I’ve been debating this in my head the past few weeks, and thought I’d bounce some ideas off of the seller community…
About to go on a vacation for a week or so (out of the country), I wanted to make sure I nursed my business here of Fiverr® in the best way. While I’d be able to keep in constant contact with my clients through the mobile app or from the web app, I’d prefer not to get distracted by working on my vacation; I don’t take many of them, after all.
Side Note: I’m happy to say that this travel break wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous support and experiences I’ve shared with my clients here on Fiverr®
As far as I’m aware “Vacation Mode” pauses all active Gigs™, lets clients know the seller is on vacation (preset duration), and conversations via orders & inbox with existing clients are still allowed. New orders are allowed to process, however the standard delivery turnover is added to the remainder of the preset duration of the vacation.
I’ve used “Vacation Mode” once before, as a level one seller when I had a three day absence for urgent matters. It worked okay, as it described… but I definitely noticed a lull in my incoming order volume for a couple of weeks after coming back from “Vacation Mode”. What I’m trying to avoid this time (since this will be a 10 day period), is having a month or so a building up my inertia.
What I was thinking of doing instead of “Vacation Mode” was letting all of my regular/recent clients know when I’d be away, assure them I’d still be able to answer their questions or briefly communicate, add 10 days lead time to all of my Gigs™ (only have three, and standard delivery is 48 hrs), and mention the dates I’d be on vacation in my Profile Summary. I’d also respond and address new messages and orders as normal, mentioning when I’d be back in the working chair.
My hope is that by doing this I wouldn’t miss out on any orders I’d normally reach by having active Gigs™. I’m not worried about coming home to a large queue of orders, as I’ve taken an additional day off from my other duties and employment to specifically devote to working on backlogged orders.
What do you all do when vacationing? I could seriously use some peer insight here Many thanks for any input!