Beach Bum Income

How Do I Sell More Gigs on Fiverr?



I get this question a lot on my Quora account, so I thought it worthwhile creating a complete guide. I understand why people ask the question. Selling gigs on Fiverr can feel like a crap-shoot to someone who’s just trying to break into the site.

(Here’s a snapshot of my account right now, as of November 2016.)

fiverr-revenue

My Fiverr account creates a little side income, usually around $300/month, but mostly I use it as a feeder into my other businesses, so the value for me is primarily as a marketing tool. I prefer gigs that I can fulfill as products rather than services, so it only takes me about 10 seconds to fulfill a gig…not bad for $4. Of course, selling $5 gigs one at a time isn’t the way to make a killing on Fiverr. In another post I’ll talk about the gigs I sell, as well as advanced Fiverr strategies for those of you looking for $2,000/month or more from the Fiverr platform.

But right now, I want to talk about how to get your gigs sold by getting them ranked high enough to get attention. This is especially important because Fiverr has become so popular that most gigs are very high quality, and just getting a bunch of 5-star reviews means almost nothing in terms of getting a higher position on the search pages. You need to know how to elbow into the crowd to get your share of sales, too.

Here are my “secret” Fiverr gig ranking techniques:

1. Optimize your gig description, as follows:

Your gig description consists of both technical and human elements.

  • If English is not your native tongue, get a native English speaker to edit it for you.
  • Important things to know about how Fiverr uses Keywords.
    • Fiverr keywords do not work the same way they do in Google. If you put “real estate newsletters” into Google, you’ll find businesses related to real estate newsletters at the top. If you do the same on Fiverr, you won’t get real estate newsletters. You’ll get lots of other things related to “real estate”. Even if your gig specifically sells “real estate newsletters”, you may not show up ahead of other results. In #6 below, I’ll explain more abut why that happens. But here’s my recommendation about creating the right keywords when you list your gig. Fiverr’s term for keywords is tags. It’s better to break apart keyword phrases when creating tags (remember they don’t work the same way Google search does). For instance, “graphic” and “design” rather than “graphic design”. Or “real estate” and “flyer” rather than “real estate flyer”.
    • Research the right category and tags by looking at top sellers with similar gigs.
  • Be crystal clear about what you do and do not offer. There’s a saying in sales: “A confused mind always says no.” Get an editor to give you feedback. Put your gig URL in the comments below and I’ll give you some feedback.
  • Add samples to your gig, and make sure they’re really your work.
  • Should you use a video? Video can help you get higher in search results, but in my experience, it’s only one small element in the overall ranking formula.
  • Be friendly and positive. Reassure the buyer that you understand their fears and hopes about using Fiverr. Below is a good example. I added the yellow highlighting to show you the places where Anna (the seller) reassures the buyer. First she says it’ll be incredible. Then she says that she’s worked with thousands of companies doing just what we want. Then she emphasizes that it will BE AMAZING. The rest of the description is just gig details, with a final invitation to order.

about-gig-fiverr-good-example-of-positive

  • Model other seller’s gig descriptions, but don’t copy them. You should bring your own personality into it. For instance, if I were modeling Anna’s description above, I might say, “My name is Linda and I’m passionate about making Animation videos. I’ve studied the art and science of making engaging, unique, interesting and motivating explainer videos. I’m ready to make yours, and you are going to LOVE it”.
  • Create different gig descriptions for essentially the same service. Make some more serious than others, so you’re appealing to different kinds of buyers.

2. Get a cluster of sales quickly.

Sales help your ranking probably more than anything else. Some people suggest creating a dummy buyer account on Fiverr and buying your own gigs 2 or 3 times over the next few days. I guess you could do that, but be careful…it could get you banned if Fiverr figures it out. Better would be toΒ  have your mother, brother, best friend, writing group, etc, buy your gig…even if you have to give them the money to do it. Make sure you they all give 5-star feedback.

3. Get a lot of visitors to your gigs.

Visitors are lookers, not buyers. But having a lot of people showing interest in your listing may help it get ranked higher. I’m not really sure, but it can’t hurt to get traffic…after all, more visitors means more sales! There are several ways to get a lot of visitors to your gig:

1) Buy traffic. You can buy Fiverr gigs that will send visitors to your site (search “gig traffic”). Again, I’m not sure just random clicks will matter, but it might.

2) Post your gig on Twitter, FB, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc. You can post it as a simple advertisement for your gig, or you can post it with content, such as a quote or example of what you’ve done in your gig. “Jason got 482 clicks to his website after buying this Fiverr gig: URL.”

3) If you have a list, promote it to your list. If you’re buddies with someone who has a list, ask if they’ll promote it to their list. You’ll definitely get a burst of buyers.

4. Respond to all messages and orders QUICKLY.

The faster you respond, the better you’ll rank. This goes for anything in your “To Do” list on Fiverr (orders, messages, and feedback reviews). On Fiverr, when someone buys from you, you must review them (always give 5-stars). The review request is counted as a message, and you must respond to it quickly. By the way, if your initial reviews suck, you might want to consider starting over with a new account. It’s almost impossible to recover from bad reviews. Experienced Fiverr sellers always test their gigs before they start selling them.

5. Avoid cancelling orders.

Cancellations will bring your ranking down. This is a difficult balance…you want to cancel orders rather than get less than 5-star reviews. But a better approach is to offer guaranteed service. For instance, you can offer to keep at it until the buyer is 100% satisfied. But it’s OK to cancel if there was a misunderstanding or someone ordered twice by accident. Be unfailingly polite.

