Hello Fiverr people!
I hope that you are all enjoying 2016 so far. I am as I see to be experiencing a surge in orders at the moment, but it is in this regard that I need some advice from some pro sellers especially.
Basically, I offer everything on Fiverr for $5 and if you ask me I offer incredible value in this respect. The only problem is I have one gig which is suddenly being flooded with orders. Of course, this is what everyone ideally wants on Fiverr, In this case I feel bad about complaining.
The problem though, is that I’m just one man and have work commitments outside of Fiverr. In this respect then, when somebody orders 10-30 articles on my best selling gig with a turn around time of 48 hours, I simply can’t handle this kind of volume. This happened this week. Worse, at the same time I was also being flooded with singular orders every day.
In the end then, I had no choice but to extend my standard delivery time to 6 days as opposed to my standard 2. The problem? I still have new orders coming in, but they have slowed to a trickle.
What I wanted to ask in this case, is how other people manage when this happens? Does anyone have an ideal delivery time which doesn’t seem to stem orders?
Of course, I know that a lot of Fiverr sellers would love to be overwhelmed with orders. In this case I hope I don’t sound condescending. I just really would like to hear from writers specifically, how they manage their time.
Also, with the volume of orders which I’ve had over the past few days, I have seriously thought about just working on Fiverr full time. The only problem? I freelance full time and I’m terrified of the idea of depending on just one platform.
In short then, what’s your perfect turnaround time? Did implementing it impact sales? And if so, did those sales later recover?
Thanks in advance. Andy