My last post was about me getting zero sales recently. I actually didn’t get any sales since the beginning of this month and according to the response I received from other sellers I’ve got to know that since most of Fiverr’s buyers are from the US and since it’s summer over there, they are out on vacation to enjoy themselves with their families hence them not ordering anything off of Fiverr.
From the moment I got to know this I thought positively and now I’m seeing results. I’ve received orders starting from yesterday as usual and I decided to share with you guys what I did in my downtime where I didn’t receive a single sale. Some of these points were handed to me by TRSs and other helpful sellers.
- Always be positive and hope for the best.
If you always have negative thoughts from not getting any orders you have to rid yourself from that before anything. Be confident and always work and hope for getting new orders. This will help you stay focused on your work and also help you have a good mood all the time.
- Respond to messages ASAP!
Since the new updates rolled in on Fiverr they introduced something called response rate (you can see yours on your messages section). So now apart from the usual response time we now have response rate to keep in mind. It may sometimes be practically difficult to respond to every single message you receive at lightning speeds since you have to first carefully go through each and every detail the buyer has provided you and then carefully work out your response but the bottom line is that now you got to do it as soon as possible. But now the response clock starts ticking as soon as you receive a message from a buyer. That’s a fact you have to face.
Some ways to achieve a good response rate is to download and use Fiverr’s mobile apps on your tablet or smartphone. That way you know when you’ve received a message and can instantly respond from the device itself without having to wait till you get home to your desktop computer. If you don’t have a smartphone or a tablet but has a mobile where you can receive email, then find a way to receive your email alerts to your phone. Fiverr sends an email every time someone contacts you, so then you can use that email to read and respond.
Another benefit of responding fast is that you can get the order right at the moment since the buyer maybe online at the moment instead of you having to wait for their response.
- Do a weakness analysis & improve your gigs.
Do some research, check other sellers’ gigs, compare your gigs to others’ and tweak yours to perfection. That’s right! You can use your downtime to focus on your gig presentation. Tweak your gig images, description, tags and while your at it record a video explaining your gig and throw that as your gig video for top selling gigs.
- Learn new skills and expand your array of services.
Use your downtime to discover new areas that you might not have tapped on yet and convert those new skills to new gigs. The new things you learn can turn into a massive success, who knows?
Introducing different variations of the services you already offer also help. For example if you are designing logos, you can introduce new gigs to design retro, signature and other stylish logos apart from your standard logo designing gig.
- Share your new and improved gig with others.
Buyer requests is a good way to find work so is writing ob forums and message boards where there maybe people looking for sellers to get their work done. Maybe contact buyers who may have purchased previously from you. You can use your downtime to spread your word on the work you do. But do keep in mind not to spam and forcing people to buy from you. I’ve seen this a lot of times and it may be bad enough to spoil your image and the rest of the Fiverr community.
That’ll be all for now. Do let me know your own thoughts if you think I’ve failed to mention important ones.
As always happy selling!