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Hello dear community^^
It would be great if some of you could help me out a bit and give me advice on this one since i feel a bit stuck.

So a few days ago i made my first sale on Fiverr
I offered the buyer a free bonus for leaving a good feedback and he did and i was sure that from there i will get at least one sale a day (witch is my goal right now) since everyone said after the first sale everything becomes easier but not really much happened since then.

My Gigs have some more views but no orders. So it would be great if some of you could give me some advices on how to get more sales on fiverr, how to promote it outside of fiverr (for free if thats possible) and yeah, thats pretty much it.

I would really appreciate some answers.
Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Do not rely on fiverr sending you sales. You have to do your own promotions. The best way is to fo such a god job the client keeps coming back.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Stubborn
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      Do not rely on fiverr sending you sales. You have to do your own promotions. The best way is to fo such a god job the client keeps coming back.
      Can not do that kind of promotion since i don't have any clients xD
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  • Profile picture of the author E. Brian Rose
    Originally Posted by Nick Stubborn View Post

    I offered the buyer a free bonus for leaving a good feedback
    Be very careful with how you ask for feedback. Don't ask for "good feedback", just ask for feedback. The latter is legal, the prior is not. The FTC has cracked down on incentivized positive feedback. Plus, it's unethical. Exceed your customers' expectations and ask for honest reviews. No need to ask for their reviews to be positive.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Stubborn
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      Be very careful with how you ask for feedback. Don't ask for "good feedback", just ask for feedback. The latter is legal, the prior is not. The FTC has cracked down on incentivized positive feedback. Plus, it's unethical. Exceed your customers' expectations and ask for honest reviews. No need to ask for their reviews to be positive.
      Oh didn't know that damn, i was reading on some blog that this is what most people do so i was giving it a try.
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    • Profile picture of the author komodosites
      Originally Posted by E. Brian Rose View Post

      Exceed your customers' expectations and ask for honest reviews. No need to ask for their reviews to be positive.
      Could not have said it better myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author QuelThalas
    i try his fiverr and good
    Gig Name : create 80 links with high pr 5 to 10 direct to ur site manualy to pump up serp for $5
    Gig Link :hxxp://fiverr.com/extreme_pr/create-80-links-with-high-pr-5-to-10-direct-to-ur-site-manualy-to-pump-up-serp--2
    Score (99/100)
    Notes: seems like he used GSA to complete the order but overall his work is good, I already test it with my fiverr id scrapeboxhunter, I ordered few hours ago, and seems like I see some serp in my serpbook.com account
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  • Profile picture of the author Lisa Marketer
    to become successful in fiverr des take time. If you are providing good and quality service, you will see increase in your sales with time though it will not happen in a single day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    It depends on your gig. Whatever it is, you should start creating content around your services and promote with social media sites like facebook, linkedin, twitter and youtube.

    The sooner you can set up your own website, the sooner you'll be able to charge more money for your services. Also, put on a shirt. A shirt and tie with that crazy hair, people will think you're trendy and cool. Get naked with a teddy bear and you're a creep. Just a heads up, good luck with your gig!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Stubborn
      Thanks to everyone! You guys really gave me great advices! I did set up a little plan but it will take some time for me to get it done but i hope it will be worth it!
      All i really want is to make about $200 a month on fiverr to afford my vocal lessons
      I will do my best thank you!

      Originally Posted by Victor Edson View Post

      Also, put on a shirt. A shirt and tie with that crazy hair, people will think you're trendy and cool. Get naked with a teddy bear and you're a creep. Just a heads up, good luck with your gig!
      Lol that made my day xD Looks like my hair gets more attention than i'd like too xD
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  • Profile picture of the author seekdefo
    I am a fiverr seller from over 2 years. The first sale is the toughest to come by. I my case after the first sale I got the second a month later, then it was weekly. As I progressed I made more gigs and in the first few weeks of the gig being live I asked friends to buy it and after that relied on fiverr traffic. One good thing to do would be to promote the gig as your sig here and it would send some traffic.

