URGENT! Newbie wakes up with 7/24hour fiverr gigs. Ratings at risk!

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I'm new at this, what was I thinking?

I've been around here reading how to write effectively in 20 minutes. But seriously you guys. How am I supposed to pump out 4 articles and 3 product reviews, before 9 o'clock tonight?

I need help. Frankly i don't care I have to be smart, I'd rather sell these sale then get 1 thumbs down on fiver! There is twenty dollars in my account and I'm still working on the second gig.

What can I possibly do to curb this learning curb, I'm sorry I only come to guys when I have emergencies, but truthfully, there hardly ever a reason to post, there is so much information. Anyway. Who wants these account, no seriously, it ain't nothing but a thing.

Yes I can write but It takes me 2 hours to do so. Look right now I'm not looking at the money, I'm looking to be active online, working on building myself up to be a proper, verified member of the online community, but this fiverr gig, came as a super surprise. First I didn't think anyone would see it. It's over here please help! I don't know what to say, I don't know how to make it any clearer. The goal here today in the post is to save the account any thumbs down.

So, how do you want to work this out, temporarily switch the account to your paypal? huh, no? How about I pay you 20 dollars on through what ever is TOS proper. I really don't care. really.... I'm kind of panicking.

..............now is not the time to hold back.............................................. ...I think I'm going to be sick...........
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  • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
    Instead of writing that long post, shut up and get to work. If you're trying to build your self to get work, do the damn work. You wanted it, you've got it, take action. Nothing in life comes easy, just do it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Izerman
      Originally Posted by KuhNoodle View Post

      Instead of writing that long post, shut up and get to work. If you're trying to build your self to get work, do the damn work. You wanted it, you've got it, take action. Nothing in life comes easy, just do it.
      What he said. lol
      Do the work and you will feel pleased with yourself when you are done.
      Best of luck.

      /Izerman
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      • Profile picture of the author Gail_Curran
        Contact some buyers, offer them a freebie if they cancel their order without giving a thumbs down.
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        • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
          Originally Posted by Gail_Curran View Post

          Contact some buyers, offer them a freebie if they cancel their order without giving a thumbs down.
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          Good idea thanks. My main goal is avoid those.
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    • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
      Originally Posted by KuhNoodle View Post

      Instead of writing that long post, shut up and get to work. If you're trying to build your self to get work, do the damn work. You wanted it, you've got it, take action. Nothing in life comes easy, just do it.
      This is the best advice that you can get. Nothing in life comes easy, especially when your goal is to be successful and make money online.

      Take action, learn, and make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fun to Write
    You could always private message the customer and let them know it will take a day longer to complete the work. Offer one or more a refund if they cannot wait that long.

    Change your gig to state delivery in 3 days and stop advertising 24 hour work that you can't deliver.

    Writing is not the most practical gig for Fiverr because it is too time consuming - as you found out. Find something else you can do that takes a lot less time to complete.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by Fun to Write View Post

      You could always private message the customer and let them know it will take a day longer to complete the work. Offer one or more a refund if they cannot wait that long.

      Change your gig to state delivery in 3 days and stop advertising 24 hour work that you can't deliver.

      Writing is not the most practical gig for Fiverr because it is too time consuming - as you found out. Find something else you can do that takes a lot less time to complete.
      Ok thanks, I wasn't aware I could this. Can you believe those guys told me to suck it up?!
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    • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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      Originally Posted by Fun to Write View Post


      Change your gig to state delivery in 3 days and stop advertising 24 hour work that you can't deliver.
      Do exactly what she says...or increase the gig delivery to more than 3 days
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      • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
        Originally Posted by prem khaira View Post

        Do exactly what she says...or increase the gig delivery to more than 3 days
        Who says what? Besides, the crisis was averted without having to change anything. The only thing I changed was my mind about keeping the gig open.

        Thanks for responding

        Carolyn
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        • Profile picture of the author prem khaira
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          Originally Posted by Carolynn View Post

          Who says what? Besides, the crisis was averted without having to change anything. The only thing I changed was my mind about keeping the gig open.

          Thanks for responding

          Carolyn

          How weird, i thought my post was on Page 1 right below "Fun To Write"s reply/post...i apologize.

          Anyways, i was referring to Fun To Write's post/reply on Page 1.

          My pleasure.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

          ACCORDING TO PEOPLE IN THE WARRIOR FORUM YOU CAN'T BORROW ANYTHING FROM ANYONE. THEREFORE, EVERY BOOK HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN, EVERY SONG PERFORMED, EVERY MOVIE MADE, EVERY PIECE OF ART DONE. JUST STOP RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

          There's a difference between legitimate (credited) borrowing or taking inspiration from something, and stealing something and running it through a spinner, as one poster suggested and then tried to defend.

          Some of us simply called that poster on the difference.

          If that's the view from a moral high horse, I have to tell you, the view ain't bad up here.

