After being absent from this forum for a while, it seems things have taken a new direction. A couple of years ago, just around the time, I was starting on Fiverr - the forum used to be a productive place. To sum it up, it was a place to share ideas, learn something new, have discussions with fellows sellers and buyers. It was the perfect place for a person willing to learn to evolve from an average to a great seller.
During my time as a frequent user, I helped people and people helped me. I’ve met many new friends and cool people. Nowadays, it seems the forum is overcrowded with three types of posts:
- People bragging how many sales they made. It usually happens the same person to post that many times over and over again.
- People that cry because they were “punished” for breaking the rules. Those posts typically go “I have two accounts, why was I banned?”
- Introductions from people that just say “I need jobs”
Well, since I got tired, from the same usual things. I have decided to create an updated guide on how to gain a bit of wisdom on how to improve your Fiverr business. This time around, it won’t be a sarcastic post like my previous guides.
As a young student, I needed to make some extra money to buys gadgets and the likes. First, I started offering services without having any practical knowledge nor a great skillset. The first thing that anyone should understand is that - WE ALL HAVE TO START FROM SOMEWHERE. I was in the same situation once - and some of the forum trolls used to make fun of me. Interestingly, I thought that some people on the Forum were hostile to me. It turns out, I am a good “pen friend” with some of them now - and understand that they actually wanted to help.
However, over my long journey as a seller, I realized that I needed to change something. If you are someone crying on the forum for not having sales or whatever. I highly suggest you to start accepting advice from senior forum members that try to help you. Don’t get into brawls with them.
The second thing that new sellers should understand is - SUCCESS DOESN’T COME WITHOUT DEDICATION.
Back in the days, I knew that I should change something and improve my game big time. Since I already established myself as a graphic designer. I decided to work on my skillset first. What I did was watching YouTube tutorials, buying books, equipment, supplies - and talked to people which gave me ideas, critiqued my work and etc.
I also went on all of the business hackathons and student competitions. They are really helpful for improving your self-confidence and skills, especially if you are a beginner in some field.
Simoultainosly, I have decided to buy a couple of books to improve my English language and professional communication. One of the books was named “My Grammar and Me (Or Should That Be I)”. It’s quite a handy book. Also, don’t forget about Grammarly.
The third and final thing is - ALWAYS BE LEARNING & DON’T LOOK DOWN!
If you get refused for a Fiverr Pro seller, or you don’t make a TRS after the evaluation - or as we used to call it St. Level’s Day. Don’t be demotivated and don’t rant. Focus on tomorrow. It doesn’t really matter if you are a pro or not. There are Level 2 sellers that earn more than pros and top-rated sellers.
Follow the trends in your niche, if something gets trendy - learn how to do that. Create gigs for that.
Example: It is X-Mas time and you are a designer. Create a gig for creating X-Mas cards.
You used to work with photo editing and retouch - and learned the basics of color. No problem, you can start color grading videos.
There is no limit. Try new things, experiment - and please don’t cry on the forum. That scares off potential members that might bring productive and interesting discussions here.