Posted by Ken Ndubisi on March 29, 2017
Since my last post on how I got my highest order on Fiverr, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about how to make money on Fiverr and how it works.
I’ve decided to answer some of the questions I’ve been receiving in this post.
Hopefully, this post will turn out to be a resource page for any and every Fiverr related questions you might have in the future.
So, if you have a burning question that you would like to ask, feel free to drop it in the comments section below and the community would be glad to help you out.
Also feel free to share your opinions on any questions that might interest you. We appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
Well then, let’s get right into it…
Question 1: “I’m having problems getting orders on a daily basis.What should I do?”
You’re not alone.
We all (at least most of us) started out with no orders at some point. The key is to be persistent and keep improving your gigs with only quality content.
Since you’re having problems with getting orders on a daily basis, you have to understand that there are some sellers who don’t get sales at all.
With that in mind, here are a few suggestions I would recommend if you want to start getting orders daily
Modify your gig description and tagline. This will enable you to keep in constant touch with the latest trends in the Fiverr algorithm.
Now, no one knows for sure exactly how the Fiverr algorithm works, but tweaking of the gig description and tagline has worked out tremendously for a number of people.
Use the buyer request section every day. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
I can’t stress this enough. If you are good, you will end up getting multiple orders from the buyers’ section. The reason I say this is because most sellers who use the buyers section are not professional when explaining their offers.
Most of them are Indian, and because of that they find it hard to communicate in proper English. If you can brush up your English and present your gig in a professional manner, you will appeal to a lot of buyers.
For example, I sent out a request on the buyers section a couple of days ago and here are a couple of the replies I got to my offer.
As you can see, most of them are not well organized, some have misspellings while others are making use of generic templates. Just add a bit of originality to yours and you’ll kill the competition fast.
With that being said, it’s also a good idea to download the mobile Fiverr app. This will help you to always appear online, and be able to respond to requests as they come in.
Quick Tip: Another important thing to note is that most times, the buyer request section gets refreshed at different times of the day to show newer offers. I’ve found 9am UTC and 4pm UTC to be a good time to check for new requests.
Now, we all know that getting targeted traffic to your gig is one sure way of getting multiple orders. And what better way to get more targeted traffic to your gig than through our dearly beloved Facebook. Yes, I’m talking about Facebook ads.
You can use Facebook ads to go out there and reach your target audience before your competition. You might spend a bit of money to get started, but if you do it right, you can open up a stream of new and recurring orders that will pay for itself in the long run.
If you want to learn how to run profitable Facebook ads on a budget, be sure to check out the free video training at our Facebook group by clicking here.
Question 2: “I don’t get orders on my Fiverr account anymore. What’s going on?”
First, read the answer to the question above. Next, I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you used to get orders before…and then stopped. If so, what happened? You need to look inwards and find out where the problem is coming from.
Most times, getting more orders isn’t the problem. You have to learn how to retain your old customers. It’s more expensive to get new clients than to retain the existing ones.
What kind of service are you rendering? How can you create packages that will make your buyers keep on coming back to you?
You may be thinking,” how can I possibly make my buyers come back? My service is a one-time offer”. Well, that’s not entirely true. Almost every service I can think of can have a retainer package built around it.
I’ve seen people offer recurring writing packages, and even graphic design packages. Don’t believe me? My friends over at Design Geeks offer recurring graphic design packages and their customers pay every month for their services. If you need help with setting up a retainer funnel for your clients, click here to find out how I can help you out.
Question 3: “How can I deliver my orders fast because I may not be able to deal with large numbers of articles if I am to continue with manual methods?”
Have you heard about AnarchoFighter? He’s currently the guy with the highest single sale on Fiverr for $10,000. Aside from the fact that he’s a top-rated seller, I have no doubt in my mind that he’s probably very good at what he does. He even bought a house with his earnings from Fiverr.
Now let me ask a question: do you think Anarchofighter got to where he is by being worried about delivering orders fast? Heck no!
It pays to master your craft and be the best at whatever service you’re offering. You should understand that freelancing is hard work.
If you expect Fiverr to be a place where you fold your arms and lay on the beach while a robot fulfills your orders, it’s not going to happen.
Your main goal is to get good enough at whatever services you offer and climb the ranks in Fiverr. By doing so, you can offer high priced services and you won’t have to worry about exchanging your time for money.
Question 4: “I have implemented all the strategies (gigs, ranking, favoriting etc.) yet no single sales so far. What do I do?”
I get asked this question a lot of times, and it’s really interesting because looking back to when I was starting out, there were a lot of people promising that they had the secret to getting more sales and stuff like that.
I had friends who fell for those scams and wasted their money. You have to realize that there is really no secret sauce. At the end of the day, it all comes down to hard work and patience.
I didn’t make my first $1000 on Fiverr until after a year. There’s a ton of conflicting information out there, and in some cases you may need a coach to be accountable to, but the key takeaway is that if you are good enough, and you have patience, you will definitely make it on Fiverr.
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