I have seen thousands of posts from new sellers asking for help. If you are a new seller, it is not a must for you to post that you are looking for help. Why? Because there are thousands of posts that have been written by your fellow sellers here and they are specifically meant to help you. It is not a must to be spoon-fed? Right? You can read for yourself and understand, Right? There is no need of having all new sellers asking for the same questions that have already been answered.
The following is a list of COMMON questions and respective answers.
- How will i get my first Sale?
- How long will it take to get my first sale?
- Before you post “How can I get sales? Please help!” Try reading this first. It will indeed help.
Since I’m seeing a lot of the “why no sales” posts and a LOT of them are not using their own
images, I’ll repeat the same thing again.
Sellers, please be sure to use your OWN images. It is pretty darn easy to find out whether the
images were stolen or not, especially for logo/banner/ebook cover designs! Do not pick some random logo design you found on google and then write “I have 5 years of experience and all of my images are my original wok.” Do yourself a favor and don’t embarrass yourself.
Another thing I’ll point out is the avatar images. Many people use images of super models, actors, TV stars etc as their avatar images. I am 100% aware that there are MANY popular sellers who are using avatars of celebrities/actors, images that are clearly not them, or has nothing to do with the gigs they offer. Then how did they get popular? I’m guessing they are offering really good gigs and have good ratings,so in this case the avatar doesn’t do much. Here’s my personal thought though, some buyers don’t care what the avatar images are, but PLENTY of buyers do. Just to be safe, I do think it’s a good idea to use an image that best represents you. It doesn’t have to be a photo of yourself. I use an illustration of myself since I offer illustration gigs. You can have a photo of a pen if you are a writer, your own logo if you do logo designs, stuff like that.videos are a good thing to add depending on your gig, especially if you are doing music stuff, singing, voice overs, etc.
Read more about this at http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/before-you-post-how-can-i-get-sales-please-help-try-reading-this-first-it-might-help-might/
Tips to get first order within 3 days
Everyone started at 0 Sales. Stop Making Excuses.
Short tips for newbie’s
How to get the first order
Tips on how to promote your gigs
Of course there are other links that will help you as a newbie. Only if you are willing to look by yourself by using the search box above.
The fact that this post is available doesn’t mean that you should quit contributing or asking questions in the forum. It is a public forum and everyone is welcome to contribute. Do your best, have fun and don’t be too serious.
Good luck to everyone.