A lot of people are looking of ways to make money online and Fiverr is a great way to do just that.
In this post I will show you how you can use your own skills to make money by selling gigs on Fiverr.
I will cover the following topics:
- What is Fiverr?
- How to set up your profile
- How to offer your skills to potential buyers
- How to complete your gig
- How to monetize your services
What is Fiverr?
Fiverr is the world’s largest marketplace for a variety of digital services.
It is a great place to offer your services online as you do not need to wait to earn money while you build traffic, as is the case when building a website. Fiverr is already a very popular place for anyone searching who wishes to buy your talents and skills.
There are a variety of categories within Fiverr which offer plenty of opportunities for your services.
“Gigs” – as they are known, are offered from a starting price of $5 (hence the name!) This is very affordable to a large audience of buyers wishing to invest in your services.
A Gig may start at $5 however Fiverr offer ways to increase your earning potential with packages which the buyers may opt to purchase.
As a seller you will offer your Gigs and a buyer will request from what is on offer.
Buyers may rank your Gigs, so the higher you rank (by providing great quality work) the higher you will be placed in the searches, therefore providing you a chance of earning more by popular demand.
If you have any talents which can be sold to earn money online, this will be the best place to showcase and sell your services to potential buyers.
The most popular services that Byers requests are for content writing, Voice overs, and graphic designs.
How to set up your profile
As a seller on you will need to register with Fiverr initially set up your account to showcase your talents and offerings. This is a free registration for both sellers and buyers, and only registered sellers and buyer may use the marketplace.
This is where buyers will view your skills and talents on offer. All your certifications and education or background qualifications will be available to the buyer to view.
It is advisable to make this as personal as possible, for example by adding a profile image of yourself and personal descriptions highlighting who you are and your hobbies will help you to gain credibility.
- Register for free with this user-friendly option of either your email address, Facebook or Google Account.
- Choose username and password
- Verify by email.
- Set up profile with photo and description of who you are, qualifications and certifications, and don’t forget any additional languages.
- Provide any skills you may have from either your hobbies or jobs.
- Link your account to any social media accounts, best for additional traffic.
NB: All information provided is secure and not used for another purposes.
How to offer your skills to potential buyers
Create a gig by first choosing from one of the following categories:
- Graphics & Design
- Digital Marketing
- Writing & Translations
- Video & Animation
- Music & Audio
- Programming & Tech
- Fun & Lifestyle
If a buyer purchases your Gig for $5 you will be paid once the Gig has been delivered, no need to chase the buyer for money or send invoices and statements. You receive 80% of each transaction.
You can set your price from $5-$995 and create up to 3 packages all with different prices.
How to complete your Gig
Define you gig with a catchy title which is relevant to what service you are offering. Use tags and categories which will provide the best possible link for your buyers when searching for gigs.
As previously mentioned select a category best suited to your services, and preferably choose a sub category which will narrow down the search for your buyer.
It is a good idea to include search tags as keywords, this will help people find your gig. You may choose only one but it is advisable to choose up to the maximum of five tags.
When setting your price as mentioned $5 is your starting point for your basic gig, but as in regard to your standard and Premium gigs, the price is completely up to you.
Each one adding more value and of course higher pricing, which is a great way to increase sales.
You can provide the different packages and pricing so that your buyers have more options from which to choose.
But if at first you wish to have only a basic gig, then you may choose to only add standard and premium later, if not you can keep it to only basic, it is your choice.
It maybe advisable to ask the buyer for their requirements upfront as you will need to know what is expected for their order. You won’t want to waste any time as the gig starts as soon as the order is placed, so to keep within your specified delivery time, it is better to know this at the beginning.
You can also add charges for extra fast delivery too.
Your personal dashboard will allow you to keep track of your buyers requests, orders, gigs, earnings and how you can promote yourself.
How to monetize your services
This is a great way to earn extra money as a side business while you are possibly studying, or working a 9-5, or maybe to supplement a pension. The benefit is that you can determine your offerings and price. $5 doesn’t sound like much but as you gain in popularity this can easily build up.
However freelance on Fiverr can take a while to build up to earning any real money.
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