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  1. Hey everyone! So after my latest Thread and Live Stream which can be found here: I realized that it had been a while since I published a new gig. Putting myself through the process all over again, plus a series of insightful questions by fellow members really showed me that things are a little different nowadays. Fiverr treats new gigs a bit differently and it is now clear to me that we should approach gig creation with a few core principles in mind. So I thought it would be helpful to create a sort of checklist before starting the gig creation process, to make sure you give your brand new gig a fighting chance on this saturated and highly competitive marketplace. This is not going to be a top-10 list of generic "tricks", this is actionable advice, plus some good old insider information. 😉 Let's begin. Preface I am repeating myself on this forum, and I will keep doing so until it takes: We should abolish the term "rank" when we talk about our gigs. Ranking is no more. Fiverr is now indexing gigs when they are published and then it only serves them to buyers based on relevancy and performance. A quick recap of what my "Fiver 3.0" thesis was about can be found here: Do not be fooled by the publishing date, it is still current and for the most part it still stands true. What happens when you hit "publish"? When we publish a new gig, there's a brief window in time, where a lot of things happen in the background. Your gig gets indexed essentially and then unless it gets taken down for breaking ToS, Fiverr needs to calculate how well your gig will perform, POTENTIALLY. This is the tricky part: in order for Fiverr to do so, it needs to guesstimate the result, based on a highly complicated formula. (👆Me when I check my brand new gig's analytics the next day☝️) So what does that formula even look like? No one outside Fiverr knows the answer to that 100%. But any experienced seller can actually piece some of the pieces together, which is what I have been closely doing since 2019, when my research began. So here's what I theorised so far: • Fiverr checks to see how well the gig is completed on your end. (remember the "use all the features" advice? 😉 ) • It also checks the gig Title, Gig Tags and meta data. (in that order) • Then it checks your gig's description. (simple crawl) • Finally, it checks a bunch of things on your profile. (there's lots of speculation regarding this, but it will make sense in am minute) That's phase 1. For every one of those checks, your gig gets an individual value assigned to each attribute. Let's call it a "grade". So if you want your gig to have a fighting chance, you must focus on the following: 1. Gig title A gig's title is like 90% of the SEO, belive it or not. It is the thing that impacts your gig's chances of appearing as a result, regardless of what is in the tags or description. You need to focus all your efforts into researching your market. Use Fiverr as a buyer (just click the "switch to buying" link next to your profile image on the top right of your screen) and start searching for what you offer. So for example: Let's say you are looking to create an NFT gig. Search for the word "NFT". (no quotes) Something interesting happens: Fiverr tries to guess what you (presumably a buyer) is looking for. How does it guess? It has a database of past searches that is constantly updated. So there is a good chance that whatever terms are auto-generated by Fiverr, those are actually trending ones. But please be mindful of the fact that they are probably not refined, as these are probably being presented as they were fed to the system. Not what you were looking to make? Was it an "NFT animation"? Just keep typing, see what comes up. Or switch it up, look for "animated NFT". Hopefully you get the idea. Here's another example: What if I wanted to create a "minimal logo" design gig? Here's what happens when I type in minimal: So these are some great suggestions, to help you guess what buyers are looking for, and create a gig that's specifically designed to catch a percentage of said searches. Another tool at your disposal, if you are a Seller Plus member, is the "top keywords" tool, under your "analytics" tab. So if you already have a similar gig published, or an already successful gig in the same vertical, you can actually look into under what keywords your gig appeared in search results, and which one of those got you clicks and sales. So using this tool to guess even more accurately what keywords interest your target audience. You can use an adjective to describe your offering, as I see many sellers do. But take note that the longer that word is, the more characters you are essentially throwing in the trash, as the adjective itself will not help your gig at all. It's only there to appeal to your audience, plus make the sentence a bit more tolerable to humans. So yes, you can say "I will create a professional/amazing/wonderful logo" but leaving that out when you have a long key phrase you want to focus on, may be a better approach. 2. Tags/keywords These need to be complimentary ones, and not reusing the same keywords/phrase as in your title. So here's where you want to niche down. Say you created an "animated video ad" gig. Here's where you can add several complimentaty keywords that help capture more leads. Words like "facebook" or "Instagram", or "promotional" and "commercial". Here's where you are looking for words -much like a guessing game- that would still work when used in the same sentence as your gig title's main key phrase. You are upping your chances by also guessing correctly about different things that buyers would be looking for. So once again, researching trends and what the global marketplace is doing, is key. 3. Description This is not the place to use keywords. Using them organically in sentences that make sense, is OK, but Fiverr has already decided your relevance from steps 1+2. Adding keywords here won't change its mind. This is the place where you need to present your buyer with a sound positioning. They need to understand what you are offering, peek into what working with you might look like and what they can expect. Anyone who talks about SEO and cramming keywords on the description, should just stop as this is not how this works. 