I only have one order in my queue. I have not had as many conversations as I usually do. It looks like my impressions, clicks, and views are down as well. Is it Fiverr’s fault? I don’t know. It doesn’t really matter. I eat what I kill. I have been self-employed for over 15 years.
There are always peaks and troughs in any business. It is my responsibility to find enough paying work to support my family. Here is what I am doing during my current work slow down to get the money flowing again:
- I will be adding two new gigs over the weekend. This gives me more chances to connect with clients.
- I will be shortening my deliver times on my existing gigs. This will help me show up in more searches.My typical turnaround is 7 days for most of my gigs. That is slower than most in my category. It’s fine when I’m busy, but when orders slow down its time to shorten my turnaround.
- I am going to visit my contacts section on Fiverr. You can sort the data by how much buyers have paid you. I am messaging the clients that have spent the most money with me to let them know that I am taking an extended vacation in June (I am very excited for the break) and that if they have projects they want me to work on they need to get their orders in sooner rather than later.
- I am contacting my clients that I work with from my own site to let them know the same thing.
- I am going to run another Facebook ad campaign for my Fiverr gigs. I have only run one and had disappointing results. But, I have learned from my mistakes and am going to try again.
- I am spending more time working on some of my other income streams, trying to boost them to make up for my slower than usual May earnings.
- I am sending out cold messages to prospects that I believe I can help to try and get more income outside of Fiverr
April was above average for me. I have a little cushion. I also realize that is it still early in May and my numbers may bounce back. That is what usually happens.
But, I have survived as a business owner and freelancer because I refuse to just sit and wait for work to come to me. I can’t worry about things I have no control over. I cannot force people on Fiverr to hire me. I can control how hard I work to market my work.
Your mileage may vary. But, I have found that when my income from Fiverr slows down, if I make some changes and reach out to my repeat customers, I am usually able to right the ship. I am also realistic enough to know that it is best to have more than one income stream.
If you are struggling on Fiverr, I hope this post can give you some inspiration on what actions you can take to boost your income.