You already have some advantages over the average new seller. You said things like this:
Many of the posts you see by other new sellers are written by those who barely skim a few forum posts and then they write a new one that says “I’m so SAD that no one bies from me! Pleez order me! Need monies!” (How is this a strategy? It’s not.)
Way to go! Just giving this some real thought is critical.
So, I agree with other things that have been said and I’ll add some comments. Yes, the number of successful freelancers on Fiverr is small and that actually makes sense. If 100 farmers show up on the roadside selling apples and there aren’t several hundred people who want to buy any basic apple, the number of successful apple sellers will be small. Some apple buyers stick with the first 2-3 farmers that showed up because they liked the product and they keep buying from those farmers. The farmers with the very best quality will be successful as long as they can be found. The farmer who showed up with oranges might be successful since many apple buyers like other kinds of fruit. On Fiverr you’ll see more successes among the first sellers that were here, the best sellers that are here and manage to make themselves stand out in the crowd, and the sellers who come up with a unique idea that also works well for the type of buyers who come to Fiverr.
There is a lot of competition here, but honestly the worst thing about that is that it makes it tougher for the good sellers to be found. Many sellers here cannot really deliver the product that they promise. Being found can mean coming up with the best title, keywords and tags. Some people have to use outside marketing. Gigs need to be written well and polished. Profile and gig images should be excellent and different. Those things will help you get your first sales even in a sea of other sellers.
With your first buyers, deliver an amazing product at a reasonable (or heavily discounted) price depending on your strategy. If your first strategy doesn’t work, try another one. You don’t have to be the best at what you do, you can improve over time, but you do have to be good at what you do. After you get a level or two, you will probably be able to charge more but you should also keep improving.
New sellers can succeed on Fiverr. I see an average of 10-20 posts a day by people who announce that they are new, though, but most will not consistently do two basic things that are necessary: Most will not put in the long-term effort required to create a real business. Most cannot deliver a great product and won’t polish their skills to make their product better on a daily basis. Even the ones that start out okay seem to get discouraged rapidly and give up, which is just good news for the rest.