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FIVERR in 2016 - Making $$$ With a Fresh Account

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by The Nix, Jan 5, 2016.

  1. The Nix

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    Okay guys, first off thank you for clicking and checking out my Fiverr in 2016 Journey!

    Short Intro before we get to the good stuff!

    In my 4 years here, this is the first time I made a Journey thread. I've been inactive for a while, but now I'm back. Ironically, January 2016 marks my 4th year anniversary as a member, so I'm starting off the year with a rather interesting and challenging journey that relates to my tenure here in BHW.

    You see, 4 years ago I was making $400-500 a month on Fiverr just through copywriting and selling eBooks. It was my first online money making method and it opened up a lot of doors for me, both in the IM world and in my professional career.

    Now, that account is long gone (closed it). But that doesn't stop me from trying to make some side money off of Fiverr once again.

    It's 2016, I know. People have been saying that Fiverr is saturated and impossible to make money now for newbies.

    I've been hearing that spiel since late 2013. Year after year, people keep saying that no money can be made on Fiverr, and only the Top Sellers are banking. Well, I'm stubborn and I want to try it out and see it for myself.

    So I'll brave it out and try to make $1,000 a month on Fiverr.

    Let's begin!

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    THE GOAL: $1,000
    a month on Fiverr
    METHOD: Reselling SEO and Personal SEO Service (so basically 2 main services, but multiple gigs to support the 2 services)

    TIME SPENT PER ORDER:
    Anywhere between 3 minutes (resell) to 10 minutes (personal service)

    APPROXIMATE INVESTMENT: $80-150 (will elaborate later)

    TARGET DATE TO HIT GOAL: JULY 2016


    IF I DON'T HIT MY GOAL: I'll give away 5 ELITE Content articles to 5 random posters on this thread. Heck, if I hit my goal, I'm still gonna do the giveaway!

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    Okay, now that I've laid down the blueprint, let's talk a little bit about my plan.

    I understand that it's 2016, and yes, it is HARDER to make money on Fiverr now than say 2012. But that doesn't mean it's impossible and not doable. I love challenges and that's why I'm doing this.

    I do have a day job, a content writing business, and a #life, so I wouldn't really have the chance to scale up and try to gun for more than $1,000 a month from this. It's a side gig just to earn me some good extra income for travel / savings.

    I know this plan can blow up in my face. Again, it's a competitive niche and yeah it's 2016. A no-namer fresh account on Fiverr will have a helluva hard time making sales in 2016 in an ultra competitive niche, but I don't care. I'm crazy enough to try it!

    Damn, I keep stalling and talking about myself, ENOUGH ABOUT THAT. It's time to lay down the plan:


    HOW DO I EXPECT TO MAKE MONEY ON FIVERR IN 2016?


    Branding and Marketing
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    I'm a marketer at heart. And I saw a window of opportunity in my selected niche when I saw that majority of the sellers have NO IDEA how to brand themselves.

    Now I don't know if it's effective on Fiverr, but everywhere else in the world, a GOOD BRAND will always trump a shady generic no-name "brand".

    Majority of Fiverr sellers have random usernames, poorly written Gig Descriptions, poorly made videos (some don't even have videos), pathetic photo designs. Basically in terms of branding, they all suck but they rake in hundreds of orders a week!

    So this got me thinking... If I can perfectly brand myself on Fiverr and do everything right in terms of marketing and presenting my services, I too can take a bite at that Fiverr pie! Of course I'll also provide great service + awesome customer support.

    I'm banking that great service + awesome customer support, together with my unique and well-made presentation of MYSELF as a seller and excellent branding, be enough to hit my goal of making $1,000 a month on Fiverr.

    So here's what I'm doing initially:

    1.) Create 2 Videos for my 2 Main Gigs
    - Will outsource this on Fiverr. I'm writing the scripts myself, but the animation video will be done by a Fiverr seller. This will cost me around $25-30 per video. ($60 Investment)

    ** If you're following this journey and was inspired to try and make money on Fiverr too but felt a bit discouraged seeing that I'm actually spending money, do take note that you can do this method with $0 INVESTMENT. You can create the videos yourself. There are tons of free animation / whiteboard video sites/software you can use to make your own videos.

