The people I’ve known who routinely manage queues of more than 20 orders routinely and successfully fall into about four categories:
- They hire a staff and have a team. The seller whose name is on the account maintains tight oversight but has a freelance team or a group of employees that does varied parts of the work. These are usually people who charge a fair amount or have queues in the hundreds because they have to find it worthwhile to have a group. Or-
- They do something that they charge little for, do in bulk, and can do really fast. These kinds of sellers used to be common on Fiverr and might churn out tons of PLR, software-generated logos, software-generated traffic and so on. These take a risk since their products are supposed to be quantity over quality, so I don’t see these seller succeeding much anymore. Or-
- They are similar to the group above in that they sell something that is mostly passive. A few people used to do well at this by becoming TRS in the early days of Fiverr and then they would raise prices on their main gig and have a dozen other gigs selling their own e-books, video tutorials or courses. I’m not sure this business model still works well on Fiverr as I’ve noticed the ones I used to know have gradually moved most of their passive products to Amazon or Udemy or whatnot. Or-
- They are self-professed workaholics who adore work, money or both. They are willing to work 18 hour days all the time because they love it or they are addicted to money/adrenaline or something similar. The successful ones I know are rare, are usually single and have no kids. I still know one or two who do this long term but most that I’ve known burned out in a year or two.
So far that covers all that I can think of who do this with great success and without alienating buyers. I know of other sellers who have tried and failed to manage big queues but they either have to adjust prices or limit queue eventually. The ones who haven’t adjusted in some way eventually lost their levels or their accounts. (One I can think of was a prominent forum user for years.)