Handling Fiverr Seller Burn-out


#1

I have seen several sellers on the forum talk about how they are getting tired when getting more orders. I was tired a few months back when I had 8 orders in the queue for my gig where I analyze a website’s sales potential in a video and decided to use a few tricks. After employing them successfully, I was able to deliver them quickly, accurately and all with positive reviews from buyers. This gig is to date my most successful gig.



I offer these tips to all new sellers who are burning out:


  1. Increase your delivery day number. There is nothing wrong with this and if you have a lot of positive reviews, buyers will still order.


  2. Communicate with your seller and tell them that you may not be able to deliver on time. One thing I asked a buyer to do was cancel an order (mutual) and then I did the gig for free before the buyer re-ordered. I then messaged the buyer and told her it was ready and if she ordered today, I would deliver today. That worked fine.


  3. Add another day to your express gigs if you do not feel you can deliver in 24 hours. Let’s face it, express gigs are stressful at times. You can always put it back to 1 day when the smoke clears.


  4. As a last resort, suspend the gig. Suspending gigs lowers your search rankings, so use it as a last resort only. Increasing the delivery time is a better strategy.



    That’s it. Communication and time are your friends. Use them wisely.



    Bruce

#2

Its all about sacrificing. If Fiverr is important to you must give up some other things to get your Gigs completed. Missing TV shows, staying up a couple hours late and skipping the night at the bar are all sacrifices that will help your Fiverr business grow.


#3

Its all about sacrificing. If Fiverr is important to you must give up some other things to get your Gigs completed. Missing TV shows, staying up a couple hours late and skipping the night at the bar are all sacrifices that will help your Fiverr business grow.


#4

Its all about sacrificing. If Fiverr is important to you must give up some other things to get your Gigs completed. Missing TV shows, staying up a couple hours late and skipping the night at the bar are all sacrifices that will help your Fiverr business grow.


#5

Its all about sacrificing. If Fiverr is important to you must give up some other things to get your Gigs completed. Missing TV shows, staying up a couple hours late and skipping the night at the bar are all sacrifices that will help your Fiverr business grow.


#6

Its all about sacrificing. If Fiverr is important to you must give up some other things to get your Gigs completed. Missing TV shows, staying up a couple hours late and skipping the night at the bar are all sacrifices that will help your Fiverr business grow.


#7

You two wanna take on some of mine? LOL


#8
oldbittygrandma said: BRING IT ON!!


No better attitude than that. You are one in a million, Jo.

#9

Reply to @ozzieuk: I have no complaints and am offering advice to the newbies.


#10
oldbittygrandma said: Reply to @ozzieuk: send them over to me Wayne, no problem.


I will fight you for them, OBG,

#11

Reply to @madmoo: You just keep making those cappacino and spaghetti logos! You’re in a very unique niche.


#12

I love these ideas from other sellers.


#13

I wouldn’t call it burn out from my family tree gig but when I get tired, I sit back and wait a day (this is why I have a 10 day turnaround) and I also look at one family tree at a time. I focus on the one that is due for delivery the soonest and ignore the rest. usually most of my work is done on the weekends and I am not so tired from my day job


#14

I really find keeping on top of them helpful. As long as I have lots of breathing room between when the orders come in, and when they’re due I am happy.



I also find when it gets overwhelming, I recalibrate the gig, to reduce my work (especially as the number of positive reviews comes in.)


#15

And by recalibrate, I mean I had one gig where I was getting 10 orders a week at $5.00 but by reducing what that $5.00 bought by 80% and making what it used to buy a $40.00 extra I doubled sales $ value from the gig and cut my workload by about 70%. So about 3 orders a week at $45.00 each is clearly greater than 10 at 5 each.


#16

I wish I had sellers burn out! I’m raring to go haha.



I can imagine though, when you have looming deadlines and what not. My advice would be to start slowing it down a little and extending your delivery time. Like has been said, if you got plenty of good reviews anyway, you can always turn it back up again once you are feeling back on form. :slight_smile:



Good luck!


#17
jamesosix said: slowing it down a little and extending your delivery time.


Yes, I also have increased my delivery time and it works. Then, I lower it again so I can delivery faster.

#18

Cancel too may order will lower your lvl


#19

I have a question for you hotwebideas… how do you recover from having your search rankings lowered due to you suspending a gig?


#20

Interesting!! But now i am not getting orders as much as i want.