Expert, how are you doing? I need some help and suggestion, please. I am level 2 seller, but orders are suddenly stopped. At my Level 1 orders were coming almost every day. But at level 2 it stops. Shall I review my gigs/services? Need a helpful suggestion, please.
Have a good day.
I share your frustration. Apparently, June is a slow sales month on Fiverr.
If I see a follow-up post from you in this thread saying that you’ve gone over and implemented this checklist, I will attempt to take a closer look at your profile and at one of your gigs.
Improve My Gig Checklist:
Dear Fiverr Seller:
I didn’t take a look at your gig, but here is a checklist that may help:
Polish your English: spelling, grammar, punctuation, and so on. Are you trying to reach US English speakers or international English speakers? Make sure your phrasing is consistent with your target audience.
Remember that buyers are on Fiverr so that you will solve THEIR problems. You are here to provide SOLUTIONS. There is no place for negativity in your copy. Don’t say, I live in a third world country, every day is a struggle, and things are bad. There are people who travel the world to find the things of beauty that make each country special. Find out what these people are saying about your country. Everything is awesome! Refer to “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. “Never criticize, condemn, or complain,” ESPECIALLY in your SALES COPY!
Your log line:
Please include one and make it speak about you personally. Avoid cliches and generalities.
*Your profile image:
This should be a real photograph of you. Please use a clear, high-quality headshot showing your smile. Avoid selfies if you can. If you take a shot in a mirror, flip the image horizontally.
- Your profile text:
Again, you should be speaking specifically about yourself, while focusing on how you are here to help the buyer. Try to use YOU more than I. Your goal is to create positive associations in the Buyer’s mind.
- Your gigs: New Sellers can have 7 gigs. You should have 7 gigs! Once you have 7 gigs, once a week you should take a hard look at all your gigs. Revise or replace your weakest gig. Once you are at Level 1, you will have 15 gigs. At Level 2, 20. Be thinking NOW about what those 20 gigs will be. Bear in mind that you can PAUSE gigs at any time. For example, you may have a Valentine’s Day gig that sells great in February, but that you pause for the other months of the year. You might choose to DELETE this gig on Feb 15, and repost the next year.
If having 20 gigs at one time is too much, you can pause any number of them, but it’s good to have them available to run when it’s convenient for you.
If you consistently review and improve your gigs, over time you will have just the right number of top-performing gigs that you need to succeed on Fiverr.
- Gig Title:
Does your gig title stand out? I suggest you look at similar gigs and brainstorm some keywords to make it pop.
- Gig Description:
You have 1200 characters available to you here; I suggest you use them.
A suggested format for your gig descriptions:
WHO I AM
WHAT YOU GET
WHY YOU SHOULD BUY FROM ME
RECOMMENDED GIG EXTRAS
I strongly recommend that you hire a copy writer to write the copy for your first gig. This is an investment that will pay off in more sales more quickly. If you are worried about the expense, remember that your gig description is 1200 characters, or about 240 words. If the copy writer has a gig of 1000 words, you may be able to work out a deal for them to write descriptions for up to 4 gigs.
You can study these gig descriptions and carefully modify them for your other gigs.
Many Sellers recommend that you buy gigs from other Sellers on Fiverr, so that you have a sense of what it is like to be a Buyer. This makes it easier for you to relate to the Buyer’s concerns.
- Video: 30 to 60 seconds. If nothing else, put together a slide show of your portfolio images. If you can provide video of yourself talking directly to the buyer, this may help.
Every gig should have a video! People expect it today, and are more likely to watch a video than read your copy. Learn to make great videos that get your point across in an engaging way. I’ve seen reports that suggest that in 10 years, video will be the dominant form of communication on social media.
Gig Pictures: You can have 3 images, and you should have 3. Please avoid stock images. Your images should be personal to you and to the gig you are providing. If your images or video have text, that text should be consistent with the text in your gig description. For example, if your packages are called Basic, Supreme, and Deluxe in the text, but your images show Standard, Super, and Super Duper, you will confuse the Buyer, who is more likely to move on than to try to figure out what you mean.
- Your packages:
Generally, Sellers offer more as the packages move up in price. I suggest you brainstorm some variety so it seems like the upgrades are more than just numbers. Think very carefully about the packages from the Buyer’s point of view.
For example, if you offer revisions for the base package, but not for the upgrades. the buyer probably will wonder why they’re losing a benefit with the upgrade.
- Fiverr Academy
A good way to get initial sales is to ask friends and family, classmates, people who know you and like you, to buy gigs from you.