6. Create five to ten gigs. Repeat all the steps in this post for each gig.

All your gigs can be similar…for instance, “I will create perfect EXPLAINER whiteboard videos” and “I will create perfect SALES whiteboard videos” and “I will create perfect REVIEW whiteboard videos.” The reason? Fiverr seems to rank SELLERS (not gigs) higher based on having more gigs, all getting sales, and all getting 5-star reviews in a shorter period of time. Compare these sellers:

fiverr-whiteboard-gigs-analysis

Notice the gig with 20 sales is at the top, while the gig with 2,000 sales is on the 9th line…way below the “top of the fold.” Why is that? Several reasons:

  1. Faster response time by the seller at the top of the page.
  2. More recent sales and reviews. When a seller sells a cluster of gigs, ALL their gigs will rank higher. Your gig may be on line six, then you get four or five reviews, and suddenly your gig will be on line three.
  3. Having more gigs overall with a specific keyword tag will help a seller rank well for that term. For instance, suppose a seller (let’s call him Bob) has 10 gigs related to blog design but nothing related to blog content. Now, suppose a buyer (let’s call her Sue) enters the search “blog content” because she wants some posts written. She’ll see Bob’s gigs all over the top of her search results, EVEN THOUGH BOB DOESN’T HAVE A BLOG CONTENT GIG.

Conclusion

It seems like a lot of work to get ranked well, but here’s a quick summary:

  1. Spend time optimizing your gig description…friendly, clear, concise, use correct categories and keyword tags, use samples of your real work.
  2. Create 5 to 10 similar gigs for related but slightly different types of products.
  3. Get a cluster of gig sales by promoting in social media, through email lists, and to your close allies and family.
  4. Respond quickly to all messages, including reviews.
  5. Avoid cancellations, but cancel if it looks like a gig will get less than 5 stars. (Immediately delete any new gigs that get less than 5 stars.)

Understanding what Fiverr wants can give you a lucrative side income. In a later post, I’ll talk about advanced Fiverr techniques for making a full-time income.

Feel free to post your gig url below and I’ll try to have a quick look at your account and give you some feedback. ~Linda

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Save

Please share!
12

Tags: -

76 Replies to “How Do I Sell More Gigs on Fiverr?”

  1. Hi Linda…I really love this blog post. I have a problem with my gig page. I run a fiverr logo gig with my buddy. We’re handlettering artist and we got featured on fiverr June, 2017. But after that which ended on August 2017, orders became so slow…probably 1 or 2 orders a month, which is ridiculous..Please I need your feedback on this..Thanks alot
    https://www.fiverr.com/logotectonics/design-a-custom-typography-logo-or-wordmark-in-24hrs-or-less?funnel=3593d078-f786-4d45-931e-a5fa2d48e2a0

    1. I hate to say it, but it’s really, really challenging these days to make money on Fiverr just by Fiverr search alone. You must market yourself outside of Fiverr, in addition to constantly updating and optimizing your gigs. You only have one gig, so you can’t cross-sell. You also suggest buyers “send you a message before ordering” but you don’t say why.

      You can also try some different gig names:

      • I will hand-draw your company name
      • I will hand-draw your company name as a logo
      • I will hand-letter your t-shirt message
    1. I’m going to write a post about this. Many people have a similar problem. Scroll down to see my answer to Azaan Muneer.

      As for your gig, here are my thoughts:
      There is nothing wrong with your gig description. But I notice one of your recent reviews wasn’t good. The buyer gave you almost 5 stars (for effort), but said he wouldn’t use what you created. Buyers DO read those reviews. Your response should be positive. Give a 4.9 star counter-review. Thank him for his order. Then explain for others what you learned that can help the next buyer.

    1. Everything looks good. Send the gig to your social media. Get your friends to send it to their social media. Send it to bloggers. Good luck to you.

    1. The first question that comes to mind is Do people pay for leasing beats off Fiverr? I ask, because I was put off by the ‘leasing and crediting’ you bit, but if it’s standard practice in the industry, then maybe Fiverr buyers wouldn’t be put off.

      I do wonder if there is some sort of “loss leader” you can use that doesn’t involve leasing.

      I also had a thought about your title. Do people look for something that’s Radio Ready? Since I don’t know your market, Radio Ready may be a thing. But I wondered about saying “I will produce an ORIGINAL hip hop or electronic beat”.

      You refer to gig extras, but I don’t see any.

      I guess I’m wondering what your goal is on Fiverr. I think you’re looking for a marketing channel for your website, which can work, but only if you become a prolific seller on Fiverr. That way you get higher in the search rankings, which gets you more attention. With just one gig, telling people to lease from you, you’re not really in the Fiverr spirit.

      I’d suggest creating 6 gigs related to beats/recording/music. Don’t do the lease, but upsell into your lease, or offer it as an upgrade level. You gotta get traction.

    1. There are a number of reasons you might not get many sales for this gig. First, your gig thumbnail looks old and “dated.” Second, your gig description is not very detailed or inspiring. I’m not feeling motivated to hire you. Third, the category is very small. The top sellers I could find after searching “horoscope” on Fiverr had 33 and 57 sales of a similar product. (see https://www.fiverr.com/biggys, who has a profile that looks varied like yours). That’s not many sales for a top seller, meaning the category is not very large.

      Finally, (this is my personal feeling), I do not like your little girl profile image. It’s cute, but does not make me want to hire you. I think you have a lot of talents, especially graphics. Keep researching other Fiverr sellers and make your gig as good and better!

    1. You are in a high profit niche, and it looks like another transcriber on Fiverr is buying from you. That’s OK, if you make money, too. Add more gigs, promote them, keep doing 5 star work, communicate well, don’t make errors. You’ll get a ton of business!

    1. Here are some possible reasons you had a lot of sales and now have few:

      1. You might have benefited from a promotion “bubble.” That’s where Fiverr arbitrarily promotes a gig for a while. You can’t control this. You also can’t fix it. Once they stop promoting you, you have to promote yourself.
      2. It might be normal ebb and flow of the business.
      3. There might have been a spurt of competition that pushed you out of the top of the search page. You need to promote, get more sales to get back on top.
      4. Something in your performance might have caused your gig to drop lower. Perhaps your response time dropped, or you had some cancellations.

      It could also be a combination of several of these elements. Let me know if the sales pick up again. I’m curious.

