Status of my Gig


#1

Hi there! I just created my first gig on Fiverr a couple hours ago, and everything seems fine on desktop - it shows as an active gig on my computer’s browser, but when I switch to the mobile app and view my gig, it has a little orange “Pending Approval” button under it? Is this just an error with the mobile app, or is my gig actually not visible to others yet?

It has been a couple hours and there are 0 clicks on my gig - I’m not sure if this is normal or not, but I haven’t done any marketing or tried to get my work out there yet, so I’m not totally surprised if no one’s seen it yet. I’d just like to know that people don’t have a problem viewing my gig, if it’s still pending approval.

Also, hope this is the right place for this question!

Thanks!


#2

If it’s a gig for banners and ads, I can see it just fine.

Is that Pokecommunity image your own work, and do you have the permission to use it here?


#3

Thanks for letting me know! And yes, I run the PokéCommunity Facebook page, I make all the cover photos there, and on their Twitter platform.

Does anyone know if there’s a delay in the stats page, or when it updates? I know I have a few views at least, but it’s still showing as 0’s all across.


#4

Dear Karen:

If you are expecting immediate sales, you should probably temper your expectations. You might get a sale today, but it’s more likely to take days, weeks, or months for your first sale.

Fiverr generally updates stats about once per day.

I suggest you use that time to thoroughly explore the resources below and do everything you can to make your gig(s) as compelling as you can.

I took a quick look at your profile:

Your profile image: I suggest a color image and that you smile.
Your one-line statement that appears on the profile page, directly below your user name: You don’t have one. You should get one and make it cool.
Your profile text: No suggestions.
All your gigs should have video, 3 images, 2 pdfs (for more samples and your business policies), and so on…

Make a video of yourself talking to the camera, because this approach garners IMMEDIATE RESULTS. Include additional samples in the video!

You have one gig showing, built around a fairly generic keyword.

I suggest you build additional gigs based around the graphics software packages you use (1 gig per software package). If you’re not already familiar with Canva, look into that and consider building a gig around that keyword.

If you can diversify the categories in which you offer your gigs, you will have more opportunities to respond to more Buyer Requests.

Unlimited revisions are a terrible idea.

You should explore adding packages sooner, and make revisions a gig extra. If you wait to add packages, you risk stalling your momentum. There are lots of resources below with in-depth information. Study the Fiverrcast transcripts for analytics, gig videos, packages, and much, much more. If you act now, you will make progress toward your Fiverr goals faster.

Example: Basic Package - 1 revision; Standard Package - 3 revisions; Premium Package - 5 revisions; gig extra - $5 per additional revision.

Good luck,
Blaise

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Be sure to read the Fiverr Terms of Service and to make use of Tools like the Fiverr Blog, Fiverr Academy, Fiverrcast, and Fiverr Support.

Engage your common sense. Not every suggestion here will work for you. You are responsible for your results, so you should test everything and adjust for your own best results.

As a general rule, when I have time to participate in the Fiverr Forum and I notice a request like yours in the “Improve My Gig” section, I am willing and able to look at a Seller’s Profile and one gig one time.

I can give you a better level of assistance if you first work your way through the checklist below. That way, I won’t waste your one turn by advising you to follow items on the checklist.
Please study this thread: https://forum.fiverr.com/t/the-big-day-i-finally-ask-blaisefaint-to-critique-my-gig/104448 to better appreciate what I’m talking about here. It should take you a minimum of 4 weeks to make your way through all the material.

If you haven’t already read Strengths Finder 2.0 and taken that assessment, I suggest you do so, because it should give you the language to express your strengths and help you to brainstorm some gigs for which you are especially well qualified. Check out the writing of Chris Guillebeau and Tim Ferriss. By Josh Kaufman, I recommend The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything… Fast! and The Personal MBA. Also, you could read Influence by Robert Cialdini and Get Anyone to Do Anything by David J. Lieberman.

