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  1. Whilst the concept of this may be a great idea, I feel like your general tone and vibe is rather entitled. Very entitled actually. Finding it 'absurd' and demanding explanations as to why something has not been implemented is a bizarre attitude to have. Maybe if you created a thread along the lines of "Hey, I have a great idea of a concept we could implement to help out charities, this is the overview, what do you guys think?" Then fantastic. But your approach is off-putting, and as much as I like to contribute to causes I care about, I wouldn't consider your idea or foundation as your attitude is awful. Also, I can't help but see your post as a form of self promotion, leaving your email address and asking people to reach out to you if they can help with your website design, or want to know 'more', whatever that is. I've also looked for your organization, and can see no online footprint or evidence of you existing or being credible. For all anyone here knows, you could be a scammer looking to get free work out of web designers. Plus, it's a Proton email address which is synonymous with scammers wanting to keep their identity hidden, instead of a reputable business email address which a charity should have. As previously stated, we currently have no idea you are who you say you are. So no, I do not see any ridiculousness in that. Furthermore, contacting people without their permission is unprofessional, and in breach of many data protection laws and regulations too. I've already come to the conclusion that I'm 99% sure you're a scammer anyway, as no charity would ever go around contacting people asking them to work for free, because it's 'all for a good cause and you're stopping little kids from starving'. Until you show me some credibility that you are a registered charity, with an official charity registration number, you won't be changing my mind. Good for you that you find it decent. Trying to guilt people into feeling a certain way or donating is however not decent, and not the behaviour of any reputable charity I know or have ever seen.
  2. It's actually so disappointing and sad that you've had to resort to using the race card. Let me remind you that me, nor anyone else in this topic has mentioned absolutely anything to do with your race, religion, country or name. The only person that has mentioned those things, is you. You're the one who just chosen to make it about race, no one else. I can't see why. As no one has even insinuated anything remotely referencing anyone's background, beliefs or ethnicity. If you're unable to have a conversation with someone and disagree with them without bringing race into the equation, and calling people out as racist when it's completely unwarranted, it says a whole lot more about you as a person, rather than myself, or any of the other people you're clearly falsely accusing.
  3. No. It's for pretty good reason. It's because you're spamming the same trash on every post you see ๐Ÿ™‚ You're not actually helping anyone with your comment. Ironically enough, the 'admin' or moderator did delete your original comment because it was indeed spam. No one saying you can't give you point of view. Even if it is drastically incorrect and misinformed.. ๐Ÿ˜
  4. That's because being active bears absolutely zero relevance on how your gig performs.
  5. Why are you copy and pasting the same generic reply across multiple threads in the forum? This is spam. You're not actually actively addressing any of the points in any of the OP's threads.
  6. Spending more time on Fiverr will not affect how your gig ranks, or your likelihood of getting your first, or subsequent orders. Buyers want to buy a gig from a seller because its a match for their needs. They have an excellent portfolio. They can show credibility. They offer a fantastic service. Their communication and gig description is great. Plus a number of other factors. A buyer isn't just going to see you're online and think, "Hey, I'll buy from this guy just because I can see he's online right now." The vast majority of buyers don't ever use the 'show online' toggle anyway, as it isn't a deciding factor in their decision making when choosing a seller. Also, 'ranking' is a fluid concept. There is no 'first page'. Gigs are shown to buyers on an individual basis, and varies from buyer to buyer. Fiverr takes into account their location, average spend, order history, plus many other datasets to determine which gigs they see when they search for a service. Now, I'm not saying to not be pro-active when you do get messages from buyers. Of course, respond when humanly possible. By this I don't mean you have to respond to buyers in the middle of the night when you're trying to sleep. Just get back to them in the morning. That's what I do, plus many other long term, successful sellers, and their average response time is still under an hour, and they have no issues with getting orders. Basically, just be online throughout your usual work day. You don't have to be sat in front of your computer 24/7, or panicking that you might have received a message from a seller on the Fiverr app on your phone and have to respond immediately. You have to have a healthy work / life balance. You have to sleep. This is the exact myth that is going around the forum that 'u must be fiberr active 24/7 daily bro'. No. ๐Ÿคจ I'm not even getting started on your 'advice' that you must send 10 buyer requests a day either. But that's a different topic. But you are just contributing to why the forum is in the state that it's currently in. Full of bad advice from sellers who aren't actually qualified to be giving advice from the same sellers that are here complaining that they haven't got any orders. We need to be making sure the information we're giving to others is correct, instead of actively being a part of the problem by spreading myths that more and more people will then go on and spread further.