    1. You have no profile! People do look at your profile before deciding to hire you. I think you should use your picture, and tell people about your expertise. Why do you love making book covers? And other stuff that you’ll eventually make into gigs.

      Your gig description fails on the first line. “Either you like it or not…” Ugh! Sounds like you don’t care one way or the other. I know that’s not what you’re saying, but that’s the impression.

      “People will judge your book by it’s cover. Make sure they love the cover enough to buy it, so they have a chance to read it!”

      Also, your gig description is a little confusing. Why not put all your deliverables into the bullets, not just a few of them?

      I recommend searching and reading about 25 of your competitor’s gigs. What do you like/not like about their gigs? What can you learn from them and use yourself? I hope this helps a bit. It’s a good category, you just need a cleaner gig.

    1. Nicole, it looks like you have just started on Fiverr. I’ll be honest. You have an uphill battle. The number one problem I see is the large number of grammatical and proofing errors in your descriptions and samples. Part of this may be that you are not a native English speaker, I don’t know. Content is a profitable category, but may I suggest you hire a very good native English speaking proofreader/editor?

    1. You are getting a lot of orders with 5-star reviews. That’s great. Your gig description is very clear about what you WILL and WILL NOT do. Very nice. I love that you recommend your packages in your gig description. Average response time is 1 hour. Love your slogan.

      How does that black sample look compared to other gigs in the search pages? You know people judge a book by it’s cover…have you tried different primary samples to see if you get different results?

      There is one error I noticed. At the top of each gig level, you tell how many logos they will get. Underneath, where it says “# of logos included” you have a different number. You probably updated the top but forgot to update that item. I also recommend using an English editor to clean up the grammar a bit. Hope this helps!

    1. You have a lot of excellent reviews, and people seem to like you. You also have several related gigs so you can cross-sell. You may not have a very large buyer demand for this service, so I wonder what other gigs you can develop?

    1. Everything looks fine in your gig description. You could also create a gig for website user testing. I like your typography videos. You could probably do more with those. It’s a nice niche.

    1. Other than your opening price point being a little high, I can’t see anything wrong with your gig. I wonder if you can create a “loss leader” that costs less, then convert buyers after they contact you. You have created a lot of gigs, but I can see that this one has the most traction. Do your analytics show that you’re getting a lot of gig views? If people are looking, but not buying, you could try testing some different gig language. Perhaps try a gig description that’s more about their hopes and dreams, and less about your expertise. “You want a Squarespace store that works perfectly and makes you look like a million bucks! I can do that for you. I guarantee you’re going to love it!” Hope this helps. -Linda

    1. Hi, Dharmesh. First, let me say that you are brave. Writing posts is challenging. But it is a lucrative gig if you can get orders. You already have two, so that’s a great start! Here’s my feedback…the first thing that I notice is a large number of errors in English grammar and punctuation in your gig and profile descriptions. Even your video has errors, some of them are simply sloppy editing (like extra spaces in Ex clusive on Fiv err). May I make a suggestion?

      Spend money (or find someone) to have your profile and gig descriptions proofread by a native English editor. Then before you provide articles to buyers, at least run the articles through an automatic grammar checker first. http://www.gingersoftware.com/download is OK, and free. Also http://www.reverso.net/spell-checker/english-spelling-grammar/

      Try both. They won’t catch all the errors, but they will help.
      Once you have an editor go over your gig description, you should start to see more buyers.

      Also look at your analytics.

      IMPRESSIONS = # of times your gig shows up in a serach.
      CLICKS = # of times someone clicked to view your gig description from the IMPRESSIONS.
      VIEWS = # of times your gig was seen from all sources, including if they look you up through your profile or visit your gigs from links outside, or even from cross-referencing in your own gigs and comments.
      ORDERS = you get this. The little arrow tells you if your orders are higher or lower in the past 30 days at this time (not very useful).

      Fiverr used to offer a conversion calculation, but they don’t do that any more. You can do it yourself: ORDERS / VIEWS = ___ x 100. Of my top three gigs, my conversion rates are 2.6%, 11.4%, and 12%. This information is ONLY useful in comparison to itself. So it only matters what my conversion rate was 6 months ago for each, not in comparison to each other.

      My advice: Get an editor. Then revise your video. Then increase # of VIEWS from all sources. Then you should see improvements in # CLICKS and ORDERS. Of course, you must keep getting 5-star reviews!

    1. Hi, Alyan. On the surface, your gig looks fine. Your title slide has an extra word in it, that you could remove if you want. Instead of saying “Just In $5…” say, “Just $5…” Also you have some typos and misspellings in the description. But I don’t think that any of those problems would cause you to lose sales.

      Instead, I think something else is going on. Here are some possibilities:

      1. Have you been late on any deliveries?
      2. Have you responded to gigs and messages within an hour?
      3. Have you cancelled any gigs recently? (Offer unlimited revisions until 100% satisfied. Most of the time this will prevent cancellations and lower stars.)
      4. How many sales at one time have you been getting? Fewer sales can lead to lower ranking in search. I realize that doesn’t make sense…you get fewer sales because you are lower in the rankings. But that means you have to get sales from your own promotions outside of Fiverr. Try getting some friends to buy your gig (pay for it yourself if you need to) within a few days of each other.

      I think it is natural to expect your gigs to drop sometimes. Fiverr likes to move new people up in the rankings to help them get started. And they like to rotate the gigs at the top. There are only a few places at the top of the search window, so that can result in you dropping lower. Sellers with thousands of orders can still be pushed further down the page behind sellers with only 10 orders. You have to push harder to get back on top.

      I don’t know if it matters…but I see you have the same thumbnail for three different (but otherwise identical) gigs. I think you should use different thumbnails, and make the gigs more distinct from each other. “Hand drawn logo” “Cartoon logo” “Retro style logo”. Again, I don’t know if it matters, but it might. Can I suggest you create these gigs: “Newsletter design” “t-shirt design” “photo retouching and editing” “animated logos” “wedding and party invitations”

      Also browse the fun category. For example, here’s one you could do easily, adding birthday wishes that sound like they’re coming from the Pope. You can do the same for people’s cats and dogs.