4. Gig completion I have covered this extensively here, no need to expand any further: Performance Review Phase 2, is performance review. So essentially Fiverr needs to understand as soon as possible, if your shiny new gig is a diamond in the rough or a hot pile of garbage. How does it do that? Simple. If it serves your gig to relevant search results, it measures impressions plus the infamous Click Through Rate. (CTR) That means that every time your gig shows up on a buyer's screen, via the search function, your impressions number goes up. I see a lot of sellers coming here and asking "how to ge their impressions numbers up". Which as a question it makes very little sense. Here's some advice if you are in that group of sellers: Impressions will only go up, if your gig's title and tags are relevant to what buyers are looking for. Write that on a post-it and stick it on your desk or computer monitor for daily reference. Some people may ask: "But Frank, not all buyers search for gigs, many buyers visit the gig vertical and click on their preferred subcategory. What happens then?" Well, that is a different subject as it involves a lot more performance indicators when calculating dynamic positions, so I will leave this for another post. Now, back to this guide. If the buyer clicks on your gig, you can track that click via your analytics, but most importantly, Fiverr perceives that interaction as a positive one. That's your clicks in your gig's analytics. So at this point, you get a new grade based on that metric. Here's the important part: Getting impressions, means your gig's titles and tags are somewhat working. (yaaay!) Not getting clicks, while getting impressions, indicates that one of the following is not: • gig image • pricing • trust signals, .a.k.a. reviews So to all the sellers who come here and ask why while they get impressions, they get few clicks, if any, the answer is: look into the gig's thumbnail/video, your pricing when compared to other sellers and what you offer plus your reviews. In case of a brand new gig, just ignore the "reviews" part. If your clicks are decreasing or non-existent, then that tells Fiverr that your gig is an under-performer. Very few gigs can survive that without editing and tweaking. It's just how this works. But if it does gets clicks and does not get sales, that's even worse. It tells Fiverr that something is seriously wrong with your gig. So here comes Pro tip #1: So hopefully by now, you have a fairly basic guide of how to diagnose your gig, after it is published. The Good Stuff Now I know I mentioned some spicy insider's information, so here it comes. All of the above performance indicators, are taken into consideration for a very brief window in time. Which is why if your initially published gig, is failing any of the above check points, it will soon either stop being served as a result, or get de-indexed (is that a word?) altogether. So this si why people see their gigs analytics reaching 0 at some point. That gig spanned its wings, hopped in the air for a hot minute and then crashed and burned. My advice is as follows: don't be afraid. The current Fiverr engine is waaaaay more responsive than what we were working 2-3 years ago. Editing your gig, and trial and error will not hurt you in any way. The only time you may need to dread editing your gig and failing, is when your gig is getting you lots fo sales or if you got one of Fiverr's special badges, like "Fiverr's choice". You don't change a winning team. So that's the only instance when you want to think twice about editing your stuff. And here's where it gets "spicy": If your gig gets an order, from a buyer who saw your gig, clicked on it, liked what they saw and bought it, your gig gets a brand new type of rating, because that series of actions will spike your conversion rate. And before people start getting the wrong idea: you can't trick Fiverr by having your friends/family/alter ego click on or even worse, order your gig. Fiverr knows when this is organic, or when it is suspicious in any way. So some sellers on here, were met with success right off the bat, not because of a trick or hack. Their gig was relevant, their positioning was sound and they were priced reasonably in regards to their value proposition/market. So any organic orders and a high conversion rate, is one of those heavily weighted attributes on your gig's performance calculation formula. And I recently discovered another one. But before I get into that... Here comes Pro tip #2: The "Even Better" Stuff There's a metric that follows your average price. (again remeber how most of my findings on Fiverr 3.0 was me just checking what numbers Fiverr shares with us?) So here's how that attribute works. If a buyer looks for a "logo design" gig, and I am just as relevant as another seller, we both get presented to the buyer as search results. Let's say for argument's sake, that our reviews are fairly similar. Or better yet, the other seller has 2,000 reviews more than me. (crazy, right?) IF I have a higher average price than my competitor, I will out-perform them and therefore appear higher up in the search results page. So if my competitor is selling their gig at an average of $55 and I am making $65 a pop, then I win. Just to clarify: this is NOT the actual price of the gig, but the average sales price, either via packages+extras or custom offers. So it doesn't matter what the price tag is. Someone might be selling at $5/$10/$15 packages, but for whatever reason their average price goes up to $100 via extras and custom offers. That's one more thing you don't know about other sellers but you know for yourself. Conclusion I need to wrap this up, as it started as a mini-article, and I think I need to look an epub publisher for this. 