Yes, I have been extremely successful in gaining orders from the Buyer Request section. You have to realize that in BR, you are COMPETING for the job. You don’t deserve any jobs or responses from buyers, you EARN them by presenting well-written offers that provide the service that the buyer needs to solve their problems.
Most new sellers fail miserably in BR, because they don’t look at it as competition – they merely expect that orders will come their way just because they want them. But that’s not how competition works. If you want to be successful in the BR section, assume that everyone else applying for a buyer’s job is better than you are. Then, find a way to be better than those others that are better than you.
If you don’t present yourself as the the best available seller, with the right skills, the most well-written offer, the best service-appropriate price, and the most helpful buyer solution, then you’re just not going to win the job.
Stop expecting responses, and start earning them.