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I recently created my accounts on both these platforms to get some personal growth. Will greatly appreciate any suggestions or help I can get that will let me get more orders here. 

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At your age, with enough calibre and dedication/focus
you can get enough work and growth ANYwhere.

Not these two, but long long back
had dabbled into 'freelancer'.

Depending on the industry and type of work and one's own credentials
it was important to sometimes be confident and stand your ground and at other times, be open to negotiating or accommodate the terms of the other party.. especially if they seemed like established ones and not fly by night operators using a platform to get work done for free or by paying less.

Good customers, happy/satisfied customers are one of the best PR one can get and obviously there is always scope for repeat business.


One rule of thumb in professional life (and maybe even in personal life) is to never over-commit and underperform.
It is always much better to undercommit and end up over performing.
For example, even if one is sure to get a project finished in 10 days, instead if one says that the timelines are 17 days and then actually finishes it in eleven (11) days, there is high likelihood of having less dissonance and a higher satisfaction rating for one's work.
(Likewise in personal life, if you tell your ___ that you are taking them to a star rated eatery or their favourite food joint but do not have reservations or somehow cannot get a table, then all that excited hype comes crashing down.)


Also, there are all kinds of people in the world and people can genuinely be sour if prior experience from a certain kind has been not up to the mark or unpleasant.

Hence if someone outright says no Indians on their listing or later tries to excuse themselves out based on your nationality or background, then one need not take it to heart or end up confronting all the time.
Sometimes it is okay to let go.

I am not talking of the bigots out there, but for others... many times desis (desi folks) have genuinely messed things up by bluffing, not having the skills or experience and still claiming to have the know-how, not maintained timelines or may even have been arrogant or dumb with others.
One can imagine how they too might have formed such views over not one such experience but multiple encounters.

Good wishes for you in general and especially so in finding on-line projects.
My bad, I was unaware of specifics of those two platforms in particular and my reply was generic (especially since I am unaware of the industry/type of work you seek).
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Made my first account in Fiverr in 2010 during my B.Tech.

Fiverr was my first platform from where I started earning/freelancing.

Now a days its very much saturated due to conversion rate of USD INR/PKR.

A lot of Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are ruining the market with cheap rates.

When I joined in 2010, 1 USD was equal to around ₹42.

Since then..  a lot of things happened in my life but freelancing is still going on.

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At your age, with enough calibre and dedication/focus
you can get enough work and growth ANYwhere.

Not these two, but long long back
had dabbled into 'freelancer'.

Depending on the industry and type of work and one's own credentials
it was important to sometimes be confident and stand your ground and at other times, be open to negotiating or accommodate the terms of the other party.. especially if they seemed like established ones and not fly by night operators using a platform to get work done for free or by paying less.

Good customers, happy/satisfied customers are one of the best PR one can get and obviously there is always scope for repeat business.


One rule of thumb in professional life (and maybe even in personal life) is to never over-commit and underperform.
It is always much better to undercommit and end up over performing.
For example, even if one is sure to get a project finished in 10 days, instead if one says that the timelines are 17 days and then actually finishes it in eleven (11) days, there is high likelihood of having less dissonance and a higher satisfaction rating for one's work.
(Likewise in personal life, if you tell your ___ that you are taking them to a star rated eatery or their favourite food joint but do not have reservations or somehow cannot get a table, then all that excited hype comes crashing down.)


Also, there are all kinds of people in the world and people can genuinely be sour if prior experience from a certain kind has been not up to the mark or unpleasant.

Hence if someone outright says no Indians on their listing or later tries to excuse themselves out based on your nationality or background, then one need not take it to heart or end up confronting all the time.
Sometimes it is okay to let go.

I am not talking of the bigots out there, but for others... many times desis (desi folks) have genuinely messed things up by bluffing, not having the skills or experience and still claiming to have the know-how, not maintained timelines or may even have been arrogant or dumb with others.
One can imagine how they too might have formed such views over not one such experience but multiple encounters.

Good wishes for you in general and especially so in finding on-line projects.
My bad, I was unaware of specifics of those two platforms in particular and my reply was generic (especially since I am unaware of the industry/type of work you seek).
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Thank you so much for such detailed advice, I'll make sure that I never overcommit and underperform. 


My line of work is content writing and I already have 2-3 clients. They are happy with my work and I get repeated orders from them too. The only problem is that now I'm planning to increase the number of clients to reduce my dependence on my job. 


If I get enough clients, I'd even consider working as a full-time freelancer. I have an idea, something related to my field only, and I want to work on it better. My job is good too, but do I have if I ever quit? That's why I need to create something of my own. 
And yes, even I worked once on Freelancer, that's how I started my career as a content writer when I was just 18 and wanted to support my family during the lockdown. But then I got some full-time offers along with learning opportunities, so I started working as a full-time employee. And now when I check these platforms (all three), they are super competitive and I'm not sure how to get more orders on them. 
Also, I have noticed it too, most foreign companies don't want Indians/Pakistanis/Bangladeshis to work with them. And I fully agree, people around here are not professional at all. From basic communication to understanding what the client's actual need is, they lack a lot of qualities compared to whites. Thus, I never take such things to heart, it is what it is. It's actually good that these companies are upfront with what they do not want, it saves a lot of people's time too.
The type of work that I seek is repetitive, something that helps me widen my portfolio of content. Money comes second, first I need to build a client base that trusts my work and won't look at other places if and when they have any content requirements. 
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Nice post VU+ for the post:)

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Thanks a lot brother!!
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Made my first account in Fiverr in 2010 during my B.Tech.

Fiverr was my first platform from where I started earning/freelancing.

Now a days its very much saturated due to conversion rate of USD INR/PKR.

A lot of Pakistanis and Bangladeshis are ruining the market with cheap rates.

When I joined in 2010, 1 USD was equal to around ₹42.

Since then..  a lot of things happened in my life but freelancing is still going on.

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I never get orders how to get orders??
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