          Carolyn, I'm glad you got the work done. Good for you. The way you described how you got your gig descriptions illustrates the difference between "inspiration and borrowing" and "stealing".
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          • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

            There's a difference between legitimate (credited) borrowing or taking inspiration from something, and stealing something and running it through a spinner, as one poster suggested and then tried to defend. BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH....PART AND PARCEL BULLSHIT POST THAT HAS BEEN PLAGUING THE WARRIOR FORUM AS OF LATE.
            John,

            Since you decided to step into the batter box, it's time to get the fast ball right between your eyes.

            Reading comprehension, wtf, is it?

            So please, go on and show me where anyone in this entire thread before I posted said to "find something, steal it, and run it through a spinner."

            I'm waiting....(Protip: I'd be waiting until I turned old and gray and died in front of my computer before you can come up with it, because here's the secret, such a suggestion doesn't exist.....)

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            P.S. Be a man, and step up and admit that you (along with others) posted a knee jerk reaction to something that wasn't even suggested.
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            • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
              Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

              John,

              Since you decided to step into the batter box, it's time to get the fast ball right between your eyes.

              Reading comprehension, wtf, is it?

              So please, go on and show me where anyone in this entire thread before I posted said to "find something, steal it, and run it through a spinner."

              I'm waiting....(Protip: I'd be waiting until I turned old and gray and died in front of my computer before you can come up with it, because here's the secret, such a suggestion doesn't exist.....)

              Pic related

              P.S. Be a man, and step up and admit that you (along with others) posted a knee jerk reaction to something that wasn't even suggested.
              Jason, the reference to a spinner was a one line post following Abdulr's suggestion to use a line-by-line rewriting tool. When people (including me) called him out for advocating plagiarism, the missing post said, and I quote, "You could always run it through a spinner".

              That post is no longer there, and its short existence predated your entry into the thread.

              Best I'll give you on this one is a foul tip...
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              • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
                Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

                Jason, the reference to a spinner was a one line post following Abdulr's suggestion to use a line-by-line rewriting tool. When people (including me) called him out for advocating plagiarism, the missing post said, and I quote, "You could always run it through a spinner".

                That post is no longer there, and its short existence predated your entry into the thread.

                Best I'll give you on this one is a foul tip...
                Then I'll step up and apologize if it was there. When I read the thread and posted there was no mention of a spinner tool. Only the tool that helps you rewrite something in your own words, which is what made me fly off the handle.

                Because as I said previously, if you don't think the same things aren't being said in different ways, then you have serious issues with reality. (I don't mean you, personally, I just mean in general.)
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      I am not an experienced writer and I only do my own,. With that said, I can write a review in a bout 1/2 hour and I can write an article in about an hour. Now, if you are experienced, and you should be if you are advertising your services, you should have it all done in about 3 hours.

      So, what is the problem?
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      • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        I am not an experienced writer and I only do my own,. With that said, I can write a review in a bout 1/2 hour and I can write an article in about an hour. Now, if you are experienced, and you should be if you are advertising your services, you should have it all done in about 3 hours.

        So, what is the problem?
        Your question should be "what's the difference between you and I" not what's the problem.
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    • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
      Originally Posted by Carolynn View Post

      I can't stand when you guys answer newbies questions like that. The answers you two gave could have been applied on any thread in the WF.

      When you answer peoples questions like that ,it's an unspoken death of thread. Other people come see it and don't take it seriously. That being said, I've seen this happen on this forum plenty times before. So I'm moving the thread. It'll be under the copywriters side , if you two want to rag and laugh at me some more.
      To be bluntly honest with you Carolynn, I don't think you will receive a very sympathetic reception from the Copywriting Forum. Fot the most part, it's subscribers are high dollar writers, not article writers and certainly not Fiverr writers. I'm not trying to be unkind, just saying it as it is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
    Carolynn, pause or close the gig so you don't get any more buyers (if you haven't already).

    Next, contact the buyers and let them know you've ended up with more work than you can handle and tell them this:

    1. You will go above and beyond what they asked for and deliver a much better article than they paid for (maybe in length or whatever) but it will take longer.

    2. If they find that unacceptable, tell them you will attempt to deliver the work as planned but won't make any promises.

    Next, prioritize your clients by those who need it the fastest and complete those articles first. Then work on the ones who said it could be longer.

    Finally, long term - don't offer a gig like this again. It's not profitable work for your time and just adds enormous amount of stress, as you can see.
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    Head over to iwriter and order those articles. They deliver amazing fast in my experience. Check if they're well written, pay them and deliver to your costumers. You will have to take the $3/article option to get quality and maybe loose money on this, but it will save your Fiverr account.

    After this change your Gigs turn around time if you can't deliver. If you are no writer - sorry to say- but stop offering writing gigs...
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    • Profile picture of the author anton343
      Originally Posted by WordpressManiac View Post

      Head over to iwriter and order those articles. They deliver amazing fast in my experience. Check if they're well written, pay them and deliver to your costumers. You will have to take the $3/article option to get quality and maybe loose money on this, but it will save your Fiverr account.

