Solution to "No buyer requests" on Fiverr

If you’re a new seller then you may come across the issue of not showing buyer requests on Fiverr. This is a very common problem not only for new sellers but also for level 1. But once you hit the level 2 status, you will find lots of buyer requests.

Now the question is should you wait until becoming a level 2 seller?

Of course not. Because there are a couple of solutions to not having any buyer requests or very little amount of them. But using the strategies that I mentioned below, you will get sufficient buyer requests to send proposals.

Fiverr generally releases buyer requests 3/4 times a day. And there is no exact time that I can tell you to check for them.

Because they never officially announced the schedules for posting the buyer requests. But from my personal observation, I noticed that Fiverr published those job posts 3/4 times a day.

Also, the buyer requests disappear so quickly. That means most of the time you will not see any buyer requests. But if you contact Fiverr customer support for help, they will send you a copy-paste template answer just like you see below:

Thanks for reaching out to us. I checked into this for you, and at the moment, it does not appear that there is an issue with the Buyer Request feature. Trying to clear your browser’s cache and cookies may sometimes help, but if you still don’t see any new requests, there are two factors that you should keep in mind:

One is that our relevant team carefully reviews each request and periodically releases them to the Buyer Request area for sellers. We kindly ask you to check back every once in a while for an update on these requests.
The second is that the buyer request feature is dependent on the buyers. If buyers are not submitting requests to your category, you will receive fewer requests than usual.

To maximize the potential of the feature I would kindly ask you to check back every once in a while for an update on these requests, and if available, send offers to your buyers.

In the meantime, I also suggest visiting our Help Center and Forum, where you can find many tips/advice about different ways to get more sales.

I hope this helps. 

Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

This is the same response that I received a couple of times when I first joined Fiverr in 2017 and contacted several times for their support. Unlikely, most of their team members sent the exact same answer.

So customer support can’t help you to get buyer requests anymore. And you have to solve your issue yourself to get more buyer requests.

How to get more buyer requests on Fiverr when you’re a new seller?

The number of buyer requests that a seller receives depends on his/her level. That means all types of sellers don’t receive the same amount of buyer requests even within the same category. And this is what I can assure you from the experience of passing through the zero level to fulfilling all the top-rated requirements.

But the question is how you can get more buyer requests when you’re a new seller or level 1?

I am happy to ask because I will show you the solution to this “No buyer requests” problem right now.

The most effective way to get a lot of buyer requests is by creating different gigs in different sub-categories. It doesn’t mean that you have to create unnecessary gigs. You can create those gigs within your expertise.

For example, you work in the “Programming & Tech” category. This main category also has approximately 24 subcategories such as WordPress, Web Programming, Mobile Apps, etc. And this is the same for any other category.

So go through all the main categories and find the sub-categories where you can create gigs.

You can create up to 7 gigs when you’re a new seller on Fiverr. And level 1 sellers can create 10 gigs.

Depending on your seller level, create the highest number of gigs in different sub-categories.

If you’re a new seller, I highly suggest you create 7 gigs in 7 different sub-categories. And don’t create multiple gigs within the same sub-category.

By following this method, you will get the highest number of buyer requests possible. Also, I would recommend you create one gig in the “Other” sub-category.

If you’re not sure, every main category has a common sub-category that is called “Other.” Many buyers are not sure about the categories & sub-categories when posting their jobs. And that’s why many of them choose the “Other” sub-category. So you will get lots of buyer requests from the “Other” sub-category gig.

For level 1 sellers, create the highest number of gigs (10) in 10 different sub-categories. And follow the same guideline as you saw above.

Conclusion

A level 2 seller (and up) receives lots of buyer requests on Fiverr even if he/she only has only one gig. On the other hand, new & level 1 sellers almost get no buyer requests. And this is a big problem for them.

Level 2 and upper-level sellers already have lots of clients and many of them don’t even have time to send proposals to the buyer requests.

So the buyer requests are mostly required for new sellers and level 1. Because they are just getting started and don’t have a mature client base.

However, Fiverr disbursed the buyer requests in the opposite direction. Those sellers get huge buyer requests who really don’t need them so much. On the other hand, those sellers get no buyer requests who need them the most.

To solve the “No buyer request” issue on Fiverr, I tried multiple methods and brought the most effective & proven technic in this post. So if you also do not see buyer requests, apply this strategy, and don’t forget to come back later & let me know how did it go.