Need Help from freelancers ! I am depressed

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HI warriors,

I am freelancer and I created account on fiverr few months ago.I am qualified person with degree of BS(Software Engineering) and I know the work also like wordpress,asp.net web development and whiteboard animations.I know all this work well but unfortunately my gigs on fiverr are not getting attention of buyers.How would I tell them about my skills unless they give job to me ,as I am new on fiverr, I also don't have reviews yet.
kindly give me some piece of advice for getting orders on fiverr.

Thanks
#depressed #freelancers
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  • Profile picture of the author ceoboss
    Review is a big thing on fiverr. Put yourself in your prospective buyer's shoes. If you want to hire a freelancer for your projects, which would you rather use, the one Top rated seller with 2K reviews? or the Newbie with no reviews?

    I usually buy gigs on fiverr and in the cause of my interaction with a few of my sellers they usually end up telling the same breakthrough story.

    Get your friends, create new buyer profiles if you have to, Buy your gigs. It doesn't matter if it's a $5 gig or a $500 gig. I'll recommend creating more $5 gigs for a start (using your seller profile) so as the reduce the commission you have to remit to fiverr.


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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by ceoboss View Post

      Get your friends, create new buyer profiles if you have to, Buy your gigs. It doesn't matter if it's a $5 gig or a $500 gig. I'll recommend creating more $5 gigs for a start (using your seller profile) so as the reduce the commission you have to remit to fiverr.
      You won't need to worry about your problems on Fiverr, once they ban you for this behavior. They're smarter than you think. Now the question becomes, how smart are you?
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    • Profile picture of the author bilal14078
      Thanks for the advice ..appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author madahason2
    I will suggest you up your game. Fiverr is good but have you thought about creating your own platform?
    What do i mean? have your own website, youtube channel, linkedIn, google plus etc. Not all of them but those you think will benefit your business. Create articles that solve people's problems, youtube videos that do the same.
    Remember, in the beginning you need to work and work and it might seems its not working but never give up. With time you will see how your website and youtube channel will start bringing you clients based on the help you have provided in your content. Good luck my friend and try not to be depressed its part of the job. channel the frustration into hard work and it will pay in the nearest future.
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    • Profile picture of the author bilal14078
      Thanks mate..your advice is much appreciated <3
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  • Profile picture of the author Arshad Mansoor
    Dont give up and wait
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The best, simplest, quickest way to solve this problem; feel your fear of losing money. Clearing that fear - although it feels really sucky - helps you do the things and be the person who connects with clients. Most people have little money because they live their entire lives terrified to lose money. The bold few who feel and release this fear - even when they appear to have a few dollars - become the wealthiest folks on earth. Not caught up in the illusion-fear of poverty.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      The best, simplest, quickest way to solve this problem; feel your fear of losing money. Clearing that fear - although it feels really sucky - helps you do the things and be the person who connects with clients. Most people have little money because they live their entire lives terrified to lose money. The bold few who feel and release this fear - even when they appear to have a few dollars - become the wealthiest folks on earth. Not caught up in the illusion-fear of poverty.
      One word: Claptrap!
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  • Profile picture of the author JanetBeatrice
    It's always hard getting those first jobs. One thing you could do is create your own samples. If nobody is hiring you to do the work, just do the work anyway. Do some whiteboard animations and post them as samples of your work. Marketers need video now, so that's a great skill. You don't have to say that you created the samples for yourself and not for a client, although you shouldn't lie about it either. And definitely don't pretend to hire yourself on Fiverr. Take heart, getting your foot in the door is always a challenge. You're not alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author dilipcybex
    Considering that you are technically skilled, hire someone who is skilled in marketing for Fiverr gigs. It is quite normal to team up with people, or even better hire someone who can help you out benefit himself.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    All you depressed people/threads are kinking my mojo.
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  • Profile picture of the author wuser12
    Why not trying others websites?
    Here are some:
    freelancer.com
    hirefreelancerz.com
    upwork.com
    peopleperhour.com
    etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveMartin
    Fiverr should just be a small part of your marketing efforts. Don't just rely on one source of gigs, I know it can be tempting to just stick to fiverr when you see all those other gigs with huge amounts of orders in the queue, but you really don't know how much effort they put into getting there and most likely it will be a lot.

    If you are determined to get moving on fiverr hang in there until you get your first order and don't feel defeated.

    Try to network on facebook, youtube and locally and provide a link to your fiverr gigs to get more traffic. Find forums within your niche and offer helpful advice and set up a signature link to your fiverr gig.

    This should provide more traffic to your gigs. If you are still not getting orders after getting more traffic you will then have to consider how the gig is presented and your copy, I am sure you could easily hire somebody for that without it being too expensive.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    I only tried upwork, but the concept of that should the same with every other platforms. Sometimes it takes a while but that's part of it. I suggest you apply for at least 10x a day. This has been my strategy, and it increased my chances of landing a good project/work. The only difference between those who made it and those who did not is persistence. Be persistent, you can do it.
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  • Lower your price cheaper than others to get the attention and then provide good after sales service to retain the customers.
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