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I can't get a first buyer?!


So I have just started and I’m really good at what I do which is photoshoping. But have been waiting for my first buyer and there is no one that trusts me and my work even though I know I can do the job perfectly in fact I’m willing to give a free trail at first by photoshoping a photo for free!


I did not get for first 3 months, but now I get 1 or 2 daily :smiley:

Do not do it for free, just wait and stay intact…


Thanks for the quick reply but the thing is since I have no reviews no one will trust my work.


It’s my first week in fiverr! You inspired me. Thanks


I agree with zubairfb, do not do work for free.

People looking for freebie will leach onto you forever and give you all sorts of hassle.

Although there are those that get dozens of order in their first month or some in the first week, those are rare.

Read the forum under tips for seller and socialize both on and off 5r.


Alright, thanks for your help :slight_smile:


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I saw your gig. It looks but you have to work more on your gig description. Focus on customer, what exactly they want.

Instead of giving free service just give free consultation to customer. Say contact me for free consultation and review the customers problem and update your gig according to that.

Also promote your gig in social media and other places. There are lot of competition in graphics designing gig so you have to be unique to get orders.

All the best.


Yeah, I don’t know what to tell you. I would love to have some buyers, but I know I have my work cut out for me. Keep the faith.