      After this change your Gigs turn around time if you can't deliver. If you are no writer - sorry to say- but stop offering writing gigs...

      Beat me to that suggestion friend

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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    Keep working on getting the stuff done.

    Learn from the mistake and plan better, or find a way to offload some of the workload.

    But well done getting the work
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    I used to write for fiverr as well... not the best source of work.

    You should just pause your gigs and focus on completing the orders you have left. If you can't complete the orders you can always hire someone from here to complete them for you (though it might be difficult to find someone who can get them done on such a short notice).

    When you start your gigs again give yourself more time for each gig like 2 days or so.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    You will have to take the $3/article option to get quality and maybe loose money on this, but it will save your Fiverr account.
    Quality from a $3 article? Sure. Though I'm sure it'll be up to the standard of most Fiverr writers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      What can I possibly do to curb this learning curb
      It's not a learning "curb" - it's a learning "curve".

      I'm sure the OP will get this worked out - and probably get good Fiverr ratings...but it's not a gig you can repeat or make money with.

      I'd rethink writing for others if it takes 2 hrs to write one $5 article. It's not worth it. Find something else you can offer that has a reasonable time frame.
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      • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        I'd rethink writing for others if it takes 2 hrs to write one $5 article. It's not worth it. Find something else you can offer that has a reasonable time frame.
        I have taken to writing for myself.
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        • Profile picture of the author writeaway
          Originally Posted by Carolynn View Post

          I have taken to writing for myself.
          So where you able to resolve the problem?
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          • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
            Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

            So where you able to resolve the problem?
            Yes, I solved the problem. I delivered the work on time and kept the gigs open.
            Which make me wonder about some of the responses I got on this thread. What if I listened to the people who said "abandon ship"? All based on my original post.

            Those people on fiverr love ,my style of writing.

            I'm up 50 bucks, I feel good.

            But, Writing for my site is even better! Comes more natural, Quicker! Do you want to see it? Your question is so sincere, not to want to see a sample of my writing. Please tell me what you think. I've already posted on my site.

            Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author huester
    Change the time of your gigs straight away.
    Pause the gig till you complete those orders.

    Hey man I learnt the hard way no I am rocking it. You will
    soon find what is good for you.

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Favion
      With the idea of outsourcing, this may something that is good for you to have as a backup. Go to iwriter, pick 3 different writers and outsource one article to each one. Probably at least one of them will give you back reasonable copy. You may need (and probably will want to) edit all 3. However, editing goes much faster than the initial writing so you may be able to make deadline that way.Yes, you may lose money on the gig, but this should help you to know you have a group of people that you can count on if you end up with more business than you can handle in the future.

      Also, I totally agree with everyone who says change your expected delivery time. If you put 3 days, I would still try to deliver the work in 24 hours. When a Fiverr seller delivers ahead of time, buyers love it and that alone may give you repeat business.

      Good luck!
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      • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
        Originally Posted by Favion View Post

        With the idea of outsourcing, this may something that is good for you to have as a backup. Go to iwriter, pick 3 different writers and outsource one article to each one. Probably at least one of them will give you back reasonable copy. You may need (and probably will want to) edit all 3. However, editing goes much faster than the initial writing so you may be able to make deadline that way.Yes, you may lose money on the gig, but this should help you to know you have a group of people that you can count on if you end up with more business than you can handle in the future.

        Also, I totally agree with everyone who says change your expected delivery time. If you put 3 days, I would still try to deliver the work in 24 hours. When a Fiverr seller delivers ahead of time, buyers love it and that alone may give you repeat business.

        Good luck!
        Good idea.
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  • Profile picture of the author neilward
    Looking at your post op writing doesn't come naturally to you. Refund the money because if they are poorly written you will get thumbs down anyway and pick something that you have a natural talent for.
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    • Profile picture of the author substance
      You will still lose ratings if the gig is refunded or cancelled which is what I have found sometime back when a buyer and me mutually decided to cancel but I still lose ratings.
      Grr..
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    • Profile picture of the author salegurus
      Originally Posted by neilward View Post

      Looking at your post op writing doesn't come naturally to you. Refund the money because if they are poorly written you will get thumbs down anyway and pick something that you have a natural talent for.
      I tend to agree with Neil, writing does not seem to be your forte, maybe there is something else you are competent at that you can offer as a service ...
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  • Profile picture of the author ivan77
    I would contact the buyers and tell them that will be a delay delivering, maybe offer a discount?
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    Originally Posted by Carolynn View Post

    I'm new at this, what was I thinking?

    I've been around here reading how to write effectively in 20 minutes. But seriously you guys. How am I supposed to pump out 4 articles and 3 product reviews, before 9 o'clock tonight?

    I need help. Frankly i don't care I have to be smart, I'd rather sell these sale then get 1 thumbs down on fiver! There is twenty dollars in my account and I'm still working on the second gig.

