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5 Reasons To Join Fiverr If You Are A Rookie IM'er

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Jeevs, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Background:- I will not waste time here.Long story short, after a lot of hit and tries my first bucks came from Fiverr, I re-invested that money in my main ventures and never looked back ever since.Right now Fiverr is my secondary source of income and gives me a fair amount of money for doing 2 minute jobs for 5 bucks.All the things stated below are from my personal experiences and not from any bullshit ebooks.




    1.START UP MONEY
    Money is the bitch we are all after! But don't join Fiverr with the intention of making a living out of it. Even though many people have made it their primary source of income (14% of Fiverr users, as per survey).But you should join Fiverr to financially support your own ventures.To earn money for supporting at least Domain,Hosting and required SEO services. I made my first bucks on Fiverr and after that only I bought my first domain.The other major advantage is that it is a moral booster and make you believe that YES you can earn money online.Personally speaking, watching the first bucks rolling in was a thrilling experience for a 16 year old (when I started). Just a quick reminder that you WON't be getting $5 per Gig,Fiverr takes $1 as commission and hence you are left with $4 wich becomes $3.92 in your Paypal (assuming that you withdraw $4).So after completing 10-15 Gigs you are all set to start your other main money making venture.


    2.Gain Experience and Improve Skills
    Specially for new Graphic Designers, article writers and guys in SEO. Its called learning through doing.It worked for me, I enhanced my designing skills a lot when I used to work on Fiverr.It is a well established market place so you are bound to get buyers sooner or later.They come from different countries.languages,cultures,demands and behaviors. Its just $5 but some of the buyers act as if they have paid $500.They demand too much, I used to offer unlimited revisions for no extra $$s in my early days. Reason? I was learning and I'm glad I did that. I discovered a lot of things, ideas, tweeks, twists while working on Fiverr.So if you are a rookie, don't work for money only, if there is an opportunity to learn then grab it.


    3.Learn Public Dealing
    One of the most important aspect in running a successful business either online or offline. Warning: Fiverr is full of retard buyers, some of them are really big dumba$$es. But you got to be patient and deal with them.And make sure they are convinced with your dealing.Again a great learning process.You don't want to mess with a real client do you? So even if you lost it on a Fiverr customer it won't hurt too much.Not just dealing with retards, but also dealing with real issues. Fiverr is a great place to practice those skills. Skills of communication. While replying to a potential buyer who just left a message in your inbox, make sure your reply is professional and convincing enough to convert him into a buyer. If something went wrong with the order then how to deal with the buyer.As they must me really pissed off (most of them are). Convince them to have their refund politely rather than leaving a -ve feedback. Offer something extra..something for free, revisions etc etc.There are a lot of ways to repair the sinking boat of your deal. Monitor which one of those worked well and use it in your business.




    4.No Harm To Reputation
    So what if you failed in dealing with a retard or real issue? There would be no harm to your reputation (taking about your real business,not Fiverr account).Your immature behavior/ work will not harm your real reputation.You will make mistakes on Fiverr and make sure you do not repeat it in your real business.


    5.Extra Income
    Fiverr can be a great source of extra income if you know how to use it.It becomes a pain in the ass to work for just $4 so you got to act smart now. Do NOT sell service if you have another source of income. Don't dance wearing a banana suite.You don't want to waste your time for 4 bucks.Instead, sell products. Something readymade , something you can just attach and send (No software cracks etc,don't breach their T&C). You can sell PLRs or other guides.Just do some brainstorming and pull out an idea where minimum possible work is required. 44% of Fiverr buyer work for extra income. So if sending PDF files covers your monthly expenditure on gas then do it!






    Random Tips:
    1.You may not get order after 1 hour of creating an account,be patient.
    2.Use the "Extras" smartly.Offer something as Extra that completes the Gig.For eg. If you are selling logo for $5 then offer its vector file for $15 and source file for $40 etc.Don't offer a belly dance as an extra for a logo Gig.
    3.Avoid negative reviews, they hit your Gig rankings HARD. Offer a refund instead.
    4.Promote your main business on Fiverr BUT SMARTLY. May be send a PDF file while delivering your order, containing info about your exciting offers on your main site.I sold a logo for $25 on Fiverr and managed to grab that client for a $350 branding project.
    5.Be polite,no matter how retard the buyer is.
    6.Your username should reflect what you do.Like Mike_SEOguy or DianaGraphics etc.
    7. Use the keywords well while describing your Gig.
    8. ALWAYS keep all your Gigs alive even if 1 of them haven't produced a penny.Keep them alive. I was offering a link to be placed on the homepage of my blog (with no PR and 40-50 visitors a day), never got any order for 2 months and when the ball started rolling,I end up deleting that Gig because there were way many Advertising links on my blog now.
    9.Don't try to be a smarta$$ and get your account banned.Do not spam and do not try to contact buyers directly even if they say.Use a PDF/.txt file instead. or Go to pastebin and paste ur details there. Set the timer and let the text file to die in 1 hour.So if they check you link after an hour they wont find a trace.
    10.If your account looses reputation i.e too many -ve reviews and hence no sales then just request deletion of account and move on.Make a new one.








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    Sorry for my mistakes.Good luck

    Jeevs
     
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  2. jumaru

    jumaru Registered Member

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    Thanks for the useful post. I am new at fiverr and am trying to build up a good profile there. Slow but steady. I wonder have you ever come to a point of absolute failure at dealing with those dumbasses? Like, offering them a refund but still ending up with a negative review. How easily do they accept refunds?
     
  3. Jeevs

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    Most of them are happy with the refund....unless they think you are trying to scam them...then they try to expose you with their shitty reviews. I never had such problem though, i just used to refund and they used to take it! but keep in mind that too many refunds can affect your gigs ranking.
     
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    Which kind of gig would be profitable in fiverr ?
     
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  5. Alonzx

    Alonzx Junior Member

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    I'm proud that fiverr is an Israely site :)
     
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    Thanks for the useful Thread, I am new to Fiverr and looking to build my GFX portfolio there ;)
     
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    be proudof how much you bank from it first
     
  8. AzonGeek

    AzonGeek Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks OP for writing this long detail.

    I notice mini SMM and Web Design job has a good value
     
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    audiobreather Junior Member

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    Thanks for sharing! I also made my few bucks in Fiverr, so it really is great for startups :)
     
  10. Jeevs

    Jeevs Supreme Member

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    Article writing
    Seo services (wide range)
    Web n graphic designing
    Blogrolls
    Etc.
    You must add your own twist and think out of the box...as there are 1000 sellers with similar gigs.