5 Tips For A Great Fiverr Experience

Fiverr Seller Stats

Fiverr.com is a freelance website where the jobs, known as ‘Gigs’ cost just $5. It’s amazing the range of jobs that that are available, the main categories are:

  • Gifts
  • Graphics & Design
  • Video & Animation
  • Online Marketing
  • Writing & Translation
  • Advertising
  • Business
  • Programming & Tech
  • Music & Audio
  • Fun & Bizarre
  • Lifestyle
  • Other

My new logo came from Fiverr, and I couldn’t have been more pleased with the experience, so I wanted to offer you 5 tips to a great Fiverr experience.  After you’ve taken a look around and found a gig that you want to purchase make sure to follow these 5 tips as you check out and work with the seller:

 

Tip #1 – Check the seller’s stats and Feedback:

A fast way to do this is to check their Fiverr Level:

  • Level 1 sellers have been active on the site for 30 days and completed at least 10 orders while maintaining excellent ratings and a great track record.
  • Level 2 sellers have made over 50 orders in the past two months while maintaining excellent ratings and a solid track record.
  • Top Rated Sellers are manually chosen by Fiverr editors. Promotion is based on criteria including: seniority, volume of sales, extremely high rating, exceptional customer care and community leadership.  An example of a Top Rated Seller is below:
Fiverr Seller Stats

Fiverr Seller Stats

- Est. Delivery is an estimate of when you will get the results of the gig, many sellers will offer an expedited version for a little more money

Fiverr Gig rating is based off of user feedback, most Fiverr sellers are very protective of their user rating so you won’t see a lot that are low.  Scrolling down and reading the feedback that led to this score is going to be more telling than the numbers themselves.  Be aware that fake positive feedback is always a possibility with any kind of site that uses customer reviews, but you should also be aware that fake negative reviews aren’t unheard of either.  I understand Fiverr Customer Service does a good job dealing with these but you can’t catch everything so look out for anything that looks too fishy either way.

- Orders in queue tell you how many people are ahead of you in line, a large number could mean a reduced chance of getting your gig completed early but it’s also a good sign that people like the product.

- You can also click their user name and see when the last time they were on Fiverr was, if it’s been a while you might want to look elsewhere.

Tip #2 – Carefully read the Gig details

I know that you have been thinking to yourself – “I really wish I could find someone to juggle a chainsaw and yell out my slogan”.  I think you’re weird, but it turns out Fiverr can help you out, your search is going to turn up Mr. Marcus, but you need to read the Gig title and and description very carefully so you know what you are buying and what is an extra.  Also, how would you know how professional the chainsaw juggling it is, if you didn’t read it in the description?!?

Fiverr Gig description

Gig Description

Tip #3 – Check the Samples

If you like the sample style, that’s your best indicator that you’ll like the style of your Gig.  Getting good at a particular style is one way that these sellers can turn jobs over so quickly and at such a great price.  To give you a good example of this, here are the samples from the wonderful artist that did my logo:

Fiverr Samples

Fiverr Samples

If a seller you are interested in doesn’t have samples, then make use of the ‘Contact Seller’ link right under the Buy Now button and ask to see some.

 

Tip #4 – Put extra effort into answering all the seller’s questions

When you purchase a Gig you are going to need to work with your seller so they know what you want, it’s your job to go over and above in answering any questions they have.  Let me repeat this – they are working for $5 (less since Fiverr has to get paid too) and that means you need to give them all the information they ask for and then go a step beyond!  Answer every question they ask you in detail, link to things you like, explain why, link to things you don’t like, explain why. I’m not saying write an essay or to micromanage, but if you want someone to do quality work for you for $5 then you have to put some time and effort into it too.

Tip #5 – If it’s not quite right – let the seller know

Sellers do not want that negative feedback and they do want happy return customers so if you didn’t get exactly what you wanted then go back and re-try tip 4 and let the seller know what’s wrong and give them a chance to fix it before you leave any negative feedback.

 

I hope these tips were helpful, and I’d love you to leave your own in the comments below!  If you’ve found this helpful then please sign up for Fiverr though this affiliate link, it will help support the site and everything you buy will still be $5!

 

 

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Announcing ExerciseDesk.Net!

Exercise Desk

I’ve been looking into ways to exercise more and something that has always caught my attention are Exercise Desks, things like Bike Desks and Treadmill Desks that let you look burn calories when you would normally be sitting in a chair.  There has been a lot in the news about the health risks of too much sitting and as I dig into the subject of exercise desks I’m finding that there is a lot of research on the benefits of extra activity during the work day.  I was unable to find a good centralized information resource so I’ve decided to make my own and to see if I can pay for it with affiliate links to the various equipment choices.

It’s still under construction, but I’m happy to announce the launch of the newest Knetwork site – ExerciseDesk.net!

Exercise Desk

ExerciseDesk.net – The Exercise Desk Equipment Resource

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April Fools on the Web 2011

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I’ll be staying up late tonight to watch the beginning of April 1st 2011 and have some fun looking at all the great April Fools Days pranks on the web.

Be on the lookout for updates but I think you can expect something from a few repeat offenders:

Woot.comThinkgeek.com, and even Google.com

It’s been a few years since I’ve covered April Fools Day web pranks but you can check out a few older posts and you can also rank this year’s pranks at aprilfoolsdayontheweb.com

Updates – Here we GO!

Google Romance: “… you’ll live happily, and contextually, ever after.”

ThinkGeek’s products are up! – Get an “I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords” shirt with $15 purchase.  My favorite of the bunch – Angry Birds Pork Rinds:

>  All YouTube videos can now be played in 1911 silent mode – about time, the talkies ruined everything!  Maybe not available on all of them though.

>  Looking for some good pranks?  Looks like you can change someone’s Google’s language preference to Elmer Fudd or their Facebook to Pirate-English!  Details@ USAToday.com

> Update 12:47am EST – Time to head over to see what Woot! has coming up at 1am EST!  Usually there is a bag of crap around – read carefully!  Get your credit cards ready!

> Ok So Woot is making you complete game levels as their smart post snail delivering Bags of Crap to earn your April Fools Day bag of crap- I think I grabbed one but the site is acting funky for me so we’ll see.   Avoid the obstacles and shoot the packages with your spacebar, but only shoot into the houses wondering where their BOC has gotten off to!


- Looks like they are trying to fix the funky, as an FYI you the BoC are broken into segments, one allotment per game level.  Looks like I got off easy and snagged a level 1 Crap, keep playing and level up to get the higher level craps… and let me just say HAHA that snail is sloooooowwww :-p

-And it’s back – you’ll need flash to play if you are having problems make sure you are up to date and flash is not blocked!

- Get your Crap?  Brag about it over in the Deals.Woot Community Section ( I’m Tygerdave – say hello!)

> Kodak is touting their new app, Relationshiffft! - “Status change? Don’t delete…Relationshiffft!   Photo and video person purge helps you move on.”

> Nerd Comic xkcd goes 3D – The joke will be on you when you puke after the 45 seconds…  (also seems to have broken image linking on newer comics so you’ll have to go yourself)

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Deals.Woot Hits Milestone with 100,000th Deal

Woot’s web 2.0 style deal site, Deals.woot.com, hit a major milestone this month, reaching 100,000 posted deals.deals.woot logo

Check out the celebration post and get some stats here.

Wondering what the big deal was?

100,000th Deals.woot Deal

Deep Future: The Next 100,000 Years of Life on Earth for $14.46 – A recently published book about the future of our planet by Carl Stager

Congratulations to the Deals.Woot team on hitting this milestone and congrats to Deals.Woot superuser heymo for posting that very appropriate deal!

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