When a new user/seller asks about “how to get their first order” on this forum, similar answers are usually given to them.
And one of the most commonly used suggestion is “social media promotion”… If only it worked.
In my case, I have been trying (to try!) this “concept of social media promotion” since March, mostly on Facebook – which I think would be the most effective platform to use.
But after three months of trying, I don’t remember how many FB accounts I opened, because all of them got eventually locked. And because of this I had to register to Fiverr again as well since I was linking my profile to FB.
So yes, I don’t know if the Fiverr moderators, staff or whoever is in charge of this crap, are aware of the fact that social media platforms ban you for posting your gigs sooner or later.
Even though you only join groups specific to Fiverr, or use url shorteners and so on. Sooner or later your gig promotion ends up getting labeled as possible spam and your account ends up locked for “suspicious activity”.
I also tried (to try) Quora. But Quora also does not allow posting links in your answers, even though you try to post them in context in questions related to Fiverr. Their system either collapses or deletes the links right away.
So, at this point, I am considering to end my Fiverr adventure. It is already a monopolized marketplace for the most part.
And when the platforms that should bring views and clicks to your gigs to improve your ranking keep banning you, there is not much to do for a new seller.
Except waiting for weeks, or even months for someone to miraculously order something from you so that you can make 5-10 dollars and give 20% of it to Fiverr, Lol.
I even suspect that these freelance market places are some sort of illusions and nobody really makes any money from it at this point.
But you can still go on if you enjoy all of this and having your temper go up and down like a roller coaster, you can keep on with the waiting game to get your first order.