It’s hard to learn another language well, but there are some really simple things that you can learn without investing a lot of time which will immediately improve the impression your profile, gig description and other communication makes on people who read it.
The thing that jumps out at me most when looking at seller profiles and forum posts:
Take the time to learn or recap the “use of capital and small initial letters”.
Some quick examples:
There Is A Time And Place For Capital Letters But Make Sure You Know When And Where.
Kind of okay as a header, but not really, and definitely overkill as a spelling pattern for a random sentence in your bio or gig description.
i promise you’ll not disappointed.
It’s “I”, not “i” - if you don’t know that, I won’t entrust anything to do with writing to you; if you don’t have the time to use the shift key, I won’t trust you have the time to do my order well. (There’s also a grammar issue with the above, but that’s a bit harder to fix, and the spelling error also stands out more, so, first, focus on spelling, and then improve your grammar, if you feel like doing more.)
“use of capital and small initial letters”: Google it, read about it, apply it.
Trust me, just do it. It won’t hurt – even if it won’t net you more orders, more knowledge is always useful – but it could make a world of difference.
And if you’re feeling like doing even more, especially if you are selling things with script on them, like logos, animated video with writing, t-shirt designs, anything with written text on it – brush up your English spelling game some more.
And then, with your new spelling expertise, check your Fiverr profile, bio, descriptions, gig images, everything, and correct where needed.
Good or better spelling also won’t hurt when replying to customer messages and buyer requests.
People who can’t spell themselves, or are unobservant, or hope you were just sloppy, might still order, but people who can spell themselves and are observant and can clearly see you can’t spell correctly already on your profile or gig page, and apparently don’t know even some very basic spelling/grammar rules, most probably won’t hire you for any job where spelling is important, I know I wouldn’t.
I hope this post helps a few people to realize that there might be quite a few things they could do to improve their chances of getting orders.