    What can I possibly do to curb this learning curb, I'm sorry I only come to guys when I have emergencies, but truthfully, there hardly ever a reason to post, there is so much information. Anyway. Who wants these account, no seriously, it ain't nothing but a thing.

    Yes I can write but It takes me 2 hours to do so. Look right now I'm not looking at the money, I'm looking to be active online, working on building myself up to be a proper, verified member of the online community, but this fiverr gig, came as a super surprise. First I didn't think anyone would see it. It's over here please help! I don't know what to say, I don't know how to make it any clearer. The goal here today in the post is to save the account any thumbs down.

    So, how do you want to work this out, temporarily switch the account to your paypal? huh, no? How about I pay you 20 dollars on through what ever is TOS proper. I really don't care. really.... I'm kind of panicking.

    ..............now is not the time to hold back.............................................. ...I think I'm going to be sick...........
    Buckle down, get to work, and be happy that you're getting sales! In the time that you're spending worrying and creating posts here at the WF you *could* be fulfilling those orders.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by picnictutorials View Post

      What is it you need to write about? I've written about many things.
      currently water damage
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
      Originally Posted by abdulr View Post

      Here's how to write an article in 15 minutes or less.

      google the article title/subject etc, chances are you'll be able to find articles already written on the subject. Have a quick read through to assess the quality of writing and the information presented.

      cope paste the text here in the yellow section here:
      - link removed -

      In the green section re-write the sentences in your own words.

      Done.
      That's the ticket. Instead of offering her customers original work, tell her to give them plagiarized articles. :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author abdulr
        Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

        That's the ticket. Instead of offering her customers original work, tell her to give them plagiarized articles. :rolleyes:
        how is it plagiarised? The whole article is rewritten you just use the information from the source.

        This is how all articles are written that are low cost.

        you think for 5 dollars someone is going to spend a lot of time on it?
        It's not feasible.

        proper high quality articles cost at least 15+ each.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by abdulr View Post

          how is it plagiarised? The whole article is rewritten you just use the information from the source.

          This is how all articles are written that are low cost.

          you think for 5 dollars someone is going to spend a lot of time on it?
          It's not feasible.

          proper high quality articles cost at least 15+ each.
          From the Bing.com Dictionary:

          Definition of plagiarism (n)

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          pla·gia·rism
          [ pláyjə rìzzəm ]

          1. stealing somebody's work or idea: the process of copying another person's idea or written work and claiming it as original
          2. something plagiarized: a piece of written work or an idea that somebody has copied and claimed as his or her own
          Synonyms: copy, lifting, stealing, bootlegging, piracy, fraud, theft, thieving, imitation, deception
          How is it not?
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by abdulr View Post

          how is it plagiarised? The whole article is rewritten you just use the information from the source.

          This is how all articles are written that are low cost.

          you think for 5 dollars someone is going to spend a lot of time on it?
          It's not feasible.

          proper high quality articles cost at least 15+ each.

          Ugh, seriously? What you are recommending is blatant plagiarism. You're telling her to rewrite the sentences basically line by line! It's the very definition of plagiarism.

          If this is what you are doing for your content, you need to stop. Or don't. You may not get caught, but if the write(pun!) person or company catches you stealing their work, you're going to wish you used just a tad bit more of your own brain power and wrote your own **original** work.

          Also, just because someone is selling plagiarized articles for a low cost doesn't make it right. It means you're buying and posting content that breaks the law. Guess who's going to get popped for it? Not the writer. You, because you posted it to your site. The infringment becomes your responsibility.

          This is why I usually stay in the basement. The main floor makes me want to tear my hair out.
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        • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
          Originally Posted by abdulr View Post

          Here's how to write an article in 15 minutes or less.

          google the article title/subject etc, chances are you'll be able to find articles already written on the subject. Have a quick read through to assess the quality of writing and the information presented.

          cope paste the text here in the yellow section here:
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          In the green section re-write the sentences in your own words.

          Done.
          This is the worst advice ever...

          Originally Posted by abdulr View Post

          This is how all articles are written that are low cost.

          you think for 5 dollars someone is going to spend a lot of time on it?
          It's not feasible.

          proper high quality articles cost at least 15+ each.
          Tell me, what is the difference between you writing a "proper high quality article" at $15 and a "copy/paste article" at $5?

          If I had to wager a guess, I'd say....not much.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by abdulr View Post

      Here's how to write an article in 15 minutes or less.

      google the article title/subject etc, chances are you'll be able to find articles already written on the subject. Have a quick read through to assess the quality of writing and the information presented.

      cope paste the text here in the yellow section here:
      - link removed -

      In the green section re-write the sentences in your own words.

      Done.
      no sir

      no thank you

      not even clicking on the link, only because, it probably take as much time to write an article as it does to spin it. Especially, when you start writing for you own website. And I'm kind of old school. when content used to be so juicy it made your mouth water.

      I'm 31, I'm trying to avoid short cuts.