Make use of social media: I suggest you post images to Twitter on a daily basis, with links to your Fiverr profile. The more people who see what you can do, the more clicks and views you will get on Fiverr. For example, Twitter has #MondayMotivation to #SundayFunday. If your work becomes known in those categories, people will begin to seek you out on Fiverr.
You can post videos to YouTube, with links to your Fiverr profile.
You can talk about your gigs on your blog, with pointers to your Fiverr profile.
You could post a YouTube video, Tweet about it, post it on your blog embedded in a blog post, and have pointers in all these places pointing to your Fiverr profile.
In my humble opinion (IMHO), it makes more sense to point to your Fiverr profile rather than to your individual gigs, because you may delete individual gigs and pause individual gigs. Rather than constantly updating links to individual gigs, let your Fiverr profile do the heavy lifting for you.
DISCLAIMER for any Sellers who might read this post. Please read before contacting me on Fiverr!:
As a matter of common courtesy, please do not contact me on Fiverr with questions or comments that belong on the Fiverr Forum. If I see your question or comment in the Forum, if I have time, and if I think it is appropriate, I will respond in the Forum.
Copying and pasting the same response is considered spam. Everyone’s situation is different, and should be treated as such.
Thanks very much, am blessed
Each time I look through someone’s profile and look at one of their gigs and post a detailed response to the individual items I see takes about 30 minutes or more. Should I go through that 30 minutes of work, if the advice I have to offer can be summed up in a checklist that the person does not wish to follow?
Atul Gawande is the author of The Checklist Manifesto:
In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.
The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as “the biggest clinical invention in thirty years” (The Independent).
If I understand your reasoning, the help I have to offer in the “Improve My Gig” thread is not wanted by the Fiverr community. Is that correct?
Or is it okay with the Fiverr community if I post a checklist, a tool recommended by the very respected Dr. Atul Gawande, and offer the person who has requested help in the “Improve My Gig” thread more personalized help IF THEY WANT IT?
You’re honestly saying way too much for something that’s not complex. It’s wasted verbiage for the simple fact that the vast majority won’t read your entire post (I know from experience). If you’re spending 30 minutes typing on how to help someone, then you’re taking up your own time on trying to grow your own services. It’s not that your advice isn’t needed or wanted, it’s that you’re beating several dead horses considering the majority of new sellers ask similar questions. I didn’t become a TRS from an elaborate source of information. Either the seller is good at what they do, or they aren’t.
That’s all in your opinion. Not everyone is you, learns like you, works like you, or agrees with you.
Congratulations on becoming a Top Rated Seller. You did it your way, and that’s great. Your way is not the only way.
Quite frankly, I’ve yet to see a post from you that directly addresses the questions that people are asking. You haven’t addressed Irfan’s request for help.
I don’t know why you read this thread or are participating in this thread.
In my opinion, Sellers who are trying to improve their gigs are not obligated to spend hours scrolling through the Forums trying to glean tidbits from other peoples issues.
It’s far more likely that a person will decide they have a problem, ask for help, and read only the responses that come in that same thread. They will pick and choose whatever they want from these responses. I can’t link to my blog, so I can’t simply reference the checklist there.
The best way I know to offer assistance to people is to let them know what I have to offer and give them an opportunity to request my assistance.
I can beat a dead horse to water, but I cannot make them drink. Irfan did not request that I take a closer look at her gigs, so I won’t take the time to do that. I decide how I donate my time and energy.
In other words, you strike me as a bully.
Your hobby appears to be trolling the forums looking for any excuse to attack or insult other people who are asking for or offering help.
I discern no value whatsoever in anything you say.
I’m just going to ignore you from this point forward. Please pay me the same courtesy.
Dear Fiverr Forum Moderators:
I would like a ruling as to whether the checklist I spent hours creating is allowed, or whether it is considered spam.
Please stand up to bullies.
A hobby to troll the forums? Now that’s insulting, and pretty funny. Considering how long you take to create these “checklists”, you’ve exhausted way more time here than I have. I’ve been here way before you trying to help people. And quite frankly, it doesn’t matter how much you try to help, the majority here won’t listen. That’s because a large portion are looking for handouts, the easy route, with very little regards in terms of hard work or actual skill. No one here is Robin Hood, and you’re no exception. So you can act as if your words are high and mighty, but have you ever heard of tl;dr? Forums are not catered for advice in forms of novels.
Enjoy spending your 30-60 minutes creating over-elaborate checklists for others that haven’t translated into much sales for yourself. I only come off as a “bully” to you because the truth does sting.
But since you’re going to ignore me, you can disregard my diatribe, since it’s a “hobby” and all.