These are the tips I made for new sellers on Fiverr based on my 4 years of experience with Fiverr. Instead of technical tips, the tips I share point to the mental conditions that I think every new seller should have. You may disagree with my opinion, but again, this is my first tips so please go easy on me🤓.
1. If you are a new seller on Fiverr, you should think of every job as an opportunity to learn rather than earn money
The first time I sold my services on Fiverr, I accepted all kinds of jobs for $ 5, regardless of the difficulty level. To be honest, it is very small compared to my offline job which pays a lot higher. But as a freelance, I’m still a newbie, I don’t know the range of difficulties of my job, I don’t know how to deal with clients of different traits, I don’t even know how good I am compared to other freelancers who sell similar services. Therefore, when I got the project, I didn’t think how much money I would get but rather the “I’ve been paid to learn” mentality. At first, it was difficult, but it all paid off later. Not only will you get high ratings and the best reviews, but you will also know what the right price is for your service.
2. You are here to help buyers, not to get their money.
Sometimes you will get buyers who ask for a few extra things outside the package that you have agreed to. Of course, you can add extra cost options that Fiverr has provided, and if the buyer accepts it would be ideal. But if he doesn’t have the funds for it, and you have time to spare, why not do his request for free? Not only will your buyer be pleased with the surprise, he or she will probably become a returned buyer and you may also get tips. In fact, I have tipped more than 30 projects.
I know that not all buyers are good buyers, but even if one in ten of your clients is a good buyer, that is a very good outcome.
3. Communication is the key, keep calm
Communication here is not just a matter of how good your English is. But also the choice of words, how to say it, and what you think about the buyer’s project. Sometimes you get buyers who have difficulty expressing their wishes, which causes them to be dissatisfied with the results of your work. And they may give bad ratings, but rather than responding with a defiant tone it would be better if you explain the problem calmly.
English is not my first language, so I’m actually still learning how to respond properly to buyers’ messages.
4. Don’t forget to rest and take care of your mental state
Working on multiple projects with multiple clients will tire you out physically and mentally. let’s say I just submitted the first job and was working on the second job while the third job came along with a revised request from the first job. If you are new to Fiverr and working alone trust me you will be stressed. Take a step back, sip a coffee and try to be calm, then you can decide whether to ask for an extension of time on the first client, reject the third client or activate vacation mode while working on all three projects.
If this happens several times a month, it’s a good idea to take a break for 1 or 2 days after you finish all your projects. Get enough sleep, play games, or whatever you want to stabilize your mental state. Don’t force work when your mental state is not good.
5. Keep learning with new projects
Let’s say you get 2 projects at the same time, the first project is the type of work that you have done so far, while the second project is work that you have never done before (but is still in line with the services you provide). My advice is to prioritize projects that you have never worked on. Not all new projects are suitable for you, and you may not necessarily be able to do them well, but by taking on a new job you will know how much potential you are capable of. It could also become a new gig that has the potential to generate income.
One thing I do know from new sellers who stop learning, they tend to overvalue their abilities. Put the price too higher but ask why they don’t get any order. Of course, it’s their right, but experienced buyers wouldn’t choose a seller like that.
Ok, that’s all from me. Thanks for reading