  7. I wouldn't say its strange. It actually gives you some insight as to why you're not getting orders. If you're getting lots of clicks, this means that buyers are able to find your gig. If you're not converting those clicks into orders however, it means that once buyers are finding your gig, something is putting them off wanting to proceed with an order. This would indicate that you need to improve how you present your gig. Perhaps you need a better portfolio. Maybe you need to work on your description. Could your gig images be better? It could be any number of things. You need to find out what it is, and work on refining your gig in order to be more attractive to buyers so when they do click it, they go ahead and make a purchase.
  8. It's likely fine, but I don't know how the sellers would feel about me using their statistics as a reference and naming them. Some people may not like it. If they were to be actively involved in the conversation, then sure. You're definitely correct to say they're in the minority. But, they do exist. If you look at the profile rather than the gig, you can also see how many total reviews they have as a seller rather than the gig just showing '1K+'. -- I can agree with some of the rest of your points to some extent. But my overall stance on creating 7 gigs in order to generate orders and be successful on the platform still stands. I'm not saying that it potentially doesn't offer you more exposure as a seller, especially if you don't yet know how those said gigs will perform as a new seller on the platform. I'm not saying you should have 1 gig either. My original comment was more addressed to sellers that insist on dong this, without actually presenting any of their gigs properly. Just essentially creating gigs for the sake of it, offering 7 services that are offering the same thing, or wildly different, thus not giving them any credibility at all. There are many myths that circulate around the forum offering unsubstantiated advice. Just like the whole 'be active 24/7' thing that consistently floats around. So, it is an absolute requirement to create a larger number of gigs? Definitely not. If you operate in a niche and have the demand for as many services as your skillset and seller profile allows, then of course create as many or as few as you feel will be effective for you. But the advice I see on a regular basis that you just have to have 7 gigs as a new seller isn't beneficial.
  9. This isn't the mentality you should have. Okay, you're new and it might be the easier way to get your first couple of orders to establish some kind of feedback. But, you want to be setting yourself up for long term success as a freelancer. I didn't use buyer requests as a new seller, and wouldn't ever use them now. They're generally severely underpaid and overworked, and Fiverr is designed around the whole concept of the buyer coming to you. If you're going to use buyer requests, use them. But I strongly advise focusing on them as your main source of income and orders on the platform, but to instead spend your time refining your gig(s) in terms of how you present them and yourself. Even if you do want to use buyer requests, the first thing a buyer will check out is your gig. So if it's not on point, you won't have success there either.
  10. Hey Karimrider, I've had a brief look at your Gig, and here are a few pointers. ^ This is a bit of a weird statement. What does it actually mean? To me, and I'm guessing a lot of other people, makes no sense. ^ This doesn't actually show any credibility to your potential buyers. Okay you've been doing this for a year, but what results have you had for your previous clients? Where can you potential buyers see you can do what you say you can do? Especially for a new seller with no reviews, credibility is super important. ^ You mention at the beginning that this is what you'll be getting, and then repeat this again right after. Just the once would be fine and make your description look more refined. A few further recommendations for you: Your Gig images aren't bad. But, could be refined a little. I can see that the centring is off on them. This is especially important if you state you'll be providing your clients with content to post / posting it for them. If I was a client, I'd want the content you provide to be spot-on, and if your gig images aren't spot on, I might think that the same will reflect for what you provide to me. Your English and grammar is also a little off. A couple of spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, and sentence structure could be improved upon. Let's face it. You come from a non native English speaking country but want to attract native English speaking buyers. Even a few grammar mistakes can put buyers off, no matter how small. If buyers think they will have a hard time communicating with you, they won't order. Plus, they will want perfect English within their social media posts. Again, if you can't do this in your description, will they have confidence you'll do this as part of your service? You've very briefly touched on the advantages of buying your packages. But, you need to push this home some more. Create a need for your service. Really show potential buyers what they have to benefit from choosing you. Just what can a buyer expect in terms of results? I can see you haven't made use of the FAQ section. It can always be useful to combat any buyer queries or doubts. Imagine you have no experience in your niche and you're a customer looking to buy the service what you offer. What questions might you have? I think your 'about me' section in your profile could be improved too. For me, it's a bit too lengthy and repetitive. You're also listing the same things that are available in your gig descriptions anyway. All in all though, it's decent. Especially for a new gig from a new seller. With a bit more tweaking it could be even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ As a new seller, I'd really focus on your credibility and putting together a fantastic portfolio of what you've done for previous clients. If I was a buyer in the market for your services, that would be what I want to see, and the difference between choosing you, or another seller.
