Thursday, September 20, 2012
Hey Fiverrtastic Readers,
It's been a few days since I have written a blog but I gugarantee you will like this one. Ok so this one is not about a Fiverr seller but just about some Fiverr insider advice. Recently, I went from a Level 2 seller back down to no level and if any of you know how that is...it sucks! You literally go from as many as 2-3 sales or more a day to as little as 1 or none a day for days on end sometimes. I'm here to tell you how to get out of that slump! How I went from nothing to level 2 in two weeks when this happened the first time AND how i'm working my way to a level 1 or level 2 status again.
Follow these steps and You are almost guaranteed to maximize your sales by at least 200-300%
1) Maintain a positive relationship with as many buyers as you can...especially your high dollar buyers who are inclined to order frequently or order gig multiples and gig extras.
2) Ask the buyer in a message a few days to a few weeks after the order if they need anything else to make thier order experience better. Ask if they need more gigs to make the project even better. Some have more work but they are inclined not to ask because they think you're too busy to take on a new project.
3) If you lose your level don't stress it's temporary. Find ways around it by getting customers that can afford to order more than 1 gig to order multiple gigs to get speedy service, more designs, HD video, More voiceover work, more writing...and give them a little extra with it to show you care!
4) Order from other sellers, especially the new ones. We were all new at one time and we know how it is to get our first few sales. Top rated and level sellers are great but we all can't be a level seller. The new sellers are the heart of the company. They are bound to give up if they don't get 10 or 20 sales within a month or two. It's depressing!
5) Really sell the product by showing you know you have the skills. Whether you're a freelancer or a small business entrepreneur or you work in a specialized career Fiverr allows us to make money based on our skills.
6) Don't settle for $5 gigs "all the time". If the customer follows your guidelines of the $5 gig then fine and dandy. But, if they want the bells and whistles then you need to charge more. You wouldn't charge $5 for a webpage would you. You would charge $5 per page plus hosting. You would also charge to give the coding and all the graphics in a seperate package. For instance, when I do a logo I give 3 basic designs with 2 basic revisions. if the customer wants revisions or extra designs it's another $5. if they want the original vector files it's another $5 or more. If they want express delivery it's $10 for 4 days and $20 for 2 days. Make gig extras that people will buy whether you have a level or not. Be descriptive!
Just follow this advice and you should be fine. If you have other advice to add to this blog get a hold of me. I will either edit this blog or update it with a second blog. Have a Fiverrtastic day all. I will release a new blog about a Fiverr seller tomorrow or in a few days.