      But thank you for sharing

      Carolyn
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  • Profile picture of the author etvconnect
    Just contact your gig buyers and tell them to wait a few hours extra.
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  • Profile picture of the author jchengery
    Hello Carolynn,

    First, to be good at any skill, you have to practice it continuously until you "master" it. Like others in this thread, I'm not sure if writing is your forte, at least at this point. I think you need more practice, but in a less-stressful environment. In other words, you should definitely change your gig to allow more time, and also take advantage of the "Pause Gig" button.

    You likely have another skill you can utilize in a better fashion. To be really successful at Fiverr, you want to be able to utilize a skill set that doesn't take that long for you to complete the gigs, plus can lead to long-term work off of Fiverr, which can lead to more money. And/Or you could gain more money through the additional gigs directly on Fiverr, which are often over $5 ($10, $20, etc.).

    That's how I think you'll do better on Fiverr. Maybe over time, your writing skill will improve to the point where you can meet that timetable in the future, but you may find another skill that's more enjoyable and profitable for you.

    You mentioned it "takes you 2 hours to write" - is that for one article? And, if so, is that for a 500-word article or thereabouts? You should definitely become more proficient at writing and/or find another skill set because, honestly, that is too long- you will be hard-pressed to really make money at writing if it takes you that long, even with research.

    While your situation is challenging, with a good writing skillset, it likely WAS doable, though perhaps a bit stressful. You definitely should alter the finish time for your gig, use the pause button, and really consider if you want to do writing long-term - as mentioned, you MUST BECOME MUCH MORE PROFICIENT in it if you really want to make solid to good money at it without getting stressed out over it.

    Hope this helps - good luck.

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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    I know what you're talking about. I've been where you are. I now write 12,000 to 15,000 words per day. Writing high volume high-quality material is possible if you KEEP AT IT. Start where you are and keep writing every single day. Start at 2000 words per day. Then ramp up to 3000 after a week or two. Keep going up. Also, TIGHTEN UP YOUR QUALITY. Read a lot of style books. I read a lot of essays-they give me ideas on how to lay out my points in a very efficient and effective way. Be curious. Read tons of materials across different subject categories. Be an information omnivore. I love what I do because I get PAID TO EXPLORE IDEAS.

    If you want to EARN MORE, you have to LEARN MORE. - B Tracy

    I live by that mantra. You're having a tough time now because you haven't learned what you need to learn. Don't give up. Keep an open mind and learn something new every day and FOLLOW YOUR PASSION.

    Don't write so you can make a living, LIVE TO WRITE instead. Writing, at least high quality writing, is all about passion. To me, writing is like breathing. I can't live a day without exploring new ideas and reducing them into words.

    I wish you the best and KEEP AT IT. The more you push, the easier it will get.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      I know what you're talking about. I've been where you are. I now write 12,000 to 15,000 words per day. Writing high volume high-quality material is possible if you KEEP AT IT. Start where you are and keep writing every single day. Start at 2000 words per day. Then ramp up to 3000 after a week or two. Keep going up. Also, TIGHTEN UP YOUR QUALITY. Read a lot of style books. I read a lot of essays-they give me ideas on how to lay out my points in a very efficient and effective way. Be curious. Read tons of materials across different subject categories. Be an information omnivore. I love what I do because I get PAID TO EXPLORE IDEAS.

      If you want to EARN MORE, you have to LEARN MORE. - B Tracy

      I live by that mantra. You're having a tough time now because you haven't learned what you need to learn. Don't give up. Keep an open mind and learn something new every day and FOLLOW YOUR PASSION.

      Don't write so you can make a living, LIVE TO WRITE instead. Writing, at least high quality writing, is all about passion. To me, writing is like breathing. I can't live a day without exploring new ideas and reducing them into words.

      I wish you the best and KEEP AT IT. The more you push, the easier it will get.
      Finally someone who's been there. And yes I'm getting there. The more I write the quicker I am becoming. I'm down to 45 minutes.

      Others here apparently may have thought I was worried about the money. That is ridiculous because Who's getting paid if they don't put out quality content.

      I don't understand their mindset. Do I sound old fashioned? I'm sure I do, I still kind of go around saying content is king and bars over everything lol

      A lot of beating around the bush going on round here. Are there any real how to forums out there for passionate people such as yourself? Do you visit any forums, that speak more like you from an "I've been there" point of view?
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  • Profile picture of the author conanedo
    Just contact your costumer and say sorry then maybe you can ask more time and give them a bonus.. after that you should change your gigs to 2 or 3 days, hope it can help
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  • Profile picture of the author merezza
    I have to fall on the side of the people who are telling you to just suck it up, but for a different reason.

    When you're starting a new business it's really hard to make the first few sales. You have, so congratulations, but you also have your first (of potentially many) problems, and thankfully it's a good one.

    What I've found from having many businesses over the years is that the success of your business is directly correlated to how you handle problems like this, and the solution is usually doing what's right for your customers.

    If you did have a stable of writers that you could trust on one of the many writing sites out there, then I would recommend using them to fill the orders, but would not recommend giving production articles to test writers on a short timeframe.

