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  1. It's great being your own boss and all, but that also makes you accountable for every mistake you make. As a freelancer for more than ten years, I've made my share of mistakes. These mistakes have cost me money, time, and sometimes, even my sanity. Here are some tips I've learned over the years as a freelancer on Fiverr. They might help you avoid some of the mistakes on this list – or to deal with them if you make them. Mistake number 1: Delivering late without proper communication with your buyer There can be many reasons for missing a deadline. You shouldn't find yourself here in the first place, but when you inevitably do, remember to communicate with your buyer! You might think that delivering a day late isn't the end of the world. Let me tell you; it can be the end of your freelancing career if you allow this bad habit to grow. It gets worse if you don't communicate with your buyer when it happens. It will make the buyer dissatisfied with your services and cause a cascading effect of negative feedback, reviews, loss of levels, visibility drops and frustration. And don't forget: Use the resolution center to your advantage if you need more time. Manage your time well, deliver on time, and always communicate. Mistake number 2: All eggs in one basket If you keep all your eggs in one basket, you're in trouble. Having some regular, awesome buyers is great! But don't rely on them to stick around forever. Their business might change, disappear or find someone else to work with. Another reason to "spread your wings" is Fiverr itself: it's a business, and it's outside of your control. If you wake up one day to find out that Fiverr is going out of business, you lose everything. If your mom gets sick and the 20 gigs in your queue get cancelled because you had to travel, you lose everything. Don't keep all your eggs in one basket. Mistake number 3: Pricing yourself too low If you charge too little, two things will happen: you'll make less money and appear less professional than you are. This is a common mistake among newbies on Fiverr, because they think more buyers will order if they charge just five dollars. But there's a reason why the top-rated sellers on this platform usually charge more. Fiverr encourages it! I have this on good authority from my success manager at Fiverr: pricing yourself too low will make you come across as cheap (read: low quality) and make you less visible. Fiverr is a business, and if they can sell a 20 dollar gig instead of a 5 dollar gig, they will do so. Don't undersell yourself. Mistake number 4: Don't overestimate your own ability Know when to say "I might not be the best fit for this project". You're not a world champion superhuman. You're not all-knowing. Admit it to yourself and your buyers. That doesn't mean you should underestimate yourself and your abilities: it means that you should know when to admit your shortcomings. If you don't, you'll end up taking on projects that you're no expert at. Negative reviews await! Know your limits and your worth. Mistake number 5: Not vetting your buyers Vetting means making a careful and critical examination of someone or something. Just like a buyer should vet their seller before hitting "Order now", you should vet the buyer before hitting "Send offer". It's easy to get tempted to work with someone, even though your gut instinct tells you to run like Forest Gump (Great movie, by the way)! Don't work with just anyone. It might lead to terrible experiences, negative reviews, order cancellations and all manner of butt-clenching consequences. Mistake number 6: Not over-delivering Many sellers on Fiverr view all orders as just another quick buck. It's a shame. Don't do the bare minimum to fulfil an order. Go above and beyond. If you're falling into this trap, remember why you became a freelancer in the first place. Remember what's at stake if you drop the ball. When you see a seller with a Top Rated badge on Fiverr, they didn't get there by doing just enough to fulfil their orders. They did more than what was asked of them. Repeatedly. Make every order shine. Mistake number 7: Not listening closely to your buyer I've experienced this both as a buyer and seller. Few things are more irritating than a freelancer making mistakes because they didn't bother to listen and read instructions carefully. This should be a given as a seller, but sometimes it's easy to think you've understood everything while you really haven't. Never pretend to understand something you don't. Read everything twice. Then read it again, just to make sure. Delivering work or revisions they didn't ask for or not following instructions will only lead to frustrated buyers. If in doubt – ask. Now go out there. Sell. Impress. Be your own boss – if you've earned it.
