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How I Got My First Fiverr Order. And Here is How You Can Too!

If you are a busy person and don't have enough patience to go through the whole post, here is the main take way,

It takes time

If you are not busy and have enough patience to go through the whole post, here is how you can utilize the time properly.

1. Check For Buyer Requests

If a buyer doesn't reach you out, why don't you reach them? Pretty simple, right? In your fiverr dashboard, navigate to more > buyer request. There you will find custom requests buyers have sent in Fiverr. Go through them one by one, if you find some interesting, make an offer. If you are lucky, the buyer will then contact you, and voila! You got your first order(this is how I got my first order :P).

Buyer Request

However, don't expect to get accepted on your first attempt.

2. Keep Your Gig Updated

If you don't have any activity in your gig, Fiverr will stop showing your gigs in search result. Getting orders is the best activity you can expect. But hey! You are reading this post because you don't have any activity, right?

So don't worry, I got your back. πŸ˜‰

Try chaning your gig description or gig photos once in a while. Hopefully you will see the difference in gig statistics.

3. Advertise Your Gigs

If people don't know about your gig, people won't buy your gig. As simple as it sounds. And the best way to reach many people is by advertising it. Speaking of advertising, you can view my gig here :P

Okay, in seriousness though, reach out to your friends on social media platforms like linkedin, Facebook, Twitter or whatever platform you prefer.

Not necessarily they will buy the gig. But what is important here is they are increasing traffic(so-called "clicks" in Fiverr) in your gig. And as a result, it will help your gig appear before many other gigs when a buyer searches for it.

BONUS πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

Here is a cool hack that I recently discovered(and it surprisingly works pretty well!).


So, if you didn't receive any message from the buyer at all and your inbox stays empty, try asking any of your friends (who have a Fiverr account) to send you a message via Fiverr. And that should be it! So, it's kinda like tricking the Fiverr algorithm(if that's a thing). When your response rate is better, Fiverr will automatically rank your gig up than those who don't have a response rate to start with.

response rate

I tried this trick with 2 friends of mine. And surprisingly, the first friend got his order 2 hours after my message, and the second one got it after 1 day. Not that bad, right?

So, that's all I had to share today. The tricks are not guaranteed to work all the time, but hey! It's better to try something than just sitting doing nothing at all. Who knows, you might even hit the jackpot!

How did you get our first Fiverr order? Don't forget to share the story. πŸ˜‰

All the best if your Fiverr selling career.

Top comments (1)

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Asfand Yar

Finally, I found something where there are guides for web developers on beginner developers, great content!