      Most importantly, don’t expect or rely on being on top of Fiverr search. There is much you can’t control. You have to market yourself outside of Fiverr.

      Nice work. I like your designs.

    2. Hi, Alyan. On the surface, your gig looks fine. Your title slide has an extra word in it, that you could remove if you want. Instead of saying “Just In $5…” say, “Just $5…” Also you have some typos and misspellings in the description. But I don’t think that any of those problems would cause you to lose sales.

      Instead, I think something else is going on. Here are some possibilities:

      1. Have you been late on any deliveries?
      2. Have you responded to gigs and messages within an hour?
      3. Have you cancelled any gigs recently? (Offer unlimited revisions until 100% satisfied. Most of the time this will prevent cancellations and lower stars.)
      4. How many sales at one time have you been getting? Fewer sales can lead to lower ranking in search. I realize that doesn’t make sense…you get fewer sales because you are lower in the rankings. But that means you have to get sales from your own promotions outside of Fiverr. Try getting some friends to buy your gig (pay for it yourself if you need to) within a few days of each other.

      I think it is natural to expect your gigs to drop sometimes. Fiverr likes to move new people up in the rankings to help them get started. And they like to rotate the gigs at the top. There are only a few places at the top of the search window, so that can result in you dropping lower. Sellers with thousands of orders can still be pushed further down the page behind sellers with only 10 orders. You have to push harder to get back on top.

      I don’t know if it matters…but I see you have the same thumbnail for three different (but otherwise identical) gigs. I think you should use different thumbnails, and make the gigs more distinct from each other. “Hand drawn logo” “Cartoon logo” “Retro style logo”. Again, I don’t know if it matters, but it might. Can I suggest you create these gigs: “Newsletter design” “t-shirt design” “photo retouching and editing” “animated logos” “wedding and party invitations”

      Also browse the fun category. For example, here’s one you could do easily, adding birthday wishes that sound like they’re coming from the Pope. You can do the same for people’s cats and dogs.

      Most importantly, don’t expect or rely on being on top of Fiverr search. There is much you can’t control. You have to market yourself outside of Fiverr.

      Nice work. I like your designs.

    1. Waseem. I have looked over your gig, and I don’t see any big challenges. If you are not getting enough orders, it could be 1) your price, or 2) your marketing.

      Your price of $50 is high for Fiverr. Not high for your service, but Fiverr buyers expect to pay $5. Can you create a “loss leader” offer for $5? Then convert people to the higher fee after they contact you? You may already have tried that, but I can’t think of another solution.

      You can also market yourself. Maybe tweet/post/forum comment about specific solutions that you can solve. “Google wants all sites to have SSL certificates. Check out my Fiverr gig and get it done now.”

      Really, you have great 5-star reviews, so you’re doing something right!

    1. Hi, Asad. You have a valuable service. Here are some suggestions for the gig you asked about:

      I recommend adding a line to your gig description under the guarantee: “Contact me to describe your problem if you’re not sure the size of the problem.”

      I also recommend removing the first sentence: “Hello, Bayer (buyer) Are you worried about the problem of your website?”

      I also thought of some other gig titles that I’d be interested in:

      1. “I will handle your WordPress EMERGENCY”
      2. “I will fix your WordPress PROBLEMS”
      3. “I will add security CERTIFICATE to your WordPress site”
      4. “I will add a LOGIN button to your Wordress site”

      Other stuff like that. Be specific.

    1. First, I love your personal profile. Direct, to the point, clear.

      I also like your gig descriptions.

      I think your most important problem might be a lack of samples. When I buy tech services on Fiverr, I like to see lots of examples of what you can do.

      Here are some other ideas you can investigate to sell more gigs:

      1. Are you marketing your gigs?
      2. Are you in high-demand categories?
      3. What does higher-selling competition do differently?

      Perhaps try some different adjectives: “I will design clean UI for your app” or “I will design crisp UI for iOS, Andorid app”

      Hope some of this helps!

  2. Hey Linda, Awesome tips there.

    I have created an account on Fiverr since a year now. With a single gig, bad titles (atleast I think), I was expecting and waiting for orders. But when there weren’t any customers, I was disappointed. I went apart and was gone offline for a year almost.

    Now I have come along nicely (I think), you know lots of gigs, pretty good titles and I try to explain almost every other detail of the service in the gig descriptions; I also use text symbols as it helps greatly to format the text. I have been sending Offers in Buyer Request Section as I saw a bunch of people demanding music for stuff like Commercial (Inspirational Music), Games (Fantasy/Casual etc). So I went ahead and sent em’ offers. I am going for $5 of course in the start—— I have sent offers to about 10 – 15 people. Now I am hoping for some customers to come and I’ll be happy serving them.

    It would be very kind of you to check and give feedback on my Gigs and Fiverr Account overall. And for some reason Fiverr is buggy at the moment, in some of my gigs the extras are missing and in others only 650 words of description are there—– I did contact support and they were like: USE THIS GUIDE TO CLEAN YOUR BROWSER CACHE. FOR MORE INFORMATION GIVE US DETAILS ABOUT YOUR PROBLEM and I am like aaaaahhhhh….. Anyways there ya’ go:

    http://www.fiverr.com/users/muneebnaveed

    Warm Regards,
    Muneeb

    1. Hi, Muneeb. Here are some of my thoughts about your Fiverr presence.

      1. You have 7 gigs, so that’s a good number.
      2. A few of your gigs might be in low-demand categories. I don’t know for sure, because I don’t order 3D renders or do videos or even know what Unity Scripting is.
      3. Your high-demand gigs (whiteboard, thumbnails, background music, mascot) have a few problems.
      1st, some of your gig titles are cut off in the short version that shows up in search results. For instance, I only see “I will provide AMAZING background Music for your”
      Your what?
      2nd, with so much competition in these categories, you need to figure out a way to STAND OUT! The top sellers in this category can get away with boring titles because they have a lot of sales. You must come up with something unique and specific. “I will do whiteboard animation sales letters” or “I will do whiteboard animation explainer videos” or “I will HAND draw whiteboard animation videos” or “I will make your POINT in whiteboard video” or “I will do INSTRUCTIONAL whiteboard animations” Of course, you must be able to deliver whatever you promise.
      3. Work on your own thumbnails. Notice that the top sellers have more illustration in their thumbnails.
      My advice is to search for your gig topics, as if you were a buyer. Compare what they see and ask if they would buy your service compared to other services. You must do more to differentiate yourself. Stand out, be different, be specific.

