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So you want to conquer Fiverr? I am writing this thread to share my views and tricks regarding Fiverr. So before I begin, just see the contents you will be reading –
• Intro to Fiverr
• Levels
• Outside the BOX!
• Competition
• Getting Started – Your first Gig
• Improving you Gig :)
• Buyer Requests
• Types of Buyers and Gig Marketing
• Profile
• Customer Handling
• Black Hat methods
• You know NOTHING!
• Conclusion + Gift
Ingredients – Before I start on, you must have the following (* indicates mandatory) –
1. A working brain* :D
2. Internet connection*
3. Skill
4. Social media accounts
5. Investment
You probably saw there is no * over Skill so don’t lose hope if you know nothing, we will discuss that later.
Intro to Fiverr
For those of you who don’t know what Fiverr is then Fiverr is the site for freelancers. Freelancing is similar to trading time for money (Time is Money after all). You know a skill such as SEO and you help others with your skills. There are also other sites such as Freelancer and Upwork but I had a bad experience with them (Upwork asked for a profile photo while Freelancer needed my Credit Card details including Pin:mad:).
Levels (in Fiverr)
Just like this forum, Fiverr too has levels. The good thing is that you don’t need to pay for them but serve the customers for them.
1. Level 1 – You are a beginner, zero sales nothing. Just like a newbie. You can upload up to 7 Gigs.
2. Level 2 – Once completed 10 orders and maintained a rating of 4+ then you will be able to publish up to 15 Gigs.
3. Professional – This includes Pro League and Fiverr Rockstar – The Best Out There! You may also become a Top Rated Seller and Fiverr’s choice.
For more info, see here fiverr[dot]com/levels
Outside the BOX!
Now we have pretty much information about Fiverr and how it works. Now it’s time to start our journey! Firstly this topic is not related to Fiverr but it is essential to avoid confusion and find the best category for you.
This step is simple, just take a pen and paper and write what you are good at and what you can do at Fiverr. Example, you love writing, then you have a vast majority of Gig topics to cover. I know something that is really common then it may not sale so much but we are not discussing competition here, just write what you can.
Now once you wrote a few things you can do with ease let’s find the best out of them.
For example, my list is –
1. Logo Design
2. Background Removal
3. SEO
4. Photoshop Editing
5. Ebook Cover
6. Marketing
Now categorize them as per the following –
Mark * on which you know completely, I mean you are the boss at that things. Mark / on ideas that are common. Mark + on unique ideas.
So My list will be –
1. Logo Design /*
2. Background Removal *
3. SEO
4. Photoshop Editing /
5. Ebook Cover +
6. Marketing
So this will help me realize what can I focus on, for example, I am not good at SEO and Marketing and it also has a great competition so I just left. You may also notice one idea can have more than one signs. So now you have the ideas, now it’s time to see the competition (where most give up).
Competition
As you all know the competition on Fiverr is tough, I mean really really tough. So how do we make our way from it? Firstly analyze your competition as there are many categories on Fiverr, each with their own subcategory. Take a look at them and relate it to your Gigs.
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For example my Gigs –
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Now you need to “Crack” the competition! So just click on a category and you will see the top rated sellers of that category (5-star reviews!, Many orders, Pro Seller and much more :p). Now in a new tab open at least 5 top seller gigs. See what they are offering for how much and how they made their Gig pictures and wrote a description. Can you do better than them? Of course, you can, just provide more than they provide, once you start getting orders and reviews, raise up your prices (not so quickly:p)
See the example below –
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Even after so mnay orders, they just keep it to 5$.
Getting Started – Your First Gig
Now I won’t emphasize much on this point but you have to just –
1. Register on Fiverr (if you haven’t done already)
2. Fill the blah blah details and verify your account.
3. Go to Seller tab and hit manage gigs. You will see no gigs (if you are new).
Now click on “Create New Gig” on the right-hand side.
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P.S. I don’t remember it clearly but I think at the time of registering, Fiverr asks you to build your first Gig.
Now you need to think of Catchy Title and Keywords. You should include the title and keywords in your description. Make sure you start with just 5$ and disable that Premium and Regular package, then you need a picture for your Gig!
For making Gig pictures, the size should be 550*370 ( I tried with 1280*720 and it cropped those). I suggest Photoshop to make the pictures but Paint or Canva will do the work.
I realized videos really boost impressions (views) but you need to make sure the starting of the video is the same as the thumbnail to make it look professional. For making videos, if you have knowledge of video editing softwares then use that but I think PowerPoint will do.
As of the description, see a top seller’s gig related to your category and copy paste that and make some changes in it.
Improving Your Gig :)
Now improving the gig is really simple, time taking and unnecessary. For doing this, you have to go to Seller’s tab and then click on Gigs.
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See you Gig’s impressions, views, and clicks. See them the next day, how, much them jumped from?
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If you think they are not doing well, change some stuff in your Gig and see. Why I said it unnecessary and time taking because you just have to outrun your competitors by improving your Gig. There are sellers on Fiverr that can write a profile description, Gig description and make Gig picture for you for as low as 5$.
Note: More impressions or clicks do not mean more sale, even fewer impressions can get you sale.
Buyer Requests
Most people don’t know this stuff but it is actually a great place to get your first orders. Go to Sellers tab and then click on Buyers Requests.
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These requests were made by Buyers who were unable to find their preferred service. All these are related to the category of Gig you posted. Usually, there are 0 to few buyer requests but you should make use of them. Click on Send Offer and choose you Gig that matches the Buyers Request and then write something good (see conclusion + gifts). You can send up to 10 requests each day.