    The solution for you, although it's not easy is to finish the gigs and deliver them in the timeframe that you promised. Do anything else and you're not doing right by your customers, which is the cornerstone of a service business.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    stop wasting time on a forum, sit down and get it done. Quit worrying and cmplainging about it and just do it. That's plenty of time.

    I created a 6 week training course including videos, pdf's and sales copy in a single day. You have plenty of time, just go get it done.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      The whole article is rewritten you just use the information from the source.
      You are creating a "derivative copy" and that violates copyright.

      If you can't write on subjects you know or do research before writing - you shouldn't be selling articles to anyone.

      I'm sick of advice given here to "copy" - "rewrite" - blah blah. THAT is NOT writing! It's copying and it doesn't matter how you rearrange the words.

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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

      stop wasting time on a forum, sit down and get it done. Quit worrying and cmplainging about it and just do it. That's plenty of time.

      I created a 6 week training course including videos, pdf's and sales copy in a single day. You have plenty of time, just go get it done.
      I take it your from a military background?

      You know that place where they finally stuck the camel through the needles eye. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author bluebrain
    Wow, I also thought about posting a writing gig on Fiverr, but kept procrasting it because I thought noone would buy it anyway, since I have no reviews, competition is high, etc... but your post here motivated me to go do it

    Good luck with your articles. Guess the best way to write them fast is to just sit down and do it, and forget everything that might distract you from work. Oh and have a stopwatch, make it go for 15 minutes. Work work work than go take a 5 min break, then be back to work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by bluebrain View Post

      Wow, I also thought about posting a writing gig on Fiverr, but kept procrasting it because I thought noone would buy it anyway, since I have no reviews, competition is high, etc... but your post here motivated me to go do it

      Good luck with your articles. Guess the best way to write them fast is to just sit down and do it, and forget everything that might distract you from work. Oh and have a stopwatch, make it go for 15 minutes. Work work work than go take a 5 min break, then be back to work.
      YOU COULD TOTALLY PUT A GIG UP ON FIVERR. YOU WANNA KNOW HOW I GOT ORDERS SO FAST?!

      I TOOK DOWN THE GIGS THAT WERE NOT GETTING HITS. FOUND SOMETHING I COULD TOTALLY DO AND LEARN FROM.

      SEARCHED THE HIGHEST RANKING WRITING GIGS JUST TO SEE WHAT TERMINOLOGIES THEY USED TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY! THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE GIG PRE ORDER IS THE DESCRIPTION ON YOUR PROFILE. THE WORDS YOU USE TO GET PEOPLE TO BUY SHOULD BE WORD LIKE THIS OH HELL LET ME JUST SHOW YOU!!

      This is what the header in search and on profile pages says, nothing long like all those other people.>> I will write 2 quality, high ranking articles for your website in 24 hours for $5

      And in the description I put >>> High quality well ranking 300 word articles for your website or blog. With in 24 hours you can pick up your content or they are >>FREE<< For faster turn around please submit the keywords you want us to use, including your topic. If you don't have a topic please state that in your order. Editing is free. All articles are hand written, we do not spin work, unless requested and we do not use spinning software. So, please allow the full 24 hours for research and delivery. Thanks

      THIS IS THE SECOND GIG I HAVE UP

      I will do research on anything and any topic you choose for $5

      It's quite simple. I will do research on any subject and return a full report that you can use in online, marketing, keyword research, articles writing and any other ideas you can think of. This an expressed gig, which mean you'll receive a complete detailed research paper including guaranteed satisfaction or your money back. If you would like me to perform another type of research please inbox me through fiverr.

      I don't care if you copy this verbatim, These gigs are still up and I still don't want them, so if you want them you can still hav'em I think it's a matter of switching emails in the settings right? Anyway, to sweeten the deal I've already made level 1 seller since my OP.

      I WROTE IN ALL CAPS CAUSE I'M PRETTY DARN EXCITED FOR YOU. GO FOR IT! YOU CAN TOTALLY DO IT. EVEN IF YOU GET OVERLOADED LIKE I DID. AND JUST BECAUSE I DON'T WANT MY GIGS ANYMORE DOESN'T I DON'T LIKE FIVERR. I JUST WANT TO BE COPYWRITER AND ALL THEY TALK ABOUT OVER THERE ARE COURSES, CLASSES AND MORE COURSES,SO GUESS WHAT I DID? YOU GUEST IT JUMPED IN ANYWAY AND STARTED WRITING FOR MY SELF YES IT TOTALLY SUCKS BUT HERE IT GOES http://braidtechniciansclub.wordpres...2013/04/10/19/


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  • Profile picture of the author RedShifted
    Hey have you tried Dragon Naturally Speaking?

    If I was selling articles on fiver I couldn't see myself NOT using it to help things go a lot faster (I don't sell on fiver but use it for my own site). Its a great piece of software considering you can open up some books / references on what you need to write about, sit back with a mic and rephrase / remix stuff together really fast.