      1. First of all, it is very kind of you to check my Fiverr profile πŸ™‚ I am thanking you from best of my heart <3

        You mentioned about the titles being cut off, Fiverr is being crappy and buggy at the moment. I have set the titles. And those tips you've given are amazing! I'll make sure to tailor my gigs around those tips πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Nemanja. Thanks for asking for feedback. Here are a few comments:

      1. I love that you tried a clever approach to naming the package levels. But it doesn’t really work. My first thought as I was just scanning was that the basic package was only for Apple products. Yeah, it only took me a second to get past that thought, but you don’t want to put anything between you and the buyer. You don’t need to name the packages.

      2. Get rid of the “I might be new on Fiverr”. No sense in calling attention to it.

      3. Get rid of the passive sentence construction. Say “I will make…” not “Each post will be made…”

      4. Don’t waste time at the start of your gig describing what I’m struggling with. I already know what I’m struggling with. You don’t need to use a sales letter approach in your gig descriptions. Instead, focus on the solution from the very start. Maybe just get rid of the whole first paragraph. Or say a few words about the quality of your expertise and personal attention to detail.

      5. As someone who buys social media services, I can tell you that I would not buy this gig. Why? Because it’s not specific enough. What exactly does “Manage your social media accounts” mean? Your bullet points need to have more specific details, not generalizations.

      Eplain how we will work together to identify the right kinds of posts. Tell me about your success at managing social media accounts. Show me examples/samples of what you can do.

      I hope this helps. I can be hard on new gigs, but it seems like you might have valuable skills. I just can’t see them from this gig description.

  3. Hello, I am new to Fiverr and I have set up two Gigs thus far. I have read through hundreds of articles so far, trying to absorb any tips I could find. I tried to apply everything as best as I could, but I could really use some feedback. Here is the link to my profile:

    https://www.fiverr.com/jmq1527

    Thanks in advance for your patience,

    Kind regards,
    Jorge

    1. Thanks for asking, Jorge. Let’s look at your gig: “I will create a 3D model from a 2D image.” Here are my reactions:

      Please clarify whether this is a physical or digital product. I wasn’t sure after reading your gig description. From your background as a machinist, and your other gig, I assume it’s a physical product? If so, you’ll need to tell me why I would want a model, how I would use it, the size of it, the materials, etc, and how I’d get it from you. Mentioning that you’ll 3D PRINT a logo might be one gig. Or 3D PRINT an architectural design, etc. Each specific type of product might be a gig. Rather than talking about a model, unless a model is something specific that people will search for.

      Also, in the gig description, Fiverr buyers are less interested in your background resume than they are in specific details that meet their needs, and examples, examples, examples.

      The biggest questions about your gigs are Who will search for them INTENTIONALLY/What will they be searching to find it on ACCIDENT/Who would want it and why?

      I don’t know this market, so it may be there is a rich vein of buyers for this service. If so, you’ll want to put your gig in front of them through social media, forum comments, personal emails, etc. I don’t know if you’ll have enough organic Fiverr traffic to generate enough income.

      Also, a problem with this sort of gig is that it’ll be hard for someone to find when running a Fiverr search. Remember that it doesn’t work like Google search. So even if someone enters “3D logo” in the search bar, your gig might be buried under 1,000 logo gigs, even though none of them mention 3D. Would someone enter “3D model”? Or “3D printing”> I don’t know. More research needed.

    1. I see that you are already an experienced seller with thousands of 5-star reviews. I don’t know what more I can add, unless you have specific questions. Or perhaps you’re just getting your link out in public, which I respect. Cheers!

    1. Hi, Alex. Thanks for inviting feedback about your gigs on Fiverr. Here are a few thoughts…

      I notice you have a gig for proofreading. However, your gig descriptions and profile description all have significant errors in spelling and grammar. You will have problems selling your proofreading gig.

      I notice you have good feedback from three buyers for your transcribing gig. You are getting repeat buyers. That’s wonderful. Fiverr likes that.

      For your other gigs…you seem to have sellable skills. I suggest making small changes to see if you get better results. For example, you can change your virtual assistant gig title to: ‘I will be your dedicated virtual assistant.’ Also, can you find very successful VA gigs and then write a description that is similar (not copy) to those gigs? Perhaps take some ideas from each of them.

      Finally, why don’t you have your gigs edited? Hire a level 1 seller, if you can find one. Then you will have nicely edited gigs, and you will learn from others.

  4. Good day Linda,

    Thank you for the insightful blog post. I’m a web developer, but offer web design gig on Fiverr.
    I registered on Fiverr in 2014. Got my first order the following day with little or no effort. Within the next 4 months, I was promoted to a level 2 seller. Things where good all this time, had a perfect 5 star rating and a lot of returning buyers. But all of a sudden, I stopped responding to Fiverr requests and requests on queue were cancelled because I did not respond in time. This was due to some offline issues I was attending to, I never knew I will get back to Fiverr again.

    Now, the jobs I was running outside Fiverr have gone South, and I’m running low on income, so I decided to come back to Fiverr. My current rating is 4.5 and I have put up my gig for about 2 months, although they are impression, clicks and all that, but no single sales as of today.

    When I do a related search for my gig on Fiverr, I get tired of paginating, because I’m unable to find my gig among the listings.

