So, you were getting a lot of Fiverr orders and now it suddenly stopped? Here’s what you can do to get your level 1/2/top level seller badge back.
Fiverr is a great place to start freelancing especially if you have started getting orders in the initial days of your launch.
I am going to share my case study here. I am a level 2 seller on Fiverr and I was getting a lot of orders on monthly basis. Eventually, the number went from 30/40 orders a month to 2/3 orders a month.
That’s when I thought it was time to make some changes and do something about it. Here is how I did it and how you can too.
Find the Reason why Fiverr Orders Suddenly Stopped
The core thing you need to do is to find the reason for the sudden stop in the orders. The orders won’t directly stop. There will be a reason for it.
We will try to find the reason in this section. If that’s not the reason, you can skip to the next point.
#1 The Negative Reviews
Negative reviews are the core reason why your Fiverr gig stops performing and your Fiverr orders suddenly stop.
Fiverr allows 2 types of reviews.
- Public review – the one you see
- Private review – for the algorithm
If you have ordered something on Fiverr, you might have seen that Fiverr will also ask you for a private review.
No one will see this review. It’s for the algorithm to decide whether your gig is performing or not.
So, if you have a lot of negative reviews, your Fiverr “GIG” will stop performing.
Of course, when you visit “The Income Kit”, you want a solution, don’t you? let’s find out the solution.
The easiest solution here would be to.. wait for it… “Create a new gig”.
Yes, as simple as it sounds, you can create a new gig.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Don’t delete/pause your current non-performing gig if it has reviews.
Confused about how to get orders on the new gig? Try diverting all the “Custom Fiverr Orders” there. You will get the initial reviews.
#2 You changed Something
Here are a few things you might have changed that caused the Fiverr gig to not perform.
- Fiverr basic gig details such as image, title, category, etc.
- Your online status.
If you have changed the gig details, you can simply revert it.
Now, online status is something that many people are unfamiliar with. They have no idea what is it and how you can set it.
Well, Fiverr has an “Online status” that allows the buyers to see when the seller is online. Make sure that the status is on.
#3 You’re the Victim of Fiverr Gig Rotation
A few months back, I was reading a review of someone who once was a top seller and now has no orders. He mentioned something about Gig rotation.
Gig rotation is the method where other gigs get more traction as compared to you. Fiverr does this so that every seller will get the orders and their platform will grow.
If your gig has been rotated, you will have to work hard to get it back. Let’s find out how.
How to start getting Fiverr orders AGAIN?
If your gig is not performing for a while, here are a few ways you can start your journey back on Fiverr.
1. Change the Gig Details
Get a brand new featured image for the gig. If possible, you should also add the title for your gig.
This works smoothly. In most cases, you will start getting orders after you change every detail. Please note that it might take up to 7 days to start getting orders.
Before you change your gig details, make sure that you research a lot. This brings us to the next point.
2. Fiverr Research
Switch your account to the buying mode or simply open Fiverr in incognito mode.
Start looking for other gigs that are performing and have recent reviews. Carefully analyze the images and title of the same.
Once you have done your research, you will have to create a better-featured image and gig title to start getting Fiverr orders again.
3. Keywords are Gone
People still fixate on “Keywords”. In the modern world, keywords don’t play an important role.
Don’t get me wrong, Keywords are ESSENTIAL for Fiverr gig but focus more on humans rather than keywords.
The title should attract the human, not the algorithm.
You might have seen that you are already getting views for the gig. It means that people are seeing your gig but they are not clicking on it or buying anything.
So, you need to focus more on humans rather than the algorithm.
4. Your Fiverr Gig Category is Dead
Ah, here comes the harsh truth. As time passes, some categories are dead. In simple words, you will not get orders in those categories because very few people want that service.
You can check out other gigs that offer similar services. If there are “ENOUGH” gigs that are performing well, your category is not dead. However, if only 5 to 10 gigs are performing, we can assume your category is dead.
Does this mean you need to find something else?
Of course, NOT. It means that nobody on Fiverr is interested to buy that gig. There MIGHT be a market outside Fiverr. You need to use those channels.
5. Start Looking for Other Places
Well, if none of the above-given techniques work, you can start looking for other places.
People might suggest you send proposals in Buyer request. However, they are of very cheap rate and won’t give you any boost. It’s always better to look at other places.
You can use your Fiverr profile as a portfolio/testimonial to get more projects.
The best place would be LinkedIn.
To conclude, if your Fiverr orders suddenly stop, you can always try out changing the entire gig information and wait for a few days. You can also contact support to know if everything is alright with your profile or not.
If nothing works, it’s time to shift towards something better. Don’t dwell on what’s not working.