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How you got your first sale?


#1

Greetings fellow Fiverr people !

I’am GrafixLab ( fiverr.com/grafixlab ), i’m a very experienced Logo Designer.



I’ve found Fiverr about 2 months ago and i joined this great community so i can increase my design experience further and increase my income. I posted my Logo Design gig:

fiverr.com/grafixlab/design-professional-and-unique-logo

And i tried to promote it with social media, through buyer requests and many more ways …

BUT none of them seems to actually work !!



So i was wondering if any experienced sellers could share with us how they managed to get their first sale ?

How did they promoted their gig ? And How much did it take them to get their sales going ?


#2

I just couldn’t get a sale at first. I changed my gig titles, pictures, descriptions - nothing.



In the end I became so annoyed I offered TEN unique articles in 24 hours. Eventually my first sale came, and I got good feedback. After that I reduced my gig to 500 words for $5. Thankfully my old customers stayed, and allowed me to have a career on Fiverr.


#3

offer to deliver in one day and try to a simple logs like this


#4

good for you @joethorn that’s a great technique to get your first sales going


#5

i’m currently working on new gig pictures and i’ll try to reduce turnaround duration, thank you @mrtalanga


#6

Reply to @grafixlab: Hey, here’s something to help you in your process to Level 1.



Please share your “Step 7” in the comment section



8 Steps to Success on Fiverr

http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/41810/8-steps-to-success-on-fiverr#Item_2






#7

Thanks for the link @antionneking those are some crucial tips for success … especially number 7


#8

I did something like that too. I do video audio transcribing and for a long time I did not have any sales. So I increased my video length up to 2 hours and to deliver it in 24 hours and then only I got my first gig.

Hopefully my customer did not cancel the order when i was late to deliver.

I am also hoping to start a career in fiverr. so help me achieve that



Check out my gigs: http://www.fiverr.com/danindu001




Fiverr: Graphics, marketing, fun, and more online services for $5

http://www.fiverr.com




#9

Still waiting for the first sale, hopefully will come soon… :slight_smile:

Any tips would be highly helpful.



~ a newbie to fiverr.


#10

Reply to @grafixlab: no problem, I’m glad I could help


#11

Thanks for creating this forum, I’ve read a lot of good tips on here for reaching out and boosting sales


#12

I am still fairly new too so I’ve been there recently! I got my first sale by offering the shortest turnaround and several hours of work for just a $5 gig. I created a few different gigs and started submitting them to buyer requests as well.



Once I got my first sale and good rating, it seemed to increase traffic on my gigs and I increased delivery time so I could be on time without staying up all night. :slight_smile: Orders are still slow but increasing. Good luck!


#13

Hope you get your first sale soon … here are some good tips : http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/41810


#14

good for you :slight_smile: I reduced my gig duration and i’m working on a video hopefully i get my first sale too


#15

I’ve been on this site for almost 2 months, currently a level 1 seller and doing better than expected. Why? Because I took the time to look at my competition and offer a better service than them. That’;s all there really was to it. If you’re hungry enough to succeed then you better make the effort count. :slight_smile:


#16

that’s great good luck … it’s the same technique @joethorn mentioned it looks like when you create a new gig you need to make an irresistible offer so you get your first sales then you can modify it and reduce the offered package


#17

Yep there are some really great tips … hope it will help you boost your gig sales @jessicadarling


#18

Absolutely @calumduncan this is a golden advice to live by … thanks for sharing :slight_smile:

i talked to customer an hour ago i think i might get my first sale on … hope so !


#19

I was kind of scammed on my first sale simply because I was out of practice as communicating and setting expectations. The buyer indicated to me that they wanted something I could not provide only after the gig was ordered so we mutually canceled but only after I had completed a an hour’s worth of work. Luckily that rocky start turned into stead business. I still get computers who do not read my descriptions and order without talking but for the most part I’ve been lucky with few cancellations. Even after having been established for 6 months I still feel like I’m leaning new things about how to run a business here every time I interact with a customer.


#20

I have been on Fiverr for nearly two months now and I am enjoying it so far. It took about a week for my first sale and after I got a few good reviews under my belt it seemed as if my gig was taking off. I also used the heck out of social media and other techniques to promote myself. I am getting a regular flow of orders everyday now and I think its because I am a super friendly and relatable person. Many of my buyers have left reviews talking about how nice I am. Try to be very friendly and down to earth, you have to come off as a real person, and not just someone who is eager for money. I have a writing gig and if anyone else needs any tips or help feel free to message me.