I have seen like a million complaints of sellers saying their sales dropped and fiverr needs to fix this. Well, here’s my opinion on it, I think it’s all BS and you, the seller, needs to fix things.
You see, what all of you people are experiencing is just the way fiverr’s (new) ranking algorithm works. Fiverr doesn’t need to fix anything, if your sales dropped, it simply means your competition is performing better than you. The gigs that bring in the most money with the least amount of views, will stick high.
After you just launched your gig, fiverr WILL give you views. In this time, your gig is evaluated by fiverr, you make a few sales, you get a few ratings, and after a while, fiverr knows what they can expect from your gig. Than fiverr just compares you with your competition in your category. The best ones stay, the others get buried under the better ones and will get very little views. This is the time you go to this forum to complain about how sales dropped and how good you are and bla bla bla fiverr sucks and it needs to fix this.
Believe me or not, sales never dropped on fiverr… they shifted!
A FEW QUICK TIPS:
First of all, you NEED TO MAKE a good video, no excuses, if you have a gig, it CAN be presented in video, so do it, and do it professional. If you’re not into video editing, have someone to do for you.
DO NOT RUSH
Never rush a gig launch, I know you wanna make sales quickly but you need to present you gig like a pro, everything needs to be perfect, the video, the pictures, the description. tags, etc. The big reason for this is that the most important part of your gig, is the launch, if you’re able to make a sale in the first 100 views, you’re gig WILL get listed (if it’s rated 5 stars) so it needs to be “perfect” from start
KEEP THINGS SIMPLE AND CLEAR
Get to the point! Why do you think there’s a 1 minute time limit on fiverr video’s?
In the beginning of a gig launch, I always overdeliver to build a good relationship with the client, and of course, you don’t wanna risk to get less than a 5 star review.
Most of the time, when people cancel your gig, it means that your gig isn’t presented in a simple and clear way, so work on that. Cancellations will have a very negative effect on your listing.
CROSS PROMOTE YOUR GIGS
Put a call to action in your description like: CHECK OUT MY OTHER GIGS HERE: “link”. This can be very powerful if you have a lot of similar gigs, like me. Just don’t sound spammy!
Be creative with discounts, for example, if you want to make a first sale, say in your gig description: ALL GIG EXTRA’S FREE FOR THE FIRST BUYER or something like that. Or a good one could be; BUY THIS GIG AND GET A $5 GIG EXTRA DISCOUNT ON ANY OTHER GIG. I’m sure you’ll get the idea.
Another very powerful way of doing this is to put some text like the following in your “delivery description”
Also, I have more similar gigs in which you may be interested in. I'm willing to give you $5 gig extra discount on 1 gig of your choice. Just let me know if you're interested.
You can browse through my gigs here:
now comes the MOST IMPORTANT part...
MAXIMIZE YOUR PRICES
Remember, fiverr giver the most views to people gigs that brings in the most money. Fiverr doesn't want you to sell a simple little $5 gig, fiverr wants you to sell your extra's, because that's where they make the most money.
You need to find out what your customer is willing to pay, this isn't hard, but takes some time. I had a gig online a few month ago, and I was selling it with all gig extra's for around $25, I was flushed with orders and couldn't finish them all on time, so I raised my prices A LOT. Now the price was $75 for a gig with all extra's BUT I WAS STILL MAKING A LOT OF SALES, maybe a little less, but that doesn't matter, it's good, because you weeded out those buyers that want everything super cheap, but kept those that are willing to spend for good quality. It mean LESS WORK but MORE MONEY!
I hope this info will be useful to some of you and if any of you have more advice, please add it below.
Jerome de Roo (heronimus) :)>-