Like so many others, I am struggling to make my first order. I’ve created 2 gigs within the last 3 weeks and unfortunately didn’t get any buyers yet. Since I don’t know what’s wrong in particular with my gigs, I would like to ask for some forum feedback!
(I’ve read a lot in the forums regarding this topic and tried to apply most of it to my gigs)
Here are my gigs!
What I’ve done so far to improve my gigs:
- I’ve created videos for the gigs with a) the intention in mind to showcase the work I do, b) the process behind it and c) (in one of the gig-videos) to showcase different packages.
- I’ve hired someone for proofreading to eliminate errors in my gigs
- I’ve built a google sheet, where I analyzed the most successful gigs in my category regarding tags, pricing strategy, description-strategy, etc.
- I’ve reworked description, FAQs and thumbnails
- I’ve browsed Buyer Requests a lot, but I don’t see any. I talked to CS about it. There are too many people in the photoshop category so only the higher valued users get to see them.
- For more social trust in my profile, I did the Photoshop Test (completed with the highest score I’ve seen so far on this platform) & bought and completed the Adobe Photoshop mastery course on learn.fiverr
What I feel like I could improve on:
- My profile picture is too dark, I should consider shooting a more clear one
- My gigs have generic tags (probably overused) based on my gig’s categories. All top sellers do this, however, but I assume that’s not the way to go in an oversaturated market. (Fiverr2019/Photoshop)
What I am unsure about:
Pricing. My prices might look a bit high, but the reality is I am already undervaluing my services. The work I offer does not fit the 5$ category. The promises I make can’t be achieved with 5$. But should I ignore that and build a reputation (e.g. Reviews & Orders ) based on 5$ services?
I’m unsure about my tags:
Gig 2: (Photoshop Manipulations)
My tags are generic! I don’t get orders, so is it time to change for more specific tags? To evaluate that, here are my gig statistics:
Another flaw my strategy has, are the gigs themselves I think. They are both aiming for niche clients. Who wants to have high end retouched images on Fiverr? Who wants to buy a photoshop composing? Only bigger photographers, agencies or companies buy this stuff and they are not really around here. I’ve seen similar gigs succeed, but maybe they already satisfy all the market needs.
I might have to go back to the start and re-do my gigs to fit more into what people want to buy. I might be wrong, but I think there are a lot of startups, small one-man firms, etc. around, who want to sell a specific product. So I might venture into the eCommerce services with my gigs.
Anyways, If you made it until here… Thank you so much for reading! I would appreciate any kind of feedback. Or just roast my gigs! If you want to have my feedback on your gig, I’m happy to help as well. But I think, my opinion is only valuable on visual matters. (via PM)