My first week on Fiverr sucked. After that, I got a couple orders the second week. I then noticed that there weren’t very many buyer requests in my category that met my skill set, so I created a gig under the “other” category of the technology section. After that, I saw more buyer requests that I could fulfill and got many orders of those. I also got a big repeat buyer that I’m still doing work for today.
It takes time to get more orders, but it also takes hard work. I don’t follow the “always online” thing. If somebody wants to buy from me, they will regardless of if I’m online or not.
I will say one thing though, buyers requests must be custom written every time! Speak into the request, even give them an idea of how you can serve the request within the offer. This tactic combined with being the first couple offers for a request will significantly increase your chances of winning the work.
Hope this helps!