A twitter feed quote: “Feed an Author, Leave a Review!”
Simple, to the point and so true. All self-published new writers need good reviews to help them in the rating system, in order to appear at top of the search in the “Jungle.” It is one of the most difficult things to get.
I signed up on Fiverr over a year ago and really started buying heavily since August of 2016. I’ve made mistakes (still do) and learned quite a bit about how this particular platform works.
As much as I crave getting reviews for my books, the new (and seasoned) sellers on Fiverr crave getting a great review for their gig(s). There are countless tips on how to get that first client along with “Over Deliver!” as the main tip for new sellers.
(With no scientific fact to back me up.) I have read sellers that mention that only 60 to 70 percent (if that) of buyers leave reviews.
For new sellers, that critical first review is so important. The chances are they slaved hours over a measly $5 or $10 gig – not for the money – but in hopes of getting a great review. If you leave none, that’s rather heartbreaking. (I know so, because I have given away hundreds of eBooks (promo) for the same reason.) So, as a new or somewhat new buyer, if you had an exceptionally great experience – my tip to you is this: please take the time to give a great write up!
Once you accept delivery, there is an option to rank 1 to 5 stars in Communication, Service & Recommendation. Marking 5 stars takes two seconds, one, if you are fast, if you leave no comment, the computer will automatically generate “Outstanding Experience” as the comment.
Outstanding Experience is better than nothing, however, as a buyer, when I am looking at a seller’s profile; because there are so many of those, it holds very little meaning. Take care of that guy or gal who just spent hours to give you something that you would have paid 10, 20 or 30 times more elsewhere by giving them a great write-up. It takes one minute.
The main key words that I seem to focus on (I have a feeling, your subconscious mind does the same thing) are things like:
- Highly Recommended
- Will Buy Again
- I am a Repeat Customer
- Can’t wait to work with him/her again
You can get innovative with creative words that get people’s attention like:
- I wish I could give 10 stars, if I could or Deserving of 10 stars
- Use quotation, exclamation points: “WOW!”
- Enclose it in stars: ** I am a Repeat Buyer **
Here are a few examples (You can talk about what they did or delivered, takes about two minutes):
A talented and innovative graphic artist with an eye for what makes my eBook cover shine. I gave him a few stock photos and the title. He gave me back a real work of art! ** Worthy of 10 stars ** Will be working with him again in the future.
Another hidden gem found on Fiverr. A top professional with an eye for perfection. She caught mistakes others had missed. She added the action behind every scene. This is truly an exceptional high quality book editor. * I will definitely use her again *
If you only have one minutes (or don’t want to talk about the product – for various reasons) You can be somewhat vague and still give a good review:
Outstanding communication, exceptional professionalism and final product is just “WOW!” # BTW, I am a repeat customer! # (The Repeat Customer is what grabs people’s attention)
Top Rated Seller for a reason! He delivered exactly what he promised with a hidden surprise. I am thrilled at the final result. * Highly Recommended! * Looking forward to our next dealing.
You do not have to leave a written review every single time. The mere fact you are a repeat customer speaks volume. The occasional 5 star, Outstanding Experience is okay too.
If you are a new buyer or a seasoned buyer and have tips on what caught your attention to a particular seller, feel free to post. If you had a great experience with a newbie seller – tell us about it. What did he/she do that made it so and what did you do for them to return the favor. (I recommend you not post user names but keep it generic.)
By the way, I would appreciate keeping this particular thread to ++ Positive ++ experience only with tips to help out new buyers. If you have a need to vent about something negative, there is a “Ranting Pot” section with hundreds of threads that buyers and sellers go to complain.
** HAPPY 2017 EVERYONE **