    I’m not very good with self promoting and I do not have flare for online marketing. What should be the best way to start getting buyers?

    Your suggestion and my gig review will be appreciated

    Thank you.

    1. Yeah, you’re in a tough spot. It was a lot easier to get noticed on Fiverr in 2014. With something like 900% growth since then, it’s become challenging to CASUALLY enter the Fiverr market. In your situation, I’d probably start over with a fresh account. You are already getting negative points in the weird Fiverr algorithm for your past performance, because cancellations count seriously against you. You absolutely must follow all the steps in the above post…create six or more related gigs, optimize them perfectly, be personal, warm, and clear in your descriptions. Remember that buyers are comparing you to dozens of others, so your description is not just about you…it’s also about how you’re different and better than others at solving the customer’s problems and alleviating their pain.

      You must treat Fiverr as a business, which means building it as a business. Focused, intentional, and goal-oriented.

      And you do have to market. A lot. Send emails to website admins, tweet your gigs, talk about them on Facebook, join forums in the space where you want to create websites (like real estate, small business, Quora, etc.) If you want people to find you and trust you, you have to wave your flag high and proud! This is the same for any business, not just on Fiverr. Are you also on PeoplePerHour? I quite like them as a Fiverr alternative.

    1. Hi, Chitta2019. Thanks for asking for input. Here’s what I notice on your gigs:

      Banner gig — To make yourself stand apart from all the other banner designers on Fiverr, you will want to show you understand their fears and hopes. Something like, “I’m an Experienced PROFESSIONAL Graphic Designer who understands that you want something unique. I will work with you to design a header that perfectly captures your personality. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed…I’ll work on it until it’s just right! Please have a look at my samples and see how I’ve projected my customer’s personalities into their headers.”

      Of course, you need samples, too. I notice you have none, so you’re at a serious disadvantage. Why don’t you design 6 to 8 banners for friends (maybe one for each social media platform) and put those in as samples?

      As for the second gig (free music finding), I don’t know anything about that. Perhaps you could talk about the pain of finding free music, and how you will alleviate their pain by doing it for them.

      Hope this helps!

  5. Hi Linda! You got the question request about Fiverr from me recently. I provide ebook services- design, editing, format, conversion and cover (although I’m not pretty strong at this but learning to be). So the problem with me is that I’m working alone. And just started out on Fiverr. I have basic tools to get the work done : Adobe InDesign and laptop. And Kindle previewer to test. I had an order cancelled and other one passed, because I am still confirming my knowledge on the skill I am offering as services. I put my gig active just in case an order would come up to me. But when it does I’m not really ready to take it head on. Probably this alone thing is setting me back. What can I do?

    1. Your gig descriptions are enthusiastic and clear. I would want to order from you.

      However, there are three problems I see with your descriptions that could limit sales:

      1. Your English grammar is not native speaker level. I’m not sure writing articles is your best gig choice, but I’m not sure. You should have someone edit your gigs and profile for grammar, and you should AT LEAST run your gigs and articles through an online grammar checker.

      2. I think you offer too much for $5. For example, I don’t think you need to offer two articles for $5. And even if you want to offer two articles, you should say that in your gig title. Focus on just one thing at a time. For example, your ebook gig…you offer three services in one gig description. Make three separate gigs. 1) ebook conversion, 2) ebook formatting and interior design, 3) ebook cover design.

      You could invest in your own education. Many of us have this idea that if we sell it, we don’t need to learn it. Go take some courses in ebook cover design and ebook production, for example. Many can be found free online, and here’s a list of them from Udemy (I don’t know if you have access to Udemy, or similar online learning courses): https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?q=ebook%20covers&src=ukw

      I understand the being alone thing…it’s probably the most difficult aspect of being an entrepreneur. Many of us think more clearly when we have people around us, sparking ideas, and we get more done in the company of others. Here are three ideas about finding support:

      1. You could try starting a Fiverr group in your area, or see if one exists already.

      2. There are many online forums you should visit regularly. The Fiverr Forum, of course, but also search for other forums related to your field. Google things like “freelancer forums” or “___ forums”. Here’s a good article about freelancers and forums: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/freelancers-why-join-online-forums/

      Definitely join discussions on KDP. And go ahead and publish your own ebook, if you haven’t already (it sounds like you have some experience there). That’s a great way to learn what you need to be able to do for others. I’ve published 7 ebooks and still don’t know what I’m doing!

      3. Find two or three people like you who want to start an online freelancing career. Then meet together as a support group.

      One final thought…You have 0 ratings. That’s OK. But if you have two cancelled orders already, I don’t know how that will (or will not) affect your account. Here’s Fiverr’s policy on how cancellations affect your account:

      “Thank you for getting in touch with us. I’d like to inform you that mutual cancellation still have absolutely no effect to your account, however, this only goes for situations when you or the buyer send a mutual cancellation request, and the other party accepts it. If an order is cancelled automatically after either you or the buyer sent a cancellation request and there was no response for 48 hours, the cancellation could have a slight impact on your account.”

      So if you responded quickly and took care of things right away, then there should be no effect.

      I hope all this helps you. Come back to chat after you start getting sales.

      1. Thank you so much for your insights Linda!
        I can think of many ways to get stuff done now, putting all those points to use. The solution’s pretty close.
        And yes I’m not a native speaker , so I’ll try fixing the language of my gigs from someone.
        One thing I liked (and thankfully relieved about) was when you said you’d like to order on seeing my gigs. Really happy with that remark.
        I’m on a low budget so going for paid courses is out of reach for the time being. I did consider asking freelancers who had sold 1k+ Fiverr gigs (or let’s say even 200 also would have worked out) on ebook services (and using tools and processes similar to mine) to mentor me by dropping them a message on Fiverr and conversing, and maybe I can offer to complete their extra orders if they allow me to. That’s one way to know about the ins and outs applicable for business, I think.
        Do let me know if this is the right way to go or not.
        Thank you so much again Linda. πŸ™‚
        P.S I got the order on the $15 gig yesterday which I let go. When I requested the answer from you I had paused it, so you had seen 4 and not 5 gigs. This one’s important, please let me know what you have to say about this.

