If you are not getting orders on fiverr then there may be the reason that you have not well optimised your services or the services you offer are too saturated with large competition.
I have written brief content on Quora for this how to promote your fiverr gigs to get order that will be helpful to you.
If you are form Pakistan then there are chances that you will not get orders because most of the orders are from USA/UK and they prefer to do business with same flag. Secondly, fiverr is also not good in ranking Pakistani users. I was on fiver since 2011 but left in 2016 and switched to my own website. I run three to five accounts at a time with US profiles and generated good revenue but left it because till that i developed my own website and offering same service through my own website with no middle man.I am almost generating $3000 per month direct sales and build my own team whom i outsource my work. Now i take and mange work and hire people to get it done under my supervision.
So my suggestion will be to explore other markets and other countries because fiverr,upwork and freelancer platform are already saturated and million of sellers are already there which make it difficult for newbies to compete there. You get orders only if you have reviews. Ask yourself why buyer will hire your services if you have no reviews and why not he will buy same service from the buyer who already have 100s of reviews and established reputation?
In my opinion a newbie should make own website and with SEO techniques exp-lore the small countries by doing international SEO focused on Selected countries.People will contact you through email,phone call or online chat in your website to ask for your services. These leads could be converted to real sales if you offer value to them.I am doing same technique and instead of doing SEO for USA/Canada i target small countries and out of 10 leads 2 convert to sales and the pay me through local bank or payoneer invoice system.
If you are earning on fiverr then it’s good and if not then its excellent opportunity to scale your skills and launch your own website with the skills you have. My Experience on upwork and fiverr was good but i left both sites due to extra and free requests by buyers or they will give negative feedback. I launched my own website writerspk.com offering writing services. now after 2 years my income is almost 10 times more than my earning on fiverr. This journey was not easy but at least its better than fiverr where your reviews are only helpful till your account is ok but if fiverr disabled your account then your hard earned reputation go waste. In case of your website these things never go wasted.
I will suggest everyone to utilize your skills and get international clients instead of relying on fiverr.
Here is my response on Quora for one of the question asked:
As a freelancer,i would advice you not to limit yourself on fiverr only. Instead i will suggest you to try other platforms as well like upwork, pph,guru to try your luck. I was on fiverr since 2013 and left in 2017 as i also made my own website with own seo of the services i was offering on fiverr. Now i am making $3000 plus on average per month after expenses. I dont know what skills you have and why you are not getting orders but i am sure if you have services gigs then marking your own website could be a good start. After you make a website then do seo od your website for your own country of origin or any other country so when people google for the keywords or queries then they can find you on first page. Getting ranked on first page takes some time usually 2 months to one year. I took one year for my first order received through my website and it covered my whole year website cost and seo. Next order i got after two months of the first order and then i registered my own company named Digital Marketing Agency Pakistan – Tariq Network and now i am making good income and trying to scale up.
PS: SEO is a long term strategy and never expect results in few days. I was also an seo expert and it took one year that converted to real sale of my service. I can Suggest you free ideas once you share me your level of skills,target country and interests.
Why Fiverr is not a best choice? Updated 2022
Fiverr is no more a seller friendly platform due to too many issues like:
- This market is already saturated and for newbies it’s difficult to survive here.Too my sellers and few buyers. You can only earn few pennies if you offer something very unique services.
- Even if you get first order then you will have to wait for few months for second order and so on.
- Fiverr can disable your account anytime and your hard earned feedback will go waste. Your funds would be freezed for 90 days.
- Fiverr is racist towards Asian and African sellers due to legal loopholes and lack of accoalwaysbtake side always take side to buyers not sellers untability. They are answerable to their buyers in US and west and cancell orders if buyer complain to get free service. There is no seller security for Asian and Africans. I used to be in both Asai and West using VPN and experienced the same. Although they claims high but in reality they are fillmof racism and hate. Check Fiverr reviews on BBB to get their real face.
What’s the option?
Make your own services based website with portfolio and work on it. Just follow Google SEO guidelines and you will get direct leads to your website and can get direct sellers.