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It is proving hard to get my first order

I have been on Fiverr for 3 months now and I have no order yet. I have tried everything from editing my gigs, writing buyer requests each and every day but nothing is working. How long does it take to get the first order? Is there anything extra that I need to do?

Congrats for joining us! What you need to improve is: Put some more eye-catching images. :ok_hand: One more thing, your GIG can be improved is adding a video! Buyers really love watching videos rather only images! :heart_eyes:

Then, you will need to find out how to and where to promote. You can use the Buyer Requests section to search for work and find a client. When you reach level one, (it’s given when you complete 10 orders and have more than %100 response rate) the orders will become more often. Once a week maybe. And once you reach level two, you will have not a day without work! :construction_worker_man: But there are always exceptions.

A tip: never put it at low cost. Buyers think that you can’t do it well and that’s why you have low cost. This may help. You can just increase the cost to the maximum you think it will be good. After my start, I had not much work and I decided to increase from $5.00 - $25.00 to $20.00 - $60.00. I got even more orders! See! Buyers like to see high prices! :moneybag:

I think your prices are ok as a start price. Let’s see what Dicobot thinks (he is a bot and doesn’t really know what happens, sends a random reply), :crystal_ball:@discobot fortune — :crystal_ball: :wink:

Never put zero revisions, nor unlimited revisions! At least 2 and no more than 5. There are some buyers that like to play with sellers, until they :exploding_head: explode! Also, there are buyers who won’t be satisfied with final work and will give you (★☆☆☆☆) because there wasn’t option to revise it and meet his needs.

If you decide to deliver fast, never put “Will deliver in X hours”, may cause problems! If you are offline, you won’t be able to deliver so fast. The best option is “24 hours”, whenever you are online or not, you will have time to complete and it is still called fast.

Here are some important tips every seller should know [LONG]:

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Congrats and best wishes!


:crystal_ball: Better not tell you now


I see the the pattern, and also the intention:



I know you see, but is it something inacceptable? I decided to make a template for everybody! There are thousands who ask the same question, and I will reply with the same answer! :wink:


I also think Fiverr should pin some tips for new sellers. They don’t know what to do and create topics here.

I think it’s very helpful (and saves me and others from having to do it.) If you’re concerned, I recommend messaging a numerator like @eoinfinnegan or @fonthaunt and asking them.