This is the first time I have used Fiverr and as a buyer, I wanted to share my experience to help sellers reach their target market. In the first hour, I have received probably about 100 offers.
I immediately discarded offers that wanted to charge 5 times or more my asking price. I am looking for a logo and asked what appeared to be a fairly normal price of $20. If you want to charge $100-$250 for your services, that’s great, but it isn’t in my budget and from a buyer’s perspective gets an automatic delete.
I received about 15-20 offers appearing to all be from the same person as they all started out “Hi … Dear respected client!”. Multiple accounts all offering exactly the same thing, worded exactly the same are an automatic turn off. Insta-delete! The other one was several accounts stating “Life is too short for …” Again, insta delete.
Responses with grotesque spelling errors, punctuation issues and horrific grammar are also a major turn off. If I can’t understand your response, I already know that I will have a hard time working with you on my project and trying to explain an abstract concept will be nearly impossible. Insta delete.
What will get my attention as a buyer? In your response, restate the project parameters so I know that you actually read my project description. “Hi, I saw that you’re looking for someone to design you logo involving trees/cars/etc. I have experience drawing realistic/cartoon/outline/etc. trees/cars/etc.” As a buyer, this tells me that you truly understand what I am looking for and not that you’re are just “shotgun” responding.
Don’t worry about being FIRST to respond with a template response. Instead, take the time to write a personal response. Pick and choose the projects that you think are a good fit with your skills set and pursue those personally rather than trying to shotgun respond to EVERY request that’s made.
I hope this helps sellers acquire work as following these simple suggestions would make the process a lot easier for us buyers.