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Five Dollar Success: How A Top Rated Seller Finds Success On The $5 Marketplace
9 minutes | May 22, 2015
How I Made $4000 in One Month on Fiverr
About two and a half years ago I was running my own business as a freelance web designer. Looking for new ways to grow my business and find new clients, I thought I would try Fiverr. Originally, the plan was to sell really small, basic web design gigs in hopes of driving Fiverr buyers to my freelancing business and purchase more expensive services after getting a taste of my work. I sold gigs such as "I will transfer your WordPress website from your old host to your new host" and "I will install a WordPress theme on your website". I struggled for a very long time. While I managed to drive some buyers over to my freelancing business, I was only getting a handful of sales every week on Fiverr. I remained as a Level 1 seller on Fiverr for nearly 3 months before finally becoming a Level 2 seller. Right before I became a Level 2 seller on Fiverr, I began to look at the other best selling gigs on Fiverr. I realized that I was allowed to have up to 20 gigs, thus, why not create 20 gigs and experiment with them all until something works? Eventually, I did find a few gigs that started selling really well for me which helped me reach Level 2 shortly after my gigs got hot. I began to sell basic graphic design gigs such as ebook covers and 3D ebook mockups among a bunch of other kinds of gigs. I would look at the gigs Top Rated Sellers were selling on Fiverr and imitate the keywords, pictures and descriptions they used and work from there. Every few weeks, I would continue to tweak my gigs until I started seeing an increase in the number of views or sales my tweaked gig was getting. Shortly after, once I kind of had this whole Fiverr thing figured out, I became a Top Rated Seller. I didn't become a Top Rated Seller until being a Level 2 Seller on Fiverr for over a year. I eventually saw my first $4000 month once I became a Top Rated Seller. Before, when I was a Level 2 Seller, my best months had me earning $1000 to $2000 a month. I began seeing over 20 sales a day once I became a Top Rated Seller and eventually, I had to complete my orders in batches when it became too overwhelming for me. I eventually began to help my girlfriend with her Fiverr profile and she immediately saw a difference in her sales. I realized that I kind of had this Fiverr thing figured out. From there, I began to write the book Five
9 minutes | Mar 16, 2015
The Best And Easiest Fiverr Gig To Sell For Newbies And New Sellers
The question I get the most from Fiverr sellers and new Fiverr sellers is "what is the easiest Fiverr gig for new sellers?". In this blog post, I am finally going to answer this question. I just want to first preface my answer to this question with you need to have an open-mind and more confidence in yourself. This gig is not extremely difficult to do, it's very low skill, and it's very much in-demand on Fiverr. The gig I want to suggest all new sellers try is: video testimonial gigs. Now, before you groan or click out, hear me out. I think it's really important you consider what I'm going to say and why you need to change your mindset. Video testimonial gigs are really easy to do. A buyer hires you to say 30 words into the camera for $5. That's less than a minute of work for $5. Most buyers will hire, provide you a script and have you to talk about their product, talk about their website, or simply explain a process. One of the best things about video testimonial gigs is that they leave a lot of room to earn a lot of money from every purchase. Most people will not just purchase 1 multiple of your gig. They will purchase several multiples depending on the length of their script and they will almost always purchase your gig extras. Here, you can come up with some really interesting gig extras that take you little or no more effort to do. The buyer wants you to deliver the video in HD? Extra $10. The buyer needs you to write the script? $15. The buyer needs you in a certain attire or costume? $20. There are buyers averaging almost $100 per order with these gigs and they are able to knock them out in batches. Imagine going from an entire day's work to make $100 to making hundreds of dollars within a few hours. Okay, so next you might be thinking, "aren't there already a lot of people doing this?" Yes, there are. The first thing I will tell you is to not let competition discourage you. Competition is a good thing. The reason there is competition is because it sells so well. The next thing I will tell you is buyers want fresh faces. Do you think buyers want to feature a video of someone on their website that has been seen already on thousands of other websites? Of course not! Buyers want fresh faces which means you will quickly get your first order if you optimize your Fiverr gigs and profile properly. If you do that, you will put yourself in a position to succeed and get the ball rolling for yourse
