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How not to get your first order?

These are some tips you should always follow to avoid getting any orders:

  1. Advertise your gig and services in the buyer requests section, you shall be entitled to a graceful warning along with resentment from good sellers.

  2. Spam the inbox of other sellers to pass on work to you, perfect for them to ignore you but they might just reply to keep up their response rate.

  3. Keep on advertising by creating new posts in the Fiverr Forums instead of benefitting from some advice here, I really don’t see anyone responding to these posts.

  4. Copy images and videos from the internet to use on your gig gallery, Fiverr will take action against you very soon plus sellers don’t like copied work.

  5. Use templates to bid on buyer requests, buyers usually hate these and won’t even care to reply.

But if you do the opposite, you may actually start gaining traction. :wink:

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Nice one. It is not only useful for new sellers but everyone

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Here’s my version:

How not to get your first order:

  1. Act desperate and beg ( includes spamming and “help me mek sells” post)
  2. Be sloppy (spending less than an hour to set up your gig)
  3. Lie, copy, steal
  4. Not understanding what “doing business” and “being professional” is about
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To get my first order I posted on a group on Facebook which was related to my gig niche.

Ended up getting a fiver star review, and a fiver dollar tip. Was over the moon!

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Lol I love this list! :laughing:

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Lol, Thank you. :wink:

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That’s a good way to market your gigs if your target audience is there. :slight_smile:

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Good points…

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Let’s hope for the best <3

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LOL. Help me mek sells.

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I’m not sure if it happens to other sellers, but I noticed there’s a few “sellers” that copied the gig descriptions from the best sellers to use on their own gigs. I find this very annoying. If you can’t take the time to write the gig description in your own words, then you probably shouldn’t be on the platform.

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An extension of Point No.4, again they’ll be banned soon. :wink:

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Hi @sudais299,
Just went through your gigs.I want to ask that do you set any hosting and domain for the wordpress sites or offering simple free version of wordpress sites?

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@sudais299 ok thanks.

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can anyone here kindly review my gigs and will give me suggestions to improve them? :blush:

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Wow, great sarcasm for one so young!
It usually takes a couple of years of freelancing to become like this - well done!

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Very nicely put :slight_smile:

The sad thing though: those who should read this are busy doing all these things to avoid getting orders right now.

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It’s nice to see the youth carry on the great traditions.

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Very useful for new sellers like me. =)

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Thank you so much! :blush:

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