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looseink

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  1. I’m sitting at about $200 so far for December. That’s okay, as I have work coming at me from elsewhere. However, I am in the process of revamping my Gigs and adding some new ones to hopefully fill 2021 a bit more for my full-time ghostwriting career.
  2. I just got a personal message from a Buyer who wants me to write a Blog Post for him on an adult-oriented topic. While these things don’t scare me, I’m not interested in violating the Fiverr ToS. So…I politely turned him down citing the ToS. Now he wants me to just “send it to me through my personal email and I’ll approve it here.” What, do I have STUPID stamped across my forehead? lol
  3. Just my two cents… What I would have done was used the same delivery window on each Gig, say, 7 days. Then in each gig where you list extras I would have charged extra for 4 days, 3 days, 2 days delivery with the cost going up slightly for each step. I think that shows that for faster delivery, it is goning to cost more. It’ll also make you a bit more on each Gig ordered for faster delivery. I’m just thinking of value-added here.
  4. I’d just make a new Gig or three or four (or how every many you are allowed at your level). You know, offer more services so you cast a wider net out there. Having just one gig limits you across the board. Good luck!
  5. To be honest with you, I came to Fiverr for orders, not badges…lol
  6. I would at least add a watermark to the samples so she can’t do anything with them, in case you think she may possibly rip you off. After you finish with this Buyer, don’t do it again. Specify in your Gig description that you don’t provide samples before an order is made…or something like that.
  7. Two words: Be Patient. It will come. Fiverr is NOT a magic solution. You have to earn your way. Part of that includes the knowledge that you are not the only Seller here selling the product you have in your gigs. Eventually, if you work at it long enough, you will see rewards. This is not a get-rich-quick system.
  8. Is it just me…or, as I look at the many topics on this Forum that many sellers don’t read the ToS or are just trying to get around them? I had a gig in the “promoted gigs” section and I kept changing the title to try to get more attention. Fiverr pulled it. Rightfully so. Lesson learned. So I just focus on the gigs I have and adding a few newer ones. Fiverr is a great platform, if you use it the way it was intended…and remain patient as you get established. I hope this helps.
  9. I provide a “volume buying” discount, but I choose who gets it and who doesn’t as I don’t mention it in my gig descriptions.
  10. I used to think that the goal here is to become a TRS. I’ve since decided MY goal here is to just make a decent living. I don’t need a special designation nor do I need the stress of working too hard to maintain any given level. I’m here to serve my customers. That’s all.
  11. Thank you! Yes, I am still in recovery. Have been for a year now. I’m still writing as I sit on waiting lists for the next operation. So, all is good. Just a waiting game now. If it were urgent, I’d be bumped up the list so I’ll take this time to build my strength.
  12. Completely agree. If a buyer doesn’t pay attention to the gig details, how can a seller be sure if that buyer is clear on what they want? Been there.
  13. Yup. I keep saying “all the details are explained in each gig” and still I get questions. It happens.
  14. That’s a fair question. For me, I had an interesting situation. I owned and published a small town weekly newspaper. When the advertising revenue started to take a dip, I turned to freelancing online. I started with a different online platform and once I got my feet wet, I came over to Fiverr. I started freelancing in January 2014. I eventually made enough doing that, that I closed my newspaper down in July 2016 and started freelancing full-time in September 2016. I make more annually freelancing then I did at the newspaper and I was the owner. I also offer rather common gigs that seem to have a real demand for them - I am an article/blog writer. I think the answer to your question depends on whether or not you are prepared to work full-time at it and if you offer a service that truly has a demand. Those two things should give you an idea if you can make this an actual career. Good luck!
  15. Uh-oh. I think your first sentence is your answer for the future. You have to protect yourself, as well.
  16. Ack! I usually provide ONE revision per job, if requested. In fact, I think I’ve actually removed that option from all my Gigs as it did get abused a time or two. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to make a revision where it is warranted, either. Unlimited revisions is just one way to get more out of you without paying for it. The time you spend on unlimited revisions is time that could have been spent on pleasing new clients.
  17. I’m so sorry to read you have been so ill. Goodness how tough. Happy to chat if you ever want support on managing chronic illness with freelancing. I have a lot of experience with that. Thanks for your kind words! I’m doing well now but will be down again early in 2021 with a kidney tumour operation. Yes, 2020 has been an unusually different year for me…lol
  18. I earned just over $200 in November. 2020 has been slow for me and I “blame” it to COVID and that I have been sick (recovering from congestive heart failure) so I have been “Out of Office” a few times. That being said, today (December 15, 2020) I just completed Job #852 for me. However, in 2019 I had several months between $775 and $1,200 in sales. For working just part-time, that is busy enough for me.
  19. I have 500+ 5-Star ratings. What I don’t usually talk about is the handful of 4-Star reviews I have and that one 2-Star review. As a Seller, I NEVER expect a review. Once I have completed my part of the contract, I’m done. If the Buyer feels that they should give me a nice compliment in the form of a 5-Star review, that’s great. To be honest with you, I’d rather get a Tip.
  20. Wow! That really bites. I’ve been working on Fiverr for about 4 years and have 500+ 5-Star reviews. I did as you did in the beginning…I took EVERY job I could at $5. Eventually I started noticing that some buyers were taking advantage of that so when I could, I bumped my prices up. That worked for a while. I eventually had to get very specific in my gig details stating what IS NOT INCLUDED in the gig. That worked for a while until I figured out that some buyers do not read all the details. So I raised my rates…again. Eventually I weeded out the buyers who would otherwise have taken advantage of my cool offer. You may end up having to do that once you get to Level Two or sooner. Good luck and NEVER give up!
  21. I’ve been using Fiverr for about 4 years myself. 2020 has not been a great year for me and I do think COVID has had an impact. In fact, a couple of my regular clients have told me they have shifted their focus from web development (I’m a content writer) to more in-house maintenance projects. That will obviously mean they are spending less on freelancers like me. However, I see it all as a temporary setback that will correct itself in 2021.
  22. I’m sorry to hear that. Yes, fingers crossed that you can gain some ground once you are able to start promoting your gigs. Best of luck to you!
  23. Thanks for the clarification. I’ve been working steady for a couple of clients, so maybe that’s why I haven’t noticed not being in searches. I have received one order so far from a new client through the promoted gig of mine and that’s in just two days of promotion. Maybe try to “jazz up” your gig details? Just a suggestion. I’ve changed the title of mine often to keep it looking fresh.
  24. From what I understand, you do NOT lose your organic search visibility. Or, at least that’s what it says in one of the FAQs under the promoted gigs page. I’m still getting views on top of my promoted gig. I believe the promoted gig gets MORE exposure when you paid PPC for it. Just my understanding.
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