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How can an artist improve her gig?

Hi! I’m an art student who enjoys doing illustrations and I would like to do art for people to get some experience. Though, I don’t seem to be getting any sales. https://www.fiverr.com/welpitskelp/digitally-paint-you-an-icon-portrait Any idea why, and how can I improve?

use buyer request option and also share your GIG on social media.

Dear Kel:

I took a quick look at your profile:

Your profile image: I recommend a color photo of your smiling face. Others may recommend you use a logo or a caricature to protect your privacy. No reputable person associated with Fiverr recommends that you ever lie about your location or attempt to deceive Buyers with misleading information. (I’m not saying you have, I’m just including this information for the benefit of anyone else who might read this post.)
Your one-line statement that appears on the profile page, directly below your user name: “The weird artist with an ukulele” is off-putting to me. Try to come up with something relevant to what you’re offering on Fiverr.
Your profile text – note the edits: You have more room here and should take advantage of it. Emphasize that you’re here to help the Buyer.
All your gigs should have video, 3 images, 2 pdfs (for more samples and your business policies), and so on…

Make a video of yourself talking to the camera, because this approach garners IMMEDIATE RESULTS. Include additional samples in the video!

I took a look at your sole gig, “I Will Paint you A Stylized Headshot”.

I don’t believe this line: “I have the right to post any of the finished pieces on my social media,” is gaining you any business." I strongly suggest you rethink that. I’d recommend you study the best-performing gigs in your niche to brainstorm ideas for items you can add to your gig for more $$$$.

Why does the image have to be square? Why do you offer only 2000 by 2000? Would you help yourself by offering images designed for specific social media platforms? Like what are the dimensions for a Twitter avatar? Facebook? Snapchat? Chum Hum? And on and on. This gig calls out for a video of you inviting the Buyer to purchase from you.

Good luck,
Blaise

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As a general rule, when I have time to participate in the Fiverr Forum and I notice a request like yours in the “Improve My Gig” section, I am willing and able to look at a Seller’s Profile and one gig one time.

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