Hello all !!!
This article is specially for sellers.
I am an experienced freelance worker but actually new to Fiverr. I have heard so much about it from my friends, who are working as sellers here, most of them are successful, level sellers. I was really motivated by them so I decided to join Fiverr as a freelance seller.
I opened my account and created my gigs just 2 days back and already I completed my first sale and having conversation with some of the potential buyers/clients.
I recently came to know that many of the sellers are complaining that they are not getting sales. Whereas I got an instant success. What does it mean ? Am I someone special? Extra talented? Lucky?
The answer to all those question is, NO.
I am just a regular seller just like you who abide by the rules, terms of Fiverr and provide decent services. So what differentiated me from other sellers?
It is nothing but my communication skills. Here in Fiverr, most of the buyers use English as their first language to communicate. A majority of them are from USA, UK, AUSTRALIA, CANADA ETC, where English is the first language. So, when they come to Fiverr seeking help from professional freelance workers, they expect to work with not only skilled people, but also smart ones. A lot of the sellers are really skilled, but their communication skill is not up to the mark. One of my buyers responded to my bid after rejecting 15 bids before me, and awarded me the job. Before he accepted my proposal, he just said
“So far you’re the only person I’ve spoken to who can type in proper English”
This is not good as a sellers perspective. If your buyers are rejecting you because you can not communicate properly, this will hurt not only you as a freelance worker, but also Fiverr in the long run. Buyers will be demoralized if they can not make you understand their project properly, how would they expect a good quality delivery then ? This results in bad reviews and quarrels between buyer and seller. Nothing good comes out of it.
So, for sellers, specially for new ones, try to improve your communication skills along with work skills. In the end, your client can offer you the job rejecting someone better than you, if only you can convince him/her that yes, you understood him properly and can deliver him exactly what he wants.