Selling on Fiverr has been really tough for me as pushing a cow through the eye of a needle seems easier than getting organic sales.
After reading tips here I began trying the Buyer Request section and that has helped a little. I also decided to improve my gig description, tweak it around and make it more appealing. In doing so, I made the mistake of including a dropbox link to samples of my completed projects in my gig description. After two weeks I noticed that all arrows on my best selling gig were pointing downwards, clicks, views, impression, etc. More alarming was that my gig had disappeared from search result.
Frantically I began searching for a solution. Out of curiosity I removed the link on my description and contacted support. I was simply told that the gig will be restored back to search result and given a link to read Fiverr’s T&C. The reply was quite robotic as I was told what I did wrong specifically. I read the Terms and Conditions and there I discovered the clause that says your gig MAY be suspended if you include an external link in it.
For more experienced sellers I would like to ask one quick question. Is it okay to also send an external link for a client to download a completed work? I used to do that when I am finding it difficult to upload and deliver a completed work. Since my experience I have avoided it.
Also how do I show samples of completed works to clients if I can’t send them links to download it?
Fiverr should make it possible for sellers to show samples of their work. Thanks.