I’ve been here for years, however I really started this year. The first while I just bought and sold one or two things here and there. Like many on Fiverr, I didn’t advertise and expected Fiverr to bring my customers to me.
That was the wrong thing.
This year I started with one good gig and now this month I have several more along with a new attitude.
A new attitude and over $3,000 this month.
Here’s how I do it:
- In the morning and once in the evening I scan Buyers Requests. There typically are not any for me to apply to because I am in a specialized area. I apply to whatever fits my talents, which is generally only one or two applications a week.
- I stay logged in to Fiverr so that I can answer immediately any questions and any orders.
- I work on those ASAP and make sure that they are going to get better results than what they are expecting.
- After turning in the orders, I don’t ask them to review. It’s why my review percentage is under 50 percent. I do tell them that I hope they are happy and that I’m grateful that they chose me and I hope to see them again. More often than not, they’re going to be return buyers.
- I post twice a week in author Facebook groups and on author/writer message boards. I don’t spam, I am an active member. I talk about books and the writing process. I know my sh*t, because I’ve been working in this field for 20 years. Spamming Facebook and groups won’t work, you have to take time and commit.
I don’t do anything that would jeopardize my reputation. I don’t spam or randomly post advertisements. I do a lot for free for members of the writing community. Over 60 percent of my sales are from people who start their message saying “I’ve heard great things about you from xxx”. This word of mouth sales is why I don’t worry about Fiverr search, or SEO, or spamming people to buy my gig. I have great customers and they spread the word for me.
WHAT YOU SHOULD TAKE FROM THIS POST
Have patience, think of the long game. Don’t worry about this week’s money, worry about giving a great customer experience to your clients. If they are happy, they’ll tell their friends.
Don’t have templates and cut and paste things, everyone is unique and everyone deserves the time for you to write out a custom reply to them. Trust me, they know the difference.
I don’t moan about not being on the first page (I’m not last time I checked) or that TRS people are getting all the buyers (they aren’t)… I work hard, every day, and I’m building a business that will sustain me long after algorithms change.
Edited First of July, graphic to show consistency: