What would you do for $5? Or, what would you pay someone else to do for $5? Fiverr.com is a marketplace that has taken online space by storm. Whether you are a transcriptionist, graphic designer, voiceover expert, or data entry specialist the opportunities here are endless.
Tasks/services are sold for $5 where the seller gets $4 and the site retains $1. Since its inception in 2009 the community has seen over 3 million service gigs created and there have been tremendous changes in how the site operates and how the sellers make their money. Click here to view my Fiverr profile.
In my opinion, this is by far the easiest and fastest way of making money online. With other sites you have to bid on projects and wait for the client to contact you, which can be such a daunting task if you are new and just starting out. But with Fiverr, this is a ready market. Clients have money in their wallets and are ready to order.
So, hurry and make it count.
How Do I Create My Account?
Creating an account on Fiverr is really easy. You can either register using your Facebook or Google+ account if you already have one or just fill out the form provided if you don’t.
Click on https://www.fiverr.com/. It will take you straight to the sign up page.
You will then be taken to the next page as shown below.
If you choose to sign up with Facebook or Google+ it will be automatic. If not, you will have to do it manually. You will insert your email address and password and voila! You are a Fiverr registered user. You will be taken to Fiverr’s dashboard where you will see a message asking you to activate/confirm your email as shown below. I used my sister’s account to illustrate this step by step since I already have mine open and in operation.
Two things to note:
Make sure your username is relevant to whatever service you intend to offer. If it’s illustrations you can say “Illustrationspro” or if it’s a graphic design you can say “graphicswizard” etc. Anything that will show up in search results is really useful.
- Add a photo.
It is evident that people like working with people they know, like and trust. If you hide your face chances are clients will pass you by because they don’t know who you are or what you offer. So, go take a high quality picture, upload it and stand out as the professional that you are.
How to Create Noteworthy Gigs
As I had mentioned earlier, there are over 3 million services on Fiverr. One thing that you have to keep in mind is there is a lot of competition. You must choose a unique service that you are good at and that is profitable.
What are you good at?
- Is it Transcription?
- Is it Graphic Design?
- It is Article/Content writing?
- Is it Video Editing, or
- Is it Social Media Marketing?
There are so many things that you can do here. Take a day if you can and come up with a unique and eye-catching service that will get you clients in the shortest time possible.
Strategies to Guarantee Gig/Fiverr Overall Success
- Create high quality pictures
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. This could not be further from the truth when it comes to selling your services on Fiverr. People with eye-catching images sell more compared to those who don’t or those who have pictures that do not say much about who they are or what they do.
If you are a transcriptionist taking a picture that is nicely done with either a keyboard or a headset will clearly communicate your message across to the clients compared to someone who has a cartoon character on their gig picture.
- Service Keywords
I know when you hear this you might say, “But keywords are useful on websites/blogs.” This is entirely not the case. The search engines like Google play a big role in ensuring that your services are found on Fiverr. So make sure you choose them wisely.
The two areas to pay more attention to when creating your keywords are: gig titles and gig tags.
Your gig title must have at least one keyword that is relevant to your industry.
Example 1 – Transcription gig
I will transcribe 5 minutes of audio within 24 hours for $5
Gig Tags – Transcribe, Transcripts, Type, Voice-to-Text
Example 2 – WordPress gig
I will solve your WordPress blogs CSS, HTML and other WordPress issues for $5.
Gig Tags – WordPress, Website, CSS, HTML, PHP
This is a real gig example
Gig – I will design an Eye Catching ebook or Kindle Cover with bonus for $5
Gig Extra – I will deliver this gig in just 1 day for $20
Note: Don’t just focus on making more money. Make sure your gig extras offer even more value to the client.
- Proper titles and descriptions
Your gig title is the first point of contact that you will have with your clients/buyers. Make it as impressive as you can. In just a few words tell the client what you do and why he/she should choose your services over other hundred similar services on the site.
Be very, very clear in your description. Tell the client what they will gain if they buy your services. Demonstrate that you are a professional who will give them value for their money
- Convenient Delivery Time
When dealing with clients there is always one rule to follow. Under-promise and over-deliver. Do not tell a client you will create his logo in 2 days if you very well know that it will take you 7 days. Or, claim to finish a testimonial in 24 hours if you can comfortably complete it in 48 hours. Be realistic about delivering your services. This will build trust and bring more business your way.
- Clear Instructions
When creating a gig there is a section for client instructions. Immediately a buyer orders your gig you will receive a notification to provide further details so that the seller can begin working on the project. This can be providing an email address so that the client can add their Dropbox shared folder. Or, give the name of the website plus keywords and meta tags if the service is about creating websites.
- HD Video
It is a proven fact that a gig containing a high quality video will sell at least 200% more than one that is without. Having an intro video that welcomes your clients, explain to them what you do and show them features and benefits of your services will get you ahead of the game.
- Gig Extras
Another fact that we are all aware of is that the services on Fiverr go for $5 where the seller gets $4 and the site retains $1. When you think this in realistic terms it doesn’t sound like much. But, one great aspect to increasing your earnings is by offering gig extras. As a top level seller or 2 level seller, a client/buyer can buy services of up to $500.