming sellers a warning, but generally when I’m feeling irritated from sleep deprivation (most of the time) I just report them. Maybe I should stop? 😕
  10. Thanks for sharing! Alas, I want to sass them out, but sometimes you just don’t have the energy for that 😂 I don’t understand how these people think that messaging successful sellers is the way to go. Do they look at level 2 sellers like you and think that they’re going to buy their services?
  11. I know the title sounds ridiculous, but I’ve been getting an average of two to three spam messages a day over the last week or so, and have promptly reported them all. Does it reflect badly on the user to report messages every day?
  12. I think using the computer version might make things a lot easier for you. The mobile app doesn’t have a lot of the features that the computer version does, and isn’t exactly the most reliable.
  13. That makes sense. I’m considering overhauling mine sometime soon, so thanks for the useful info 🙂 But yeah, my plans were to make it something like: Basic proofreading, without suggestions Proofreading/Editing, with grammatical suggestions Full-on critique, with all of the above as well as suggestions on content/plot (depending on the specific task) Although I wonder if a full critique should be listed as a gig extra instead…hmm.
  14. I’d be interested in knowing this as well. I’m currently using the second setup just because that’s what I set when I signed up, but I’m looking to edit my gig soon. Hearing about the people whose gigs have dropped out of search after they edited them isn’t very reassuring,
  15. Either 1 or 3, depending on how proficient you are at the task. You don’t have to be at the top of your field, but you should know your skill set and whether you’re comfortable selling that service. 2 will only dilute your profile. If I had one translation gig with 10 reviews or two with 4 and 6, buyers might only see the one with 4 reviews and assume I’m inexperienced. There’s no reason to separate one skill into multiple gigs. (I’m also pretty sure we’ve had threads on this before. TL;DR: don’t do it.)
  16. That wikipedia page is actually really interesting, because if you scroll down under the summary table section it shows different percentages than those in the map. For July 2017, StatCounter shows (a little hard to read, but I’m too lazy to actually type it out): Usage share of all browsers for July 2017 Source Chrome Safari UC Firefox Opera IE Samsung Internet Android Edge Others StatCounter 54.3% 14.15% 8.57% 5.73% 3.98% 3.74% 3.53% 2.47% 1.74% 1.7% And Wikimedia shows: Source Chrome Safari IE Firefox Edge Opera Android UC Yandex AppleMail Amazon Silk Others Wikimedia 45.8% 21.7% 9.3% 6.8% 2% 1.4% 1.3% 0.5% 0.3% 0.2% 0.1% 10.4% So Opera is pretty small compared to even Firefox. Honestly, I’d never even heard of it until today. Maybe it’s a regional thing?
  17. You have no profile description. It would be a good idea to add one. You should elaborate on your expertise in the fields you’re selling in. Your starting price is high for someone who hasn’t sold anything yet. Either lower your prices or package them differently so that your starting price is $5 instead of $25. No matter what kind of value a customer might get from that, there’s a good chance they might not click through after seeing the initial price.
  18. Welcome!✨ Just curious, what does “adult and non-adult SEO manager” mean in your description?
  19. Ahhh, got it. I thought “you” meant me! I didn’t actually know it could get you banned, I’d heard in the past that it dilutes your overall profile in the searches though. So yeah, cutting down on repeating gigs is definitely a good idea.
  20. I’m not quite sure what you mean. I was just making an observation about the amount of gigs, albeit in a slightly snarky tone. Thanks for the concern, I guess?
  21. Point taken. My serious answer is that I agree with offlinehelpers. You might want to tweak the gig description if you don’t want complaints about “I didn’t get exactly what I paid for!” Good luck, dude 😉
  22. If you copy-paste someone’s username and put it behind fiverr.com/, you’ll get their profile address! It’s a useful tip that we didn’t even need until this whole forum bug came about and you stopped being able to see people’s profiles by clicking on their profile pics. I wonder when that’s going to get fixed?
  23. Am I suffering from heat stroke or do you have a bunch of gigs that are the same thing with a different gig image?
  24. No. You could stop opening up new threads to talk about your gig though…
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