One month ago, one of our featured web experts, Twistedweb123 was promoted on Fiverr to the very sought after Top Rated Seller status. His Gigs on the most part offer practical solutions and much needed criticism for companies or individuals with a presence on the Internet. His main Gig ironically offers to tell buyers what they don’t want to hear by revealing where they went wrong with their website and what can be done to improve it.
After already spending several months as a seller, keeping an impeccable record and having completed many hundreds of sales we felt it would be a great opportunity to catch up with him and see how the experience of making it into the top tier of sellers had been:
Hey Twisted, nice tattoos. (we noticed your other Gig). How’s it going and would you mind having a short conversation with us ?
Hi there, Fiverr! It’s nice to be here in blog format. I read it all the time and have always wanted to be mentioned. It’s funny you should mention my tattoo gig as I’m actually thinking of adding a $20 extra “I will get whatever you want tattooed on me” just to test the full imagination of my fellow Fiverrs. ;-)
When you were made a TRS, was it a surprise? How did it feel?
It was literally like finding out that the numbers on the toaster are not a heat setting, rather a time limited, I was completely shocked. I instantly rang my girlfriend as if I’d just had a big promotion at work (it was past midnight, she was less than thrilled).
How has it affected your sales on Fiverr?
It has been crazy sales wise. I was used to getting 5-10 orders a day, it’s only been a month and I’m already average more than double that.
The option of selling extras and receiving multiple-orders really is the best thing since sliced bread. Seeing orders coming in for more than $5 at first was nerve racking, but it was nothing a good lunar love punch (southern comfort, WKD blue & Apple sourz… Try it seriously) couldn’t get me powering through!
As a source of income, how important is Fiverr now you’re a Top Rated Seller?
To me, when I first joined Fiverr, it was all about the networking opportunities. $5 may be a small fee for a big product, but the opportunity to meet thousands of like minded business people was priceless.
Now, ‘TRS’ has not only increased my networking, but it has also bought on so many opportunities and requests for services I don’t even offer. The increase in my Fiverr income has literally overtaken my usual day job. Each of my gigs is literally like my child, and every time I receive feedback they mature in age and wisdom.
You’ve only been a TRS for a month, but could you tell us how you see your future as a seller on Fiverr?
At the moment, as you mentioned, most of my gigs are business related but I’m a big kid at heart. I really want to start broadening my scope and become more creative. There are so many great categories on Fiverr, I really want to offer a unique service in each and help build this amazing community.
Any final thoughts?
All I can think to say is quick message to my buyers: I love feedback and depend on it to live, please take just a moment to leave some when finishing orders as it really does mean a great deal to me.
Thanks for taking the time out of your busy Fiverr schedule to speak to us. If you’d like to speak with Twistedweb123 and find out what sort of advice he could offer to improve your website, visit his Gig page here.