    All I know is it cuts my article writing time down by 1/2 to 1/3, and they still come out great.
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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by RedShifted View Post

      Hey have you tried Dragon Naturally Speaking?

      If I was selling articles on fiver I couldn't see myself NOT using it to help things go a lot faster (I don't sell on fiver but use it for my own site). Its a great piece of software considering you can open up some books / references on what you need to write about, sit back with a mic and rephrase / remix stuff together really fast.

      All I know is it cuts my article writing time down by 1/2 to 1/3, and they still come out great.
      YEP!

      Downloading it right now. I totally have the gift of gab

      Thanks for letting me know that dragon is not cheating
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      • Profile picture of the author lezzur
        Actually this is, I think, a rather sad tale for fiverr sellers. If you live someplace with a high cost of living, you'd have to be able to fulfill several orders in an hour to be able to justify the effort with your earnings. Gigs that are time consuming will hurt your bottom line, unless you are able to find a way to either speed up the process (by using templates) or by finding people from other countries that are willing to do job for a lower rate (thus leaving you a profit per order). Also, there are some gigs that, because you've been doing it forever and you already have the necessary tools, have become a breeze to do and you consistently turn out quality work.

        I do ebook cover designs on fiverr, and they are a steal at $4 (after fiverrs cut).
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    I've found most buyers on Fiverr to be patient. They ordered the gig because they want what you are offering. Just explain to some of them it will be an extra day because you weren't expecting the flood of orders and ask if another day will be ok with them. Change your delivery date to 3 days or more. That's it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    This thread has given me the most laughs of the day, though I doubt anyone actually meant to be funny.

    Carolynn, I'm glad you got the work done in time. However, it was quite amusing to me, the hostile tone in which you took with the initial people who basically told you to just "suck it up, and get it done" Yet, that's exactly what you wound up doing. Despite wasting quite a bit of time in this thread.

    The other laughs that I had is the comments from some other people. Not going to quote directly. However, all us "common folk" must look like tiny ants from way up there on your moral high horses.

    Maybe I'm just cranky today, but I get so sick of the same shit being parroted in different threads over and over and over again.

    With the comments/attitudes that some of you made in this thread in regards to content, ffs, why doesn't everyone just freaking stop producing content?

    ATTENTION WARRIORS:

    STOP WRITING ARTICLES, STOP CREATING PRODUCTS, STOP CREATING GIVE AWAY REPORTS, STOP MAKING WEBSITES, STOP MAKING VIDEOS!

    ATTENTION MAGAZINES:

    STOP PUBLISHING NEW MAGAZINES

    ATTENTION HOLLYWOOD:

    STOP MAKING MOVIES

    ATTENTION: AMAZON

    STOP ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SUBMIT KINDLE BOOKS

    ATTENTION: lARGE PUBLISHING HOUSES

    STOP ALLOWING AUTHORS TO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS

    ATTENTION: INDIE MUSICIANS:

    STOP WRITING/MAKING MUSIC

    ATTENTION: MAJOR RECORD LABELS

    STOP SIGNING BANDS/MUSICIANS

    ATTENTION ARTISTS:

    STOP MAKING ART

    ATTENTION ART GALLERIES:

    STOP ACCEPTING ART SHOWS FROM NEW ARTISTS

    ACCORDING TO PEOPLE IN THE WARRIOR FORUM YOU CAN'T BORROW ANYTHING FROM ANYONE. THEREFORE, EVERY BOOK HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN, EVERY SONG PERFORMED, EVERY MOVIE MADE, EVERY PIECE OF ART DONE. JUST STOP RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

      This thread has given me the most laughs of the day, though I doubt anyone actually meant to be funny.

      Carolynn, I'm glad you got the work done in time. However, it was quite amusing to me, the hostile tone in which you took with the initial people who basically told you to just "suck it up, and get it done" Yet, that's exactly what you wound up doing. Despite wasting quite a bit of time in this thread.

      The other laughs that I had is the comments from some other people. Not going to quote directly. However, all us "common folk" must look like tiny ants from way up there on your moral high horses.

      Maybe I'm just cranky today, but I get so sick of the same shit being parroted in different threads over and over and over again.

      With the comments/attitudes that some of you made in this thread in regards to content, ffs, why doesn't everyone just freaking stop producing content?

      ATTENTION WARRIORS:

      STOP WRITING ARTICLES, STOP CREATING PRODUCTS, STOP CREATING GIVE AWAY REPORTS, STOP MAKING WEBSITES, STOP MAKING VIDEOS!

