So as with any marketplace being a new seller is though, getting those first few orders is going to take effort, as such I do feel worried that none of my gigs have gotten orders yet. This post will provide some information on what I’ve tried so far and hopefully you can provide suggestions.
As shown my gigs are getting some impressions, clicks, and views, however I haven’t received any orders yet. It worries me as I’m not sure if I’m doing something wrong or if it’s just going to take some time before I get my first few orders. I’d really like to get started with Fiverr as it will be a part time job that can help me while I’m busy with my studies.
Future Gigs Planned:
I’m planning to do a photoshop related gig in the near future. I’m taking a Udemy course in photoshop to learn how to effectively use the software and bought Photoshop through Creative Cloud to use on my computer. I’ll have a strong enough understanding of the software to make really nice looking edits and touchups to photos. I think that a photoshop gig is going to be more in demand than bug fixes and converting PSDs into websites. There’s also a lot of competition on Fiverr so I need to stand out.
Some things I’m trying to stand out and make sales:
- I had a logo designed for me to use as the featured graphic (See: http://imgur.com/a/GxODr), I’m using it to build my ‘brand’ as a seller providing web/internet related services to people. It’s used as the featured image to look nice as you scroll through the various sellers you see in search results.
- I’m trying to keep my prices as low as possible so people don’t feel like they’re risking a lot of money. With many of the services I offer, not all, many marketplaces would charge a lot more though with Fiverr you have to start with low prices and build up as your seller level improves. That’s understandable to me and I don’t expect to make 6-figures as a new seller on any marketplace. Though I’d still like some reward for the work I do on Fiverr.
- I’d like to use send quotes / buyer requests however most of it is either spam OR requests that don’t fall within the services I’m able to offer - and obviously I’m not going to sell a service I can’t do perfectly. Most seems to be software development work - something I’m still in the process of learning and am not ready to offer as a gig. This means getting those initial ratings are going to be a lot harder.
What ideas do you have for getting those first few sales?