Just got an order for my first Fiverr gig!

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Even though it is just five dollars -1, I am pretty excited. Last month I had an accident that has left me disabled and during that time I have been unable to make an income. As the former bread winner of the family I have been dependent on my wife who's meager earnings is barely able to get us by. It is tooth and nail around here. Even as little as this is, it does help my self esteem and motivates me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spencer Jones
    Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

    Even though it is just five dollars -1, I am pretty excited. Last month I had an accident that has left me disabled and during that time I have been unable to make an income. As the former bread winner of the family I have been dependent on my wife who's meager earnings is barely able to get us by. It is tooth and nail around here. Even as little as this is, it does help my self esteem and motivates me.
    Hello Chris, A big congrats to you. Don't let the disability stand in the middle of your way to success. You have a long way to go and God will be with you to bless your efforts. Stay strong and do what you can and as best as you can. And you'll be able to earn a full time income online. Let the $5 be the beginning of huge success and a well established online business...

    All success...
    Dr.Spencer Jones
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    Congratulations, here is for more!

    Now try offering as many gigs as you can, the more you offer the more of a chance you have of getting orders, its all a numbers game.
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    • Profile picture of the author phinneus
      Fiverr is actually a pretty fun place. That is what funded my first purchase. I am still doing fiver gigs to this day and it actually accounts for around $50 a week income.......which isnt bad for a $5 gig. This was mentioned before but I will say it again......add more gigs and you will generate more sales.

      Anyways Congrats!
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      Originally Posted by Mbullard View Post

      If you can do it once, you know you can do it again. Get to it!

      Good JOb!! You know the old saying; rinse and repeat!!
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  • Profile picture of the author netmatrix
    Congrats Chris! Behind every difficulty lies an opportunity and it looks like you're grabbing it by the throat.

    You can also make money writing articles on sites such as iwriter.com.

    There are also several other sites similar to Fiverr. Maybe some other warriors can recommend some?
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  • Profile picture of the author ketset
    Well done buddy, do a good job, get that feedback and you'll get more - well done! Scale, scale, scale it up!
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  • Profile picture of the author cybernetuk
    Awesome! It really is a great feeling when you make your first sales in something no matter how small. List as many gigs as you can do, even if they are slight variations of the same gig, just try to use up your quota of 20 gigs. Make sure to put a video on them and you should see your sales going up and up.

    Good luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author BetaMaster
    Congratulations Chris! First sale always wonderful!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gringo
    Chris,

    I am so glad I stubbled across this post. I too have a few Fiverr gigs and have not got a single hit yet and it has been over 3 weeks. But just like everyone else says its a numbers game and I need to get cracking and post more gigs to increase my chances.

    A big congrats to you for your first sale, I bet you were happy as all heck.
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    • Profile picture of the author brit16
      Originally Posted by Gringo View Post

      Chris,

      I am so glad I stubbled across this post. I too have a few Fiverr gigs and have not got a single hit yet and it has been over 3 weeks. But just like everyone else says its a numbers game and I need to get cracking and post more gigs to increase my chances.

      A big congrats to you for your first sale, I bet you were happy as all heck.
      Have you tried offering something really specific...instead of something broad. For example, instead of offering to write a 300 word article over any topic, I put up a gig that offered writing a 300 word article in a specific niche. (a niche that I am very knowledgeable about and could write about without any research) I was suprised to see that I started getting orders right away. To the point that I ended up cutting off the gig for a while. Now I brought it back a few days ago with the "fiverr extras" ... a 600 word article for $5 extra bucks. I got an order for the $10 article the next day. Not sure if this has worked for others, just a suggestion.
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      • Profile picture of the author brit16
        Congrats Chris!! Keep it going. It is an easy way to make a little extra, but you eventually start feeling like you are worth more. Don't forget to add the "fiverr extras". I added this in to my gigs and the first two customers ordered the extras as well .
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Good job Chris! Like our fluffy wonder cat, I also highly recommend putting up an ad in the Warriors for Hire section and Craigslist.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randohm
    Congratulations my friend and fellow IMer! We are all very happy for you. Thanks for posting this as it is inspirational for many of us here on the boards. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danielle Lynn
    Congrats Chris, here's to your first of many.

    Make sure you deliver on time and over-deliver. Turn this customer into a rabid repeat customer - who will tell everyone he knows to buy from you
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  • Profile picture of the author doingwrite
    Congratulations!! Don't forget to build relationships with your fiverr customers through the site. Chances are you'll get repeats and referrals!
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  • Profile picture of the author jackpot9
    Hi Chris,

    Sorry to hear that, but am glad that you're taking all the right steps with an admirable attitude.

    Onwards and upwards from here.

    Regards,
    Jack
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  • Profile picture of the author MakingMoneyPoint
    Congrats!

    Try to understand needs of your clients to get success in this pursuit!
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  • Congratulations, I remember when I got my first email that I got $47 in paypal I jumped up and down it took that one sale to make 3000+ more of that ebook but starts small. The key is that once you make small sales it helps you believed.

    Just move foreword. Good luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Luffy
    wow,, you're never give up don't you!

    Go go go Chris

    keep up the good work
    congrats for your big spirit and hardwork

    hope i can help someday
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    Congrats !!
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  • Hey Chris Congratulations!! I know first hand about having a sudden disability and being the major bread winner. This happened to me and my family a couple of years ago. I applaud you for not giving up and looking for ways to generate an income. I found a link with 20 other sites that are similar to Fiverr. I am not an affiliate and I have not used these other sites but they may be worth checking out. Here is the link:Top 20 Sites like Fiverr | Phill Turner.


    Good luck to you!!
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesCx
    Nice one Chris, always good to see people still trying no matter what life throws at them!

    If you have any other skills or services that you can offer to people, throw them up as gigs and also try out a couple of freelance websites. I've started making a decent bit of cash on the side on-top of my full-time job just from freelance stuff. Be prepared to start off low paid until you build some reviews and a name for yourself though!
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Wonderful! It's a great feeling when you land that first gig and get that first sale! DOn't stop now, keep going!
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  • Profile picture of the author SanyYahaya
    Chris,

    Congrats and keep on going.
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