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A week on Fiverr. Still no orders


#1

I’m on Fiverr for almost a week now, but I still haven’t gotten any orders. I tried changing description, name, thumbnails, lowered prices, and even offered a free sample, but I still haven’t received any orders. Could you give me any advice on how to get more orders? Maybe it just needs time, or something else I need help with?

Gig link:
https://www.fiverr.com/dawidu156/translate-polish-to-english-and-vice-versa


#2

You need to correct this typo: [Contact me pirvately] (copied from your gig description).

Some sellers wait months to get their first order!

Check out: https://forum.fiverr.com/c/Fiverr-Tips/tips-for-sellers for hundreds of tips on how to get orders.


#3

The best way to get orders is for you to reach out to your target customers, and convince them to hire you. YOU are responsible for your own orders, and you can improve this by taking the time to market and promote your services to the people who need them.


#4

Have you looked at your competition?
Have you done any market research?

Let me help you with that

  • You’re mainly focusing on English to Polish translation
  • There are 168 gigs offering EN > PL translation which means you don’t have much competition.
  • However, the top selling gig has received only 457 reviews in 1 year so this means there isn’t much market for it. And this of course means you might wait months before you get your first order unless you have a decent sales strategy.

In a nutshell, there’s very little demand for EN->PL translation, but considering that there aren’t too many sellers either you might have a chance to get a few orders every now and then.

So what’s your competitive edge

  • You’re offering 500 words for $5 as your basic gig which is matching your competitors with hundreds of reviews. So unfortunately your price won’t give you the edge.
  • You’re 15y old without any professional experience and 0 reviews. It’s unlikely that a business will hire you to translate official documents and similar work.
  • You don’t have any samples in your portfolio.
  • You’re offering 24h delivery, but so does your competition.

So, at the moment you don’t have any reviews nor experience and you’re offering the same thing that your experienced competitors are offering.

Now, what can you do?

  • Lower your price by offering more words.
  • Remove your age. What do you think how many businesses would hire a child to translate their documents, press releases, blog posts etc?
  • Add some samples to your portfolio
  • In long term you might wish to get some certificates to prove your language level

It took me about 10 minutes to do this, so I would strongly recommend you to do your own research and spend a bit more time on it :wink:


#5

I really appricate your help, I will apply by your advices, and do as you propose. Thank you for spending your time to help with my problem.