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angels_roses

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  1. I don’t think there is.

    As long as you answer each first message from each buyer who messages you within 24 hours the response rate should be 100%. If it’s less it means you haven’t done that for one or more messages in the last 60 days.

    It can get lowered because of spam where it says it won’t affect your response rate but it can. If that happens you can get CS to fix it (that’s why it’s probably best to reply to spam before flagging it).

    Okay. Thank you. I saw someone’s thing say something like, “this user is not accepting messages at this time.”

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  2. Response rate means; “How much time do you take to reply/respond to a user’s message, when they text you.”

    On you profile, I can see that your Avg. Response Time is 1 Day that means when a person message you and you reply to their query after one day.

    Did you understand now?

    Ah, yes. Thank you. Is there a way that I could set a time where I won’t be answering messages besides out of office?

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  3. To be honest, you will need to upgrade your microphone. Even the blue yeti mics are seen as the bottom of the barrel when it comes to voice-overs, and the Fifine mic has been compared to a slightly worse version of that (being slightly less good in quality but a lot cheaper)

    It’s definitely better than a laptop mic, you’ll be able to create a better demo and you MAY manage to get a few orders if you price yourself low enough for people who are on a serious budget, but you’d need to upgrade to a better ASAP once you get a couple of orders in. The Fifine mic is fine for stuff like gaming or making videos for youtube or even podcasts, but a lot of the people who are ordering voiceovers on Fiverr want professional sound quality because they’re using your voice to advertise products on the radio etc. I’m sorry to be disheartening - it’s not the worst mic out there and you can certainly use it to practice and perhaps even get a bit of paid experience, but if you’re serious about voice acting as a job you’ll need to spend at least $60-80ish on a good second hand microphone to get the quality you need - as I mentioned, $20-30 won’t be enough as if people wanted that level of sound quality they could just buy one and record it themselves, since this would be about the same price as hiring a voice actor which an actual professional microphone for a small job.

    So my parents spent around $20/$30ish for this microphone? Now I have no idea of what I can do.

  4. To be honest, one of the best things you can do as a new seller is learn to browse through similar gigs in your category and start comparing the prices, the offerings, the gig quality etc. This will teach you how to have better intuition with regards to how you design your gigs and choose your prices.

    Honestly I’m probably not the best person to ask because I aaaalways get told on the forums that my prices are still too low, but I will tell you that when I started out, I was charging $5 for a 500 word recording with 2 day delivery and 2 revisions. I was using a Zoom H2N second hand mic which you can get for about $80, retailing new at about $160. I’ve since upgraded to a better mic, but that initial mic is still pretty darn good. It was the combination of low prices while still having a very high mic quality that was able to get me sales. Using a $20 mic or some such likely won’t get you a high amount of work, even if you price it low, because people want quality content for whatever it is they’re producing - they’re paying people to do this for them BECAUSE they don’t want to use a $20 mic that they could likely just pick up themselves.

    It’s definitely worth the investment in a good mic if you’re willing to stick with it, I became a level 1 seller in about 2 months and now I do this as my main source of income.

    I have a Fifine microphone which I got for Christmas. Thank you for this.

  5. Now as for a question of ‘what can you do’ you have to do some set-up first. A big part of getting to where you want to be is knowing where that is in the first place. Second is researching how to get there, which can sometimes tie into the first part, as you will learn more about what you like and don’t like as you look into things. Goal setting is critical, short-term and long-term.

    For now you asked about short-term jobs. I Googled the town you put in your profile, and I see why there might be an issue getting started. I’m guessing the local kids mostly bus to another town for school? Or are most of them online like you?

    Also, I’m getting very off-topic in relation to your original post. Would you prefer I move to a direct message?

    Direct would be easier and better, thank you. Most students ride the bus and almost no-one is on an online in my hometown.

  6. Hey! I’m a voice actress as well, so I thought since you asked for advice on avoiding some basic mistakes I’d give you two tips I used when I started out.

    1. Record a full demo. You don’t need to make it long (1-2 minutes is fine!), and each “section” of the script only needs to be about 10-15 seconds long, but you need more examples than one sentence. Focus on either a specific type of voice acting (like video games, which your demo sounded like) or cover a broader range. Most of my clients look for commercial scripts so you’d want some examples of that in your demo. 1 sentence, no matter the audio quality, is not going to be enough for a buyer to choose if they want to work with you. (Though you do need to fix the quality and learn to do basic editing like noise reduction, which you can do very easily for free in audacity. Others have already mentioned this so I’ll move on)

    2. Price yourself competitively. When I started out, I was able to get a high number of clients very quickly despite my lack of reviews here because I charged a lot less than most other VAs, then increased my pricing as I got more popular. You’re charging the same as I do now, with nearly 1,000 5 star reviews and being a level 2 seller. This IS fine, it’s completely up to you how you decide to price yourself, but pricing yourself at that level you will need to have the quality match up to other sellers at that price range (because why would people choose you over someone else when your gig costs the same but the audio quality is worse and you don’t have any reviews? Which seller would YOU choose? That question should always be in your mind when you’re writing and improving your gigs)

    Your mindset shouldn’t be “I’m bad at everything, what should I do”, it should be “What do I enjoy enough to put the work into in order to become good at it?”

    Can you give me some recommendations for the prices I should set?

  7. Hey! I’m a voice actress as well, so I thought since you asked for advice on avoiding some basic mistakes I’d give you two tips I used when I started out.