🙂 The first half of this post was meant to be a guide to all the sellers who come here on a daily basis, asking about their impressions and clicks. I also hope this sheds some light into what that checklist should be before you even consider to publish a new gig. The second half of the post is just to briefly touch upon how dynamic and complex this whole "performance" thing is. I havent's even mentioned profile performance indicators, buyer behaviour, promoted gigs and Business profiles, and already this post became too complicated and too long to read and digest in one sitting. So let's keep the conversation going, and share this post to any sellers who ask questions about "ranking" and impressions, etc. Feel free to share your experience, questions and success or failures with your gigs when you first published them. Maybe we can help each other by exchanging points of view. Edit 1: Not 5 seconds passed and I already got a private message about someone’s gigs being “deranked” and how I can help them with “SERP”. Which reminded me something important I forgot to include: the above post treats this one gig creation as if in a vacuum. Meaning if you have several gigs that all of them are extremely similar (a big No-No) or have been reported or break ToS, no new gig will ever perform well as your account is shadow-banned, for lack of a better term.
  2. Hey gang! A disclaimer: The following post/article is not an official Fiverr statement. It’s a summary of my personal observations over how Fiverr works and I am sharing because I noticed that more and more sellers come here, stating that they “lost their ranking”, or claiming that their gigs are "all 5 stars" but they can't get any messages/sales. This is an effort to provide them with some answers and some food for thought. Hold up. Fiverr 3.1? I know you were probably expecting something a bit more dramatic, but this is not a brand new thesis. This is me revisiting my previous one, and updating it after seeing a few new things popping up and some previous assumptions being confirmed as either off-base or not as important as I previously thought. "Ha! I knew it, you were wrong!" Well actually no. Let me preface this by saying that I am revisiting my original thesis, not because it was proven wrong. In fact the core premise of my past article, still stands true. Fiverr favors performance, and is still trying to get a perfect match between buyers and sellers. So it's still about relevancy, performance and quality. The reason why I am revisiting the thesis is because I have stumbled upon new evidence that tell me there have been a few updates during the past two years. Not an overhaul mind you, but several "Quality of Life" updates and additions. Let's talk about indicators OK so we are all familiar with our profile's metrics. These are the actual metrics that Fiverr chose to reveal to us sellers in an attempt to provide us with some crucial performance indicators. This is actually the original system Fiverr put into place back in the "2.0" era, when it needed to be able to qualify sellers and update SERP dynamically. Fiverr 1.0 only had the thumbs up/down rating system and other than the actual level sellers and the occasional reporting/flagging by buyers for inappropriate behavior, Fiverr had very little to go on when it came to understanding who was a good freelancer and who wasn't. So it would make sense for a seller at any given time, to just look at them and go: "I must say, I am doing a jolly good job! Let me pat myself on the back before I deliver this order and get my 5.0 star review!" Right? Wrong. Two systems colliding As you can probably guess, Fiverr grew even more. And what usually happens when a company grows this much and at a certain rate, its initial systems are no longer able to keep up with growth pains that come up. So a new system was put into place. It didn't replace the old system, but it is working alongside it, in an effort to help Fiverr understand performance. This new system is essentially there to give more data points to Fiverr and help qualify certain actions. That new system started off with the "buyer satisfaction rate". That's not an unfamiliar term nowadays, as Fiverr employees started actually talking about this openly for the past year or so. I talked about this on my previous article, but now it's not just a rumor or the ramblings of a mad man, Fiverr is actually talking about this, thus confirming part of my thesis. There is a formula in place that makes sure the system get valuable information on whether a seller is performing well or not. So what's new? Well, that buyer satisfaction formula is apparently more extensive now, and a lot more complicated. Furthermore, there are now two different systems in place, working towards the same goal. One system is there to determine whether or not your profile is in good standing and then there's a different system in place that actually grades your gigs individually. (the average Fiverr seller's reaction when they hear of a new performance rating system) Now before you start grabbing your pitchforks, let me explain why that is potentially a good thing. First of all, I have