I’ve found a solution to one of Fiverr’s ongoing problematic issues! Kind of…
Now, all but the most green of Fiverr sellers will be aware of the issue of sellers thinking that BR is an appropriate place to beg for a job. This is annoying, yes, but since I am now visiting on a semi-regular basis, I decided to turn it into an opportunity.
The Legitimate Way to Troll BR Spammers and Probably Get Away With It (Unverified)
One approach I’ve seen mentioned is to write to these condemned souls. Whether you take the kind route or the mean route, I bet it’s ineffective. There’s also the remove feature, but that’s toothless and boring.
My route is a better way, and it also uses BR exactly as it’s meant to be used. So I’ve written a consultation gig and I will be sending it to them. Somewhat irritatingly, that category doesn’t have the much-maligned packages, so it is a basic $5 offering. But with extras, it could work as a relatively easy money spinner. After all, finding fault in these poor sellers’ gigs is not going to be hard work.
Throw in bragging rights (my description and FAQ) and social proof (TRS, ~1500 reviews averaging at 4.95) and this gig will either flop or fly.
Anyway, this is what I mean when I tell people to stop whining about not being able to get a job or stuff they can’t change. There’s always a solution.
Another Tip, This Time For Tip-Loving Newbies With Awful Tips Trying To Promote Themselves
This is actually how you promote yourself on a forum. I think. Well, I’ll let the mods decide on that, but regardless of what their judgement is, this post is a better class of spam.
- It’s unique, compared to the usual moan about how BR is useless
- It deals with an issue that annoys just about every seller out there
- It isn’t a copy-paste of anything out there that is either copied or spun…
3a) …or a work of glorious mundanity (“first, you must make profile, then u mek sell”)
- and so on and so forth, I’m bored of this list now.
The point being is that while quite a few people will go to take a look at my profile and spot the new gig, I haven’t really promoted it. I haven’t even really gone into why I am the best most experienced yadda yadda yadda followed by a boring old link. Instead, I’m letting my fingers do the writing as my brain cranks out solutions to problems.
It’s the old rule: you need to engage people first. In any case, the forum’s not a great place for spamming so whatevs. But if anyone wants to join me on my trolling journey of fun and profit, feel free to steal my idea (but not my writing, dudes, that would be lame).
So, don’t be lame. Be cool.
now I must go and lie down: this has been a most distasteful episode of blowing my own trumpet which simply won’t do