Hello. My name is Nick (lonelytumbler) and I have been around Fiverr for some time now, so I decided to give people some advices that could potentially help them receive their first order on Fiverr.
- Don’t beg
I have seen lots of people begging to buyer to buy from them… That creates an unprofessional and unmature look for you and always works the opposite to what you want.
- Don’t spam Buyer Requests
Spamming also creates very unprofessional look // Have you ever found yourself liking the person who’s spamming all over the net? That works the same way.
- Use Buyer Requests (but the right way)
Don’t wait for a unicorn to come and gift you your first order… it won’t happen! Buyer Requests exist and for a specific reason - to help both buyers and sellers. New sellers must use that opportunity to gain their first customers.
- Take care of your portfolio
Whatever you’re doing, you must take care of portfolio and give people examples of what you’re doing and in what quality you’re doing. Try to impress people and give something nobody else does.
- Don’t buy from yourself
I know it sounds very weird and it is a violation of the terms of service of Fiverr, a lot of people still do it. It can be done in some ways (I won’t mention), but that is so wrong! If you get your first order from you, than you will have a wrong expectations: you’ll think that nobody will ever buy from you. Besides receiving your first order will make you proud!