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  1. Hi Sandra: I looked at your gig and the first thing I noticed is there are too many words. Review your gig description like you are a client, ask yourself what is this person going to do for me? Always look at your gig and think from the buyer’s perspective and ask, “as a buyer, what can you do for me”? Look at the gigs of those who are 5 star in your industry on Fiverr, those with the experience on here and find out what key words and phrases they use in their gigs to entice buyers and follow suit. Hope this helps.
  2. I agree with @joshcates, it’s all about “what can you do for them…” Note that “30 years of professional stage performance” implies you’re on the older side, and I suspect younger buyers often don’t think of “stage performances” as hip, up-to-date, or appropriate for many VO, eLearning or IVR projects. (I don’t know the type of projects you’re responding to…) How does that apply if I’m looking for a corporate eLearning gig? (What’s the benefit for them?) Something like “seasoned VO artist, with extensive experience making companies sound great”. (Assuming you have that experience. Quality VO isn’t just acting experience, using a mic well is more than just projecting to the back of the room… I’m assuming your tech skills are above average too…) My overall gut is you have great strengths, but buyers aren’t looking for great actors, they want someone who sounds like a pro in their industry… Recalibrate your response based on their project, and how your voice can help them be more successful. Please let us know how it’s going! PS: I don’t know if your Fiverr profile also has a tux, but I’d also guess that doesn’t help you with younger buyers… They often want conversational, something you would be great at with your acting experience, but a tux may imply “stuffy, formal” and that may also work against you in some situations. That said, it’s different than most, so it might work great longer term. Thanks so much for your insight
  3. I agree with @joshcates, it’s all about “what can you do for them…” Note that “30 years of professional stage performance” implies you’re on the older side, and I suspect younger buyers often don’t think of “stage performances” as hip, up-to-date, or appropriate for many VO, eLearning or IVR projects. (I don’t know the type of projects you’re responding to…) How does that apply if I’m looking for a corporate eLearning gig? (What’s the benefit for them?) Something like “seasoned VO artist, with extensive experience making companies sound great”. (Assuming you have that experience. Quality VO isn’t just acting experience, using a mic well is more than just projecting to the back of the room… I’m assuming your tech skills are above average too…) My overall gut is you have great strengths, but buyers aren’t looking for great actors, they want someone who sounds like a pro in their industry… Recalibrate your response based on their project, and how your voice can help them be more successful. Please let us know how it’s going! PS: I don’t know if your Fiverr profile also has a tux, but I’d also guess that doesn’t help you with younger buyers… They often want conversational, something you would be great at with your acting experience, but a tux may imply “stuffy, formal” and that may also work against you in some situations. That said, it’s different than most, so it might work great longer term. Thank you, I appreciate your response.
  4. I have accidentally removed buyer requests and the one I removed this morning really was one I wanted badly. Accidents do happen and I think it is a disservice to both the seller and buyer that Fiverr does not offer a way to recover accidentally removed buyer requests. The buyer is looking for the best voice over artist possible ( or graphic designer or VA etc) and the seller who accidentally removed the request may be that person, but, the buyer will not have the opportunity to make that choice and may have just missed that right seller. Perhaps Fiverr could add a “recover request” button or a confirmation button that asks the seller if they truly want to remove this request. This would be a way of ensuring all buyers get the right to choose the seller that is right for their project and lessen frustration that the sellers go through when encountering this scenario. Thanks.
  5. Josh: That is the kind of advice I needed. That response is much more specific to me and really has given me some direction in thought. Thank you so much.
  6. Thanks Josh. I think it would be very helpful to see some examples of how those who are successful at this do it or have some templates newbies could follow especially if the newbie doesn’t have previous experiences to draw on. What did you do in your first two months when you didn’t have ‘prior experience’?
  7. Yes, this is very specific to Voice Over work. I have responded to many Voice Over requests and included links to my demos found on soundcloud. Yesterday I reviewed my soundcloud stats only to discover no one has gone to listen to them. To me this would indicate my responses to Buyer Requests are not up to snuff, but, it indicates it is NOT my demos that are turning people off. The only conclusion I can come to is my actual responses to the buyer requests are not inspiring anyone to listen to my demos. Here is a sample of how I respond… _Hi! With over 30 years of professional stage performances I offer a voice over service that is of the highest quality and fast!! Here is a link to a couple of demos for your listening pleasure… https:/****************** I can do this for you within a couple of hours in HQ (wav) format. Looking forward to hearing from you. Regards In the order details I don’t always put in the proposed budget amount because there may be a Corporate or Broadcast licence fee involved or they want additional music tracks and that is all listed in the pricing component. I go on the assumption if they don’t like my voice they don’t want to hear all about the details, it would be a mote point. Like I stated though, it doesn’t look like they even go to the demos to listen. What do you do for your replies to Buyer Requests? What would you suggest I do different? What kind of a ‘hook’ do you use to get people to listen to your demos? Thanks in advance to all those who respond.
  8. WOW, that is definitely NOT what I was trying to direct anyone to, holy smokes!! Checking the history in my Chrome now to get the right site, I am so sorry.
  9. I apologise if this is in the wrong category. Please change my submision to the correct listing if need be with my thanks. I rec’d a warning about the image I am using on my gig. The warning itself is very ambiguous as it does not tell me specifically what is wrong. The email states the following…“We noticed that your image is either low resolution, not the right size, or is in the wrong format.” It goes on to talk about the Terms of Service which makes me cringe even more. Like most of you I do not want my gig to be shut down because of this. I found an image on FreePik (dot) com which is perfect for my gig (I am not an artist) and simply added a title to it. The image is only 96 DPI so I have upgraded it through my photo editor to 300 DPI, the image is 550X370 and is copyright and royalty free for use including commercial. Am I violating anything in the TOS (I looked and can’t find anything)? Am I OK to continue using it now? I tried contacting Fiverr through clicking on the solutions button but it took me to a page that doesn’t have anything to do with this question and nothing in the FAQ that I could find. Thank you anyone for your help. I just want to do the right thing.
  10. Thanks, it is now in first person. I don’t understand your other comments about turning my audio clips into video clips. Mind you I have never looked at the category or search listing page. How do I view those?
  11. Engilisan: LOL, yes, it is my real picture. I can show you my drivers licence picture, oh wait, that looks like I am in jail. That really was funny, thank you for the laugh.
  12. Hi. I made this same request several days ago and am disappointed no one has reviewed my gigs or supplied any feedback. I would like to increase the number of people visiting and increase the number of conversions. Please review my gig and let me know if you have any advice on improvement, especially those that are successful with my thanks. Here is my link: https://www.fiverr.com/robertking698
  13. Would someone please review my Gigs for me. It has been almost a month since I first put them up and so far I have not rec’d any interest. My overall stats have gone from green this week to all red as of yesterday so I think something needs tweeking, just don’t know what LOL. Thank you for your help.
  14. Thanks Vickie: I guess I should clarify. Is there a way to attach files when sending a proposal when responding to buyer requests? Thanks.
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