I’m a buyer of Fiverr gigs, sometimes I put in a request because I’m having trouble finding what I want. So far my Requests have met with successful sellers offering the gig I was looking for (or custom gig to my requirements). However I place this note here because I get a lot of replies from sellers who fail to understand (in my opinion) what a request is, especially when it is highly detailed.
- Read my request, note the timeframe and MAX budget.
- Reply saying you can do my job.
- Link your reply to a gig that seems similar enough to my request to make me believe you can actually do it.
- Indicate your price to complete my job.
- Indicate a reasonable timeframe to complete my request.
- Reply with vague gig info and link to gigs that aren’t related at all to my initial request
- Reply to contact you to discuss gig and determine budget, then turn around and offer to do the gig at several times my MAX budget in the initial request.
- Say you can do my gig for $5 and 1 day when I clearly indicated $100 and 30 days in the offer, I’m clearly asking for more that $5 worth of work with quality and I’m going to want you to spend more that 1 day working on it.
- Say you can do something completely different than what I asked for (example I need a 3D animation, offering me 2D artwork doesn’t help).
Basically your reply to my Gig Request should be so good that I immediately want to click that “Order Now” button, if it isn’t then you’ve likely wasted your time replying to my request as someone else will give me the response I want, and get the gig.