I made an account on Fiverr roughly a week before Christmas because I decided I wanted to write content for people. I wasn’t very optimistic because I was aware how competitive this market would be, but sometimes you just have to have confidence in what you do!
Now I’ve made 15 sales and have received a 5* review from every client. Some have returned with additional work and others will soon, hopefully. I supposed I just want to know how others are getting on within this market? Let’s share tips so that we can all kick on! For me, the main thing was trying to write my description in a way that engages people, instead of literally just describing what I’m going to do. That’s your section to pitch to potential customers and convince them to use you over your competitors! I know everyone says this too, but I believe that it’s so important that you say ‘hi (username),’ at the start of every interaction, and if they tell you their first name begin to use this and tell them yours if you feel comfortable, to add a personal touch. I also always end with ‘kind regards’ RB’. Writing is the service we want to provide, so every written communication with your customer influences their perception of you, so you need to make sure you’re differentiating from your competition by kicking ass and building their confidence in your work. Obviously you need to do this with your content too.
I also just want to say how great this forum is. I’ve been keeping an eye on it over the last couple of weeks and although the same names often pop up (which isn’t necessarily a negative thing), 9 times out of 10 the comments are very constructive and helpful.
Keep up the good work!