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  1. I would also like to add that logo design is a VERY competitive field.
  2. Sometimes people browse and “favorite” their options, so the sale might come later. Check if you’re “favorites” number (the heart above your gig) is increasing. Not everyone buys right away. Most might be checking prices to put together a budget. Others might be drawn in by the lower Basic gig price, but it doesn’t cover everything they need and the Standard and Premium are out of their price range, so they’ll just keep browsing for cheaper options. Lots of different reasons. Based on my own experience alone as a buyer, there are times when I search for sellers, “favorite” the gig that I want, plan/prepare my budget, then come back and buy it when I’m ready - sometimes months later. As a seller, I have clients who contact me and ask me for prices, etc, then they disappear. And months later I’ll get a message from them like, “Okay, I’m ready!”
  3. A “Top Buyer” messaged me for a job two days ago as well. He wanted multiple written content. When I checked his profile, there were no reviews. I did not take the job. Written works are not protected by Fiverr. No way to watermark it. So I won’t take a chance on a client who’s supposedly a Top Buy but has no reviews whatsoever. Had it been a graphic design or formatting job where I have more control over delivery, I would’ve taken chance. Otherwise, nope.
  4. Sell the service you’re good at. If logo design is the bestselling service on Fiverr, are you going to offer a logo design service if you DON’T know how to design logos? Ask yourself: What am I good at? Where do my skills/talent lie? Then offer that. …
  5. No clue. It’s always been like that for me. That’s why I don’t sweat it when I get demoted.
  6. I always say this. I get more orders when I’m demoted to New Seller than when I’m promoted to Level 2. Every time I’m promoted to Level 2, my orders dry up.
  7. It will not go through. Fiverr no longer allow gigs that offer reviews of any kind.
  8. For my graphic work, I automatically write-off anyone who comes asking for samples as a time-waster. There’s plenty of samples, especially of recently delivered work, on my gig profile. What that tells me is that they didn’t bother to read and/or view without contacting me, or they’re fishing for ideas. Ex. One guy came to me recently for a cover design and had a bunch of questions. I spent time giving him advice on his genre and why X won’t work and Y will. Then he asked me to give him a couple of ideas of how I would design his cover for him. I told him the truth: I never know until I start designing. His reply was, “I know you probably don’t want to tell me because I haven’t ordered yet…” This immediately tipped me off to what he was doing. So I sent him a custom offer and told him that we would talk more once he placed the order. He replied, “Fine.” But he never did place the order. Turns out he had an order with a $5 seller the entire time and was trying to use me for ideas to pass on to the other seller (I tracked him). He wanted my knowledge but he didn’t want to pay for it. For my blurb writing gig, I don’t share samples of previous work out of confidentiality. Unless a client chose to share their work when leaving a review so it pops up on my profile, I won’t share it with anyone. There are two different buyers with this gig. Those who reply with, “I won’t buy your gig since I don’t know the quality of your writing”, and those who reply with, “Oh, okay, I understand. Please send me a custom offer for…” I’ve never had any problems with the latter. That said, this is just my own way of doing things. It’s worked for me. You just have to use your judgment and past experiences with bad clients to develop your own '“screening” method.
  9. What’s up with sellers being so terrified of bad reviews? I saw another post the other day where sellers are saying they’d rather cancel than get a bad review. I’m sorry, but I value my time and I’m not going to let buyers bully me and get away with it because I’m afraid of a bad review. Also, I’ve purchased from sellers with all glowing 5-star reviews, not one bad review, and got really crappy service that left me wondering where all those good reviews came from. And I’ve purchased from sellers with multiple bad reviews and got quality service. That said, I’ve become VERY picky as a seller. I now tell a lot of potential buyers that I am not available even when I am, based on a number of things - like that first contact message, or if they’re asking for samples or trying to bargain, etc. As a result, I have very few bad experiences. When I do get a bad review, I simply tell my side of the story.
  10. This is not true at all. I’ve had many buyers who filtered and found me in search of an American seller. My long term buyer who I do weekly projects with for the last month and future 3 months found me by filtering for an American (reliable) seller. “American” is now synonymous with “reliable”? In your opinion, what are non-Americans?
  11. I will try on the phone also and see if it works from there.
  12. Is anyone else having issues with “Review You Experience With This Buyer”? I find that I am unable to rate. The star ratings are just highlighting but not selecting, thus preventing me from rating in order to see my client’s review. Is this a bug or was there some changes made that I don’t yet know about?
  13. I once had “Avg. Reponse Time: 8 Days” on my profile. It was absurd because I never took longer than two hours to reply to anyone. I went back and forth with CS for weeks before they finally got it sorted. I still don’t know why that was. So it’s good to keep checking your profile to make sure Fiverr isn’t giving incorrect info.
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