Here are my 2 cents on what to do and what not to do as a new seller.
I just recently got tipped $25 for a $20 order. This might sound crazy but I am gonna share with you how it happened and what you can do to make something like this happen. This was just a 20 seconds video with so the price is reasonable as a new freelancer!
So first of all this client and I have done 5 jobs together so this is not just something a client would give on the first time.
Make sure you build a connection with the client.
This is simple communicate to the client as if you’re talking to a friend. Be professional yet friendly. Building a good connection with the client with help you not only now but also in the future. This is the base for trust and long-term work. Make them understand things clearly, if only they knew everything why would they come to you?
Take the job as your personal project
If you think what you’re making is just for someone else then you’ll just be able to limit yourself to do what is told (sometimes you have to do what is told) but in case you get any creative freedom then do something that is more than what the client expected. Trust me this is the best way to make an impression. If you give clients more than what they expected you’ll surely be rewarded.
If you charge someone a lot more than what others are charging then you’ll probably end up with just a one-off job. For the long term, you gotta show the client that it’s not just about money. Charge what you think is right for the amount of work and time. Cause in this competitive market there is probably hundreds of others who can do what you’re doing. So overcharging would only make potential good clients go away. Don’t undercharge either!
Deliver on time
Probably a given, delivering on time would only help you look more interested in working with the client. If you slack or are late then clients would most probably like to find someone else who could do the work on their time. If you cannot do certain things in a given period of time then be vocal about it and tell the client. He may not give you the current order but might consider you for next. But if you end up accepting and then being late then they’ll not reconsider you for future work.
Just a few tips I could give from my experience. However even I am still new and learning on fiverr.
I hope you’ll make it big!! Goodluck!