In this guide, I’ll explain to you all the benefits of becoming a Level One Seller on Fiverr, and how you can become one in the shortest possible time if you’re not one yet.
Freelancing on Fiverr is not very easy due to the competition among freelancers for jobs; more so if you’re a new seller.
Not just on Fiverr, for most freelance platforms, getting started is always the hardest part of freelancing.
The competition becomes greatly reduced as soon as you begin to gain level promotion, positive ratings and portfolios.
Attaining level one is a huge milestone for any freelancer. Although you may not experience a huge change, it’s the first good step to becoming a Fiverr top rated seller.
The first benefit you get to enjoy as a Fiverr Level One seller is that the ‘New Seller’ tag, which often terrifies many buyers, will be gone. There many more other benefits of becoming a level one seller — which I’ll be sharing with you.
Fiverr Level One seller benefits
10 active gigs, 4 Gig Extras and 10 Gig multiples: 10 active Gigs is an additional 3 Gigs to the 7 Gigs new sellers are allowed to create. I don’t see this one as huge benefit, though. It’s not about having many Gigs, but having a few Gigs that convert. Many Fiverr top sellers don’t have more than 5 Gigs and still make a lot of sales.
The Additional Gig extras and multiples on the other hand can be of good use. You can through them boost your earnings.
Eligibility to get featured at promotional listings: This must be the biggest benefit that comes with promotion to Level One. If you observe all the sellers featured on Fiverr’s homepage, new sellers are usually not included.
But when you become a level one seller, you’ll get featured on promotional listings which will definitely improve your gig visibility and sales.
Higher Gig rank: Apart from getting featured on promotional listings, your daily Gig impressions will begin to experience huge increase — that’s how Fiverr algorithm works.
The best sellers usually get a better Gig visibility; which will result to more buyers clicking on it and you making more sales.
How to become a Fiverr level one seller
The requirements to become a level one seller are seemingly easy to meet up with. But to be frank with you, they are not really easy.
- Complete at least 60 days as a seller
- Complete at least 10 orders with an average rating of 4.8
- Earn nothing less than $400
- Maintain at least 90% response rate, on time delivery, order completion over the course of 60 days
- Avoid receiving any TOS warnings over the course of 30 days
Like I said earlier, starting out is always the hardest part of your freelancing career. Generating your first 10 sales, which is required to get level promotion, is not easy at all.
Buyers prefer to patronize sellers in level one upwards — because new sellers have very few or no positive ratings — which makes the whole situation more complicated for new sellers.
If you want to quickly gain level one promotion, then follow these tips:
1. Over deliver
New sellers are often mislead by the Gig pricing of the sellers featured on Fiverr’s homepage. They most times follow the standards set by those buyers.
If you do that, you may find it difficult to get the required 10 Gig orders and $400 sales to make promotion to Level Two.
You need to offer buyers what they can’t refuse; so your gig pricing must be a lot cheaper than those buyers featured on Fiverr’s homepage.
After all, your utmost goal is to gain Level One promotion of which I believe is harder than gaining Level Two promotion.
As soon as you begin to advance in Level, you can begin to adjust your Gig pricing to standard.
2. Set a faster delivery time
Sellers with a lot of orders are usually not able to set a fast delivery time. This is something you can capitalize on and make the most out of it.
Some buyers will visit the platform searching for freelancers who can get a job done for them withing 24 hours. So, jobs the top sellers offer to get completed within 2 days, offer to get them done within 24 hours or less.
With that, your chances of making more sales will be hugely increased.
3. Make use of additional Gig visibility features
There are a lot of features that can help you gain buyers attention; attending to buyer requests is one of them.
Make sure you are frequent online and always check for buyer requests. And when you see a job you can handle, don’t forget to send that buyer an irrefutable offer.
Another good feature you can make use of attract buyers attention is the ‘Available Now’. Make sure you switch it on each time you are available and ready to work.
The good thing about this feature is that most top sellers won’t have access to use it, because they usually have more than 5 queued orders; which prevents them from turning on available now.
4. Keep buyers coming back
Try to build your friendship with any good buyer you get — make them know you’d like to work with them again. However, you first prove your quality by delivering jobs even more than their expectations.
Loyal buyers are very important on Fiverr; the more loyal buyers you get, the more sales you make.
I hope with this guide, you’re able to quickly secure Level One promotion — or the benefits of being a Fiverr level one seller — if you are already one.
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