Fiverr, the place where everybody can earn a honest buck at the same time offer cheap service for someone who doesn’t have necessary experience, time or desire to do it. I know that it might sound weird for many, but in fact there are tons of people out there making quite a good living based on Fiverr earnings. If you haven’t visited Fiverr yet, then you will be amazed to see it’s divercity and creative way to let people make money online. Fiverr is fun, free and the ultimate marketplace of freelancers where you can meet “crazy”, professsional and innovative. Currently Fiverr has over 1 million visitors every month growing extremely fast and bringing even more happiness to people around the world.
Today I’m going to help you understand how $5 gigs can actually help you build a serious monthly income without experiencing too much trouble at all
How to Get Started With Fiverr
First things first! In order to start making money on Fiverr, you first need to:
The process is extremely easy to follow considering that the form is actually based on just one page and what’s great about Fiverr is that you do it for free. Before you register though…make sure you read and agree with their terms of service. (see image bellow). After this, like any other typical registration, you will have to confirm that the email address you entered is genuine.
Registration is complete!
2. Edit Your Profile
Perhaps many of you believe that this step is not mandatory, but I tell you that it is and you must do it right away! Profile is the one to give Fiverr users (potential customers) more info about you and about past activity which may or may not result in more curiosity for your gigs. Therefore, it is vital to provide a full description of yourself and your experience so that users will have access to what really matters about your competence.
The User Description
Fiverr users want to know if you are capable to achieve whatever your gig says and that’s why you should give some background info in which you explain why you like what you do and why you are good at it. You can also include some bio, but I believe is a pretty good idea to avoid talking about the pet you love and how you love to spend your holidays.
The Profile Photo
We live in a social media powered web world and that means people must associate the work with a face and a person. People usually feel more secure and feel that the work is genuine when they see a photo. So, if you want people to treat you like a professional upload a photo of yourself and not of a random person or an anime characher or whatever you might choose.
3. Create Your Gig
A Fiverr gig is basically the service you decided to offer and get $5 bucks for. You are allowed to create as many gigs as you wish, but you should make sure that you can handle all of them. Keep in mind that Fiverr and it’s clients are very interested in the delivery time and the quality of your service.
Decide Between Service or Product Gig
It doesn’t actually matter if you choose service or product because people are interested in both. You should first start browsing among Fiverr gigs and see if you find something that suits you. You can provide gigs in Advertising, Tech Support, Programming, Fun & Bizzare things (which are actually quite popular), Music and Audio and pretty much everything you can imagine. Just be focused and decide on something you are really good at.
Use a Complete Description for Your Gig
Fiverr gives you possibility to offer people a description of your service you provide. Leverage that to attract users attention, but at the same time be obiective and honest about what you can do to help them.
Add Videos and Pictures
Is no secret that people love to see images and videos. Fiverr loves them too and that’s why they allow you to add them on your posted gig. Post your video on YouTube or whatever video-sharing community you know too.
How to Sell Your Product or Service on Fiverr
Well, you registered, you created and published your gig, but none of these can actually bring you money unless you start selling. To become a good seller on Fiverr, you have to consider:
1. Product Quality
This is undoubtedly the most important step in succeeding with Fiverr. The product quality is what actually decides if your campaign will have success or not. What you want to do is to drive attention to your product, make people interested in what you sell and make people talk about it and possibly recommend it to friends or others on Fiverr.
Do a proper reasearch
If you want to succeed in selling on Fiverr, you have to know what people actually want. Right now a popular trend is based on advertising. If your product is an informational one, then you most definitely need to bring relevant content to hold your point of view and make people understand what you actually say.
Take Your Time
No matter if you create a product or you offer a service, you have to be the best because usually Fiverr customers may need your services multiple times. Be patient and interested in every detail because a flawless operation can bring you more than $5.
You’ll be amazed to see how many “crazy” gigs are out there and incredible is that these are among most popular on Fiverr starting from dancing in spandex costume for $5 to writing message on feets gigs, there are no limitations to creativity on Fiverr. Personally I would go with something crazy and creative because people love innovation and weird.
2. Additional Promotion
It’s true that a good product can actually sell itself, but it’s always indicated to give it a boost and if possible build some buzz around the product you want to sell just to draw attention. Keep in mind that building a serious marketing plan for your Fiverr gig is the one step that you will enjoy and will speed up your selling process.
Gather Testimonials and Good Reviews
Fiverr allows clients to provide reviews and ratings to your gigs so that the next buyer will know if your service is worthy or not. Therefore you need to satisfy the terms and offer the product in time, offer quality and professionalism and don’t forget to offer them even a bonus. A bonus might become very productive because people usually don’t expect to get it. Whether you choose to provide work faster, to give a free file or just to give a recommendation, a bonus is the sure way for you to get a better review for your product.
Let Clients Know You Care
Even if we talk about a $5 gig, you should take your job serious and provide serious support. Be responsive and always let them know you are willing to do whatever the they need in order to complete the “mission”.
Build Product Review Videos
Is something quite popular on Fiverr to build YouTube videos or whatever kind of videos where you show people how the final result will look like. You can also create photos or short slideshows to place your work in better light.
Present Your Product in Detail
Even if Fiverr doesn’t actually let you to publish to much info about the gig you offer, you can always build a blog, a twitter profile or whatever you feel confortable with. There you can offer users a way to contact you, a way to learn more about your background and your product details.
Pay to Promote Your Gig on Fiverr
If you really want your gig to be among featured ones, you can do so by paying Fiverr to promote it. By doing this you will increase your gig exposure and even get a good vote from Fiverr’s staff.