been rather vocal about how this new system -no matter how imperfect it may be- is at least allowing for the possibility of recovery. So when a seller's performance slips, it just takes some time after which you are back in the game. It's a more forgiving system altogether, or it seems as it was designed to allow for more margins of error. But let's get back on track. The two systems are not fully aligned. Seems like the profile performance metrics are refreshed on a 60-day window, whereas the gig's performance metrics are calculated on a 90-day window. I don't know why that is, but a good guess would be that they are just stacking different systems on top of the old build so they can't just nuke previous choices that used to make sense 4 years ago. I am taking a deep dive into the macro-economy of the system, in an attempt to help de-mystify the issues I see popping up on the forum on a daily basis. People come here and complain that things are A-OK with their clients and reviews, but they either lost promoted gigs eligibility or their gigs are not "ranking" the same anymore. (notice the overdramatic air quotes when I mention ranking) Fiverr's systems are opaque. That's by design. So I understand that it's frustrating. But on the other hand, I have been here since 2013, where things were less complicated and you could simply piece things together by landing the right CS agent on your support ticket. And let me tell you: people used to game the living crap out of the old system. (Me after realizing public reviews are now worthless) Which is basically why Fiverr constantly makes changes. Reviews were exploited -people still to this day pressure their buyers for positive reviews-, the number of sellers exploded since 2019, and Fiverr constantly expanding across more verticals. Fiverr is trying to come up with a legitimate way to understand two main things: • Buyer behavior • Seller performance But how can one improve if the metrics are not opaque? This is where this whole "indicators" business comes in. We need to look at what the system is telling us. Stop focusing on what the system is not telling you. That was a big part of my original thesis that people focused on and tried to debunk/discredit it. I talked about speed and gave some specific examples of indicators that Fiverr has subtly left there for us to see, and people were very keen on rejecting them outright. On this update I chose not to focus on the indicators as much, as a lot of people were focusing on whether or not they existed and/or utilized by the system. Instead I want to focus on the bigger picture, and some good practices for sellers on Fiverr in 2022. This may be a good place however to brag about how I was right when I said that Fiverr likes speed and favors sellers who respond quickly. As since I made that claim in my previous article, Fiverr actually came forward with the "order response rate" which actually shows you if you responded fast enough when a new order was submitted. (me after Fiverr updated the seller's dashboard proving half of my assumptions to be RIGHT) What does this all mean for us sellers? That's a legitimate question. 1) Well first of all you need to understand that looking at your dashboard metrics and getting 5.0 star reviews from your buyers, is not giving you the whole picture anymore. (It's still important that you keep those metrics as close to perfect as possible, and not getting negative reviews should be the absolute baseline.) 2) It is also important to understand that the "Buyer satisfaction rate" dates back 90 days, so it's a delayed view on your performance. 3) It is also my understanding if multiple orders don't go that great during the same 90-day window, they stack up, meaning things will not improve for your gig's standing until at least one of them is removed from that rolling window. 4) Fiverr no longer looks for just amazing web developers, cool logo designers and Pulitzer-worthy writers when evaluating performance. In fact, Fiverr is not equipped to understand if you are delivering a high quality design or a photo-copy of mashed potatoes. Fiverr is looking for great facilitators. As a seller you should be focusing on your buyer's experience overall as much as you do on your actual craft. 5) The promoted gigs feature is not as simple as I initially suspected it to be. It's actually part of this new complex system that Fiverr has set up, as it is being fed with your gig's performance numbers constantly, in order to only promote the best gigs out there. It is also intertwined with the actual system that understands if you are relevant to what people are searching for. So when you lose eligibility and can no longer promote a gig you used to be able to promote, this is an indicator of a "buyer satisfaction rate" slip-up, most likely on a gig performance level. By then of course it's too late to act upon it, but it is an indicator nonetheless. 6) Relevancy is calculated using a more complicated formula now. ASP (average selling price) on your gigs, is also now being calculated when determining where your gig is placed on search results, past performance matters more and is actually used to project future outcomes when Fiverr matches you with buyers, and this new Fiverr briefs feature is also trying to guide buyer's behavior and eliminate the need to search altogether. 