OK, although I am not very old here at Fiverr, just a year old as a seller and a year and a half old as a buyer, but I want to highlight a couple of things for sellers especially new sellers.
I have seen lots of sellers struggling for getting orders. This is just a part of game. Getting orders for new gigs is indeed very hard but things will become really hard if you have a bad gig.
Now what do I mean by a BAD GIG?
Bad Gigs are the ones that are not NEW.
Now if you are starting a new gig that is already being offered by hundreds of sellers, then of course you are making a really big mistake. It doesn’t matter how expert you are at that particular service, you’ll always have trouble getting orders because you have hundreds of competitors out there on Fiverr that are experienced, have satisfied customers and they are really strong.
Alternately, getting orders for a new gig that is sort of unique, not offered by too many sellers will be too easy. Of course there has to be demand for it too. But I believe if you have anything unique, original and exclusive, you will get orders like anything.
So when you start a new gig at Fiverr or you think of making a new Gig, just do a few things:
- Look for the competition by searching for the relevant sellers.
- Look for the number of orders these sellers are getting per week or per month. This will tell you the demand of the service.
- Look for loopholes in already available gigs. Is there something that all those sellers in your niche are missing? If there is something that they are not offering with their gigs and gig extras, you have a great chance.
Finally, you need to sell what is unique and has less competition on Fiverr rather than selling what you are expert at.
If you are good at fixing wordpress sites and you see that there are well over 30 gigs already available, you don’t need to jump into it. You’ll have really hard time getting orders. Instead look for something that is not very commonly offered.
I hope this simple tip will help you getting orders and increasing your sales at Fiverr.
PS: I am not a marketing guru and therefore I expect suggestions and feedback.