What do you guys think of my gig?


#1

Hi there,

I’m new to Fiverr, and haven’t had any sales. I’m not attracting many customers, any tips on how I can improve my gig?
This is my gig: https://www.fiverr.com/hipie007/translate-english-to-dutch

Any tips, tricks?

Kind regards,


#2

Hi, Pie :

What name do you like to be called? Your customers want to know what to call you.




Here’s a link to Fiverr Academy.

Here’s a link to Episode 1 of Fiverrcast.

If you take the time to earn your Autobiographer Badge, particularly adding a link to your Fiverr profile, other forum participants will be able to easily view your information.

As a general rule, when I have time to participate in the Fiverr Forum and I notice a request like yours in the “Improve My Gig” section, I am willing and able to look at a Seller’s Profile and one gig one time.

I can give you a better level of assistance if you first work your way through the checklist previously cited. That way, I won’t waste your one turn by advising you to follow items on the checklist.

For example:

Your profile image: I recommend a color photo of you smiling.
Your log line: This is a slogan that appears below your user name.
Your profile text: Sign your name so people know what to call you.
Your gigs should all have video and 3 images, and so on…

Good luck,
Blaise


#3

What I lack here is an extra mile of human touch. Thus, I would have changed the picture you have in your profile to something that will show your face & have your name listed in the beginning of the description.

I think it will be better since a service like the one you provide is personal & it’s important that in an environment that’s contains structured distance between the buyer & the seller like fiverr this personalization will be felt by the buyer.


#4

I just looked at your gig. Apart from some minor grammar issues in both the description and your seller bio, it’s a decent looking gig for someone seeking such a service. If I were you, I’d change the main gig photo to something more appealing. When that photo becomes a thumbnail, most (if not all) of the text will be nearly illegible. I do like the flag idea, though. Perhaps upload a photo of yourself to add a more personal vibe to the gig.

Furthermore, I recommend that you include a sample of your translation work in the photo gallery. And take another look at your keywords. The first three are great. The last two? Not so much. Try to see if “translator,” “translate,” or “write” are options.


#5

What sets you apart from Google translate which is free? Just something I thought of when looking at your gig.


#6

I know this isn’t geared towards me, but…

Google translate isn’t always accurate. I would know because some friends who don’t speak Greek were sending me sentences written in Greek that made NO sense. They used Google Translate. When an actual person who is fluent in the language is translating something, there’s less room for error. What I mean is, the sentences will be in the right order and they know what a proper sentence sounds like. Google tends to “directly translate” and there lies the problem.

Furthermore, if you use Google Translate, you just have to trust that the translation is 100% correct but don’t have an actual person to confirm its accuracy. And if it’s wrong, Google Translate can’t revise for you.

This seller mentioned that, but perhaps he can go into more depth.