Although I have been a member since 2017, I had never used my account for anything. I had no idea how the buying experience worked and I had no idea how selling worked.
Last month I decided I waned to get some quick work so I decided to setup a few gigs for php coding. I spent perhaps 15 minutes setting up my profile. Then when it came to setting up gigs I asked myself two simple questions, ‘what can I offer for $20?’ and ‘what can I offer that is unlikely others are offering?’
I didn’t do any optimization really. I just added photos of previous things I have developed and described what I was offering.
In the past 6 weeks I have completed 3 custom order gigs, am working on a 4th, and have a 5th person I am discussing their needs with.
Of the three gigs I completed all were 5 star rated.
Today I was curious what happens if someone refuses to accept your work (I have found the answer) which brought me to the forums. I then found tips for sellers and see countless posts talking about how long it takes to get your first gig and how to optimize and all sorts of other things.
My recommendation is simple - Think about what you can do that others are not offering. Fine tune your offers to specific niches. When buyers find you are doing work specific to the niche they want, even if others are offering the same, they feel you will know more about their specific needs.
I really don’ think it should take all that much effort to earn with this site, but i could just be my specific experiences and area of services.