Recently it was a year since I’ve started my activity on Fiverr.
There were sure ups & downs throughout this experience. So, when there were “sad” periods and suddenly things could go up I started to notice some things.
In this topic I want to share my thoughts and observations concerning the Fiverr experience. Please note, that it’s just a matter of opinion - I’m not saying that all of it 100% true.
⏵ If you’re an active Forum User, your gigs will get more impressions
I notice that every time I start to browse Forum and leave some messages I also start to get more leads on my gigs. Does Fiverr really counts your activity on the Forum? - I don’t know. But it seems reasonable - if anybody’s behavior looks like he’s really interested in promoting his service, searching some info on the Forum etc why don’t help this person a bit with getting more impressions? Anyway, just a thought…
⏵ Response Rate now counts all the messages
Recently I noticed that my response rate dropped down drastically. I was surprised because I really try to answer all the new leads ASAP. What didn’t bother me as much was answering people with whom I already started a conversation. It seems to me that right now Fiverr discreetly counts your RR to following messages even though there is no official information that it does so (or I just missed it). Anyway, just a thought…
⏵ Gigs are always being Stirred in Search
Throughout my experience, I noticed that even if you are constantly working on Fiverr, searching, browsing, modifying gigs, trying to get new clients etc. sooner or later there will be a period when your service will be dropped down for some time (your gig surely won’t disappear but its position will be much lower. Suddenly you might stop getting new leads and orders even though all your recent orders were rated with 5 stars. And it wasn’t a one-time story. I faced it many times. Seems to me that’s the way Fiverr is letting some “rookies” to interpose in their business. IDK… Again, just a thought…
⏵ Updating Video, Extras and Gig Description gives you a Small Boost
You probably noticed this on your own. Every time you update your gig Fiverr is giving you a small chance “to get higher” I suppose. There were many cases when I edited gigs a bit and immediately (in 1-2 days) started to get new leads -> new orders.
⏵ Being Constantly Online Gives You a Small Boost
I noticed that if you are constantly Online (even if you just refresh your web-page from time to time) soon you might start getting new leads. That’s reasonable I think. Fiverr sees that you’re always ready to answer a new client and thus get a new order and bring a bit more money to Fiverr. Anyway, just a thought…
⏵ You Don’t Die if Your Rating Drops Low
Funny thing. In the beginning, I was really… no… REALLY scared of canceled orders and low ratings. IDK, I was just afraid of losing even this little reputation that I gained. Since my first conflict order, I started to realize more and more that there’s nothing scary in getting some negative reviews. Yes, you will lose your Search position. Yes, your reputation will be damaged. Yes, it’ll be uncomfortable. But sooner or later you’ll realize that it’s not a total disaster if you are a bit late with the delivery. It’s not a total disaster if you are canceling the order. You better save your mental health rather working with a foolish client in a stressful state doing something you don’t want to do. Relax. And do want you want to do. And don’t do what you don’t want to do. Work with nice people and don’t work with unwise people. I think in that case your rating will be a bit lower, yes. But your proficiency and your reputation will be stronger. You are confident in your skill and service. And people see this…somehow maybe. All in all, sooner or later you’ll manage to restore your rating.
There are more thoughts and observations that I noticed during my work on Fiverr so it might be that I’ll return to you with a new pack of advice
Finally, I want to repeat - it’s just a matter of opinion - I’m not saying that the things are just as I think about them. I might be totally wrong. In that case, I’ll be glad to read a mythbuster-reply
Have a nice day!