  11. Can you actually read the OP's post, and provide something of value when contributing, instead of just spamming 'good'. What is 'good' about the OP's thread? He's clearly asking for peoples opinion on keyword placement. As with a number of your other posts that I've seen, can you please stop spamming. If you want to say 'thanks', or just like the content, you need to be using the emojis / reactions that are available.
  12. What you mean by "wasn't helpful" really translates to you didn't get the answer you wanted to hear, or understand, right? As support will have told you. Sometimes you just won't see buyer requests relevant to your niche for a number of reasons, it doesn't necessarily mean you're doing anything wrong, or right. Maybe there just isn't demand for requests in the area that you operate right now. Perhaps your account is ineligible due to recent performance. Whatever support told you, will be the correct information. I don't get what you mean by 'enough' though. What exactly is enough in terms of the buyer requests you think you should be seeing? Congratulations on your Level One promotion! On the back of this, this shows some credibility that you're capable of making sales and can compete on the platform. This would also be an indictor that it's maybe time to focus your attention away from the buyer request section anyway. Buyer requests are generally severely underpaid, and severely overworked. I've had a look at the niche you operate in, and it's extremely popular so I can't see any reason as to why any buyer should have difficulty finding a seller for the kind of service you offer. If you ask yourself the reason why they're posting a request in the first place if plenty of sellers do offer what they're looking for, the only conclusion is that they don't actually want to pay you what you're worth. If you focus your time and attention on refining how your gigs are presented instead, trust me that it's a far more valuable use of your time to get buyers to come to you, the way Fiverr is intended for use. You will generate more revenue, and the buyers that do you work with will be a much better experience in general. But that's just my advice and opinion. If you want to keep using buyer requests, of course feel free to do so. ๐Ÿ™‚
  13. I easily found three in under 5 minutes. They do exist. I would link to their profiles or provide screenshots, but the rules of the forum state that I'm not permitted to link directly to other sellers gigs or profiles. Okay, so using the word 'many' or getting a little overzealous with an extra zero may not be completely accurate. But, that doesn't take away from the point I'm making, does it? Having all 7 gigs is just not necessary if you don't require them and adds no real benefit. Even for the most successful sellers that do have a large amount of gigs, the vast majority of them have one or two that drastically outperform the others. Just like your gigs for example. One of your gigs is clearly far more popular having 110 reviews, while the other 6 combined have only 41. Your next best selling gig after the one that has 110 reviews is only 10% as popular. Furthermore, the description in your most popular gig lists the majority of other things you offer in separate gigs too. So back to the topic at hand, which I don't see what relevance your comment has anyway. Must you have 7 active gigs in order to be successful and compete on Fiverr? No. Well, at least your personal statistics and that of the majority of other sellers would prove otherwise.
  14. You're just going around the forum posting 'thanks' on every thread you can find. Stop spamming the forum pointlessly. You're clearly not even reading the topic, as the posts you're thanking aren't relevant to be saying 'thanks' to. If you have nothing to contribute, you need to be using the emoji's / reactions instead.
  15. No. You should create as many Gigs as you need to offer your services effectively. If you offer 7 different services, and need 7, then sure! But many people have the belief that you must create 7, which is incorrect. I have three Gigs, and have always had three Gigs, it's works more than fine for me. Many Top Rated and even Pro sellers offer just one Gig, and earn $100,000's and have 10,000+ completed orders. What is important is that quality is always going to be better than quantity. There is no point in having 7 different Gigs if not a single one of them is presented properly and you haven't got the basics right. Or, if all 7 are for practically the same thing, or even drastically different niches that no one person could possibly have relevant skills across those fields. I also see sellers posting their gigs in wrong categories with the hopes that people will see them, which is again ineffective. A great way to know that you should consider making a new gig is if buyers are showing interest in a service you don't yet offer. For example, you use photoshop and are a graphic designer, and you're getting messages asking if you perform background removal. This would be a great indicator that your buyers have a demand for this service and would buy it from you if you offered the gig. So if you're skilled in that area, create the gig!