Types of Buyers and Gig Marketing
I would keep this short and simple, there are 3 types of buyers I know on Fiverr –
1. Review and Buy – These only see the reviews and just buy your Gig.
2. Business Purpose – They require a huge amount of work to be done, they don’t matter reviews but give importance to price.
3. Work Done – They need their work to be done in the deadline they want, they don’t care about reviews or price.
Now you need to target any one of them. As of the Gig marketing, make an FB and G+ account (specifically for Fiverr)
Make it look professional and show some sample work there, link it to your profile and show you’re new Gigs here.
Fiverr Profile
This is simple, get a good picture (it may not be you always :p), write a description and keep it clean, kind and simple.
Customer Handling
On Fiverr, I can express customer handling in one line – Kill Them With Kindness!” and yeah that works. Be sooo kind with your clients that they can’t stop themselves to click that Buy button!
Black Hat Methods
Just because I am writing it at BHW and Warning! I haven’t tested any of them:)
1. Buy Reviews – There are many people selling them here.
2. Make Reviews – This is similar to the first one but is cheaper and time taking. Make a new account as a buyer, and buy your own Gig. Fiverr will cut off 1$ so you will lose a dollar but get a review.
3. Fake Traffic maybe…. I am not sure :confused:
You know NOTHING!
For those who know nothing then there are three ways –
1. Find something unique and simple – For example, something which a human being can do such as App testing, etc.
2. Trading Gigs – This strategy is amazing but needs some work. For example, I know nothing about SEO but I posted a Gig related to SEO with a really good picture and description. I put 10$ price. If I got an order then I would search SEO for 5$ with 24-hour delivery (my 10$ gig’s delivery will be 2 days) then I will buy that. Now I will provide the same to my client, so I spent 5$ and got 8$ (Fiverr cuts off some price) and overall 3$ profit with no skill.
3. Learn something! – Think about something you want to learn, Google about it, See Youtube tutorials and Udemy courses (free ones will do). You need the skill to convert it into money.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein
Conclusion + Gift
Now I think I have covered everything related to Fiverr! Now I would provide you some resources to ease your work.
Description –
Code:
Dear Buyers,
I have been in this industry for * years and such jobs are my daily practice.
You can see my Gig pictures for projects that I worked recently on.
This is my first time on this site and hence you can see that I do not have any ratings/testimonials to show you.
Since I am new to Fiverr, I am willing to provide you my services for as low as 5$.
I can assure you that if you work with me once, you will always work with me for these kinds of projects.
I can start working on this project as soon as you buy my Gig.
Regards,
<Your Name>

And some sentences you should use –
Code:
1.    I can complete your project on time and within your budget.
2.    I can achieve the results that you are asking for
3.    I would love to work on your project
4.    Please don’t hesitate to ask any queries you might have.

I hope you must have explored Fiverr completely and as a Gift, I could make a Gig Picture for you (if your Gig is related to Digital Stuff) only first 5 people :p
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Kind Regards,
Super Panda
 

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Glad that you had a great read. Another thing I forgot to write is that on Fiverr, quality doesn't play the only role, I have seen people putting stupid logo making service for 10$ or more and people who make great logo have low orders and just put gig at 5$.
 

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Awesome guide. This will help many fellows on BHW (myself included)!

I have a question that perhaps you could answer for me:
I made my first and only gig a long time ago and after not putting any effort into marketing/exposure for that gig, after months of checking my dashboard everyday, I gave up. Then about a year after adding that gig, I randomly decided to check my dashboard again and I had a sale!.. which was actually a cancelled order. And a 1 star rating.
Now I want to get back into Fiverr with a new, unique gig but I have this ugly single 1 star review on my profile. Is there a way I can permanently close my account and start a fresh account?
 

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Awesome guide. This will help many fellows on BHW (myself included)!

