NOTE: This post is meant for Fiverr newbies who have plenty of experience outside of Fiverr, but struggling to get their first order on this platform.
Recently I’ve seen quite a few responses saying that in order to get sales you should
- share your gig on social media
- bid on buyer requests
- be patient
Well, a new user doesn’t see as many buyer requests as some of the experienced sellers and if you don’t have followers on social media or you’re not great at marketing then it might take a while before someone even notices your gig.
So what should you do?
If you have years of experience and you’ve worked with a number of clients outside of Fiverr then probably the easiest step is to reach out to some of your old clients.
It doesn’t mean you have to bring all your clients to Fiverr. Just a few will be enough to build up your credibility while you’re learning how to market yourself on Fiverr.
Why should you bring your clients to Fiverr?
- Simpler vetting process - You can pick only the clients that you liked working with in the past. Besides, it’s much easier to sell your service to someone who has ordered from you before even if it was outside of Fiverr. They don’t care that you have 0 reviews on Fiverr. They already know the quality of work.
- Boost your ranking - you’ll get a ranking boost every time you deliver an order which means Fiverr will help you find new clients. You just need to prove that you can actually deliver.
- Increase credibility - one of the first things buyers look for are the reviews. It’s much easier to get a review from one of your regulars. Although make sure you don’t ask for a positive review. Your buyer should be able to leave an honest review without you telling them what kind of review they should write.
What if they pick someone else?
Of course there is a risk that your client might find someone else on this platform. However, if you outline the project scope and present the proposal before you bring them to Fiverr, you will significantly lower that risk. The only difference for the buyer should be using a different platform. At the beginning, you can cover the Fiverr’s cut and slowly increase your prices when you start getting new clients.
In a nutshell, if you don’t know how to market yourself on social media then start with your connections outside of Fiverr and bring some of them over here to get you started. In worst case scenario, your new Fiverr family will get those customers and sharing is caring