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Why are my Fiverr gigs not bringing in money?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by SeanMurphy91, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. SeanMurphy91

    SeanMurphy91 Newbie

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    Hey,

    So I am a writer and I've been using Fiverr as a way to make some money. I thought I could sell a few gigs a day but since i put up my gigs I've only gotten one buyer.

    Can anyone tell me how i can improve this and get more people to buy my gigs.

    I have 3 Writing gigs up and they all offer a good service.

    1.I will write two professional and unique, 200 to 300 word high quality article on the topic of your choice

    2. I will write a unique 400 to 500 word review of any product you want

    3. I will write a fantastic 400 to 500 word article of your choice

    Thanks in advance if you can help me.

    -Sean
     
  2. midnight_focus

    midnight_focus Power Member

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    you need to be ranking to get visitors to get sales
     
  3. Leith

    Leith Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    a) Have gigs which interest other buyers
    b) Rank for the keywords so people buy you over others
    c) Offer a catchy title or people wont click
    d) Offer a video maybe to add to your professionalism
    e) Offer cool offers and bonuses if you can
    f) Get people to leave positive feedback
    g) Use capital letters to make certain things stand out
    h) Do something unique - add a twist to your gig to make it stand out
    i) Promote it elsewhere to get traffic
     
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  4. robbang

    robbang Junior Member

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    Just set up a few more Fiverr accounts and buy your own gigs a couple of times. You only lose 1 dollar everytime you buy your own gig. If you don't want to create more accounts, you could pay likes $6 to someone at this forum to buy your gigs and leave good feedback! :)

    //Rob
     
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  5. ActionTaker

    ActionTaker Power Member

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    Personally, if I'm looking for writing gigs, I'm also looking for the way, that the sellers write even when not on duty. As I see mistakes in your writing I'd hesitate to order from you + others that have left feedback on fiverr would give me a better idea of the quality of the work.
     
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    Writing gigs never do that well. Spread your gig out to the clones. I've got guys now that are making full time income on mine.

    The most popular gigs are for marketing and advertising
     
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    lol shameless self promoting
     
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  8. BlankToy

    BlankToy Newbie

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    I think its most likely because most people will just go for gigs that are already "accomplished".
    You should maybe consider offering something more.
     
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    GiftGuru Supreme Member

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    Mmmm no, that's the truth
     
  10. Enklave

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    Make more accounts with more same gigs with catchy title. That's all what can do. There is so many gigs and so bad search filter, that chances your gigs will be visited is very small.
     
  11. Phoenix7813

    Phoenix7813 Registered Member

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    Been trying to get more sales to my gigs as well. Thanks for the tip about the caps lock in the title. Will try that out. Will it have the same effect if I edit existing listings?

    How does one rank keywords on Fiverr? Is it just a matter of putting your keywords in your description, title and tags? Or is there some more specific things that I can do. Please elaborate on that.

    From my experience though, Fiverr is horrible for writing. $5 for a 500 word article isn't bad but if you browse through the listings you will see people giving away 3-5 500 word articles for that. So that might make it a bit difficult to compete. I consider myself a freelance writer first and a marketer second so I would always say if you want to make money off your writing, private clients are the way to go.

    One method that I have tried with some of my Fiverr gigs is instead of doing a fake review or something like that. I will presell my gig. For this you need a gig where you aren't investing anything at all. I have one where I am selling a guide I wrote and a few that involve getting social networking hits. I can approach anyone that might be interested in these services and give it to them for free. When I give it to them I stress that I am giving away something that I am trying to earn a living off of but I want them to see that it is legit. But if they are happy with the service then it would be nice of them to actually pay for the gig and leave some feedback. I did this with a friend of mine who wants to be a rapper. I sent 1000 views to his video (easily earned through the various sites out there). He ended up paying for the gig, leaving feedback and mentioning it to all his rapper buddies. It's not something you want to be doing all the time but it might help get those first few orders/reviews in.
     
  12. B. Friendly

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    Your post has numerous errors. When you claim to be "a writer" you have to know the first thing they are going to look at is your writing.
    I could pick it apart, but that's your job.
    Go back, edit your work and try again.

    If you are going to claim to be a professional basketball player, you can't expect people to ignore the fact you can't even do a lay-up.
     
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  13. SeanMurphy91

    SeanMurphy91 Newbie

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    I was just looking for some help. When I write for someone else I would edit it so that it was perfect. This was not me trying to show off my writing skills.
     
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    While you're on a public platform even a minutest punctuation error matters, so try polishing your writing skills. Things we take lightly are sometimes the most important ones.
     
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    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    That is not a winning attitude, and it is not the attitude of a professional. Professionals take pride in their work, and that pride shows in everything they do. In life you are judged by every single thing you do, even to the extent of how polished your shoes are. Most particularly in how you respond to constructive criticism and how frequently you resort to lame excuses rather than admitting you were wrong and making some effort at self-improvement.
     
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  16. Phoenix7813

    Phoenix7813 Registered Member

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    It's not really on topic but since folks are jumping on this dude for not having perfect grammar in a forum...

    -Bodybuilders aren't oiled up 24*7.
    -When pro basketball players have a game between friends I suspect you might catch them doing a lazy lay-up once or twice.
    -Soldiers don't wear perfectly pressed uniforms when they are on leave.
    -Comedians are definitely not always funny.

    If his Fiverr gig descriptions have errors in them, then I could see jumping on that bandwagon. I have been a freelance writer for over two years. I know the difference between posting on a forum as part of a discussion and posting actual job descriptions or emails to potential new clients. If you put anything under a microscope 24*7 you are going to find flaws, just ask any celebrity.
     
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  17. poweronics

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    OP you can ask some friends to buy your gigs and give you great ratings for that. After that things would flow easily.
     
  18. K1NGS

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    Fiverr is a very tricky beat indeed
     
  19. seema ladsaria

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    Why are people so fussy about spelling mistakes and minute grammatical errors, we're all humans and we must not forget "To err is human" .. Please learn to accept other's mistakes.
     
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  20. SeanMurphy91

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    I didn't mean to sound ungrateful for your response. It just felt like an attack more then constructive criticism. Thank you anyway!