    Another trick I use is and advise my students is to include the keyword in your profile and believe me it makes lots of orders if you do just that. Find something that is popular and in demand.
    For example there is only one gig on Fiverr that offers writing gig descriptions, it started a week ago and already has 11 sales and 2 in queue, yep something like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author John P
    You can also try to use Fiverr's blog to do some comments in there and get more exposure to your account
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    You need the first sale. On paypal, add another e-mail address. You are allowed 7 or 8 I forget. Now, purchase your own gig once and see how it works. You can use a proxy or VPN or whatever you like to mask your IP address. Another option is to have someone buy one gig. I know this may seem unethical, but one sale will lead to many more.
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    • Profile picture of the author BradVert2013
      Originally Posted by drem View Post

      You need the first sale. On paypal, add another e-mail address. You are allowed 7 or 8 I forget. Now, purchase your own gig once and see how it works. You can use a proxy or VPN or whatever you like to mask your IP address. Another option is to have someone buy one gig. I know this may seem unethical, but one sale will lead to many more.
      Buying your own gig can be risky. If Fiverr finds out, they can shut down your account.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    You could also try creating a simple ad for your gig; either a banner or a 150x150 square, and then look for Fiverr gigs that offer advertising space.

    Buy a couple, test, work, buy some more, and soon you will have a steady stream of work.

    That is what I would do if I used Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    Also, make your copy nice. At first, put your delivery time at a very short duration. People want work done now and that is a great way to make a sale. If possible, use a video because it will increase conversions greatly!
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMarketingLord
    If you can, get your friends and family to open a Fiverr acc (if they dont have one). Then, give them $5 and have them order the gig from you. You will get a nice list of reviews really fast - one review isn't enough anymore I know this is a little bit greyhat, but it's totally worth it if you want to get anywhere on Fiverr

    Cheers!

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  • Profile picture of the author dejoliet31
    Fiverr is very competitive for certain types of gigs. So it has become harder to gain traction until you have feedback. So the advice about fashioning your headline to attract attention and offering bonuses is well taken. You must stand out from the crowd. To do this, I listed each service in a slightly different way and also offered different services to increase my visibility. Then I mentioned my other gigs each time I delivered my completed gig.

    It still took a while to grow to the point of multiple sales per day. But as my reviews grew, so did my sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxTheMarketer
    May I ask what you are selling?

    If you aren't selling something people are actively looking for or find entertaining, it will be hard! ;-P
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Stubborn
      Originally Posted by MaxTheMarketer View Post

      May I ask what you are selling?

      If you aren't selling something people are actively looking for or find entertaining, it will be hard! ;-P
      I sell writing articles, proofreading, translating stuff from English to German etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geri Richmond
    Hi,
    There is another site called Fourerr.com. Same as Fiverr, but they charge $4 a gig instead of $5.
    Probably, not as many sellers as Fiverr, so, your chances may be better at Fourerr. You can still stay on Fiverr, as well.
    Hope this helps!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Stubborn
      Originally Posted by Geri Richmond View Post

      Hi,
      There is another site called Fourerr.com. Same as Fiverr, but they charge $4 a gig instead of $5.
      Probably, not as many sellers as Fiverr, so, your chances may be better at Fourerr. You can still stay on Fiverr, as well.
      Hope this helps!
      Geri
      Thank you i might try it
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    Brainstorm your gig related communities
    Build your list to give your newsletters
    Piggyback high traffic blogs to visit your gigs
    Use youtube, doc sharing, pinterest, twitter, fb page, etc
    Buy ads on local newspaper, classifieds or brochures.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    Forums and blogs are good source, start interacting on fiverr forum.
    You can also get good attention promoting your gig through social media,
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  • Profile picture of the author TimothyTorrents
    You could also write a short article about your gig and post it on your website or blog and then share the link on various Facebook groups.