  2. Hi all I have been part of this forum for close to 3 weeks, and I have met some amazing freelancers in that time. Some of you have a dedication to help others and develop your area of expertise that makes me very jealous . However, during my apprenticeship here I have become really disgruntled and frustrated by my own niche which appears to be lacking in consistency and basic morality. I am utterly shocked how some freelancers find it acceptable to use other peoples designs and cast it off as their own. I'm sure this is the minority. But, if you ask for help and advise, be prepared to take the criticism as well as the praise. So, I thought I would put up some top tips that I have accumulated over my time, from newbie to top rated seller along with some observations over the last few weeks to point you in the right direction. It's up to you if you want to listen, but I would like to think that my comments are worthy of a read. especially as some of them may cost you your profile. 1. Have the courage to showcase your own work. Do not screenshot sites that aren't yours and do not use templates. This is an easy way out and will ultimately get you banned. This includes your gig images and your portfolio. If your portfolio isn't good enough, then question your ability to be a web designer and look at another niche that befits your skills. If you mislead your customers into thinking you're better than you are, you WILL get caught out, it WILL lead to poor feedback an you WILL slip down the rankings 2. Spellcheck your gigs, and check they make sense. If you're claiming to be fluent in the English language then your profile and your gig should reflect that. There is nothing worse than reading a gig that is in broken English, It's off-putting and unprofessional. In some cases, it's better to write nothing at all than trying to muddle through. 3. Keep it simple and humanise your gig. Time and time again I read gigs for website designers that would confuse the most techy of buyers. they're full of Jargon and waffle, and in my opinion, buyers don't want to see it. We work in a nerdy niche, Humanise what you do and try to make web design sexy and cool. People want to be able to see your offering in a clear and transparent manner, and at the same time warm to your services. 4. Unlimited revisions? There is a time and a place for unlimited revisions for your web design gigs, and it isn't for new sellers. I only started offering this when I was pretty sure that I would get a customers website 90%-95% there at the first attempt. This would mean that the unlimited revisions were in fact 3 or 4. If you're not comfortable doing this then don't offer it. It'll only mean that you're offering your services for free. 5. Be honest in your skills. If you've designed 200 websites in your career then you shouldn't really be selling your web design gig for $5. It gives the impression that you're not being truthful. Be honest, and be prepared to justify your claims if asked by a customer. Be upfront and put your portfolio on your page. 6. Think about your Profile image. This is one of the first things the customer sees when they land on your gig. If your own photo looks shabby and old then be inventive and use something else. 7. Using templates isn't a unique website. If you plan to use templates to create a website that's fine, but don't call it unique because it's not. You're letting your customers down, and they will one day find out and report you. Be honest state it in your gig, inform your customers that there will be in some cases 1000s of other websites exactly the same as the one you're going to use. 8. Don't be lazy. Read the forum. The amount of times I have seen the same question appear time and time again from web designers asking for help with their gigs drives me crazy. Your questions have been asked over and over again, and the reason that you don't get many 'quality' replies is the experienced posters are probably fed up \of repeating themselves like a parrot. Do us all a favour and do your research, apply that research to your gig and wait for the changes to happen. Believe it or not, your gig will NOT go to page one overnight. It takes patience and constant tweaking. 9. Don't copy someone else's gig wording. What's the point? You will be failing at the first hurdle and it damages your credibility beyond measure, especially if your not fluent in English and are replacing incorrect words. If you can't put your own talents into a web design gig and sell your services. Don't be a web designer. on Fiverr. So there you have it. 8 tips from an old and grumpy website designer in the UK that would love to see a step change in our gigs. There are tens of thousands of webs designers on Fiverr. How are you going to be the next top rated seller? Breals
  3. Canadian buyer. . The work was simple only 3-5 minutes. My deal with the buyer was that I would work through Teamviewer. But after placing the order, the buyer told me to talk to him on s***e. . I then told the buyer direct that I could not communicate outside the Fiverr. That's when I had a big fight with him. At one point I sent him a request to cancel the order. His only word is that he will not work with me, and will not cancel the order . You don't have to do anything he says over and over again. You deliver, I will accept. I was assured he wants to give me a bad rating. Then I made a video about how he can solve his problem. I delivered that video. I assumed I would get a 1-star rating. , Alhamdulillah, I got a 5-star rating after so much, with a $10 TIP.
  4. Hello everyone, I want to know, what should I do after creating a gig to get more orders? Please, let me know. Regards crowdpi
  5. Hey guys I am Ekram mallick a wordpress custom theme and plugin developer and i want to know how to send effective buyer request that sells so if you have any tips and trick related to that feel free to comment it down it will be highly appreciable.
  6. The terrible feeling of "buyer no order" and "gig no rank" we know all too well. That's why I took upon myself to create the ultimate compilation of TOP 10 tips & tricks and salto flips for sellers, by sellers. I have already implemented these strategies into my own business and the results have been nothing but phenomenal. I'm happy to announce that my body has adapted and I no longer require shelter, sleep or food to run my business, all I need is my computer and internet connection. My business has been thriving, as my gigs have increased a whopping 0.01% in impressions. If you want to achieve the same results as I have and skyrocket your business, here are the TOP 10 tips & tricks you DON'T WANT TO MISS: https://imgur.com/4lyXEPH
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