Monday, March 13, 2017

How to get your first order on Fiverr

Namaste Friends and Freelancers,

How have you been? It has been sometime since I wrote to you guys. So, today I thought to share with you a post that I actually made on an online marketplace – Fiverr. I am sure you have heard of this freelancing site already. Many of you might be also working in it too. But there are many out there who have just joined the website and are wondering how to get the first order on Fiverr. I meet a lot of people on the Fiverr forum and other online forums and Facebook groups, who keep asking this question. They might have already created an account there but not getting any order yet, to start off their journey.

To answer such a question on Fiverr forum, I wrote this post below. Later, I posted it as a separate topic, so that more people can see it. This is the enhanced and long version of the topic I posted there. So, if you are also thinking to work on Fiverr as a freelancer or you have opened an account and wondering how to get your first order on Fiverr, please read through. Let me know if you liked the idea.


Are you new to Fiverr?
Are you desperately willing to start off?
Are you still waiting for your first Gig Order?

You are at the right place. This post should help you immensely, I am sure.

Not to dishearten you, but to give you a heads up, let me tell you the truth. Getting started here and getting the first order is not that easy. It is not that simple. But if you are dedicated and passionate about selling your services here and make some money, it is very much possible. I will tell you what to do to start off and how to get your first order on Fiverr. This will really Help You! Follow these and you will be happy one day - very soon!

First thing is to make a portfolio. Do you have it already? List your skills and write about them in a Notepad/Word document and keep that handy. Write what you know and what you can do with these skills. You will need it when you make Gigs.

Go to Fiverr Academy https://www.fiverr.com/academy and read through the various topics, systematically.

Go to Fiverr Blogs http://blog.fiverr.com/ and read various articles that people write there. These will be very helpful for anyone - old or new.

Read posts in the Fiverr Forum https://forum.fiverr.com/ and ask questions if you have.

INSTALL MOBILE APP - very important thing to do. It keeps you connected on the go, when you move away from the computer.

Along with the above, start building Gigs.

Make additional Gig Accessories - photo, video, PDF portfolio etc.

Share your gigs online on various Social Media.

Make Multiple Gigs separately for each of your skills. Make multiple gigs on your Best Skill and make them look different in their content and accessories.

Most Important Thing To Do: Scan through the Buyer's Request page every now and then. This is where the Mobile App comes handy. Apply on the job requests posted which you think you can do with highest quality and as per Buyer's requirements. You can apply on 10 such requests in a day. Trust me, 10 is a huge number if you restrict yourself to the best quality offering.

This is an assured, though not very quick way to get your first order on Fiverr. Do these things everyday religiously. Repeatedly. I am sure you will land on your first order soon. You have to be patient at this point in time. When some sellers (as they call on Fiverr) get their first order on Day 1 itself, others need to wait for months. But if you are dedicated enough and Really Want to work here, you will get that eluding first order very very soon!

All the best 😊

So, this is what I wrote on Fiverr as a guide or a bunch of pointers to tell you if you are a newbie, how to get your first order on Fiverr. If you have worked on Fiverr and have vast experience with this site, please kindly add your points as well, if you have any, so that we can make this article really stand out when it comes to help a newbie.

DO YOU THINK THIS APPROACH WILL WORK?


Kindly let me know in your comments if this has helped anyone. I will eagerly wait to know from you all.

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The Indian Freelancer
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