I’ve been a reasonably successful seller with Fiverr for seven years and in that time I’ve experienced the common highs and lows that most longterm sellers go through. You know… getting that one big order that’s temporarily made you rich (well, rich enough to be able to pay the bills that month), as well as encountering the buyer from hell who is threatening your very future on Fiverr.
I say all that because I’ve gathered a lot of experience, and it’s nice to be able to share some of that experience here on the forums to hopefully benefit newer and less experienced sellers. The forum has helped me with many ideas over the years (thank you everyone), and so it’s good to give something back. Share the love and all that.
However, it irrationally concerns me that several times a day, and repeatedly day after day, we see posts in the forums along the lines of “How do I get an order?” or “I’m a new seller, what do I do?”.
Not only does this communicate that you’re not prepared to carry out basic research for yourself in order to learn, but that you haven’t bothered to read through other posts from the past 24 hours (where you will find several just like yours) or to search the forums for similar posts and answers. It’s a bit disrespectful and makes you look silly.
There are loads of really experienced Fiverr sellers who want to help, but sometimes you really do have to help yourself first.