      ATTENTION MAGAZINES:

      STOP PUBLISHING NEW MAGAZINES

      ATTENTION HOLLYWOOD:

      STOP MAKING MOVIES

      ATTENTION: AMAZON

      STOP ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SUBMIT KINDLE BOOKS

      ATTENTION: lARGE PUBLISHING HOUSES

      STOP ALLOWING AUTHORS TO SUBMIT MANUSCRIPTS

      ATTENTION: INDIE MUSICIANS:

      STOP WRITING/MAKING MUSIC

      ATTENTION: MAJOR RECORD LABELS

      STOP SIGNING BANDS/MUSICIANS

      ATTENTION ARTISTS:

      STOP MAKING ART

      ATTENTION ART GALLERIES:

      STOP ACCEPTING ART SHOWS FROM NEW ARTISTS

      ACCORDING TO PEOPLE IN THE WARRIOR FORUM YOU CAN'T BORROW ANYTHING FROM ANYONE. THEREFORE, EVERY BOOK HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN, EVERY SONG PERFORMED, EVERY MOVIE MADE, EVERY PIECE OF ART DONE. JUST STOP RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!


      Well, I wouldn't take it that far. But if you read my last couple of threads, I had to chew out one of the more popular people on the forum for trying to align me with a the word plagiarizer. When I simply asked a question. I'm pretty sure that could have been a juicy thread. Like I stated before, this thread is an exception. People who immediately give knee jerk comments on newbie threads to get the stats up , make what could be good threads die early. Being that this thread is still going is that again some sort of TOS here at WF?

      I kind of developed jerk reaction to jerks that deliver jerk-isms in a jerk off kind of way. You have probably heard of them they are from Jerk City Jerksunda USA and they usually use words like, "shut up and get to work. do the damn work. You wanted it, you've got it, take action. Nothing in life comes easy, just do it."

      I came on an IM forum to post an IM issue that is directly related to all the content on this forum "in action" no less. And I get this guy telling me to only do what I am already doing but, whilst I write do it buckle down and frantically, including some good ole fashion boss man slave driver talk. He kind of reminded me why embarked online in the first place. So I didn't have to hear talk like that. He sounded like Messieur Candie from Django

      Bless your heart WF. Bless your little IM heart.
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  • Profile picture of the author research
    Carolynn . . . I think you need be able to produce and deliver your gig
    in less time . . . or find other gigs you can do that don't take so much
    time to delver.

    If you only want something to fill in your time, then stick with what you
    are doing. If it is money you want you really should find different gigs,
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    • Profile picture of the author Carolynn
      Originally Posted by research View Post

      Carolynn . . . I think you need be able to produce and deliver your gig
      in less time . . . or find other gigs you can do that don't take so much
      time to delver.

      If you only want something to fill in your time, then stick with what you
      are doing. If it is money you want you really should find different gigs,
      It's going well. thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author jennefere
    I've been in a situation like this before. Article writing is a hot market right now, especially on fiverr. People are looking for quality new content for dirt cheap prices. I once had to ghost write 40,000 words in a week. Did I pull it off on time? No. I was two days late. However, what I did was contact my clients and asked if I could have a two day extension. I went to the gym for an hour, then stopped at the gas station and purchased about 10 of those Starbucks iced coffee drinks, and went home. Once I had some of my favorite gossip shows on and I was in a comfortable enviorment, I quickly cranked out that book.
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  • Profile picture of the author Buildyourbiz
    I thought the fiverr guys charging $5 for a 500 word article simply outsourced all the work. I mean come on, how can anyone effectively research a topic, write on said topic (500 words) make $5 (actually $4 after fiverr takes their cut)...and expect to make a decent living.:rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author minisitedevil
    Here's my suggestions. Change the delivery time of your gigs to 1 week. Customers will not mind waiting for quality work. Pause your gig if you get too many orders or become too busy in other areas of your life to work on Fiverr. Communicate with your customers and tell them if you are going to be a little late in delivery. Most will be reasonable and not mind if you treat them with respect and apologize. And last but not least, find writing assignments on Fiverr that you can complete relatively fast. It does not make much sense to offer projects on there that require 2-3 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author redarrows
    I dont get it.

    Is it me, or are you all scared to invest, in proper software that creates proper articles and let you no the lsi percentage what written on the internet.

    you must invest to make money, unless your goal for fun, but what i have read your a writer or trying to be,and you was worried about the jobs you got, and can you do them in time, i was shocked u say your a writer or want to be.

    I would like to tell you, that there writers and good ones on fiverr, what ant getting no work, so you done good getting your fiverr indexed and looked at so quickly.

    Did you close your fiverr account or did you let it run, if your getting a constant stream of work because of the placement of your add in fiverr or on the .net there thousands to be gained.

    if your getting 7 jobs a day in 24 hours that amazing that account worth around £12.000 year, that 7 jobs a day 5 days a week £245 week ...

    only five hours work a day in dollars that about $384 week(no brainier your account)

    How can you not want that .

    like i say there software out there £150month for writers,

    the money your fiverr account getting is unreal as a new 24hr account ....

    is it true?

    i want to no what happen next, was there more work coming in from fiverr?

    sometimes in life you hit a gold nugget and dont realize what it worth or it was even in front of you nose in your case you sound lucky......

    fiverr is completely fluctuated to get even one job like a miracle to get seven in 24 hours is godly blessed account lol
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