    1. Record a full demo. You don’t need to make it long (1-2 minutes is fine!), and each “section” of the script only needs to be about 10-15 seconds long, but you need more examples than one sentence. Focus on either a specific type of voice acting (like video games, which your demo sounded like) or cover a broader range. Most of my clients look for commercial scripts so you’d want some examples of that in your demo. 1 sentence, no matter the audio quality, is not going to be enough for a buyer to choose if they want to work with you. (Though you do need to fix the quality and learn to do basic editing like noise reduction, which you can do very easily for free in audacity. Others have already mentioned this so I’ll move on)

    2. Price yourself competitively. When I started out, I was able to get a high number of clients very quickly despite my lack of reviews here because I charged a lot less than most other VAs, then increased my pricing as I got more popular. You’re charging the same as I do now, with nearly 1,000 5 star reviews and being a level 2 seller. This IS fine, it’s completely up to you how you decide to price yourself, but pricing yourself at that level you will need to have the quality match up to other sellers at that price range (because why would people choose you over someone else when your gig costs the same but the audio quality is worse and you don’t have any reviews? Which seller would YOU choose? That question should always be in your mind when you’re writing and improving your gigs)

    Your mindset shouldn’t be “I’m bad at everything, what should I do”, it should be “What do I enjoy enough to put the work into in order to become good at it?”

    Thank you very much!

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  8. Wow! Now that I can applaud, being willing to entrepreneur before even graduating!

    Have you held any ‘real world’ jobs before? You’ll get a HUGE amount of customer service experience, understanding of buyer mentality, and most importantly: credentials, if you can get a job for the upcoming summer between semesters. Actually, you can probably start even sooner! If your school has sporting events, volunteer to help in a concession stand for a game or two!

    Now you’ve got me excited to watch your growth!

    Thanks!

    I haven’t had a ‘real word’ job yet and I’m on an online school so they don’t have any games. Since I am bad at everything, what do you think I should do?

  9. You have asked about baking. - Put simply, no, it is not possible to use Fiverr for baking. At least, if you mean baking goods and sending them via mail to buyers. There are several food safety and basic practicality problems with this idea.

    I agree! It’s not safe. A buyer wouldn’t know how the food is handled. The temperature and storage, etc. It’s just too risky to take a chance.

    Things you could do could include:

    • Selling recipes.
    • Creating baking videos.
    • Offering baking related article writing.

    @angels_roses Cy offered golden tips.

    To add to Cy’s list, maybe set up shop at a local farmer’s market.

    I shall once there is there one in my hometown.

  10. So, to verify: you didn’t pick Fiverr, it was picked for you.

    I noticed in your profile you graduated this year, so you have enormous potential for improvement, if you’re willing to put in some hard work and be willing to learn.

    I’m still in High School really. I graduate in 2021 and I was going to fix it but I don’t know how.

  11. The internet and text doesn’t permit the option of ‘letting someone down gently.’

    I have to agree. I’m also sorry but “I’m new and don’t know what to do” doesn’t hold any weight on Fiverr. (Or any other freelance platform.)

    You have asked about baking. - Put simply, no, it is not possible to use Fiverr for baking. At least, if you mean baking goods and sending them via mail to buyers. There are several food safety and basic practicality problems with this idea.

    Things you could do could include:

    • Selling recipes.
    • Creating baking videos.
    • Offering baking related article writing.

    However, you would have to investigate and see if there is a market for this. My hunch is that even if there is, it’s tiny.

    As for your audio samples, you are not thinking like a buyer.

    A buyer does not buy a voice product to hear your voice or support your career. They buy voice and audio services because they need to include work on ad and web content that will be consumed by a large audience. They, therefore, need the best audio quality possible.

    The same basic rule applies to anything you want to sell. If you did want to look at creating baking videos, you would need to be able do deliver high-quality media. The same is true for writing.

    Moving on to writing, I’d strongly advise you to stop offering to write an 80,000 to 100,000-word book for $80. Doing so is not possible.

    You might be able to speed write 2,700 words a day for 29-days. However, the quality is going to be appalling. The only way to ensure it won’t be is if you have a finished manuscript independently edited and proofed.

    You are also not going to get buyers who want to read a book you write for themselves. You are going to get buyers who want to sell the book you write on Amazon. This being the case, if they are not happy with the finished result, they will ask for revisions and refunds and all your hard work will end up being for nothing.

    In short, sorry, but you really need to go back to the drawing board on a lot of your gigs and start over.

    Is there any advice that you have for me so I don’t make the same mistake?

  12. I want to be a baker so could I use Fiverr to get money from what I bake or is this just for online things?

    In defense of the OP, he/she didn’t ask for critiques concerning his/her profile or gigs. People can easily flag off-topic posts and the Moderators will agree.

    On-Topic:

    OP, personally, I would never buy desserts 🥧 When it comes to sanitation for one, ingredients which I’m allergic to certain ones and other factors. Honestly, I don’t think Fiverr is the site for offering baked goods.

    I highly recommend reading The Sellers Education & Help Center. Educate yourself! 🍍

    I’m a girl, and thanks for everything.

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  13. Fiverr doesn’t offer anything related to food, as far as I know.

    I really don’t want to crush your dreams, but your voice samples in your gigs are terrible. None of your gigs have acceptable descriptions. The only image you use that is any good is the one for the writing gig, which I strongly suspect is a stock image.

    Fiverr is fiercely competitive, and you don’t really have anything to offer.

    Honestly, if you’re just starting off, Facebook marketplace might be better, and you can sell baked goods locally.

    “Your voice samples in your gigs are terrible,” for one I didn’t have the microphone I have now then. I’m new here and I don’t really know what to do.

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