Thanks for reading this.
I have recently started selling on Fiverr. What I like about Fiverr, compared to other freelancing platforms, is that it’s Interface is very user-friendly. However, I am having a hard time selling effectively here.
Due to a lot of competition (especially in the service category I am offering), new sellers have very little chance of getting contacted directly by a buyer or getting an order on their gigs. Well what we all know is that this is where the Buyer Requests Section comes in.
So, I started responding to buyer requests and submitting offers. I do know that a templated response or a generic one wouldn’t obviously do me any good and I wrote my offers from scratch and as per the tips provided here on fiverr forum. What I got in return was an increase in impressions, clicks and views on my gigs - But I didn’t get a single response. As mentioned above, I had searched the forum for tips about how to write a good response and tried a lot of things mentioned in different posts.I also even tried sending actual work (I was responding to logo design requests and included designs via google drive link) with the offers, which I hoped would atleast get me a response from the buyers let alone the orders but I didn’t get a single message.
I have completed 3 orders successfully. I got two directly on my gig and one buyer contacted me regarding an order. None of them were from the buyer request responses I had sent.
Responding to buyer requests is very effective for new sellers - I am not saying I didn’t get anything from doing so because I saw a drastic increase in gig impressions after I had submitted the responses. But I am wondering that would be more effective than sending actual work with the buyer requests (I understand the work was rushed and I did mention in the requests that buyer should consider it as an initial draft and we can work on it for as long as it may be required) I sometimes also offered to work for free telling the buyers that they would only have to pay if they liked the work. But I am not having any luck
So I wanted to know that how exactly do buyers decide about proceeding with a seller when they receive a lot of responses to their requests. What do they see OR look for in a request. What are buyers mostly concerned about sellers in regards to the responses they get?
Sorry about the long post, I feel that I should be explaining everything clearly so I could a get a response from you guys in the same way as I have writing this one - I have seen many posts regarding the buyer requests yet finding no satisfactory solution to this issue so I wanted to communicate more clearly.
Thank you very much!