9 minutes | Feb 24, 2015
How To Rank Your Fiverr Gigs At The Top Of Searches (Fiverr’s Algorithm)
This topic has been one of the most requested for me to cover and for good reason: Fiverr's changes and updates seem to have been affecting everyone lately. It seems that sellers that have been getting a consistently high number of impressions for their gigs, saw them suddenly drop off. Other people have seen random spikes in their gig impressions. I'm not an expert on the Fiverr search algorithm. I'm not even sure how it works, nobody does. This is all speculation from me and other Top Rated Sellers that I have spoken with. Firstly, it seems like everytime there is a Fiverr update, like Fiverr 2.0 and 3.0, Fiverr makes a major change to the search algorithm and it seems to reset everything. Every gigs starts to reindex again from scratch, giving everyone a fair shake on getting the top spots for highly searched keywords. It seems with Fiverr 3.0, Fiverr plays roulette with the top spots. A few weeks your gig might appear in the top 3 spots for a search term, then for another few weeks it's not there and your impressions drop. I'm unsure whether or not Fiverr does this on purpose to try and give everyone a fair chance of having their gig appear at the top of searches. So what can you do about it? Unfortunately there isn't much. Fiverr doesn't tell us anything about how the algorithm works nor do a seller's stats reveal what keywords people are finding their gigs through. If it told us that, like Google Analytics, it'd be a lot more obvious what keywords we should focus on. Plus, if everyone knew how the algorithm worked, every seller would try to manipulate it and exploit it. So, it's understandable why this is the way it is. But There Is One Thing You Can Do That Helps One effective way to try to rank your gigs is to simply search on Fiverr what you think buyers would search for to find your gig. Take a look at the top 3 gigs that come up. Look at what their titles are, the keywords they use, common phrasing or word structure they use for their titles and Gig descriptions. Take a look at the gig extras they offer and what tags they use. I'm not saying completely copy your competitors because that won't work. What you want to do is tweak your gigs and improve upon what your competitors are doing. Another thing you can do is simply create variations of your gig and test them up against one another. Obviously you need to make them different enough so that Fiverr doesn't shut them down for being duplicate gig. For example, if one of your gigs is "I wil
4 minutes | Jan 29, 2015
Sell On Fiverr Anywhere With Free Fiverr Anywhere Extension
There is a cool little Google Chrome extension just released a few weeks ago by the Fiverr team that I think has a lot more potential than most people think called Fiverr Anywhere. I haven't seen or heard much buzz around it so I decided to check it out myself, play around with it, and see if it had more potential than people think. Okay, so first of all, what is the Fiverr Anywhere extension? It is an official Fiverr browser extension for Chrome that allows for you to generate an "order now" button that you can embed anywhere like on your blog or website. Why is this so interesting? Well the first thing is that you can create custom gigs with it. The Fiverr Anywhere extension allows for you to create custom gigs and charge up to $10,000 with them! So for example, if you have a personal website or portfolio in which you are selling much more expensive services on, you can create listings for your services on your website and generate these "order now" buttons and allow people who visit your website to order your services through Fiverr from right on your website. This allows for the potential to create some really interesting sites which can act as an extension of your Fiverr profile and allow you to promote that, instead of just promoting your Fiverr gigs. Another interesting thing is that these buttons expire for a maximum of 4 weeks. So, if you were to use these on your website, you'd have to update them every 4 weeks with a newly generated code. If you already sell services on your website and use something like PayPal to process your transactions, this gives you an alternative, especially if you're already selling similar services on Fiverr. I think it's an interesting little extension to quickly create custom quotes with and it's worth checking out. How do you guys see yourselves using this extension? Is it useful to you? Let me know in the comments below this blog post. I would be really interested in reading about what you guys think.
