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g_elia

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  1. The “rules” are, basically, the same for everyone: make sure to create a captivant gig, paying attention to the title, the images/videos, description, FAQs and pricing;constantly promote your gigs on social medias as well as off the internet, to your target audience;often have a look at the Buyers Requests;be proactive, never stop promoting and improving your services: don’t just wait for orders to come flooding.
  2. I offer my services for as high as $400 (including all add-ons). One of my packages starts at $175. There’s no way I would go back to earning only $5 per order. Fiverr is no longer the “everything starts at $5” start-up that they used to be. They’re growing up, and are positioning themselves as a professional freelance services marketplace. Most serious professionals offer their professional services for a lot more than just $5. In fact, sellers should always price their services according to the value of those services, not the lowest possible price. Freelancers work here to earn a profit – to make a living. You make a better living at value-appropriate prices, not $5 a pop. I totally agree with you, especially with the last few lines you wrote about making a living. But here comes an issue - let me call it like that - about Fiverr, although I’m not blaming the marketplace itself for this: in my field, translations, a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot of people sell themselves for nothing. Considering my language pair, EN>IT, the average rate for experienced translators is US$0.08/word. Since I’m not expert, but I do feel self-confident and know my skills, I charge a little bit less, US$0.05. Now, 90% of translators of said language, here on Fiverr, charge 0.02 and even lower, some even lower than 0.01, which is shameful in my humble opinion. The point is, while I know I don’t have to follow the mass, and I should always charge my services for what they are worth (and I do that), it is also true that such widely spread, low rates influence - negatively - the whole market. Especially when even experienced translators behave like that: buyers coming across a 5-star rated, experienced translator that charges so little, and another one with no reviews and the same rates or even higher, will most likely choose the experienced one, “safety” matters.
  3. I had no such thing whatsoever :roll_eyes: Instead, at the END of the test I get presented with a form where I can put down any complaints or suggestions I have. Welp, my bad, that’s what I meant. The feature I wrote about must have been on another website with similar Tests, my apologies. But yeah, Fiverr offers a final feedback of the Tests, I guess that’s the only way to report any kind of issue!
  4. I came across some identical answers myself: what I suggest you to do, when you encounter issues during Tests, is to report them using the appropriate feature (which should be called something along the lines of “Having problems with this question?”.
  5. Hey there! Could you be more specific about the features you’d like to be implemented in the mobile app? Personally, I do have the “Buyers requests” section, which can also be filtered just like on the website. I find it on the left-sided menu.
  6. Hi Samuel! Well, this information surely has been extremely important, I really appreciate it, thank you so much! I will definitely keep it in mind. Best of luck to you! 😃
  7. Hey somaginer, thanks for replying! I had thought about that, but I don’t see how I could do it, considering the 1.200 characters limit in the description, which I barely fit in just with the English one. Edit: or, did you maybe refer to the description about me as a person?
  8. Hey everyone, how are you all doing? 🙂 I’m kind of new on Fiverr.com, it’s been a few days I’ve created my Gig (which you can find following the link posted in my other topic in the “My Fiverr Gig” section, here -> My English to Italian Translation Gig!). Ever since then, I have been trying to make small adjustments everyday (i.e. adjusting prices, perfecting the Gig description with a bit of text formatting…). I was wondering if you could have a look at it, and suggest me something I could improve to get more views and, eventually, the first orders. Thanks in advance! I wish you all a great week 🙂
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