How to Post a Request for a Freelance Service

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Nowhere else on the planet can you get Fiverr’s combination of variety of freelance services to choose from whether you’re looking for illustrators, web programmers, an SEO expert, a language translator, voice over actors or web content writers just to name few..

But what if you may not be able to find the exact Gig you need?

There is a solution, the Post a Request feature which allows you as a buyer to post a special Gig request to the Fiverr community, and talented freelancers respond with offers.

Within this article I will show you how to exactly use the “Post a Request” functionality.

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Watch this 2 minute video instead

8 Simple Steps to Publish Your Special Gig Request

  1. Log into your Fiverr’s account, on the upper right hand corner of the homepage click on the Buying top menu and from the drop-down list select Post a Request. If by any chance you didn’t made any purchase yet, you will find the Post a Request option by clicking on your profile picture as shown within the second image.
  2. Fiverr Post a Gig Request Functionalitydrop-down-menu

  3. Click on Post a Request and it will open a dialog box named What Service Are You Looking For?
  4. Fiverr Post A Gig Request

  5. Here all the fun starts. In the text box, describe the service you need and be as specific as you can be within the 2500 character limit. This will make it easier for sellers to respond with an accurate offer
  6. Gig post request

  7. Once you have fully described the service you need, under the Choose a Category dedicated section click on the arrow and select the appropriate category for the service you request. This done continue with the options offered such as your estimated time of delivery and optional, your maximum budget allocated for the service.
  8. post request category window

  9. You’re almost done, just click on the green Post button. Your request will be “pending” until it’s reviewed and approved by Fiverr. Once the request is approved, sellers will see it when they look within the Buyers Requests section of the website. They can then respond with offers
  10. fiverr-post-request-moderation-message

  11. To review the offers you have submitted, go back to upper menu and click once again on the Buying button but this time you select Manage Requests.
  12. manage_request_button_form

  13. Under this section you can see the status of your Gig request whether it’s active, paused, pending, unapproved
  14. To review a Gig offer, click Review Offers and if by any chance you want to delate it, pause it or even boost it you can do so under the Action drop-down list.

Once you accept the offer you will be redirected to the seller’s Gig page. If you don’t know the seller, in addition to review the freelancer’s general information (recent delivery, average response time, expertise ect…) and reviews I also suggest that you read this article I’ve published a while ago on how to find and hire the right freelancer. It’s filled with great tips and insights that I’m sure you will find very useful.

That’s it, you’re now ready to post your first special Gig request. I hope you enjoyed this small tutorial and if there is anything else you would like to learn or read about please feel free to leave me your comments or suggestions within the section here below.

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Nicolo Grossi
SEO & content marketing expert with 7+ years experience, working at Fiverr since 2016 Nicolo is responsible to follow and implement SEO’s best practices and inbound marketing strategies in order to increase reach and exposure.
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SigalM
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SigalM

Thank you nicolo didn’t know it was possible to submit custom orders. Very useful and well explained

Goldsmydy
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Goldsmydy

Thanks, so helpful.

silviu
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silviu

thanks. very useful and very well explained.

ishaq_ahmed_
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ishaq_ahmed_

good very well explained

Wisefa
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Wisefa

Is there a way to communicate with a seller other than messaging? It seems like a conversation needs to take place once I have found a seller to work with. Is there any form of communication allowed other than messaging?

Sara
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Sara

Great post thanks for sharing

ishaq_ahmed_
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ishaq_ahmed_

its is very helpful for me thanks

thunhitiyawew
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thunhitiyawew

very useful. thank you

Amanda_camp
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Amanda_camp

Thanks for this article.

Gina Riley
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Gina Riley

Nicolo, I use this feature quite often and unfortunately, practically every seller that bid do not meet my qualifications. As an example, I posted a request for a writer to give me an article on the Serengeti with explicit details on what I wanted, with a maximum bid of around $200. I specifically asked for either a TRS or a PRO. Only sellers that bid were level 0 or 1. They had atrocious writing abilities – I mean tons of grammar errors. They had cut and paste responses with errors. Almost all bid $200, even though their gig page had… Read more »