5 Great Tips to Get the Most Out Of Your Fiverr Orders

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For those who of you who has yet to use Fiverr, you don’t know what you’ve been missing out! If you don’t know what Fiverr is, it’s a place that you can get virtually anything, from something simple like a content article to something bizarre like singing you a birthday song in a thong, for just $5. Sellers basically set up their “stores”, also known as “gigs” which is where you’ll place your order.

Unfortunately, there have been a lot of dissatisfaction and even scams at times, and you do not ever want to be in such a situation. When done right, you can get A LOT more than a $5 value from your order! Here are 5 tips to prevent yourself getting ripped off, and get the most value for your money!

READ the Gig Description

Before you make an order, the first thing you’d want to do is to READ the descriptions carefully! I can’t emphasize this enough. You see a gig selling an article writing service for $5, and you immediately purchase and instruct your seller to write a 5000 essay. Your seller is going to request a cancellation of your order. If you read his gig description, you would have realized that his rates are $5 for one 500 word article.

The gig desciption is below that giant image slider. It can be easy to miss when the shiny “Order” button is just beside the header. Make sure you know what he is selling exactly before you hit that button.

Scrutinize His Actual Work

His backlink gig might look awesome, his description fits your critera, he even has 100% positive reviews. But if you actually took a look at his samples, you may be shocked to find that his links are coming from spammy websites that Google might have even deindexed.Heck, those buyers don’t even know what they are getting themselves into!

Some sellers will put samples of his work on the image slider on his gig, some may put links to his sample. Make sure you spend a couple of minutes to at least glance what he has done. If there are no samples, do not be afraid to message the seller, requesting a sample of his work.

Check Those Feedbacks

Just below the gig description, you will see a “thumbs up” and “thumbs down” sign, with a whole bunch of feedbacks. Normally the short, positive feedback that say “Thanks” and “Good job” will not be of any use to you. You will want to look at the long, descriptive ones that give details of their experience to make judgement of the seller. When you scroll to the last review, you might see the “More” button. Just click on that button to see more reviews.

I particularly like to scan at the negative feedbacks because it shows what the seller has done wrong. But sometimes, the negative feedbacks are due to them not being able to deliver on time. As long as it’s not too frequent, it is understandable that quality takes time so I will still consider that seller.

Some sellers may not have any reviews yet because it’s a new gig. It doesn’t you shouldn’t test him out; all new gigs will face this obstacle. You might want to contact the seller first to look at some samples or get more details to see if he is worth testing.

Whenever in Doubt…

Just ASK. There is a small “Contact Seller” link below the order button on the top. Contact the seller to clarify your queries. If you are thinking of buying a ponographic drawing from this artistic seller, you’d want to contact him first whether hie does business for your niche. His gig description may not have mentioned any specific niches that he will reject, but that doesn’t mean he will do it for adult niches; do not just assume.

A decent seller will typically take 24 to 48 hours to get back to you. The longest I’ve waited for is one week. There is no harm asking! If the seller can’t even be bothered to take 5 minutes to reply to your simple query, he’d probably won’t reply to all your  instructions after ordering. Skip him.

This is also where you can make special or additional requests before ordering, such as saying a short message after a custom song. The seller will usually agree if it’s within reason.

Be Nice!

If you have any dissatisfaction on his work, let him know first before leaving a negative review straightaway! Just be nice and request some edits to his work. Your seller might just throw in surprise bonus for you. Most sellers do not wish to receive negative feedbacks, so if you talk to them nicely, they are more then likely to deliver more than what you’d expect!

It is very easy to get started. You just need an email, a username and password to create your account, and you can immediately order any from any gig. You can use Paypal, or your credit card if you do not have a Paypal account, to make your payment.