The reality is that sellers on Fiverr (both old and new) rarely get direct messages from buyers asking for a job to be done.
The only option to get a job is to bid for a “buyer request.” But, how to win buyer requests on Fiverr?
Every seller on Fiverr has ten chances to bid for a gig daily, so it is wise to you utilize all of them to increase your chances of winning at least one request per day. However, keep in mind that you will not win every job you bid for.
There are many reasons people lose a gig; some are unavoidable, like arriving late to bid after the buyer concluded a deal with another seller.
In this article, I will give you five vital pieces of information that will provide you with a high probability of winning most of the buyer requests on Fiverr.
Tips to win buyer requests on Fiverr
Be professional and warm with your bid replies
The first step to winning a buyer request is to respond with detailed information.
Do not just reply with “Hi, my name is seller, and I am interested in your offer” or something like that.
Instead, have a template that you can tweak to make it unique for every job you are bidding for.
In your reply to the buyer request, respond with the following details.
- Who are you?
- Why do you think you are the best person for the job?
- Give insight on how you would go about the job?
- How long will it take you to complete the task?
- Specify how many revisions you are willing to make?
- How much will you charge?
In short, make the buyer feel you care enough about the job.
If you do this clearly and concisely, you can increase the chances of securing the job.
Make sure your prices are low as possible, especially if you are a new seller.
Some of the buyer requests on Fiverr do not have a price for the job specified; in that case, you should not see it as an opportunity to charge as you like. Instead, make your price as moderate as possible to increase your chances of winning.
If you do the work well and your buyer likes the job, he/she might give you an extra tip, some buyers do.
However, do not ever ask for this; focus on doing the job excellently.
If the buyer’s request has a price, stick to the rate.
Make sure it is something you can do
Out of desperation to win a buyer request, we are often tempted to bid for a job; we are not sure if we can do excellently.
If you are not sure that you can do the job, then do not bid for it.
It is that simple, to avoid disappointing the buyer and getting a low rating on Fiverr.
If you do not have the time to attend to the job, do not bid for the buyer request.
Upload a previous job if necessary
Provide some references to the previous work that you have done as this can give more credibility.
Ensure that you did the work you send, and it is related to what the buyer is seeking.
Doing this will give you more credibility and increase your chances of winning.
Check For Grammatical Errors
This is something most people do not give much importance but this can have a huge impact on your success rate.
A buyer request with amazing English may not win you a job but a poorly written buyer request will be ignored.
So, take a few minutes to proofread before hitting the send request button.
Tip: Use a tool like Grammarly to check for grammar and spelling mistakes.
Give it a 100% effort
When you win the bid on a buyer request, give it a 100% effort, especially if it is your first job.
Take each buyer’s request as an opportunity to win a job and give your best to secure it.
When you involve entirely in securing the job, you will gain more knowledge on how to respond to buyer requests.
This will eventually lead you to write a convincing response to every buyer request that you send out on Fiverr.
So, next time you respond to a buyer request, keep the information mentioned above in your mind to win the job.
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