I have a question that perhaps you could answer for me:
I made my first and only gig a long time ago and after not putting any effort into marketing/exposure for that gig, after months of checking my dashboard everyday, I gave up. Then about a year after adding that gig, I randomly decided to check my dashboard again and I had a sale!.. which was actually a cancelled order. And a 1 star rating.
Now I want to get back into Fiverr with a new, unique gig but I have this ugly single 1 star review on my profile. Is there a way I can permanently close my account and start a fresh account?
Get rid of that account in this way -
  1. Once logged in, click your profile picture, and then click Settings > Account.
  2. In the ACCOUNT DEACTIVATION section, select a reason from the drop-down list.
  3. Click Deactivate Account. You will receive a message indicating that your Fiverr account is closed.
Now make a new account and a new journey to Fiverr. But this time do no break your customer's satisfaction and don't give up.
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Also if you feeling like giving up, Fiverr has a vacation mode :p
 

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Get rid of that account in this way -
  1. Once logged in, click your profile picture, and then click Settings > Account.
  2. In the ACCOUNT DEACTIVATION section, select a reason from the drop-down list.
  3. Click Deactivate Account. You will receive a message indicating that your Fiverr account is closed.
Now make a new account and a new journey to Fiverr. But this time do no break your customer's satisfaction and don't give up.

Also if you feeling like giving up, Fiverr has a vacation mode :p
Thanks a lot buddy. I wish you plenty more success with Fiverr and any of your other business ventures.
 

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Thanks for a well written guide, but one thing, I have a fiverr account and wanted to check the "buyer request" section but I'm unable to find the "selling" menu, I only have the "buying" one(see the attached picture). Can you tell me why?buyer.jpg
 

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Hey, your info on the Fiverr levels are incorrect, might want to correct that.

For the Fiverr newbies out there, I want to say that Fiverr isn't worth the effort unless you can finish a $5 task in 5 to 20 minutes. I have made about $700 on the platform and it's just my outlook on it after having put a fairly large amount of time in it.

Didn't read the guide though, just had a quick glimp, so I can't judge it.
 

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Thanks for a well written guide, but one thing, I have a fiverr account and wanted to check the "buyer request" section but I'm unable to find the "selling" menu, I only have the "buying" one(see the attached picture). Can you tell me why?View attachment 96497

Did you even registered as a Seller? I think you registered as a Buyer.

Hey, your info on the Fiverr levels are incorrect, might want to correct that.

For the Fiverr newbies out there, I want to say that Fiverr isn't worth the effort unless you can finish a $5 task in 5 to 20 minutes. I have made about $700 on the platform and it's just my outlook on it after having put a fairly large amount of time in it.

Didn't read the guide though, just had a quick glimp, so I can't judge it.

I left a link for checking levels - https://www.fiverr.com/levels
And as of time taking...
Yeah, some Gigs are time consuming but it depends on your talent or skills. For example, basic background removal starts from 5$ only and it can sometimes be really quick but sometimes it takes about half an hour to extract background. So we can conclude the following -
  1. Quick Gig - Low price, low time and low amount of work needed. Eg. Red eye removal, etc.(I can't think of examples :D)
  2. Big Gig - High price, more time and more amount of work needed. Eg. Pro logo editing.
See images below -
These are PROs
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These are Good People:)
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These are those who give up :(
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And these are the craziest sellers I have seen! :eek:o_O
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So which one are you?;)
 

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WOW! Really amazing guide! I have been working on Fiverr for a long long time and I was thinking to do a guide about it but you have been faster! Really good guide, a lot of people here can learn a lot about how to get their first sales (I have learned some things too ;)). The only advice I can give is: "Don't give up if you don't get a sale the first day (or week), just keep working on it!".

Maybe I should start a little journey growing a Fiverr account from zero following these techniques and also my own ones, and post the results, so we can show how it is possible ;)
 

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I have to ask, is Fiverr dead.

Probably more life in a Funeral Directors Parlour.

https://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/tutorials/start-making-money-fiverr-today-tutorial-case-study/

Check it our.
Fiverr isn't dead but the competition is so intense that it is easy to find a Gig for yourself but selling it, is a tough job. Those people who are currently top sellers joined a long time ago when the competition was very low (I mean really low) but nowadays I think there are more sellers than buyers though they say buyers are a lot. Of course you can get a sale but you need to crack the competion first. This is the toughest part and once you overcome it, then Fiverr will be a great place for you.
 

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Nice and useful thread @Super Panda!

I'm Level 2 seller and have some experience on Fiverr. Absolutly it's alive :D

I would add that impressions, CTR and favs also help to rank into Fiverr search. It could be done with BH methods you said: exchanges, friends & secondary accounts (extremely dangerous). I tried with only one Gig and statistics went down, so trying to sell more gigs is better.
 
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