Hi! So I just recently got my sixth order here on Fiverr and I've been thinking a lot about my future here, since I just got my first order about a month ago (crazy luck, I know. I thought it would take me much longer to get here). I know it's probably going to be slow going but I'd like to think that in a couple months I might have a steady stream of orders going (though that may be wishful thinking haha). In addition, I'll be starting my first semester of college as a freshman this fall!
I've been thinking a lot about - if I do have more consistent orders by the time I start - how I'll handle both those orders and transitioning into college life. I wanted to ask your guys opinion on that. Should I put myself on vacation mode for a couple of weeks? Or maybe I should just extend my delivery time to a long amount for a little bit until I get more used to things? Should I put myself as unavailable due to having too many orders at once frequently, if I need it? Or should I limit orders in my queue per gig to a small number (I have six gigs currently, so should I set this to like 2-3?)? Should I set myself on vacation mode during finals week? I’ve been considering just making all of my orders 7 day deliveries (and some of the bigger orders longer) and telling buyers that I just set it so I can balance schoolwork, clubs, and Fiverr, but I’m worried such a long delivery time might scare people off. I mean I think I won’t need 7 days to do so but in case I get a big project at school I want to account for that!
I want to continue Fiverr throughout school but I also want to focus on my education and do well, and the school I'm going to has a quarter system and is known for being extremely rigorous. How would you go about accomplishing both of these tasks?
Or maybe I'll barely get any orders by that time, lol. Ah, a girl can dream!
Anyway thank you for reading this.