7) I noticed that the "returning buyer" metric is not just a nifty little animated badge you get on your profile to serve as a trust signal toward your prospects. It is actually a brand new metric that Fiverr uses to calculate performance. I was initially super-annoyed by it, as I am a Pro seller who has a higher barrier of entry due to pricing alone, so when I realized that Fiverr was valuing return buyers, I'm not going to lie, it felt like it was game-over for me. But I did try to assess the situation and when it became apparent to me that it's a brand new metric that Fiverr will use to evaluate me, I pivoted and adjusted my gig strategy to compensate and stay relevant. (me going back to the drawing board every time there's an algorithm update) I have a birthday cake to go to, turning 41 today, so I will try to sum things up and give you some things to think about. Fiverr is not a perfect system, nor does it try to be a fair system. (more on that on a future post) It is doing its best to evaluate millions of gigs and hundreds of thousands of active sellers, to make sure it creates a perfect match to buyers that have their credit card at hand, ready to spend money. It is constantly adding metrics, tools and data points, in an effort to perfect it formula and adapt to ever-changing buyer/seller behavior. Whether we like it or not, by being a part of this platform, we have to realize that there is a system in place and that the only way to grow as a business and be favored by this system, is to understand its rules and what the system is trying to achieve. Fiverr is making huge strides in understanding and mapping out buyer behavior, which is a good thing for us sellers. But the most complicated part of Fiverr right now, is the system trying to evaluate seller performance on so many levels. OK so I kept talking about a really complex system, without being able to dive into as much details as I would like. I also mentioned that indicators are important, but I also didn't want to have to reply to dozen of messages telling me that "there's no way the system would measure X Frank, that's totally not cool!" But I think I can share this one theory that I have, that is also a really strong indicator to anyone who is willing to research their gigs and past performance. Unfortunately, this is only for Seller Plus members, as I will mention a tool that is only available to them. So here goes. Seller plus members are able to create special discount coupons, and then offer them to their past clients, in order to create more returning buyers and a stronger relationship between vendor/client. Now here comes the important part: You can't offer coupons willy-nilly. There are apparently some metrics that won't allow you to even see a past buyer in your list when trying to send coupons. And here's my theory: Since the list of past buyers available to you is based on the past 90 days, and since there is a visual indicator right there on the UI telling you that the system picked which buyers you get to see/send the coupons to, what if this is a good way to look into past buyers and figuring out what the system won't tell you: A) either which type of buyer was a good match for your selling profile or B) which past orders affected your buyer satisfaction rate. I am not in any way suggesting that you should rush on your coupons dashboard and try to look at that list to find out which buyers may have left a less than positive exit survey. That's not the case. I am simply saying that if Fiverr is trying to create great matches, and then it sort of/kind of tells you who wasn't a great match, maybe you can put the missing pieces together and see how you can improve moving forward. This has not been proven, nor have I discussed this with anyone on Fiverr. (I don't think I want to do that) I am bringing this up just to give you an example of what an existing indicator may be. Fiverr won't give you the formula, or a straight answer of how performance is calculated, but there are strong indicators peppers in throughout the UI telling you what Fiverr is looking for. Long post over. Welcome to Fiverr 3.1. As always, I am here to answer any questions and feel free to share your experiences! Thank you! 🎂
  3. Hey guys, Even though I'm honestly a newbie on this platform, I think I got something that can help others (perhaps newbies too) understand this platform a bit better ...and maybe stop blaming Fiverr's staff in most of the situations. I have analyzed my gigs and noticed an interesting pattern, which proofs Frank's (the author of Fiverr 3.0 article) thesis about resilience of gigs in this new (well, not so new now) system. You see, every time I had a decrease in performance, which usually happens after one of the events, such as: Canceled order Rejecting a buyer from ordering (basically saying "I don't offer such services, please find someone else". There is always a chance of a buyer who doesn't really address what you offer, no matter how fully you describe your services) Delivering late (a lot of people noticed a slight decrease in performance after receiving a "12 hours left" notification Several revisions before the delivery - the impressions would fall down to like 50% for a couple of days, maybe a week or so, after which there would be a slight increasing vector, which would hit the max daily impressions number again. This pattern goes on and on, so it's kinda promising for those who suddenly get a decrease in statistics and wonder why is that and what to do further. Yes, bug situations on Fiverr occur from time to time, but most of the time you can see what brought you to the sales decrease, if you think about it just for a while. So yeah, I can tell that this system actually works smooth. One interesting thing, perhaps, is that my position in the search doesn't follow these patterns. I may fall down and up for (I guess) other different reasons, following a different timeline (60 and 90 day performance thesis, read "Fiverr 3.1") I'm sorry if my expressions are a bit obscure, as I still have to work on my English. In any case, I hope that clarified the whole picture and actually helped you!