6 minutes | Jan 12, 2015
How To Actually Make Money On Fiverr (Plus A Clever Trick)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyGsAP8Bk10 You're probably already making money on Fiverr. If you're not, this is not going to be some method that claims "If you do X, you will make Y!" The reality is I don't know you guys. I don't know your skillset, how driven you are and how much time and effort you are willing to commit to this making money online thing. That being said, what this blog post will teach you and show you is the approach you should have on Fiverr and the approach you've probably been taking as a seller on Fiverr (which is wrong). Fiverr continues to grow and thus, continues to become a very competitive marketplace for sellers. Is this a bad thing? No! Guys, understand that the reason it's competitive is because it works. Competition is a good sign, that means other people are making money. It wouldn't be a competitive marketplace if people weren't making money or if it wasn't worth it. That being said, because it is competitive, a lot of new sellers struggle. They create an account on Fiverr and they say to themselves "Okay! I'm going to sell X amount of Gigs a day!". I will admit, I was guilty of this. I am so guilty of this, that I used to teach this. I used to teach sellers that volume was important. That it was important to get X number of orders of Gigs per day to make a lot of money on Fiverr. Of course if you sell 20 Gigs a day, you'll be crushing it on Fiverr. But that's not the approach you should take anymore. Fiverr changes their search algorithms too frequently now and it seems everyone has seen a drop in orders per day. So what do we do as sellers? Well, there are two things I suggest. Also at the end of this blog post, I'm going to share a killer tip, for free. The first thing is to take your service and strip it down. Sell a bare-bones service for $5 and include all the essentials that buyers would want in the Gig extras. This was, the average price of your Gig goes from $5 to $15-$40. Think of it like this: To make $80 a day on Fiverr, I would teach people to get 20 orders a day. Do you know how difficult that is with most Gigs? However, if you sold 3 Gigs a day, that each made you around $26, it would net you around the same result, you'd have less orders to complete, and you'd only need to sell 3 orders a day which is not that difficult if your most popular Gig gets a few thousand views a day. So for example, let's pretend I was selling video testimonials. Instead of offering the whole shebang for $
5 minutes | Dec 30, 2014
Fiverr Alternatives – What Are The Best Ones??
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1bb4kwxsLo What are the best Fiverr alternatives? Are there any good Fiverr alternatives out there? I hate to burst all of your bubbles but I get this question a lot. Most people ask me this question because of one of two reasons. 1 - They are trying to put their gig or service on as many different websites as possible with hopes of getting more orders, thus making more money 2- They are fed up with Fiverr and looking for an alternative, either because they were banned or aren't getting any sales So I have good news and I have bad news for you guys. The good news is that there are Fiverr alternatives. The bad news is that the only good Fiverr alternatives available are not direct-alternatives and the ones that are direct-alternatives are just clones/copy-cats that get little to no traffic. The first thing you need to realize is that Fiverr created something. They kind of invented this whole micro-service marketplace thing we are seeing grow right now and a lot of people are trying to cash in on it by creating clones or copy-cats. Unfortunately, Fiverr is able to stand on its own since these copycats aren't very creative or offer anything that much better than Fiverr. Not to mention, Fiverr gets an outrageous amount of traffic and I'm afraid we won't see a really good competitor to Fiverr for a while until someone comes up with a creative business model with a huge marketing budget. It's just not going to happen yet. The only website that comes decently close to be as popular as Fiverr, that is like Fiverr, is SEO Clerks but unfortunately, unless your services are SEO related, you won't be able to sell them on this site. So, when we talk about sites like Fiverr, that allow you to sell services as a product for cheap ($5), there's a lot of imitators but none worth your time. You would be lucky to sell one gig on these other sites. You're better off focusing your time and energy on Fiverr instead of trying to spread yourself out too thin. Now, there are alternatives to Fiverr, in that there are other places you can get paid to sell your services. Freelancing websites like Elance, Odesk and Freelancer.com are great places to find clients and get paid a lot more for your skills. How
5 minutes | Dec 4, 2014
Cash In On Holiday Fiverr Gigs!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMI5klk8VkQ Christmas is around the corner! What does that mean for you? Well, of course gifts! But besides that, if you are a Fiverr seller, it means it's a fantastic time to take advantage and cash in on Christmas and holiday themed Gigs. This will give you the tremendous opportunity to be featured on Fiverr's front page, or just as good, featured in their "Christmas" category that they presently have. In this video I'm going to go over why you should create and modify some of your Gigs during the holiday, what this could potentially do for you in the long run as a Fiverr seller as well as give you guys some real Gig ideas and suggestions as to what to sell on Fiverr during Christmas! Check out the video, if you like the format, let me know, I plan on creating a lot more video blogs in the future with free Fiverr tips and help!
