I have been reading different questions posted by new sellers about how they can make their first sale, or asking for tips to make their first sale. Most of them mentioned that they have posted a gig and month(s) has passed and yet there are no sales.
If you are a new seller, and you have this same question in mind, then keep on reading. I am writing this post to share some tips that will help the new Sellers to make their first sale.
Let me start by saying “Posting Gig” is not enough. Gigs tell about the services you offer when a person checks your profile. It has nothing to do with making sales - initially. Moreover, when you are new, no Buyer is going to order your gig because there are so many top-rated/level 2 sellers - with 1000+ reviews and 4.5+ ratings - that are providing the same service as yours.
So, the question remain the same and unanswered: How are you going to get your first sale/client?
The answer is really simple. Each seller on Fiverr gets 10 Offers each day. You need to use these offer to send proposal/offer to the jobs/projects/requests posted by the Buyers. You can access it: Selling -> See Available Projects
You will see a list of Requests posted by Buyers. Most of the buyers mention their budget and deadline. You can also see the number of proposals that are already sent to a particular request.
If you are thinking: What about the Gig? Sit tight and read further. The requests that will be shown to you will be controlled by the CATEGORY of YOUR GIGS. In addition to that, gigs will help you narrow down the requests of the Buyers. By default, you will see Request of all of your Gig categories.
For example: I have two Gigs. One is related to WordPress, other is related to QA. I see the requests that are posted in those 2 categories by Buyers. I can narrow down the requests to see either “WordPress” related or “QA” related.
To summarize what is explained above I will say: Create a Gig, Head to the “Available Projects” page, Send offers, Wait (and refine your Gig as you Go).
Some more tips:
- Send a reasonable offer. Don’t just jump to $100 for $10 job.
- Do not send proposal to each and every request. You get only 10 so make them count.
- Do not send a generic proposal like: “I can do it”
- Target the Buyer needs and requirements in your proposal
- Ask questions
My opinion: The first 5 reviews is all it takes to get you on the road to success! Note that I have said “Reviews” and not “Clients” because there might a client or two who won’t post a review so, don’t count them.
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I hope this will help the new Sellers.