The most common problem freelancers face when starting their journey is getting their first order.
Fiverr is an independent marketplace and literally, anyone can start their freelance journey there. It is completely free and you only need a few skills to be able to offer it to your clients.
If you are one of these folks who have started their freelance journey on Fiverr, you are in the right place. So, today I’ll show you how to get your first order on Fiverr.
Then let’s get started.
How to get your first order on Fiverr?
Being found on Fiverr through your search is tricky and you can’t wait. This is because the search results keep changing for the same keyword with every click.
So you can’t rely on that, especially if you are a beginner to Fiverr.
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Before listing the 8 ways, there is one important little thing to do
You should show some of your past work on the service you offer on Fiverr. This helps your buyers know the quality of your work.
If you haven’t done any previous work, it’s best to make a dummy one so you can put it on display on Fiverr.
For egs: if you are a web developer, just create a small website. Take photos from the website and then upload them to Fiverr.
Here are the 8 ways you can get more orders on Fiverr: –
Fiverr buyer requests
Fiverr included smart features like buyer requests. it is very helpful for beginners to get their first order on Fiverr.
So what are buyer requests?
Customers who want to buy a particular gig, but can not find the right one in the listing, Post a request, and sellers will respond to their request if they know the work.
Interested sellers or freelancers who know the tool will contact them with a fair offer.
This is where you take advantage. You offer your services for a lower price than your competition. This is obligatory!
To establish yourself on Fiverr, you will have to offer your services much cheaper than others. This is the only way. Once you start receiving more orders, you can eventually increase your price.
Let’s break it down a little bit.
Buyers or customers post a request through Fiverr.
Fiverr freelancers can respond to these requests by sending them a message. When giving an answer, clearly state why you are better than the others.
Offer something for free
People like to get something for free. So if you provide a service on Fiverr, try to deliver it or offer a Buy 1 Get 1.
I can guarantee that people will start buying from you, especially if you offer a “buy one get one free” offer.
I have bought Fiverr gigs in the past and it was from someone who gave me an offer to buy one get one free.
After providing the service, send them a message and ask them to leave a positive review about you.
One sure thing all buyers check on a Gig is its review. If your reviews are bad, it’s better if you delete that account and start a new one.
When you plan to give something free at your concert, make sure that the first thing buyers see is that offer. Therefore, please write the offer in capital letters and highlight it. This will make them read the full description of the concert.
Write a compelling description
Concert descriptions must be well structured and accurate. The buyer must understand what exactly he is selling.
Divide your paragraphs and bullet them. This can get people to read your description.
Also, beware of spelling and grammar mistakes, you don’t want that to happen if you sell services like content writing and other copywriting-related stuff.
If you have additional work samples to show that cannot be included in the media tab, you can provide a link here in the description where you have uploaded those files (Google Drive, your website, or anywhere).
A guarantee is another thing that people look for before buying a concert. Try to provide a money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Fiverr doesn’t have that option, so you’ll have to contact and pay outside of Fiverr.
When providing a money-back guarantee with your services, you will have to be a little careful, because there will be a lot smarter out there. So if someone asks for your money back, ask them for a detailed explanation and only if it is valid should you give them the money.
Add a video to your concert
Video can increase the participation rate of a concert. It’s very true because I’ve seen myself playing some videos when searching for gigs on Fiverr.
Hire a freelancer to make a short video for your concert. You can find these services on Fiverr.
If you can do it yourself, that would be so much better!
Create a related gig that is not “the same gig”
I have seen many Fiverr freelancers doing this. They create a lot of gigs but with different headlines like “create a unique website”, “create an awesome website”, “create a responsive website”.
The Fiverr team itself has confirmed that doing this will not increase your ranking and rather may have a negative impact.
So instead of doing this, try to provide related services. If you are a web developer, you can offer something like “Create a website”, “Fix errors on your website”, “add additional functionality to your website”.
This will allow you to gain more exposure because all three gigs are targeting different keywords and you are more likely to get an order for any of them.
Building a website
Creating a portfolio site is a great way to build your brand. A Portfolio site generally contains information about you and the work you have done.
You can create a website in two ways. The first way is to use your coding skills and create a website using HTML and CSS. Not everyone used this method.
The second way is to use WordPress. This is simple and doesn’t require any coding skills to get started.
Fiverr is a great freelance marketplace and you can easily make some extra income from them. However, like any other job or business, you need to be patient.
Even if you follow all the steps above, it may take time to get your first order. When you receive the order, please deliver it on time and with great quality. Convince them to leave a review, so that you get more orders.
So, I think you now know how to get your first order on Fiverr. Feel free to comment below if you have any questions.