        1. I love the idea of apprenticing yourself to another Fiverr seller and doing their gigs for free or for $5 or $10 (for their premium gigs). I’d do that if a new seller contacted me in the right circumstances. You’d have to prove yourself to them, because they get the feedback, and they need to protect their scores. What experience do you have formatting ebooks? What are you nervous about? I assume if you created the gig, you can do the work to some extent. When you say you “let go” of the $15 gig, does that mean you cancelled the order?

          One thing you can change in your gig description is to offer a guarantee. Tell them you want them to be 100% satisfied. You’ll do the work, and you’ll keep making changes until it’s perfect. I include that guarantee in all of my freelance work.

          1. Now that I’ve been away for some time, I’ll first begin with the question you asked, because that’s what has been the most important thing for me, and best thing is I’ve now got it sorted.
            This is a gig I just created today. I would request you to have a look. The things mentioned in it form the minimum which I’ll never be nervous about – probably because now the processes have been figured out, better than before.
            https://www.fiverr.com/kevinfrederick/do-kindle-conversion-formatting-put-page-breaks-toc-and-more

            I’ve also included the guarantee part in this one, following the advice. I think it matters now that I’ve realised it.

            I’ve done two ebooks so far, one is mine and another is of a friend (did it for the sake of it). In all this while I’ve been studying more and more ways to make better ebooks. Thanks to InDesign, I’ve learnt createspace PDF making too, but haven’t reached this confidence level yet. So that’s all I know for the time being.
            And finally, coming to letting go of the $15 gig, some minor Internet issues caused me delays that time and so the buyer went to another offer. But he did emphasized that he’s going for $40, same job. Although that’s not the reason of letting this order go, my main excuse at that time would have been just this question about experience that you asked. It’s pretty different now. I am clear about this much , because it is doable and can prove profitable for the buyer.

            Awaiting your reply eagerly.

            1. Hi, Kevin. Sorry for the LONG delay in responding…my own business was taking a lot of priority. I love your new gig description! You are so warm and encouraging. The first line works well, and the last, too. The guarantee is perfect. You have a lot of typos in the description, but I’m not sure if that matters, since you are not offering editing services. But it might improve things just slightly. Why not pay someone $5 to edit it? Overall–good job!

  6. Hello Linda,

    Thanks for creating such awesome piece on promoting fiverr gigs.

    I registered on Fiverr August 2015 and I earned my level one badge late 2016 the service I offer on Fiverr is blogspot design with custom template.

    Facebook and twitter sharing has been helpful so far.

    Find my blog url below:
    https://www.fiverr.com/iamsaminu/create-and-design-your-blogspot-blog-with-a-custom-template

    Kindly review and tell me what I can do to improve it.

    Thanks once again, Linda.

    1. Your Blobspot gig is specific and gets a fair number of orders. Customers are giving you 5-star feedback.

      Make some minor changes to see if your orders go up. One thing I wonder about…you say contact you before ordering. Could you explain that a little bit in your gig, tell people why you want them to contact you? I don’t know if it will make any difference.

      You are one of those people who’s intelligence shines through your gig descriptions, sparse as they are. You’re brief and bold. But maybe just a bit more reassurance would help.

      You can also use your feedback to point people to other gigs. Thank them for giving you 5-star feedback and invite them to check out one of your other gigs.

      What exactly is the problem you’re having with your Fiverr gigs? Are you getting a lot of impressions? What’s your goal from your Fiverr account? You could create a lot more gigs. “WordPress tasks” “add SSL to your wordpress” “Newsletter design” “header design” etc.

      I hope this helps a bit. Let me know what you’re trying to do with Fiverr.

  7. Heya,

    I’d love some feedback. I’m established in my field (voiceover and audio/video production) but it’s a volatile industry, so I’m looking to build a supplementary income stream on Fiverr. I think I’ll do OK once I can get some social proof, but I worry about getting those first gigs when there are SO many providers out there. I’ve set an initial 24 hour turnaround to try to attract the first few buyers.

    Here’s my profile, with just the one gig for now:
    https://www.fiverr.com/seriousmedia/

    I’d greatly appreciate any feedback or advice you might have πŸ™‚

    1. Hey, Nick. For someone at your experience level, you probably want to use Fiverr as a lead generation platform and to sell higher level gigs. You want to attract people with a basic gig, then upsell them into other service levels.

      Some specific suggestions:

      First, create 10 gigs related to your strengths. Keep the tasks small, something you can finish in a few minutes, like your voice-over gig.

      Second, avoid bland adjectives in your gig titles. Rather than a “great sounding male voice” I think you have a smooth voice, a sexy voice, a warm voice.

      Third, CAPITALIZE the key offer in your title. “I will record an inviting male VOICEOVER in 24hrs.”

      Fourth, in your current gig, you don’t have any extras listed if my script goes over 100 words. Use extras!

      Fifth, focus on converting people into higher priced services, both on and off Fiverr. When communicating about your services off Fiverr, use a text file for your messages.

      Once you have a gig optimized, get 2 or 3 friends/family to order. You can pay them back, but your goal is to start showing sales and feedback quickly all at once. Then start sending your gigs to social media, asking your friends to do the same.

      You can also start contacting solopreneur-types to offer your gigs. “Hey, I see you have an authority site on ____. Do you need an explainer video with a smooth, sexy, Australian voice-over?”

      Hope this helps a bit.

      1. Thanks Linda!

        I love the idea of creating a larger number of more tailored gigs. I’ve currently just got a single catch-all “voiceover”, but you’re right – I can rank higher in search if I get more specific. “I will read your commercial”, “I will read your audiobook”, etc. etc.

