Hello, whiners, whingers and fellow rats,
The ship is not sinking. You just need to learn how to swim.
The title is a bit misleading–but aren’t 99% of them on this forum anyway?–but that’s not important. What’s important, dear whiners, is making the best of your lot. Now, my sales went down a bit in late August/early September, so I’ve spent a few hours each evening after work for about a week now fiddling with my bits and pieces.
My sales are UP. Now, trolling Buyers Requests is a waste of time for me, but I do believe it has its value for a newb. But let’s focus on your profile, or at least your invisible gigs. You know, the one(s) you whine about incessantly while ululating and lamenting to the evil God of Fiverr for your terrible misfortune.
Now, I’ve been updating mine, as they were, frankly, shit. Some of them still are at the time of writing. They were boring. They melted into the background. They didn’t have personality. They weren’t going to be the Belle of the Ball.
Neither are yours. Maybe my new ones are still shit, but they do stand out. “But @emmaki, they won’t see it anyway, Fiver suxx!”. Oh, stop whinging! Make a new gig. Be featured in the new list. Do a better job than the other newbies. Work it.
Anyway, conversions have gone up by an earth shuddering 0.4%, but combined with my price hike and awesome copy, those conversions have had money. I don’t care about the conversion rate. Neither should you. If you’ve hardly got any sales or views or whatever, it’s going to be up and down like a tart’s knickers.
Completed today: my 4-page questionnaire. This has been designed to scare of non-serious people at the inbox, and assure serious buyers that I am indeed a pro, and there’s all the questions they can answer so I don’t have to play Q&A ping-pong. It is going into effect as of tomorrow.
As an added bonus, it serves as a sample of my handwriting for those obnoxious “plz as sample rewrite this thx” scambags.
Coming over the week:Uh, I dunno, seat of my pants here. Probably FAQ it all up and play with the tags. You know, the advice that’s on here every 5 minutes?
Is this overkill for Fiverr? Maybe, but you’re thirsty for tips, apparently, and you and I both want decent money, not someone’s fluff-riddled change they just pulled out of the back of the couch. Also, you want to make sales. So stop whining and start working for your own future.
It’s not that hard, unless the idea of work terrifies you and you thought this was some sort of charity.