Friday, 12 May 2017

7 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Fiverr


I have been on Fiverr since 2013, and I have learnt quite a lot about it. Following are the questions that people mostly ask about Fiverr. I have posted their answers below in the light of my experience. Feel free to ask more if you have any other question related to Fiverr.

Question No 1

I have created an account on Fiverr and posted couple of gigs. But I am not getting any order. Nobody has even messaged me yet. Why is that? How long do I have to wait for someone to come and place order on any of my gig?

Answer

You are not alone, I went through the same situation. You have waited for months and I waited for 2 years. Read my emotional Fiverr story HERE. All you need to do is stop being reactive, you have to be PROACTIVE and start bidding on buyers requests. If you are a New Seller, it is very unlikely that someone will automatically come and buy your gig. You will have to get your first order through bidding on buyers requests.

Question No 2

I delivered the work and it got marked as completed automatically. The buyer did not leave me any review/rating. Will that order be counted in my journey of getting on level 1 or level 2?

Answer

Yes, it WILL get counted even if the buyer/client did not leave any review. Actually buyers are not freelancers like us and do not spend much time on Fiverr. They are just concerned with their work. Once their work is done, they don't look back.

Question No 3

I have been bidding on buyers requests. But I am not getting contacted by anyone. Why?

Answer

There can be various reasons behind it. Just know this, other people with level 1 or 2 and a lot of reviews also bid on the same requests. So it is very likely that you haven't been able to beat them. What I do is that I bid low and write unique bid for every request. I fully read the buyer's request and bid accordingly. You can learn how to stand out of the crowd and win projects by reading this post.

Question No 4

What kind of Gig should I create? related to Web Design? SEO? Logo Design? What???

Answer

Simple answer, create a gig according to what you are good at. Something that you can do very well. Because there are already a lot of people offering high quality services. You must polish your skills and offer what you can do the BEST. If you don't have any skills, then don't worry. Just find your interest and get perfect in it by practice and by watching YouTube videos. By my experience, I can say that Logo Design, Web Design, Article Writing(Proofreading) and SEO skills are highly in demand.

Question No 5

Fiverr has blocked my account, what should I do? What should I do in order to prevent Fiverr from blocking my account in future?

Answer

If your account is blocked, you should contact their support team and ask for the reason. So that you don't repeat it in future. However, following are the most common reasons that result into of your account getting blocked.

  • Sharing contact information.
  • Using multiple accounts.
  • Doing advertisement and sending spam messages.
  • Re-selling your work on Fiverr. For example, someone hired you on Fiverr for the work of $50 and you further hired someone to do that work for you for less than $50. You acting as a middle man and outsourcing your own work on Fiverr is strongly disapproved.
  • Sharing adult content either through messages or by creating gigs.
  • Asking someone to hire you by posting in buyers requests section.

Question No 6

What Payment methods Fiverr offers? Can people from India and other 3rd World Countries also work on Fiverr?

Answer

The answer is YES. Fiverr pays you through following methods:

  • Paypal
  • Payoneer ( Fiverr also offers their own Payoneer Card, you can use both )
  • Local Bank Transfer( it is applicable for US citizens only yet )

Question No 7

Can someone earn a full time living from Fiverr?

Answer

Yes (check this post), there are many people who use Fiverr as their main income source. Even many people have quit their jobs and started working full time there. But I won't recommend it. You must not fully rely on Fiverr. Build multiple sources of income instead.

Don't forget to share this post so that new freelancers can benefit from it. Also, feel free to ask if you any question related to Fiverr. In case you are struggling with Fiverr and getting no order, I would love to help you out :)

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2 comments:

  1. Hi Muhammad,

    Those are useful tips for getting work on Fiverr. I've bought on Fiverr, but never sold. I'm in the lucky position of being pretty busy without advertising on Fiverr, but I do know some people make a good income there.

    Joy - Blogging After Dark

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    1. Thanks a lot for dropping by :)
      So you don't really work on Fiverr? Just bought other people's services?

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