Here’s a thread discussing a specific example of a Buyer Request for which I created a gig and then asked for help improving that gig via the forum.

https://www.fiverr.com/academy/quality/cancellations-and-how-to-avoid-them

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http://forum.fiverr.com/t/improve-my-gig-checklist/84987 Improve My Gig Checklist

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/39-tips-tricks-for-super-sellers/108171/2 39 Tips and Tricks for Super Sellers

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/do-this-not-that-part-3-of-the-seller-tip-trilogy/104017 Seller Tip Trilogy

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/im-new-and-need-sales-3-top-tips-tricks-to-generating-sales-from-a-top-rated-seller/97341 3 Top Tips and Tricks

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/play-pause-video-tutorial-achieve-unlimited-upsells-with-fiverr-anywhere/88568 Fiverr Anywhere Video Tutorial

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/buyer-requests-feature-basics-for-sellers-what-and-where-is-br/98001Buyer Requests 1

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/buyer-requests-how-to-get-the-gig/98098 Buyer Requests 2

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/tips-for-sellers-who-are-not-native-english-speakers/73054?source_topic_id=99257Tips for Non-Native English Speakers

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/sell-me-this-pen-a-sellers-instructionals-from-a-techies-pov/90578?source_topic_id=98098Sellers Instructionals from a Techies POV

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/amazing-idea-that-helps-with-the-seo-of-your-gig/98334 SEO Idea

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/352-54-sales-in-our-first-month/99135 54 Sales in Our First Month

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/7-tips-for-upselling/99558 7 Tips for Upselling

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/some-info-and-opinion-on-chargebacks/99786 Chargebacks

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/how-i-use-social-media-to-market-my-fiverr-gigs-archived/50259?source_topic_id=101997 Social Media Gig Marketing

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/keeping-a-flow-of-orders-to-avoid-both-late-deliveries-and-dry-spells/80572 Managing Buyer Expectations

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/possible-hints-on-gig-tweakings-and-maintaining-improving-rank-or-avoiding-loss-of-rank/103015 Gig Tweaks

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/q-stolen-content-what-should-i-know-about-digital-copyright/101930 Digital Copyright

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/making-gig-images-compatible-through-out-fiverr/101014 Gig Images

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/request-questions-for-fiverrcast-re-launch/103551 Fiverrcast Questions

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/why-does-fiverr-charge-20-commission-on-tips/101144 Fiverr’s Cut

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/fiverr-should-be-called-thirtyrr-or-fortyrr/106786/8 Cogent Discussion of Buyers, Sellers, and Sellers

http://forum.fiverr.com/t/warning-signs-of-a-potentially-troublesome-buyer/96669 Warning Signs of a Potentially Troublesome Buyer

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/warning-signs-of-a-potentially-troublesome-seller/106329 Warning Signs of a Potentially Troublesome Seller

http://support.fiverr.com/hc/en-us/articles/205167778-What-URLs-can-I-use-in-my-profile-or-Gig-description What URLs Can I Use?

https://www.fiverr.com/terms_of_service Fiverr Terms of Service

https://forum.fiverr.com/t/think-before-you-post-a-forum-topic/104192 How to Make Millions on Fiverr
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#5

Hi Blaise, and thanks for the response! I am not expecting immediate sales, I was just wondering if/why there is a lag in the stats page and if that affects my listing in any way, since there’s a discrepancy between actual views and views showed - but that makes sense, if it only updates once per day.

I will definitely work on getting more gigs out ASAP. On the revisions part, I was afraid that if I were as limiting as the top gigs in the field, then people have no reason to choose me over the ones with thousands of positive reviews, you know? But that makes sense also, establishing more structure in my gig earlier on, so I’ll make that change and look into the packages.

Again, thanks so much for the tips - that response was above and beyond what I was looking for with this topic, and it’s given me a lot to think about.


#6

karendesigns wait for the update your gig. I think everything is ok


#7

That’s good to hear, thanks so much arup199!


#8

Welcome !1 karendesigns
Have a good day.


#9

Sometimes Fiverr will have a few hiccups with things being displayed or updated correctly on the desktop or app. This has happened to me a couple times, and always resolves itself fairly quickly. You can always try refreshing the page, clearing your cache, or logging back in.


#10

Thank you! The mobile app has indeed caught up now, guess I was just being impatient. :smiley:


#11

et Voila!..