Sunday, December 15, 2013
When the going get's tough...keep going
Hey Fiverrtastic readers,
I haven't written a blog in awhile and I'm very sorry. I have more blogs on the way, but currently I have just been busy with so many projects. I have been busy with so many things that I haven't been able to get much done at all it seems. In the past few months I have completed over 50 orders...closer to 75-80 orders and had to cancel quite a few as well. I have even had to cancel an $80 and $100 order. The $100 order I can get back anytime. The guy just wants me to be solely devoted to his order and focused on his order. He has 3 or 4 $100 orders and many other project ideas. I am still trying to get a handle on this and I am a really bad procrastinator. I think what I need more than anything is to create a schedule. For the last few months I have been sick a lot, feeling overwhelmed, and encountering a lot of stress. I actually am seeing a psychologist now. Here's some advice to stay with the Fiverr game. I think that anyone here on Fiverr needs to be able to do 4 things.
1) Establish a relationship with your customers. Keeping long term customers is your bread and butter on Fiverr. Don't get too comfortable with one gig though. Always be willing to suspend, delete, or change your gig. Also be willing to put up multiple gigs. More gigs means more money.
2) Get a good rating and keep that rating strong. A gig with a level 1, level 2, or top rated seller badge and a seller rating higher than 90% is something to shoot for.
3) Never be afraid to take risks and never give up. I was always taught to always take risks or you will never fail in life . When you fail, there's always room to fail again and there's always room for improvement. Remember to always have an exit strategy though and that Fiverr is just a new career path, not the only career path. You will meet a lot of nice people on Fiverr, some sellers on Fiverr will become your friends and some will just be downright weird. Just have fun.
4) Know when to suspend your gigs or take a small vacation. Make sure you have more than one gig for people to order, a tip gig could come in handy, and suspend all gigs but one if you need to take a break. Do not let yourself get overwhelmed. Getting overwhelmed, handing gigs in late, and getting bad ratings can be detrimental. Just keep things slow and steady like a turtle in a rabbit race.
My next blog will be a really good one. I will be discussing a really cool illustration seller here on Fiverr. Until next time have a Fiverrtastic day.