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New user + Doing work for free?


I signed up for Fiverr this afternoon, and unfortunately I haven’t gotten any orders yet :cry: but I know everything takes time :slight_smile: and on top of that, I did choose the easiest job category to start.
From what I’ve seen, it seems like a great community and I’m looking forward to getting to meet new people and learning the ins and outs!

My only question is - is there anything against doing work for free?
I was thinking on putting up a Gig for doing free work, just to get some ‘exposure’, I guess, but also because I’ve got a bit of free time on my hands at the moment and I’d like to help some people out.

Anyway, if anyone needs some copyediting/transcription work done for free, I’d be happy to help :slight_smile: … if it’s allowed.


Dear Jeannly:

I’d recommend that you learn how to make use of Buyer Requests:

Handing out free gigs is not really feasible for Fiverr, as how would the platform make money to pay for what they do?

See this post for what Fiverr does with the money they make from your gigs:

Also, please note that Americans spell “favourite” as “favorite” – you’ll need to bear in mind what sort of English you’re dealing with when you proofread documents.

If you’re bound and determined to give away your services for free, I suggest you start offering other Sellers feedback in the “Improve My Gig” section of the Forum…

Good luck,

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Be sure to make use of Tools like the Fiverr Blog, Fiverr Academy, and Fiverrcast.

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If you take the time to earn your Autobiographer Badge, particularly adding a link to your Fiverr profile, other forum participants will be able to easily view your information.

As a general rule, when I have time to participate in the Fiverr Forum and I notice a request like yours in the “Improve My Gig” section, I am willing and able to look at a Seller’s Profile and one gig one time.

I can give you a better level of assistance if you first work your way through the checklist below. That way, I won’t waste your one turn by advising you to follow items on the checklist.


Thanks for the advice!
Funnily enough, the reason I haven’te been using BR is because it’s full of Sellers promoting themselves. Only about 3 or 4 of the requests were actual requests.

I see what you mean with free gigs, though. I didn’t realise tips were even a thing on Fiverr.
And as for the Brit English and American English, I’m probably going to have to put sticky notes all over my monitor as a reminder…


Hi, and welcome.

Firstly, don’t be disheartened if it takes you weeks or months to get your first order. As you mention you’ve picked a popular category. If you really want orders you should think of something less popular with sellers that you can do.

Secondly, Fiverr doesn’t let you work for free but other sellers do things like 2-for-1 offers, credit vouchers for future work. You could mention this when you make an offer in buyer requests. Don’t wait for the buyers to come to you because they probably won’t.


I find the requests kinda hard to touch. Something like “i want my video to go viral - 5$”, “I wanna buy dislikes on youtube” , “Click my adsense ads” …these are requests you cant really touch. I searched twice and decided i will not anymore, nothing there for me.


Dear Tudor:

I find the Buyer Requests frustrating as well (I’m dismayed by all the requests I’ve seen for help cheating on academic assignments, for example), but there are several Level 2 Sellers on Fiverr who got there by making use of Buyer Requests.

It’s a viable option for some people, not for others.

If you can make it work for you, it could help you to get established on Fiverr.

And it’s an option at least worth mentioning, and worth exploring for people who otherwise might not know about it.

One hopes that Fiverr will improve the Buyer Requests feature, or replace it with something of greater use to more Buyers AND more Sellers.

Of course, as an SEO specialist, you might choose to focus instead on using your skills to drive people to your Fiverr profile and sell gigs that way.

Different strokes for different folks,


Hi @jeannly wc to Fiverr :smiley:
I joined Fiverr over a year ago. I got my 1st Project after 23 hours of posting my First Gig.
And it was from buyer request. It was tough for me for getting my first 10 stars. But after that I’m getting projects quite frequently :slight_smile: You can have a look on Buyer Request section. Apply if you found any request which is related to your skill. You can mention on your proposal that you are experienced in your work but new on Fiverr. So you are offering the price which is much less then standard price.
Goodluck :wink: Happy Freelancing


I’m an established SEO Specialist, with a day job in this field, also optimizing my own channels and gamer channels. I just thought i will fill some of my free time with this fiver i recently discovered. Not sure how it’s going to work, but sharing on social media this work is hard to do for me. Not allowed to share my personal work on FB cuz my team will know i use the company resources for my own projects (SEMrush, and some other software i use payed by the company).
The thing is, compared to the competition titles, mine seems waste of money. But on the other hand, i cannot promise people “I will skyrocket your views”, “I will put you 1st on YT search”…etc. It all depends on the content, on how old the channel is, how many subscribers, how successful are the other videos he has, who is his competition, etc.
When i think about it, i think i am actually scaring them away with my description :slight_smile:
No idea if i will ever sell a gig here, but in my opinion, I probably have the best deal in there :slight_smile: