I am a bit delayed in announcing my level 2 success, and I wanted to share my tips for reaching that level. I received this ranking about 2 weeks ago, but was crammed with exams and didn’t bother to share.
1. I would first like to point out a common misconception: Social Media Advertising. Not useful, never was, unless your gig specifically involves social media. Even if you do get a customer from social media, they will likely be just curious and not actually care to spend money.
2. Start stupidly low and undersell yourself. They call it Fiverr for a reason. Start at $5, and you can build a reputation around people who are unwilling to spend money on more trusted sellers. From there, around maybe 20 reviews, bump it a bit. Good milestones to bump prices (not too high!) are 20 orders, 50 orders, 100 orders, and after that as you please without going too high and driving off competition.
3. Make your icon simple and readable. People always think that an icon that stands out a ton is the best way to go. The secret? Be the one icon that blends perfectly with the website. Literally copy the color code for Fiverr’s green (#1dbf73). Make a simple gig icon showing your profile picture enlarged, a large and readable description in the image icon, and lace it all around with Fiverr green.
4. Never go anywhere near the buyer requests. This is a time waste, and only stingy people looking for absurdly low prices for a ton of work use this section. Don’t even think of clicking it. Save yourself sanity and time.
5. When in doubt, keyword it out. What do you think people will type looking for services related to you? Think of what you should search for, even have friends look for your service and see what they type in.
6. Multiple gigs. Do you have a wide profession? Make gigs that cover that wideness. I have 2 current gigs that are highly selling, the 3rd seldom-seen and forgotten. Both are for music, but different people need different music. Appeal to everyone you can.
Lastly, this one is kind of stupid.
7. Be more chill. The most common demographic for Fiverr is young adults. You’re not going to receive orders from businessmen very high up (One of my common buyers literally uses “UwU” and “OwO” in his messages, I know.). You will always get orders from YouTubers, young entrepreneurs, content creators, etc. Don’t be crass or profane, but keep it chilled out. Nobody is going to like you if you use semicolons; semicolons scream sophistication and a stuck-up attitude. Level with the seller, and get a read on how they act and communicate. Mirror that personality, and make it seem like they are talking to themselves, but with talent.
8. Don’t do anything stupid. I don’t know what exactly to say to define that, but if it seems suspicious, don’t do it and consult this forum or TOS. There is always someone who’s been here longer than you that knows better. Always ask someone else if you have a problem. There’s a forum for a reason.
Cheers and good luck,
Edit: Had wrong color code. Fixed this time.