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A little disappointment

I must say that after two months and only one order, if I were to base my career only on what Fiverr achieved, I would consider it a disappointment. If it weren’t for the fact that I work between Las Vegas and Rome, plus a few other assignments here and there, I understand how those who fail to emerge here feel. I think it’s just a matter of luck.


It has very little to do with luck and a lot to do with knowing your customers, offering quality, marketable services, and utilizing effective marketing techniques.


No worry mate! sometimes luck matters. its been 5 days i am here on fiverr still looking forward to finding my first project. hoping to get it soon. all the best wishes to you.


Yes, it is matter of luck in most categories with high number of sellers and average demand.

When you are logo designer and by the time you type your decent cohesive reply meksellers send 300 of their offers, it has everything to do with luck. Luck to be in BR section in exact moment buyer requests becomes visible and you manage to read all and type reply and be in first 10-15 offers.

All true, but nothing that can be applied on Fiverr. It is too crazy for that.


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I’m sorry, but that simply isn’t true. All of those things can, and should, be applied on Fiverr in order to be successful here, and I think the majority of successful sellers here are applying all of those things. We know our customers, we offer quality, marketable services, and we constantly tweak the in-Fiverr marketing of our gig.

I’m not debating your point about luck - but saying that @vibronx suggestions don’t apply to Fiverr just isn’t accurate.


Two months and you already consider it a disappointment? Then I have a bad news for you, freelancing might be not for you.
On average it takes a year to build a profitable business. Freelancing is a constant dealing with highs and lows, well, mostly lows at the beginning. You need to have a different mindset and instead of “disappointment” you should see an opportunity to learn otherwise you will simply fail at this.


its depend on quality and gig optimization.

Instant gratification, they call it. Once people get accustomed to it, it’s hard for them to understand that things that really matter don’t work that way. :wink:


knowing your customers, - he/she wants 150$ job to be done in 24 hours for $5 with unlimited revision

offering quality, - this is given

marketable services, - and where to market them

and utilizing effective marketing techniques - like what? There a re a lot of marketing techniques, none effective for Fiverr for all sellers.

I am giving a price of buyer what i want. but i don not work in under rates.

I have been doing my job successfully for at least fifteen years, I think I have the right experience, I do not complain about the earnings, I work live without problems, I am sorry I cannot use Fiverr as a sounding board to help other people and I understand those who use it as a major source of income, but thanks for the tip.

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I’m not a rookie, I don’t need instant gratification, and teasing is useless, thanks.

Knowing your customers = knowing what your target customers want. Position your gig to reach your target customers. For example (very simple example), offering lower prices to reach customers who are looking for the cheapest prices, or offering higher prices to position yourself as a premium option to reach customers who are looking for quality.

Not a given to everyone. :wink: Some sellers offer gigs in which they have no professional skills.

Marketable means something that is needed by a client, something there is demand for. If you offer something there is no demand for, you will get very few sales.

A few examples: Positioning (as described before), making your thumbnails stand out, and writing a gig description that sells…


In our case, predominantly B2B customers who are reselling either video or eLearning services and need a slick voice over to sit over the top of their work. About 80% of our business is made up of one of those two services. We position our gigs accordingly.

Sure - but you said it couldn’t be applied to Fiverr.

For us, within Fiverr. Marketing is just as much about the presentation of your Gigs, Portfolio and Profile to ensure that when a customer searches, or filters through the services on offer, we provide enough information to convince them to work with us.

Outside of Fiverr, social media. When it’s done right, it can be huge. Offering insight on LinkedIn, gaining a following for your work on Instagram… selling without selling. It gets a bad rep here on the forum because people think it means spamming Twitter.

All I’m saying is that your original statement was extremely sweeping - that knowing your customers, offering quality and marketing weren’t applicable to Fiverr. Which is something I simply can’t agree with, and not exactly a statement you’d want a new seller to go away believing.


Fiverr’s a bit different - it’s a different market, a different pricing scale … and a totally different way of working.

I’ve taken a look at your profile … the vegas crowd are not going to seek out your services here. Your job is to work out a target market that does come to Fiverr for the kind of services you offer. You’re not going to be able to do a cold reading on them - communication outside Fiverr is verboten - nor will you be able to persuade them with your charm (for the same reason). Background searches are difficult in a situation where everyone is anonymous.

So who is likely to search out the type of services you offer, here on Fiverr?

Think differently and you could have some success …


I think quality work is important to get order.

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It’s really not if you understand how markets work and sell things that people want here and aren’t superfluous.

And it’s kind of insulting to suggest that people are only successful here because they got lucky…


Isn’t insulting to say that people are successfull because they got lucky, luck is essential, maybe you are too touchy.

Read what I said again.

You were suggesting people are successful on Fiverr only because they got lucky.

That is indeed an insult.

And you’re just bitter you’re not making sales.

That can’t possibly be because you’re not selling what people want or because you’re superfluous and not standing out or exceptional in your market.

Nope. It’s just because you’re unlucky. And shame on me for noting how markets work.

You created a rant post to defame Fiverr after you failed here. And got defensive when I told you how sales works here.

But I’m the one who’s touchy.