  16. It's a difficult one, you can't directly ask them for feedback as this is against the terms of service, and also unprofessional. But at the same time, as we all know, public feedback will benefit how your gig is promoted on the platform, is good for other potential buyers to see, and is also important for sellers to grow and learn too. Some buyers are extremely transactional. They pay for what they want, get it, and you'll never hear from them again. This doesn't mean you've done anything wrong. Some people just don't like to leave reviews. Maybe they forget. There are a whole load of reasons they might not leave feedback, and that the buyers choice and prerogative. The only thing I could recommend, is to build a relationship and personalize the experience and order to the buyer as much as possible from the beginning of the order and throughout the process to delivery. By doing this, you create a dynamic where the buyer will be more likely to leave you feedback. When delivering the order, you could add a subtle reminder at the end, such as "thank you again for your order, any feedback is always appreciated!". However, some buyers might still ignore this and not want to do. Or, you may even open yourself up to a negative review that you otherwise would not have received. Just remember to never directly ask the buyer for a review. No review is better than a poor review and receiving a warning for breaching the Terms of Service.
  17. Okay, so you've been using an auto refresher. But why? What are you hoping to achieve by doing so? Do you genuinely think this has any impact on how your Gig performs? Your profile shows you've been here since March 2019, with 63 public reviews. Let's round that up to 70 as a few of your buyers might not have left you a review. You've generated on average 2.25 orders each month. Or basically one order every two weeks on average. So as for that being @imagination7413's 'opinion'. I think the numbers and facts speak for themselves that you're living proof that being online and using an auto refresher is not effective.
  18. Spreading the mindset that there are 'tricks' to rank your gig is not one you should be encouraging. There are no tricks. The only way you will 'rank' is to consistently deliver your orders and receive positive public and internal feedback whilst avoiding things Fiverr doesn't like such as order cancellations. That's it. That's the only way you will gain an advantage to push your gig out to a wider audience. No tricks. No tips. No big secret. The things you've mentioned can be effective when presenting your gig in some ways, if done properly, but doesn't actually affect it's 'ranking'. I must say these 'tricks' are extremely generic and not insightful anyway. But, I feel like you're just trying to farm likes and comments as I see a number of these posts from you. Furthermore, as people have explained many, many times now. 'Ranking' is a fluid concept and there is no such thing. There is no such thing as a 'first page'. Fiverr displays a gig to a buyer based on many different factors. Their average spend, location, order history, plus many other factors. This means that for one person you may 'rank' highly, but for another buyer they may not find you at all. Please can we start understanding things properly and knowing the facts before sharing misinformation. Gullible new sellers will believe you. Then, spread the same incorrect advice to more and more people. It's actively contributing to the current poor standard of the forum. Be a part of the solution instead of the problem.
  19. But more importantly, even if it was possible, it's of no benefit.
  20. Why are you going around every single day and spamming the exact same bad advice? Multiple long terms sellers that are reputable on the forum have called you out on it, yet you continue to do so. Furthermore, it's not even your own advice. You're copy and pasting someone else's trash. You are a massive part of the problem and why the forum is in the way that is currently is, full of parrots spreading the same misinformation yet complaining that you don't get any orders. Can you just stop it? It's beyond painful now.
