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Tips from My Fiverr Experience

Hello everyone, I have being a fiverr user for more than 8 years. I wanted to share some tips that I have learned through this journey to improve your fiverr profile.

  1. Build your profile around a single niche. Sometimes new freelancers try to add multiple niche services and think that they will increase their chances of getting new clients but that’s not true. There is no bidding system. This is just like a search engine where you look for a specific service for your need. And fiverr pushes those profiles up which are experts in that specific field.

  2. Add a good thumbnail which shows what exactly do you do like if you are a graphic designer then display some of your work on thumbnail and if you don’t want to show that then atleast make it unique and eye catchy but just don’t spam it with texts and irrelevant images.

  3. Do your keyword research and add those keywords in your gig title and description. Make your description clean and readable by using bullet points, numbers, headings and highlights. Add tags, don’t overuse same keywords in your tags.

  4. Once your gig is up and ready then share it on social medias like Pinterest and Facebook. Now here is the thing, just because you have shared it on social media doesn’t mean people are gonna come to you and ask you for your services. You have to provide value and show them that what can you do. For example, you can create a YouTube channel or Instagram page and then post tutorials, tips or anything useful related to your service and then just add your gig link in the description. Let’s say you are a graphic designer then you can post tutorials on how to create a logo, banner, web design etc. You got the point. Right?

  5. Use Buyer Requests section, Fiverr gives you 10 daily limits for buyer requests offers. So, make sure you utilize it every single day. Don’t just copy paste the same script that you have wrote for one client query. Read their requirements carefully and then rewrite your offer from scratch. Make sure you ask questions in your offer, this shows that you are genuinely interested in their job. You can even add links to your portfolio inside that offer.

  6. When a buyer contacts you then don’t just give them the price without even listening to their whole requirements. Ask them questions about their requirements, clear all of your doubts and even tell them how you are gonna work on this project and how long it is going to take for you and then give them the quote for your service.

  7. When you are working on their orders, make sure you keep them updated because they have spent their money on you and they are worried about the work whether it is going to be done within given time period or not. So, if its taking a long time from your side then just explain them the situation and ask them to extend the delivery time because this is gonna maintain the standards to keep your level up.

I hope these tips will be useful for you guys. Thanks.

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That was so helpful thanks.

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Nope. Don’t do that.

I take issue with number 4, too. fiverr.com/support/articles/360010490438-The-How-Tos-Of-Advertising-Off-The-Fiverr-Platform

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All of these are good, except for 8. You can receive a warning or even get banned for “soliciting feedback” according to Fiverr’s Terms of Service.

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I never realized this. I didn’t knew about this policy. I’m going to remove point no. 8 now.

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Thanks for letting me know. I have removed the point no.8 but I don’t understand where is the problem in number 4? Can you explain it?

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Thank you! Also, here’s the Terms of Service for reference (contains important guidelines, so you probably want to read it): Fiverr's Terms of Service

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Thanks eliiclaire. I will look into it.

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Short version: “Share on social media” is not the same as “create an established social media presence”.

Longer version can be read in that link I shared in my previous post. It’s important to share to places and people who are your target market, and even more importantly to not-spam. It’s a fine line, and most freelancers who don’t know anything about marketing are likely to take your words, your advice, verbatim. (A part of Fiverr’s ToS is to not break a third-party’s ToS, and if a newcomer spams, they risk getting banned if they’re reported.)

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I think you misunderstood my point. I clearly mentioned that to provide value first and then its useful to share your your gigs on social media and secondly you share your gigs on social media to let your friends and family know about your work not to spam them.

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Thank you @amit98038 for your valuable tips.

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I suppose my issue is with the phrasing.

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Actually, you said ‘share’ first, and then backtracked to say ‘provide value’.

If you want to make this clearer, then:

(Yes, I deleted the last two lines. The example was merged into the previous sentence and the ‘You got the point. Right?’ sounds either too uppity or lacking in confidence.)

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WOW … It’s really great, and thanks for sharing valuable experience…Keep up the great work!

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I think you are over analyzing it now.

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Thanks for sharing your valuable information.This will be helpful for many new comers.

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Nice tips to follow.

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Thank you so much dear for sharing these wonderful tips with us :slight_smile:

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Thanks a lot.It’s really great & helpful post

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Thank you so much for share your tips.

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very helpful for the new buyers.

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