How to Get Orders on Fiverr in 2021 (Guide + Tips!)

Are you a new Fiverr seller and have found yourself trying to figure out how to get orders on Fiverr? Do you find yourself wondering how other people are getting so many orders? In this blog post we will answer those questions and more! This post will help you understand how Fiverr orders work, why you might not be getting orders right now, and what you can do to try to get more Fiverr orders!

But first, why should you trust me? Well I started on Fiverr back in May of 2020 and in my first 30 days I earned over $1,000 as a brand new freelance writer. In my first full year on Fiverr, I earned over $35,000 with freelance writer and a Pinterest manager Fiverr Gigs. Plus, I was only working on Fiverr part time! So I definitely know a few tricks for how to get more Fiverr orders.

P.S. If you want a step-by-step guide to stand out against all the competition and get your first few orders on Fiverr, check out my course Fiverr Kickstart and use the code MOREORDERS2021 for a discount.

How do Fiverr orders work?

If you’re a new seller on Fiverr, then you may not know how Fiverr orders actually work so this will help you out. If you know all about this, feel free to skip this part.

Basically, you pick a service you want to offer and then you list it on Fiverr. Once you have a service listed, which is called a “gig” on Fiverr, people can place orders for your gig. You’re notified of new orders, have a set delivery time (that you pick when setting up the gig), and then you deliver the order on time. It’s that simple. But getting orders can be tricky, especially in the beginning when you don’t have any experience or reviews to wow potential buyers.

Why am I not getting orders on Fiverr?

There are many reason you might not be getting orders on Fiverr. It could be something as simple as your gig is too expensive, or you’re not using the right keywords. New gigs and new sellers with no reviews may take a while before someone is willing to take a chance and make their first order with you. Or if you’re in a category with a lot of competition, it can be really hard to stand out to potential buyers as someone they should hire. I mean, why should they? There are plenty of sellers with hundreds of reviews they can hire, right? It can feel that way, but there are ways around this.

The best way to see how your gigs are doing and where you might be able to improve is by looking at your analytics.

To do this click “gigs” and you’ll see the analytics for each gig.

Not getting many impressions? People aren’t seeing your gigs. Maybe it’s a very competitive niche or your gig doesn’t have good keywords that people are searching for.

Getting impressions, but no clicks? Try changing up your gig image to catch peoples attention. Look at top search results for ideas. Don’t COPY other’s gig images, not only is that bad practice, if you copy someone then you’re not standing out, you’re blending in.

Getting clicks, but no orders? Make sure your description is good. It should be clear, show the buyer the benefits, and give off the impression that a potential buyer should trust you enough to hand over their money.

Are you getting messages? If many of them are similar make sure that you’re answering any questions in your gig description. Some people might message you, but others will just move on if your gig is unclear.

Tips to Get Orders on Fiverr

I’m about to share with you some of my favorite tips to get more orders on Fiverr. Basically, these are my tried and true secrets to winning over buyers and making them confident in picking you over your competition.

Use good keywords in gig titles and descriptions

When you’re creating your gig, make sure that your title and description has all the right keywords. Your main keyword should be in your gig title and then you should use some others in your description as well. While some people may be browsing by category, many are going to search for specific things. Use keywords that will help you come up in the searches and attract potential buyers. You can even test out different titles to see if they make your impressions go up or down.

Stand out with an eye catching gig image

People are going to be scrolling through a lot of gigs. Your image needs to stand out and look professional to catch their eye. To do this, you can use a free tool like Canva to create a gig image and I highly recommend using a photo of yourself to make you look more trustworthy and personable.

Describe what benefits your buyers will get by buying your gig

Notice how I said benefits, not features. While it’s important to include what you will be doing for the gig, you really want to tell your buyers how you’re going to make their life easier, better, etc. You want to try and match your gig with how they are looking for, but also show how you’re the best choice. For example, if you’re doing logo design you’re competing with thousands of others who are doing that. What do they get from working with you specifically?

Hit up friends and family

Now, I don’t mean go bugging everyone to ask for them to order. But if you’re providing a service that may work for someone you know, it doesn’t hurt to ask. Getting those first few orders and reviews is key! If you know someone who could use your service, why not ask them and even give them a good deal for being one of your first few orders?

Check the buyers request section daily

Make sure you check out the buyer request section. My biggest tip here is to actually read the request and make an offer based on that. I’ve actually put in a buyer request before and I’d like to say 80% or more of the people who submitted an offer sent a generic or irrelevant response.

Start out extremely cheap

Obviously we want to get paid what we feel like our time is worth, but sometimes you have to work for less up front to get those first few orders rolling in. Hopefully when you do that you can get some positive reviews which will help you get even more orders moving forward.

Try promoted gigs (if you have the money to spare)

If you do have a little money to spare, you can try promoted gigs to get those first few orders. With promoted gigs, you select the gigs you want to promote and come up with a daily limit of what you’re willing to spend to get clicks on your gig. Sometimes getting click is hard and this can give you a boost. I don’t always use it, but I have used it in the past to get a few orders.

Want step by step help for getting more orders on Fiverr?

When I started sharing my success on Fiverr, I got so many DMs and emails from people saying they had tried Fiverr in the past or had heard it was too competitive. So how was I able to start making a good part time income immediately? I’ve shared some of my best tips above, but if you want to go more in depth and get a little more guidance then I recommend checking out my Fiverr Kickstart course which was created to help all the people contacting me for help with Fiverr.

Fiverr Kickstart was made to help newer Fiverr sellers, or sellers who simply aren’t getting a lot of orders, stand out against the competition and start getting those first few orders. Although some of the tips above are included, I will walk you through exactly how to do everything. It even includes spreadsheets to help you narrow down what gigs to offer on Fiverr, templates for gig descriptions, and Canva templates for gig images.

Check out Fiverr Kickstart here and use the code MOREORDERS2021 for a discount.

I hope this blog post has helped you understand how Fiverr orders work, why you might not be getting orders right now, and what you can do to try to get more Fiverr orders. Even if you’re doing everything right, patience is key. It can take some time! Finding success on Fiverr is a marathon, not a sprint, and it takes time to build up. Good luck and make sure you check out Fiverr Kickstart if you want a little extra help getting orders on Fiverr.

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