  4. Are you a new seller on Fiverr? Do you find it challenging to get your first order? Or are you an experienced seller but struggling to get orders? Don't worry! We've got you covered. Many people find it tough to get their foot in the door when starting on this platform. This blog post will discuss some tips and techniques that will help you get your first order on Fiverr. We will also discuss how to stand out from the competition and make yourself more visible to buyers. So, without further delay, let's get started! Gig Creation Creating a Fiverr gig that customers appreciate is critical to your success on the market. With this exceptional gig, you will get your first order! A fantastic job appears on the first page of Fiverr, receives more clicks, and transforms them into purchases. Your shows must be appealing in terms of the photos you include and address any questions your customers might have. The more helpful they appear to purchasers, the more orders you obtain. To help them reach target audiences organically, aim to optimize your gigs for SEO. Ensure including all the crucial details and make it stand out from the competition. You want to make sure your gig will be easy to find, so make sure it has keywords that are relevant to what you're selling. Now it's the right time to talk about some tips and tricks that help you throughout your freelance journey on Fiverr. Tip #01: Do Your Research Before you begin on Fiverr, it's critical to conduct your study and determine what service you'll provide. Go online and use YouTube, Udemy, and other resources to perfect your talents. When you have a solid grasp of things, you're ready to go on Fiverr. Tip #02: Choose a Strong Username First impressions are lasting, so, in the interest of your online persona, it is essential to choose a username for Fiverr that conveys professionalism and competence. A strong username reflects your brand, so if you are in web development, for example, it would be good to include words like 'web,' 'developer,' and 'design.' If you want to make the most of your Fiverr career, it's a good idea to keep your username as simple as possible. Tip #03: Build an Eye-Catching Profile Picture When you are starting, your profile picture must be professional and eye-catching. This photograph is what purchasers see first when they come across your account. You can use a photo of yourself as the profile picture. It's best to use a clear photo in focus and shows your face. If you are not comfortable using your picture, you can use a logo or an image associated with your brand. After creating your profile, you are ready to make your first gig! Yahoooooo! Tip #04: Write a Great Headline for Your Gig. Your headline is the most crucial part of your gig because it's what grabs people's attention. It should be clear, concise, and explanatory about the service you're providing. Here are a few examples of great headlines: · "I will create an amazing logo for your business in 24 hours!" · "Get a professional voiceover for your next project!" · "I will design an incredible website in just 72 hours!" Tip #05: Use Keywords in Your Titles/Headlines When creating your gigs, it is essential to use keywords in your titles. This will help clients find your gigs, and it will increase the likelihood of them hiring you. You can check keywords this way! Don't forget to check the keywords suggested by Fiverr. After that, check the search volume of each keyword and use keywords having low volume. Tip #06: List What You Will and Will Not Do. It will be best to be upfront with your potential customers about what services you offer and don't offer. This way, there are no misunderstandings about the work that you're providing. It will also help increase your trustworthiness as a seller if people know exactly what you are capable of doing. Here are a few examples: · "I will design an incredible website in just 72 hours!" · "I will not do any programming or coding for your project." · "I can create a professional voiceover for your next project." Tip #07: Describe Your Services in a Clear and Concise Manner. When writing a gig description, you should always be clear about what you're offering. This will help avoid misunderstandings and ensure that your potential customers know what they are getting. Here are a few tricks on how to write an excellent service description: · Always be concise and to-the-point · Include what you will and will not do · List what you need from the customer in order to complete the project · Include examples of your work or results that you've achieved in the past · Offer a money-back guarantee if you are unable to complete the project within the given time frame or do not meet the customer's expectations. Tip #08: Set Your Price. When it comes to setting the price for your services, it's important to remember that you get what you pay for. It is a good idea to price your services at a fair and reasonable rate for the work you are doing. You're probably aware that there are numerous inexpensive Fiverr sellers. As a result, all the sellers strive to secure their first client or perhaps obtain their first review since the essential thing is getting 5-star feedback. It's not worth it if a customer buys your service and then fails to leave you a review. However, by setting a low price on your work, you may get your first order from your first client. But never keep it too less, as stated above. Tip #09: Offer Different Packages When you're creating your gigs, it's important to offer different packages. This will give clients the option to choose the package that best suits their needs and budget. For example, if they only need a logo design and want business cards designed, they will probably choose the package that includes both services. If they only need a website, they will probably choose the package that includes