Hi my name is Lewis Jackson, and I am both a seller & a buyer on Fiverr.com
From my experience, I have put together a little outline that will mainly help buyers order truly good gigs.
- Before you buy, contact the seller.
As a seller myself, I love to receive questions about my gigs! It creates a rapport that is vital in a high quality delivery. I absolutely love to talk to my buyers before any sale is made because it really gets me connected to exactly who they are, and what they want. Consequently, I can deliver a higher quality of work. So if you’re looking for a high quality gig to buy, contact your potential seller, and you might just receive something better than you expect!
- Research Your Potential Seller
So there are two ways to find a gig. The search tool, or via categories. First type in the search tool exactly what you want. For example ‘Golf Tips’. Once the results have appeared you have the ability to save each gig by clicking the ‘heart’ shape on their picture. For all the gigs your believe to be worthy, save them this way. Second, start searching for your gig by clicking on the category that suits it best. You will notice sometimes that some gigs fall though the cracks and were put in the wrong category, so you may find some golden gigs there too!
After that, you can find your ‘collected’ gigs by hovering over your username on the homepage, and clicking ‘collections’ on the drop down menu. Now you’ll see all the saved gigs. No you’re mainly looking for 5 golden stars, and no, or very little negative feedback. Soon your collected gigs will start narrowing down, and you can make a better decision on the gig you want to choose.
- Test Your Potential Seller!
Linking to number 1, this is like a Seller Test you can do to test a sellers response time. So, give these sellers a message about the gig, and see how long it takes them to reply! Not only will this test their response time, but you’ll also get a better feel for the enthusiasm of the seller.
As I said in tip 1, make a rapport with the seller, and gain extra knowledge about them! Build trust, and a good relationship!
- Post Sale - Leaving a Review
The reviews are what make Fiverr sellers shake in their seats! The future of a sellers Fiverr career depends on the reviews they receive. So as a buyer, maybe a rash ‘thumbs down’ isn’t the way. Try this:
Look at the gig as a whole. Was the seller impatient? If the delivery was late, was this their fault, or were their external reasons for their late delivery? Is the product or service what less, or more than you expected? Was the seller friendly during the process? Did they help you with questions?
Once you have asked all these questions, then start to make a decision on what you say in the feedback, and what button you click (Green, or Red).
I think if you follow this advice as buyers, you will rarely be disappointed with a gig you buy!
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