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Hi, i have 63% positive rating, after 2 orders, nobody buy my gig, any tips?


#1

Hi, i ordered 2 gigs, and i was rated wtih 5 stars by a person,and with 1.7 stars by other, and now my rating is low, i didn’t order any more for 2 weeks, what i should do?


#2

Same is happening here.But i completed 7 orders and my rating is 97 %.You need to stay in online more than 10 hours.Besides,Try to increase you gigs quality like description,sample pictures and try to give services at a low price to get direct orders.
One of the best way to increase your sell is to share your gigs in social media like facebook and twitter.It will also help you to get order.
Thanks
sazid


#3

thanks, but i added a lot of description, and made an awesome gig, but i get just clicks and views


#4

the ONE gig I see on your profile has two ratings. One that you are not that good, the other that you are good. I would never order your gig, I don’t play/use/whatever guitar pro

Create other gigs. I never order from anyone that has just one gig. not you, it’s me.


#5

I had only one gig through my first 1000 orders. Now I have two. While some people won’t buy from you with one gig, many will IF what you do is a skill that you can demonstrate.

I rarely buy from people who have lots of gigs that are all different in the early stages. That tells me they are not passionate about anything most of the time.

Some buyers want specialists, so they may only have one gig. Just depends on the category.


#6

True, if a seller can only do one thing, it makes sense to have one gig. However, don’t think the sellers with 10+ gigs aren’t passionate. They simply have many talents and have figured out how to make money from them. Also, sometimes the gigs are similar but targeted to different markets. A book cover designer might have a gig for adult books, romance books, horror books, Christian books, etc. What I don’t recommend is having two gigs for Christian book covers when one gig is more than enough.

P.S. When a gig is new, sellers should remind buyers that if they don’t like the work, they can ask for a revision or a refund. Once they give you a rating, it’s too late.


#7

ok, but i cant do nothing to order my gig?


#8

All good. There are many paths to success.

I’m just saying I tend to look for specialists, so sellers should know there are different buyers. I’ll also pay far more for a specialist than someone doing lots of different things. So if you want to attract buyers who will pay more, be more specialized. (X gigs that are variations on a theme may work for some…)

If someone has one or two gigs, all their rankings, placement, ratings go toward that one. For me that has been a huge win in the early stages. Again, YMMV.

I agree IF they are all in related markets, then it can work. If someone does VO, and writes papers, and I want one or the other, in the early stages I won’t buy from that seller. I’ll go find the people who specialize in writing, then find the sellers who specialize in VO.

I’m not say that’s what you might do, but frankly I’m selecting the people who take a stand toward being the best in a task area or two. Passion may be there, but experience is going to be diluted from my POV if the gigs are too wide in the earlier stages.

Established sellers may be different, people who started a few years ago were competing in a very different market place.

Again, I appreciate your POV!


#9

Well, I understand where you’re coming from, but to me, it’s all about portfolio samples. I’m sure there are crooks with only one or two gigs.

Of course, some gigs don’t allow for portfolio samples that mean anything. Take proofreading, how do you judge it? Simple, hire two people and give them the exact same job. Then you’ll see who did it better.
In the end, I appreciate your perspective. It makes me wonder if I have lost some orders for having too many gigs, who knows? Personally, as a copywriter I don’t want to limit myself to one thing but to what I enjoy doing. Ironically, I had an angry buyer criticize me for not writing articles, telling me that I wasn’t a true copywriter. People don’t realize that the copywriter who writes you a 3-page landing page isn’t the same as the one who writes web banners and Facebook ads. Even within traditional advertising, there are niches in pharmaceuticals and technology that are completely different from what I’ve done in my career. For example, I never once had to write a legal disclaimer which is common in pharmaceutical advertising. You’d think it’s the lawyers who write the disclaimers, but with so many ads being produced, sometimes the agency gets a legal guide and uses that as a reference.


#10

You and I are pretty close. I realize you are right in terms of writers. One seller is rarely going to be excellent in every sub category.

So that’s why I would hire a seller who demonstrates experience in landing pages, specializes in that, and then someone else to handle the articles.

We also agree it depends on the category. I just wanted to make it clear to newer sellers that some buyers (me) will not buy if their gigs are too diverse. If you’re a writer, and you showcase four different writing areas (with different gigs), that makes sense to me, and I would look through the portfolio.

If your primary gig is for writing articles, but you have a half dozen gigs and one is video editing, another logo design, and/or other fields unrelated to writing, then I’m going to pass on your writing gig.

It all changes when a guy like you has a huge body of work, across different gigs, and over time.

I just don’t see that for a winning strategy for the newer seller, but anything can work.

As Fiverr continues to attract more sellers, our strategies will need to morph to take into account the current competition. The way I’ve built mine may not work as well 6-12 months from now.

All good. It’s great to hear your POV, so I can see if I should tune things differently. Thanks for your input!