How do you get your first Fiverr client?

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Hi Warriors,
It seems that getting the first client is the hardest part.
No one is interested with gigs that have no ratings yet.

I'm thinking of adding a signature here in warriorforum to link to my new service on fiverr.
Is this okay?
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  • Profile picture of the author WeavingThoughts
    Yes, sure. You can do that!
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    • Originally Posted by WeavingThoughts View Post

      Yes, sure. You can do that!
      Actually, you're not supposed to link to sites you don't own.

      Says so in the stickies up there at the top.

      There are a lot of people who put their Fiverr gigs in their signature -- and aren't reported to the mods.

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  • Profile picture of the author Martin Lee Jr
    Try making a Video on YTube - optimize it correctly make some links and get views and put your fiverr link in the descript

    This should get the ball rolling
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    • Profile picture of the author hgustavs
      Thank you for your advice, I think this is the way to go with Fiverr, Gigbucks and so on. I´ll try it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgetsmoneyy
    I just recently had my first fiverr sale, was really excited nad actually went way above and beyond what the gig called for and the guy didn't even leav me feedback
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    • Originally Posted by jgetsmoneyy View Post

      I just recently had my first fiverr sale, was really excited nad actually went way above and beyond what the gig called for and the guy didn't even leav me feedback
      Did you ask him for feedback?

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  • Profile picture of the author angshuy2k
    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi Warriors,
    It seems that getting the first client is the hardest part.
    No one is interested with gigs that have no ratings yet.

    I'm thinking of adding a signature here in warriorforum to link to my new service on fiverr.
    Is this okay?
    The way I have started,
    1) Shared my tips and tricks on twitter and got some clients.
    2) Shared my tips and tricks on my FB page
    3) Got it from pinterest
    4) Got it from emailing and offering some low budget customer to try it only for fiverr.
    5) Made my video
    6) Kept some video on youtube

    Sharing knowledge can improve your skills as well as others and slowly made friendship with numerous forum member and asked them to give it a try.

    But even from my first customer, I made sure anything I do: I let my customer know what I am doing, how far have I gone with the work and after finishing a complete report and some tips. Finally, I have asked my customer politely about sharing my gig on their facebook and twitter.

    I use fiverr gig to test my methods and strategies. The most successful one goes to my private customers on monthly basis use. Although, five dollar might not seem a lot of money but work is work and regardless of your work load trust me if you can provide some honest service to just one customer and give them the fruit, you can even make living out of this micro job place.

    If you need more help and tips you can add me on my skype : seohostel or on my twitter : @senukexcrpro

    Best wishes,
    Swrajit
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewStark
    Sell a service that people want rather than just another ebook.

    It's also worth looking at the green bar as this is where people are telling you what they want doing. Make your order page stand out, have a video introducing yourself, and like others have said promote yourself on social media. If you already have your own website or mailing list make sure they know that you're available for hire.
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    • Profile picture of the author iobeek
      I am not sure but I think I got a bunch of orders through my forum sigs. Slap a link to your gig here on WF and see where it goes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Driving external traffic is your best bet, from forums, social media, youtube (and other video sites), your website, blogs. Relying on Fiverrs own traffic can be hit and miss as people tend to stick to the highly rated gigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    See if you can come up with a very unique gig. Use copywriting tips to make it enticing so that you can get more click throughs to your gigs.
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  • Profile picture of the author DramaConvention
    hey mrdanilodiaz...it is ok to put your fiverr gigs as wf signature, but i would not recommend on your main promotional methods. Trying to market your Fiverr gigs by making some Youtube videos, Twitter accounts, facebook fanpages, pinterest promotion would be some of your priority to consider....
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  • Profile picture of the author IMPromocoder
    If it's just the first couple of gigs you want to sell and stand out as someone with record, and you think afterwards the orders will flow because you have such a great service, then just ask your friends to buy a couple of your gigs. Return them the money if you like. I see it so often on fiverr that gigs have fake feedback, it's just that obvious.
    I'm not saying it's the right thing to do, I'm not saying that will drive sales later, but it will break your 0 rating very fast.
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Birch
    For the first few weeks I responded to several of the Fiverr ads listed on the right hand side of the Fiverr pages that I felt comfortable with.

    Yes, I had to spend a little longer on the gigs, but at least I managed to get the ball rolling with feedback etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author kibria4mbd
    I found nothing wrong to put your gig link here in this forum signature. You can do this. But not only this one you should follow all the above advises from all the seniors. Thus you will get your first order i hope and best wishes for your first gig.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicelife
    Tell me what you're selling, I might be interested in becoming your first client.

    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi Warriors,
    It seems that getting the first client is the hardest part.
    No one is interested with gigs that have no ratings yet.

    I'm thinking of adding a signature here in warriorforum to link to my new service on fiverr.
    Is this okay?
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  • Profile picture of the author xInd
    Read the gig requests on the side and contact the buyers directly. I think that's how I got my first sale there.
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  • Profile picture of the author karlmay1980
    Is it a gig worth buying or is it a gig that has lots of competition?

    If high competition then you need to create a video showing what you can do and maybe promote it until get some sales then all should start moving.

    You will never get rich off Fiverr though but a good place to start and get some work out there.
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  • Profile picture of the author SocialMediaOwls
    You could start by listing your gig on a Fiverr Clone that will actively market your gig. On my clone I personally advertise every gig that is listed. I guarantee you will get 500 people to check out your gig.

    Every gig that is listed on my site gets blasted out to hundreds of twitter accounts that have over 3 million followers
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  • Profile picture of the author marioman1234
    I've recently started up with fiverr, well not recently (been a member since they basically started) but I'm finding it difficult to reel people in as well. Had I started full on using it when I signed up, I'm sure I would have seen much more orders come in. I think the main problem is that theres just too much competition to go off of, that people begin to only look at the gigs that are highly rated. Theres no real way around this I suppose, just be patient, and dont put your full faith in fiverr as your income source.

    Also, post more gigs, you'd get more all around exposure that way
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    have some free tips in my sig to get you going.

    I would hang out where you most likely client is going to be and help them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jensha
    Originally Posted by mrdanilodiaz View Post

    Hi Warriors,
    It seems that getting the first client is the hardest part.
    No one is interested with gigs that have no ratings yet.

    I'm thinking of adding a signature here in warriorforum to link to my new service on fiverr.
    Is this okay?
    Kamusta! Actually even if you do not advertise your gig in other websites, as long as it's a unique gig or a necessity for some people and you still have 100% rating, chances that someone to order your gig is still there and not completely lost. With hundreds of gigs being sold to fiverr, their support puts all gigs in their niches into queue. So sooner or later your gig would be shown in the page 1 of the results page in those customer who are looking for the gig that you are ordering. If there's a lot of you of course.
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