    That could help get the ball rolling.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Stubborn
      Originally Posted by TimothyTorrents View Post

      You could also write a short article about your gig and post it on your website or blog and then share the link on various Facebook groups.

      That could help get the ball rolling.
      Well i don't have a website yet but i will try it with the Facebook Groups! Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author alexnob
    "1 order/day" should not be your goal if you're just a beginner guy ^^. It depends on many factors, but if your GIG's in a extremely highly-competitive topic, it's almost impossible for you to fight against BIG BOY there. My advice for you: "Create as many GIGs as you can, in case you're running out of ideas, try to become a middle-man (please learn more yourself)". And diversifying the topic of your GIGs, the most favorite GIGs on Fiverr - from my own experience - relates to graphic design (logo, banner, poster, infographic, Photoshop-related work); video making (whiteboard, testimonial, funny video, introduction using After effect, weird video), SOCIAL MARKETING (sell likes, followers, sharing); WRITING (press release, re-write, copy-write, review); Website design and coding (make simple e-commerce site, convert to mobile site, convert from html to wordpress, ...)
    In addition, you should utilize your 3 daily offer for "Buyer request" to promote your gigs, recommend them to check out other of your gigs, give positive review and COLLECT your gig as favorite one.
    Promote Fiverr gig outside didn't work for me (I used to applying post commenting and social media sharing), but you can also try if you want.
    Few advices for you and anyone that need, hope that it can help.
    Good luck guy!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Stubborn
      Originally Posted by alexnob View Post

      "1 order/day" should not be your goal if you're just a beginner guy ^^. It depends on many factors, but if your GIG's in a extremely highly-competitive topic, it's almost impossible for you to fight against BIG BOY there. My advice for you: "Create as many GIGs as you can, in case you're running out of ideas, try to become a middle-man (please learn more yourself)". And diversifying the topic of your GIGs, the most favorite GIGs on Fiverr - from my own experience - relates to graphic design (logo, banner, poster, infographic, Photoshop-related work); video making (whiteboard, testimonial, funny video, introduction using After effect, weird video), SOCIAL MARKETING (sell likes, followers, sharing); WRITING (press release, re-write, copy-write, review); Website design and coding (make simple e-commerce site, convert to mobile site, convert from html to wordpress, ...)
      In addition, you should utilize your 3 daily offer for "Buyer request" to promote your gigs, recommend them to check out other of your gigs, give positive review and COLLECT your gig as favorite one.
      Promote Fiverr gig outside didn't work for me (I used to applying post commenting and social media sharing), but you can also try if you want.
      Few advices for you and anyone that need, hope that it can help.
      Good luck guy!
      Thanks a lot for your great advice!
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  • You could promote your stuff with articles or solo ads.
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  • Profile picture of the author greenowl123
    Join forums related to your gigs and then add your sig that links to your Fiverr gig(s).

    If you have a gig offering an ebook on weight loss tips, join a weight loss forum and start making posts with advice on weight loss and people will see your sig and some of them will click on it.

    If your gig is to write articles, then add your sig to your profile here on the WF and some people will click on it and see your gig.

    The more posts you make on any forum will lead to you getting more clicks to your gigs on Fiverr. If you have 300 posts on any forum, you will get more traffic to your gigs than if you only have 50 posts.

    Keep getting more followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Tumblr, etc. and also show them what you have to offer on Fiverr.

    Good luck !
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Hi Nick:
    Getting feed back on Fiverr is important, but the most important is not getting a neg review. Try to do what the customer asks of you. Most can get angry. Maintain a good web presence. Sadly we cannot share our emails or phone numbers on Fiverr, but I send people videos via you tube on what I am doing to let them see me.
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  • Profile picture of the author barache
    I have to give all kinds of credit for sticking with Fiverr as a seller. I cannot
    imagine how anyone can make any real money doing that.
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    I believe solo ads can help you grow sales in the future.
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