        I’ll also consider the adjectives. I don’t know about sexy, but I may borrow “smooth” and “warm” πŸ™‚

        Fiverr provides a word-rate calculator that automatically increases the price with higher word counts, which is why I haven’t added it as an extra. I may need to add something about that to the description. And I’m still feeling my way around extras vs package pricing.

        Thanks for your feedback – very helpful, and encouraging. I feel like I’m on the right track πŸ™‚

        1. The word-rate calculator is something new to me, so definitely I’d explain that in the gig description. And based on your samples, you can use different voice styles in your voice overs, so that might be something to mention. Good fortune to you!
          -Linda

    1. First, let me commend you on consistency. Great videos and focused gigs. Also, you do something I don’t often see…you engage through your feedback, which gives people more insight into what you can offer.

      And here are a few problems that might limit your growth:

      1. You do not correctly use singulars and plurals in English. For example, in your personal description, you use “high quality contents”. The plural for content is content, without an ‘s’. I notice a similar mistake in your videos. Also in your gig descriptions. For example: “…to craft copies that are high-quality…” Copy, like content in this context, is already plural.

      Along the same lines you occasionally have a typo. For instance in your Amazon product gig, the description says “giver” instead of “give”.

      While these things may seem like small details, for someone who is looking for great writing, they could make a difference in whether they hire you or not. Can you invest $5 to have someone proofread your gig descriptions? You can use a free online service like http://www.reverso.net/spell-checker/english-spelling-grammar/ to get the plural agreement worked out before delivering a product.

      2. Don’t waste time in your gig description with adjectives unless they add meaning. For example, “proven sales copy” is better than “professional sales copy”.

      3. Also in your gig descriptions, don’t capitalize the adjective. Instead, capitalize the offer. Example: I will write proven SALES copy. I will write a motivating video marketing SCRIPT. I will write smart WEBSITE content.

      I hope this helps! Thanks for asking for feedback.

      β€œThere is no failure. Only feedback.”

    1. Your Personal Description.
      Love it. Brief, bold. I’d even add a little more about how you help people achieve results.

      Your “best seller” gig title is truncated, so I can’t see what yuo’re selling.

      You must have a ton of skills, little tasks that people crave. Design me a Facebook profile image. Create a stunning business card. Create a brand image across all platforms. Review my website and find little ways to improve the design.

      Take several days to research what’s offered, what’s selling, and what you want to do. Then create another 8 or so gigs that you can do quickly…and more to the point, that you can upsell into bigger ticket values.

      I don’t like the placeholders for your videos…your face is blocked by the camera. Can you stand off center for a thumbnail shot? A smiling woman has been shown to be one of the best ways to capture interest in an ad. Can’t see your smile there, but can in your profile. Maybe use your profile as your thumbs?

    1. Your gig descriptions are detailed and clear, also motivating. Mainly I suggest separating your gigs based on the type of product:

      design Your Album Cover Art
      design Your Mixtape Art
      design a Proven Album Cover
      design Beautiful Posters
      design Eye-Catching Flyers

      Your Profile could be tweaked to better reflect what appear to be your key strengths:

      “I’m a brilliant and strategic graphic artist. I design with your business goals and personal taste in mind. I’m happy when YOU’RE happy with the result.”

      Because you are in such a competitive category, you may need to add the word GUARANTEED to your gigs, or even to your title (design Your Album Cover GUARANTEED). Then you’ll need to explain the guarantee in your gig (I guarantee you’ll love it because I’ll work until it’s perfect.)

      You could also add book covers, personal birthday cards, email headers, etc.

    1. Great job on setting up a lot of gigs. That really helps. Just a quick scan of your account turns up a lot of suggestions:

      Use an avatar or lose the sunglasses. Dark sunglasses give you the appearance of being unapproachable.

      You may want to start over with a new account and profile…you have only 3 reviews on one gig and your rating is already just 3.5 rating out of 5. Everyone goes through a learning curve when just starting out in freelancing, so it’s OK that you fumbled a little. You also have 5-star reviews on that account, so it’s a tough call. You clearly know your work, but if a buyer is scanning app dev gigs and sees 10 5-star reviews, and then your 3.5-star review, who are they going to use?

      Use only one superlative per gig title (not “innovative, awesome” or “awesome, killer”). In fact, I like your titles that don’t have any superlatives. You sound more competent without the superlatives.

      Your gig examples are incomplete…for instance your whiteboard gig has one example video that cuts off, and then images that don’t tell us anything about your skills. Instead, add your own whiteboard explainer about the gig you offer. And your price list starts at $140. No one is going to click your link! Start with something…anything…at $5, and upsell from there. Same for your other gigs. Give something of value for $5.

      Just scanning some of your other gigs, I see no examples, very little explanation. People won’t be sure of what they’re ordering, so they won’t order.

      You have a lot of gigs up. That’s good. You have multiple languages/dialects. You have pro-level skills that people want. Look at each of your gigs as if you were a buyer looking for that type of gig…have friends, family do a search for gigs like yours, then ask which gig they would buy and why.

      I hope this helps. Really, you’ve done a lot of great work to get started.

    1. Love the service you’re offering, Danny. It’s a competitive field, so maybe you can do more to stand out. More images of your work. More personality in your gig description. More reasons to hire you.

      Personally, if I were buying your gig, I’d need more clarity for the basic $5 gig. “This package includes a CONCEPT…” Is a CONCEPT the same as a sketch based on my ideas that you can then turn into a t-shirt if I buy more gigs? If so, make that clearer and be super positive about it…why would I want that?

      Also, for some reason, I can’t access your profile. Your profile simply spins and then locks up the javascript on Firefox and freezes. You might want to check into that with Fiverr.

      Let me know when you’ve revised and I’ll have another look.

Leave a Reply to Pepita Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Newsletter

Stay motivated as you build your laptop lifestyle.

Enjoy this blog? Please share it :)

RSS23
Follow by Email12
Facebook7
Google+2
http://beachbumincome.com/how-do-i-sell-more-gigs-on-fiverr">
Pinterest
LinkedIn1