I still haven’t sold my first gig yet. I have responded to buyer requests, no luck there. Am I doing something wrong? How can I improve my gigs and get my first sale here on Fiverr?
What name do you like to be called? Your customers want to know what to call you.
I took a quick look at your profile:
Your profile image: I recommend a color photo of your smiling face. Others may recommend you use a logo or a caricature to protect your privacy. No reputable person associated with Fiverr recommends that you ever lie about your location or attempt to deceive Buyers with misleading information. (I’m not saying you have, I’m just including this information for the benefit of anyone else who might read this post.)
Your one-line statement that appears on the profile page, directly below your user name: Is kind of bland. I suggest you go back to the drawing board.
Your profile text – note the edits:
My hobbies are gardening, baking, & painting. I have a lot of experience with removing image backgrounds & much more [like what?]. My skills include adaptability, strong work ethic, & time management. Thank you for taking the time to check out my gigs. I’m here to help you with what you need. -[Name Buyers should call you]
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’ve built your gigs around generic keywords. I suggest you add gigs built around the specific software packages you use, after conducting thorough keyword research.
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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.
I suggest you check out Fiverrcast episode 08: Working Through Language Barriers.
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.
Please copy and paste the links below to read these articles:
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/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
Thank you for your advice, and for responding so quickly. I’ll definetly follow your tips.
Best of luck to you as you get started.
Definitely study Blaise’s advice. It made a huge difference in my sales.
You have three packages priced out at five, 10 and $15, all of which have the exact same content. I’m sure this would confuse a buyer. I don’t think new sellers should do packages. I think you should offer to do a huge amount of work for just five dollars. Just my opinion. We all had to slave away to get those first 10 sales under our belts.
If I want a background removed, I’m not wanting to wait 24 hours. I have a friend who had only a few sales in several months of being on Fiverr in an admin category. I told him if he would promise to “blast out” his work in 3 hours, he will get more sales. Now, three weeks later, he has 37 ratings. You should think about doing the same.
Again, best of luck.
Can You Help Me, Give Advise, Few Days Ago I add Video My Gig, After Add Video My Gig Hide From Search What I can Do?
Thanks In Advance.
Hello cassiopei, first of all the kind of service that you’ve chosen to provide has tough competition here on Fiverr, I mean your Gigs where you provide service for “Removing Background” and “Whiteboard Animation” are some of the top competitive category. But having said that, you just need to stick to basics as well as do promote your services outside Fiverr as much as you can.
As a matter of course, when you edit your gigs in any way, you must be aware that it can take a day or so for the Fiverr editors to manually review your changes (they don’t always do this, but sometimes they do) and re-index your gig for search.
If you make judicious changes, then you may find that after your gig reappears, it actually ranks higher.
Unfortunately, sometimes these changes give you worse results or result in the removal of your gig.
The ways of Fiverr are mysterious and hard to fathom.
Thanks for reply & help.
last 5/6 day ago i add it, but this gig show my profile only not show search.
Cass, I commend you for implementing a lot of the advice you’ve received here. Your gig looks much better.
Your gig picture is eye-catching, but maybe this would be even more so. And yes, I’ve added 4 extra pictures to your base gig, which I think you need to do to catch attention. Remember those first 10 orders aren’t for the money.
Best of luck!
Thank you all for your replies and helpful advise!
Thank you so much Bob!