website design. Tip #10: Offer a Free Trial When you are first starting, it's a good idea to offer a free trial. This will allow the client to try out your services, and it will help you build a relationship with them. Tip #11: Offer a Discount If you are unable to offer a free trial, this tip is for you! Offering a discount is another way to entice clients and get them interested in your services. Start by providing your first-time clients with a discount on their first order. This will show them that you're serious about your work, and it will help you build a relationship with them. Tip #12: Provide a Compelling Gig Description It is crucial to provide a compelling gig description when creating your gigs. This will help clients understand what services you offer and why they should hire you. Whatever you do, strive for excellence and simplicity in your gig description. Many sellers have mistakes in their grammar or spelling, which reveals only a lack of concern. That’s why buyers do not prefer those gigs having common mistakes! Tip #13: Make Your Gig Description Search-Friendly by Including Keywords. When you're writing a gig description, it's essential to use keywords related to your services. These will help potential customers find your gig when searching for specific services. The SEO-friendly gig will also assist you in reaching your goal swiftly because the description is more than simply a description of your work; it will optimize your gig to rank in the search results on Fiverr. Tip #14: Answer Frequently Asked Questions Under Your Gig Description There are some questions that potential clients commonly ask. It's a good idea to answer these questions in the FAQs section under your gig description so they can get the answers they're looking for right away. Remember that the more information you give out, the faster they'll be able to sell your service. Tip #15: Create Your Own Work Samples One way to show off your skills is by uploading past work samples. This can help potential clients see what you're capable of, making them more likely to hire you. The best place to make your portfolio for FREE is on Behance.net/medium.com Tip #16: Create an Attractive Gig Image While creating your gigs, it is essential to use an attractive image. This will help clients remember your gig, increasing the likelihood of them hiring you. Tip #17: Use a Video in the Gig Media It is a good idea to include a video in the gig media. Adding a video to your gig is a great way to engage potential customers. You can use this video as an opportunity to explain exactly what you are offering and how it will benefit them. This will help the client get to know you better, and it will increase the likelihood of them hiring you. Tip #18: Market Your Services It's essential to market your services to get more clients. This can be done using social media, networking, and online directories. Social media can be a great way to promote your gig. Make sure you have a solid social media presence and use it to promote your services. You can also post about your experiences on Fiverr and share tips with other freelancers. Tip #19: Create 7 Gigs If you want to get your first order on Fiverr, you must create seven gigs. This will give you a better chance of getting hired because clients are more likely to hire someone who has various skills and experience. Tip #20: SEO Your Gigs When the Fiverr algorithm detects a new service, it tries to have it show up in search results. So, it's vital to do the SEO of your gigs. Optimizing your gig for search informs the AI what your gig/service is about and how valuable you are. You can SEO your gigs by using the right keywords, titles, and descriptions. Tip #21: Offer Custom Packages Some clients may want services not included in any of your packages. If this happens, You can offer them custom packages. This will allow the client to choose the services they need and help you make more money. Tip #22: Give Clients What They Want It is imperative to give clients what they want. This will help them feel like they are getting their money's worth, and it will increase the likelihood of them hiring you again in the future. Tip #23: Send Buyer Requests Daily When you are a beginner, it's a good idea to send buyer requests daily. This will help you get your name out there, increasing the chance of clients hiring you. Through buyer requests, you have more chances to get your first client. You can send 10 requests daily, which is more than enough for professional sellers. On the other hand, many new sellers make a significant blunder by sending out buyer requests. They neglect to focus on the client's requirements. They can't get any clients even after sending hundreds of offers. Pro Tip: Never copy and paste the same proposal format for every request. Try to write according to the client's job description. For beginners, offer an amount lower than their budget! Hopefully! You'll get the job! Tip #24: Have a Great Introduction When you first contact a potential client, it's crucial to have a great introduction. Make sure your proposal is well-written and professional. You want to make a good impression and show the client that you're knowledgeable about their needs. Tip #25: Follow Up with Clients You need to follow up with your clients after they've hired you. This will help build a strong relationship between the two of you and ensure that they're satisfied with your work. You can follow up by sending them a thank-you note, asking for feedback, or simply staying in touch. Tip #26: Network with Other Freelancers Networking with other freelancers can be a great way to find new clients and learn from their experiences. There are many online forums and groups where freelancers can connect. You can also join Facebook groups where other freelancers will share their success stories, tips