5 minutes | May 15, 2014
Best Fiverr Gigs To Buy To Help Your Gigs Sell
If you guys and girls aren't already aware, there are a lot of gigs on Fiverr that you can use to help your own gigs sell. I'm not talking about those "I will promote your Fiverr Gig" gigs. I'm talking about actual useful and practical gigs that can help your gigs as a Fiverr seller. For only $5, even using the money you already earned on Fiverr, you can invest into upgrading your gigs. You don't have to be a jack of all trades. There are really skilled people on Fiverr who can handle aspects of your gig for you! Graphic Design Having a really well designed Gig photo or cover photo for your gig can really help you. Even if you just need a graphic edited or resized, there are sellers who can do it for you for only $5 to eliminate having to undertake the tedious task of doing it yourself, especially if you have no idea how or don't have the software. Hire users who offer to be a generic graphic designer for more generic tasks such as editing or resizing or hire someone who specifically does banners for your Gig photo. Copywriting It's a lot easier to get someone who is really experienced in writing sales copy to write up a good description or even title for your gig. They can even write the sales copy in your Gig video or Gig photo if you require it. I would recommend hiring someone who specifically specializes in sales copy for your gigs. Video Scribe If you need a Gig video why not hire someone to make one for you? Video scribes are a really popular trend right now and they look really good when it comes to quickly advertising what your gig is all about on Fiverr. Remember to keep the video short and to the point as these gigs have a limited word count and length. Here's presently the most popular video scriber on Fiverr. Animated Video If you don't specifically like video scribes or whiteboard animations but like the idea of an animated video for your gig, there are alternatives. I highly recommend checking out the "Video &
8 minutes | May 8, 2014
Are You Selling Your Soul On Fiverr?
Are you selling your soul on Fiverr? Should you? Maybe this is a ridiculous question to you? Would you be surprised to hear I get this question often or see it discussed often? Do I ask too many questions? I hope to clear the Fiverr air about the first two questions and if you don't know what I'm talking about let me start off with that. There seems to be some controversy on Fiverr lately. There are sellers quitting on Fiverr and not just sellers who couldn't make money. I'm talking Top Rated Sellers, people who earn a lot of money. They're giving up and they're fed up. Why? They feel like they're selling their soul on Fiverr. Fiverr and its buyers ask for a lot. They want more and more for as little as possible. It's very competitive. A lot of buyers forget that sellers are actually only making $4 per gig, not $5 and that they're already getting a lot as it is for such a bargain of a price. A lot of sellers get frustrated by all the demands and the expectation that many buyers have now and it's only getting worse at an alarming rate. It's not just about the money either. Yes, slaving your time away for a measly four bucks can start to suck the life out of you, especially when you start getting buyers who demand revisions or are unsatisfied with your work. But there's another way sellers are seen to be "selling their soul" on Fiverr. I'm talking about video testimonial gigs, sign holding gigs and other similar gigs. You've all seen it and you've seen how popular these gigs are and for good reason. They sell really well. No, they sell like crazy. Especially video testimonial and video spokesperson gigs. So what's the big deal? The controversy is that you're being paid $4 (remember, sellers only make $4) to give a spiel on a product or service you've never even tried or heard of. You're essentially selling your face and voice on camera to help give somebody's business or product some sort of credibility and social proof it otherwise wouldn't have. I'm not going to go into the ethics of this or anything like that but I will admit that doing this gig after a while must really drain the seller. Still, there are sellers making a killing on Fiverr doing it. How do we fix this? How do we stop the soul sucking? There are a few ways: Be expensive: Stop selling yourself short and charge more per gig. Meaning, instead of writing an entire article for 500 words, ch
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