Ok, here’s a response from the heart… I’m aware this could be dangerous for me.
As someone who is a relatively new contributor to this forum (albeit a long-term seller on Fiverr), I fell into the trap of wanting to try and be helpful - genuinely so. After all, with seven years’ experience, hundreds of sales, etc. you get to learn a thing or two. I’m comfortable with my little business and it’s good to give back in life.
However, and I’ve used this phrase before, I do get irrationally annoyed by the basic lack of common sense and research skills that some (quite a few) people demonstrate on these forums. The simple fact is: you either have a talent to offer and an instinct for business, or you don’t. Sadly, I’ve come to the conclusion that a lot of the ‘why aren’t I getting sells’ type posters lack at least one, if not both, of the prerequisites.
To be clear, you need a talent or a skill to sell on Fiverr as well as the ability to market it effectively. Without both, you’re sunk.
From this point on, I’m no longer going to respond to such posts. We all know the reasons why these people aren’t ‘getting sells’. It’s blindly obvious when you look at their profile and gigs.
However, I will still try and be supportive to genuine buyers and sellers who I believe I can either morally or factually wrap an arm around and help.
Heart was open, now closed again.