for getting clients, and more. Tip #27: Stay Organized When working as a freelancer, it's crucial to stay organized. This will help you stay on top of your work and ensure that you meet all the deadlines. You can stay organized by using a project management tool, creating a to-do list, or simply keeping a calendar. Tip #28: Set Realistic Goals While starting as a freelancer, it's central to set realistic goals. This will help you stay motivated and ensure that you're making progress toward your long-term success. For example, if you want to earn $100 per month in the first year of working as a freelancer, make sure that this is an achievable goal. Tip #29: Learn from Mistakes One of the best ways to grow as a freelancer is learning from your mistakes. If you make a mistake, don't be afraid to admit it and learn from the experience. This will help you avoid making similar mistakes in the future and ensure that you're constantly improving your skills. Tip #30: Be Professional When working as a freelancer, it's significant to be professional. This will help you build a good reputation, and it will increase the likelihood of clients hiring you in the future. Tip #31: Stay Online Every platform has its own set of benefits, and being active on anyone will offer you more possibilities from the platform. It's not difficult to be active on Fiverr since there is a mobile app that you can install and use on your smartphone. Therefore, this is another crucial factor to your Fiverr success. This will help you respond quickly to clients, and this way, you will be hired soon! Some clients need their job done on an urgent basis. While searching for a potential seller, they use the ONLINE filter (image below). If they found you online, you'll win the job! Tip #32: Be Patient and Don't Quit As a beginner, having patience is the key factor. This will help you avoid becoming frustrated, and it will give you the opportunity to learn more about freelancing. Some people work only a few days and lose their hope to get orders. It may take time, but it's essential not to quit. Stay positive and keep working hard to get your first order. Final Words Getting your first order on Fiverr is not always easy. However, if you follow the tips in this article, you will increase your chances of success. These tips helped me get my first order, and I hope they help you too. Best of luck!
  5. Hey gang! Happy New Year! So as part of my strategy for 2022, I have to update 3 of my gigs, plus create two more Pro offerings. I started with the latter which, as per usual, brought forth an abrupt case of procrastinatitis. 😜 So Instead of working on my business, I thought I'd write up a quick post to help anyone who struggles with new gig creation and wants to give themselves a quick little boost when publishing. This is the hack you've been looking for... So this is very straightforward, and it seems deceivingly simple. So much so, that many seasoned veterans omit this. Take advantage of everything that Fiverr gives you. Fill out every field. Enable every feature. Did you get a random invite to beta test an obscure feature? Jump in, ask questions later. The reasoning behind this simple tip is that Fiverr's algorithm will favor every listing that seems to be the most complete. So there's a simple but very real checklist that the search engine performs when evaluating new gigs. The more complete your gig is, the better your chances to get ranked slightly higher than your competition. So to make this more actionable for you: • Fill out your gig's description, as close to the limit as possible, without of course writing random stuff just to fill up space. • Use all 5 tags. • Add a FAQ section. • Enable packages. • Enable subscriptions. • Add all 5 of your most notable clients. • Enable and completely fill out your portfolio. • Create a studio. • Add the How it works feature. • Add gig extras. (especially the ones already made by Fiverr for you) • Edit your Fiverr Business Seller Profile. If you don't have some of the above listed features available for your account, don't fret. The goal is to use ALL available features to you. Fiverr continuously adds more filters and options for buyers to find the right gigs. And the easiest way to quantify a gig's potential performance, is to see how complete it is when it is published. That's all for now. This is obviously not the "magic pill" solution most users on this forum are looking for. BUT This is by far the most effective trick I have discovered that requires very little effort on your end. Let me know what you think, what you have experienced when publishing new gigs that performed well and if you have any questions! Frank D.
  6. It's been 1 month I'm on fiverr, but I'm not getting any sort of order. It's really frustrating for me. I'm an skilled person but i'm not getting the fiverr algorithm. If anyone help me out I will be more than happy.🙂
  7. I am a level one seller who’s primary sales come from resume writing. I also offer blog content and PowerPoint creation and design. I am very interested in taking on a role in social media management. I was wondering if Fiverr’s algorithm would hurt my social media management gigs because I am so heavily focused on resume writing as of right now. I want to add another hustle. Should I go to another platform or does it really matter that I can offer a variety of services?
  8. Does anyone know what the algorithm criteria or mechanism Fiverr usually follow for the new seller's first gigs that comes on first page?
  9. Now it's happening with me! Suddenly no order, no buyer messages, no relevant buyer request list from this month. Don't understand the Fiverr Algorithm, don't find out the way of what should i do next! ................................................................... 😕
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