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How many Fiverr reviews do you start with to get real sales?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by macdonjo3, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Exchanging Fiverr reviews is pretty common around here. How many do you generally need until people start buying your gig? 1? 3? 5? 10?
     
  2. VinceC

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    zero. Way back in 2012, I started off with $5 and while others offer the most 3 articles manual spinning, I offered 5 articles. I know I was cheap, but to build reputation, one need to sacrifice initially to gain trust and popularity. Now I no longer offer article spinning services, but some other high pricing service.
     
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    If gig is good than level-1 can start getting real orders.
     
  4. Dilettante

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    Hello,


    I don't think it's so easy: I was a Fiverr seller before, and having reviews help.

    Buyers have a herd mentality: if they see (good) reviews, they will buy, if they don't see reviews, they won't buy, because they don't want to be the first to try your service, even if it seems good.

    Having 2-3 reviews helps.
     
  5. VinceC

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    It was easy when back in 2012, not sure will that help in current day.
     
  6. druna27

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    Just 3 review for me. You need to online everyday
     
  7. macdonjo3

    macdonjo3 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What does being online everyday have to do with it? I'm sure I could code a bot that stays logged in 24/7.
     
  8. Dvarmin

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    Get a couple of orders and maybe even order something yourself. Also, staying online may bring in more people to your gig because I think Fiverr adds ranking value when a user is online. There is also an option that allows people to filter online users and it's there because people use it (I've used it too).

    To get even better results, you may allow express delivery in the beginning, and than extend the TAT once the orders start rolling in.
     
  9. Eagle Eye

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    reviews definitely help ....the more the better
     
  10. HoNeYBiRD

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    Plus if you don't have reviews, your gig won't rank in the search. If no one sees it, there's no chance for an order, which of course means no review. It's a vicious circle. :)

    To OP:
    Fiverr changes its gig ranking algo periodically, sometimes i hardly get an order for months, then i start getting usual orders again with me doing nothing. I don't closely follow the changes in their algo, i don't really check the gig rankings, but the only explanation is that they deliberately fuck with their algo from time to time.

    The number of orders in queue also helps getting new orders, so if you already have even just one order on a gig, there's a higher chance to get more on the same gig compared to if you would have no orders in queue.

    Staying online - which was mentioned above - will also help. If you don't run your machine or have your browser open 24/7, there's a Fiverr app for smart devices, so you can let Fiverr run non-stop in the background on your phone, tablet etc.

    How many reviews? Tough question. 1 won't help much for sure, 5 is a safe bet i'd say, but maybe 3 is enough.

    I'm with Fiverr since the very beginning, i even was a Top Rated seller for a while, i have the exact same push button gigs i started out with 6 years ago. If i get an order, it doesn't take me longer than a minute to deliver, i use the X-notifier addon for FF to achieve that, thanks to this my avg gig delivery time is 1 hrs, which is an avg for 6 years and pretty cool taking sleep hours into account too :). I don't answer any questions which i know that won't lead to sales. My response rate thanks to that is very bad lol. Time is oftentimes more valuable than a whopping $4, which you won't even get from time wasters.
     
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  11. macdonjo3

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    Thanks HoNeYBiRD.

    1 gig I have is $5, but the others are $100+ guest post services. So I guess I'll try to make some sales on the $5 one, even though I'm having a ton of inquiries on my $xxx services. All of them have 2-5 reviews.

    I'm getting dozens of impressions per day, because people search for my specific long tail keyword where there's only 2-3 other competing gigs.
     
  12. Dilettante

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    One strategy, but risky: see other sellers related to your niche, look at their buyers, contact them directly and make them an offer they can't refuse.

    Of course, you can be reported for spamming and you can't send messages.

    In that case, contact fiverr support, ask them what happened, play good guy, say you are sorry, you will respect rules.

    You will recover your ability to send messages.
     
  13. macdonjo3

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    I didn't think you can message a random username?
     
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    Speaking if fiverr reviews... Who wants to do some of exchange or make a quick buck?
     
  15. abluo

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    Reviews do certainly help, but it does depend on your niche and how much competition there is