  21. I based my comment on your original post below. Cancelling orders because of too much pressure would be a seller not managing their workload effectively, which would be the sellers responsibility, thus sanitizing reviews. -- But, there is also a reason why the order completion target is 90% and not 100%. That's because buyers will extremely occasionally order a Gig which isn't suitable for what they want. But this shouldn't happen more than once in every 10 orders, which will still allow you to meet your target. If this happens to you more frequently than this, it would indicate the seller is not being clear enough with their packages, or isn't communicating effectively enough. Which is again, on the seller. I would say this happens to me maybe once every 200 orders. I target my Gigs at a certain demographic, encourage communication before the order is placed, and explain what I offer and the difference between my packages and what's included extremely clearly. As with any business you will ever run, you are going to have losses of revenue. If you own a shop, people are going to steal things. If you ship physical products, your merchandise will break occasionally. How you deal with it, learn from it and then implement new working methods in order to factor in those losses and also prevent them from happening again is what's important. I vet my buyers extremely thoroughly before agreeing to partner with them. Choosing who you work with as a seller is just important as a buyer choosing a gig. Can they communicate what they want effectively? Are they polite? What are their reviews like? Or, do I just get a general bad vibe? If so, I politely decline their order and recommend they find another seller. This will happen in most cases before the order is placed, as 99% of buyers will message you if they've never ordered with you before and you prompt them in your description. If they fail to message me before the order, and order something which is not within my skillset, or isn't the right package etc. Cancelling the order straight away at least means I haven't worked for free. If I do complete the work, I deliver it. I'm going to be paid for my time, bad review or not. As long as I can prove to support that I've delivered exactly within the requirements, the package and gig description, you should be fine if they try to get their money back.
  22. Are you seriously advising people that they have to research thousands of Gigs? Come on man. Be realistic. Of course, it's beneficial to perform competitor research, but no one on the planet has the time to trawl through thousands of Gigs. That time can be put to much better use. This has been said many, many times on the forum, but, I'll say it again. Being 'active 24/7' has absolutely zero impact on how your Gig performs. None at all. The only difference this makes is if a buyer toggles the 'show online seller' function when looking for a Gig. 99% of the time, they don't. Buyers want to buy a Gig from someone who offers an excellent service, has a fantastic portfolio, can communicate effectively, plus a number of other factors rather than being online. Do you really think just being online, and staring at your screen is going to benefit you at all? Now I'm not saying don't be proactive when you do get messages an be responsive, that's a whole different story. Furthermore, what you keep advising new sellers is an extremely unhealthy attitude that should not be encouraged. You need to sleep. You need a work/life balance. You need time to actually work on your orders. How is someone even supposed to be online 24 hours a day? It's not possible. I don't know where this myth has come from, but it needs to go away. Stop offering bad advice. This is also an approach that we shouldn't really be encouraging new sellers to engage in. Fiverr is a platform designed with the whole concept of buyers coming to you. Buyer requests are generally severely underpaid and overworked, the buyers aren't pleasant to work with, and are just a pretty bad experience all over. Unless a buyer has an extremely unique request for something they can't find a Gig for, the only reason they post a request is that any self respecting seller will not work for what they're willing to pay. What you should actually be doing with your time is optimizing your Gig, and getting the basics right to attract buyers rather than digging through 10 buyers requests a day begging for $5-$10 jobs. We need to be setting up sellers for success in the long term instead of encouraging them to have poor experiences and use Fiverr in a way that isn't really intended. If you can't get orders without using the buyer request section, you're doing something, or multiple things wrong. -- I won't address the other points you have made in your post. But, they're just pretty generic and not really helpful or insightful in any way. But the most important thing is that we really need to stop offering bad advice. You're clearly not qualified to offer the advice you've just given. Then new sellers see this kind of trash and believe in it. Then go about further spreading the poor advice to more and more people. Then, it causes literally thousands of posts on the forum from sellers complaining they aren't getting order yet they've 'been online 24/7'. Yeah, that's because it doesn't work, and besides that, your Gig is ultimately awful and you haven't got the basics you need right in order to get sales and generate some form of success.
  23. There isn't a specific ratio that would mean you're necessarily performing well, or poorly. It all depends on the service you offer and the niche you operate in. If you're operating in a niche that's highly saturated, and highly in demand you can easily get lots and lots of impressions but no orders. If you're operating in a niche where there isn't much competition, and not as popular, you could be getting very few impressions, but converting most of them to orders. A better overall impression of how your Gig is performing is you being happy with the number of orders you're getting, and being able to consistently generate enough revenue that you're happy to work for. Again, this varies from service to service. One seller could get 50 orders at $5 each and generate $250 in revenue, whilst another only performs one order but generates $1,500 as they offer a more expensive service.
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