If you want to become successful on Fiverr, then you need to take all these tips into consideration otherwise you will get frustrated and quit like most people that have come and gone.
To be successful, there are 7 things you need to know.
1. You need to know how Fiverr really works.
2. Know the services that are in high demand.
3. Offer Services that you know a lot about and have passion for.
4. Have good communication skills.
5. Know how to market your service to those who need it.
6. Know how to satisfy and keep your customers happy.
7. Know how to deal with different buyers especially negative people.
Once you can satisfy all 7 above, then there is nothing stopping you from becoming successful and raking in cash left, right and center.
How Fiverr Works:
First you need to know how fiverr works and what fiverr is really about. Fiverr is a marketplace for any service and you need to understand why people need the services and why they come to fiverr instead of going to somewhere else.
You also need to know the terms of service (check my blog for that post), what to do and what not to do and finally the relationships between you as a seller, the buyers and the fiverr team. If you know this then you will be able to operate an account successfully and keep it safe.
Offer Services High in Demand:
You want to sell and keep making lots of dollars? Then don’t just offer a service because someone else is doing it or because you were told it sells. Do your research and check for gigs that are high in demand.
Not all gigs sell. So choose wisely. But still you should not offer a service just because it is high in demand. Your ability to do it well matters. That brings us to the third point.
Offer a Service That You Know a Lot About:
Yes i mentioned that you should go for services high in demand but at the same time, you must sell a service only if you can offer it well.
There is no use offering something when you can’t handle it. Article writing and graphics for example are high in demand but if you don’t know how they are done or you don’t have passion for any of them, then don’t even bother.
Good Communication Skills:
I have also wrote a post on this too. You need to know how to communicate effectively with buyers. Your ability to communicate well will determine if you will get that job or lose it.
I can’t say this enough. To make massive sales, you need sales funnels. Avenues where buyers can reach you and buy your stuff.
Some complain of not getting result on Facebook and i wonder how they do their marketing.
You won’t make sales if the only place you market is on Facebook and the only groups you are a member of are Fiverr groups. Fiverr groups won’t make you a single sale.
Facebook is not the only site to do promotions. There are other sites. Yahoo answers, Warrior forum, digital point, YouTube and tens of others.
Keep Your Buyers Happy:
You want to keep selling to repeated buyers? Then keep them happy. Do their job well and you will sell to them over and over again for months.
I have buyers i have been doing designs for for almost a year now. I have one i design sales page elements for. Now i design his total sales page. The last job fetched me $200 for about 60 sales page elements and the background. Funny thing is i just reuse same templates i have used for him before everytime he orders. He is always happy and i am too.
Dealing with Negative Buyers:
There are negative people all over the place and its hard to satisfy them.
You need to know this and be prepared for people like that. I have seen some of you complaining that some buyers are wicked and all that. If you don’t know that you can’t satisfy some people by now, then you will have problems.
For these people, its their nature. They just can’t be satisfied. Here i am not talking of buyers who complain when you do a bad job (Most of you do bad jobs). I am talking of people who just can’t be satisfied no matter what.
You need to be able to calm them down and deal well with them. 70% of the negative ratings come from these people. One thing I found is negative people tend to harp on the bad things and ignore the positive stuff.
Some people are having a bad day, so they lash out at others. What some of these people need is humanity and genuine response. So learn to react back in a positive manner and this will have good impact on your Fiverr business.