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Do you think there's a downside to having too many gigs?


#1

I mean too many gigs covering too many different services. Does it make it seem like the seller does not specialize in anything?


#2

Yes. When I had only 3 gigs, I got a LOT more orders. Like 15-30 a day. Now when I made 3 additional gigs, I get barely 3 orders a day. It seems like the more gigs you have, the worse rankings they have in the search results.


#3

I’ve actually had buyers comment when I’ve had more than three gigs up that they had concerns about my ability to deliver on time, just because it appeared like I might have more business than time (I wish!). But some people succeed with lots of gigs, especially those that have gigs all in the same vein, but each with a different specialty.


#4

Reply to @bachas85: Well I have 19 gigs now and i’ve been doing fine. I was just asking how this looks from a buyer’s perspective.


#5

Reply to @adsensewizard: Did you add the additional gigs after fiver 2.0 came out and the search algorithm got changed. I am almost positive there is no correlation between these.


#6

Yes…it water’s down the perception of the ability of the seller.



It yells “money hungry” which may not be the case but generally you won’t be taken seriously.



It’s unlikely someone has passion and care enough with so many different services.


#7

Yea that’s why I asked the question. In my case it’s a tough call though, I provide business consulting services (with a few exceptions), so if I bundle them all up into a few gigs then none of the gigs will have any focus.


#8

That’s fine do what works for you.


#9

Yes. As both a buyer and seller.

The expression: “Jack of all trades and master of none” comes to mind.



If they are all related, that’s another story. But even then, to many sends the wrong message.



Also, look at it like this.



If a buyer likes your service, and looks at your other gigs, seeing 20 or so just becomes a confusing mess.



But mainly. To many and people start thinking the service must not be all that good. I would focus on a few and deliver amazingly.



The other downside? If/when you become really popular, imagine getting 15 or so orders a day for 18 different gigs. That, alone would be a nightmare.