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Is it a bad idea to hire someone to work on my gig?

Hi guys, I’m still a newbie here on fiverr. I’d like you guys to advice me on something that I’m about to do which I highly think will be a great investment.

Since I want my gig to kick-off and rank on the 1st page, I was thinking of getting few profesionals, here on fiverr, to work on my gig.
And the plan is simple:

  1. First, I was thinking of hiring an english writer that only specialise in writing fiverr gig descriptions, to write me a compelling gig description that’s packed with great keywords and also provide good tags that I could use.

  2. Then hire someone who creates fiverr gig thumbnails to design an eye-catching thumbnail for my gig.

  3. After that I’ll hire a social media marketer to promote my gig on social media. This won’t gurantee sales but it’ll give me great impressions and more click to help me with my gig ranking. The person that’ll be promoting my gig will promote it on monthly basis.

As for other varients like packages, prices and a title, I will create them by myself.

In this hiring proccess, I’ll only pick a sellers with more than 50 5-star ratings, to ensure that I’m helped by an expert. And I’ll only pick people who worked with other sellers that are already getting the results(reviews, high rankings, and orders in queue).

Will it be a good investment or will I be throwing my money down the drain?? Do you guys think it’ll pay-off in the next 4-5 months?

I’d highly appreciate an advice! :heart:

Creating a gig that helps bring you customers is half of the job done. I think what you are planning to do may pay off if a service you plan to offer will be both with quality and high on-demand.

You can also avoid spending money to hire people if you do a proper research, check out others gigs and read this forum or watch YT videos. It will at least help you make your first point on your own. Thumbnails and promotion on social media is something you can go after with a hired service yet for thumbnails you must own the rights to use 'em. Keep that in mind.

I glanced at the services you offer. Step number 1, you’re unlikely to find an honest seller to take on the task, as what you’re selling (product descriptions) need to match your skill, and your gig descriptions should be an accurate example.

TOS:

Sellers must deliver the same quality of service as shown on their Gig images. Recurring deliveries that don’t match the quality shown on the Gig images may lead to the Seller’s account losing Seller status or becoming permanently disabled.

It might not say so outright, but your description quality should also match.

… if the delivered materials do not match the Seller’s description on their Gig page or they do not match the requirements sent to the Seller at the beginning of the order process.

AND, most clearly:

Authentic Fiverr Profile - You may not create a false identity on Fiverr, misrepresent your identity, create a Fiverr profile for anyone other than yourself (a real person), or use or attempt to use another user’s account or information; Your profile information, including your description, skills, location, etc., while may be kept anonymous, must be accurate and complete and may not be misleading, illegal, offensive or otherwise harmful. Fiverr reserves the right to require users to go through a verification process in order to use the Site (whether by using ID, phone, camera, etc.).

NOW, your images (step 2), is another matter, as you’re not offering that as a service, and so can have someone help you make them look nice(er).

Concerning your third step, I think you have a misunderstanding on what ‘social media marketing’ actually is. You already know it’s not the impressions that matter. NO ONE knows exactly how the Fiverr algorithm works. If it were that easy, everyone would already be doing it (and they already are). It’s entirely possible that a poor conversion ratio hurts your gig rank.
. https://www.fiverr.com/support/articles/360011292478-The-How-Tos-of-advertising-off-the-Fiverr-platform
. Impressions aren't all that important. Here's why:
. Value proposition - Wikipedia

4-5 months… is a workable timeframe, and it’s great that you’re trying to plan this out, but (and I am going to be blunt) you need to have something worth selling. You’ve touched on your Strengths, and know at least three of your Weaknesses, but you seem off-track concerning your Opportunities. The one KEY thing this rough-draft marketing plan is completely missing is your Threats, a.k.a. your competitors.

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