    2.) Create 6 Images for my Gigs
    - I'm clueless with Photoshop, but Canva.com can help me get the job done. No need to outsource this part since it will only take a total of 30 mins - 1 hour to edit photos on Canva. I'll be using catchy fonts / colors / and background images. I'll also be doing some copywriting on these images to serve as additional sales pitch to potential customers.

    3.) Buy 5-10 Fiverr Reviews for my 2 Main Gigs
    - Will outsource this to a seller here in the BHW Marketplace. I don't wanna do Fiverr Review Exchange Groups because I'm paranoid that someone might rat me out or actually be a competitor who might steal my idea or fck me over. Haha. But yeah, these reviews will help me get that initial "Social Proof" needed to get motivate real buyers to order.

    ** If you're following this journey/method and don't want to invest, you can join Fiverr Review Exchange Groups. Although you do end up "paying" for a gig to review, you do get your money back since your review partner will pay you and give you a review as well.

    4.) Drive Traffic to my gigs (Paid and Organic)
    - I'll be using paid means and organic methods such as social media sharing and a few blog posts to promote / link to my gig. I'll check if Fiverr actually puts a premium to gigs that are being shared / linked on social media. I'll even tweet Fiverr and hope they give a damn / retweet. :D

    5.) Be Online 24/7 Using Fiverr Android App
    - It's been said that being online 24/7 on the Fiverr app boosts visibility. Also, even if that weren't true, a buyer would be more inclined to purchase an order if they see that you are actually online. Buyers act fast and are usually on the brink of purchasing, so seeing that Green circle may incline them to ORDER on the spot.

    6.) Buy More Fiverr Reviews
    - If my initial bought reviews don't get it done, I'll buy more. You need to spend money to make money, and I'm willing to take that risk. If people still won't order from a great looking account with great feedback, awesome videos/branding, then I concede, making money on Fiverr is hopeless. But I'm not thinking about that! I'm positive that I'll succeed. :)


    That's all folks!

    I'm starting to write the script for my 2 Main Gig videos. I'll update this thread as much as I can. This journey thread will keep me honest, dedicated, and motivated to hit my goal. $1,000/month may not be a lot, but for a side hustle income it's not bad at all. I'm the type who don't want to keep all my eggs in one basket, so creating a solid Fiverr business is a good idea.

    Thank you so much for your time! I appreciate you reading through my post. Hope you stick around and follow this journey!

    All the best!

    - Nix
     
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  2. AquaticGamer

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    Good luck with your journey! Honestly speaking the cost spent on animating a video could be reduced quite a bit if you were to spend it on a monthly subscription of an animation creator which is extremely easy to pick up such as goanimate or powtoon.
     
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  3. Ginzesz

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    Best of luck on your journey! How much time did you spent on research? One of the most saturated gigs on Fiverr wouldn't be my first pick when it comes to reselling a service on a new account.
     
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  4. The Nix

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    Thanks man! I've definitely considered that, but I don't have the time nor the artistic creativity to pull off the kind of video I want. I'm also gonna use a voice-over, so outsourcing the entire thing makes more sense.

    Thank you! Well, I've done my fair share of research. Basically, I needed a service that I can do in just 10 minutes or less. No way I'm selling content writing on Fiverr again. And I can't really do animated videos or hand out flyers wearing a Peter Griffin costume in New York City, so I went with SEO. Saturated, yes, but it fits my main criteria of delivering a gig in 10 minutes or less.

    I believe I have a shot since my service is still kind of unique. It's all about my copywriting and presentation. I'm hoping that it's enough to put me over and get sales. :)
     
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  5. mrh3co

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    I look forward to hearing how you get on. I have been trying on fiverr for a while now but I don't think it is really possible to get ahead without buying reviews/ratings? It definitely seems like a worthwhile investment.
     
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  6. The Nix

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    Thanks! I'll do my best. Have you tried using videos on your gigs? Also, you can go for Fiverr Review Exchange groups. There are tons of them here, you will only be investing $1 per review basically. So even just $5 can go a long way. :)
     
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    Good luck mate! Personally I fret at the thought of making 4$ in 10 minutes, not to mentione giving Fiverr a dollar in the same amount of time.
     
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  8. The Nix

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    Thanks LC! TBH I was being conservative with 10 minutes... My Macbook is hella slow these days, and I'm counting in the time where it lags + sifting through the orders and writing my personalized Thank You note to each order. But it's really just around 3 minutes per order, I think.

    We'll see when I get my first real order!
     
  9. The Nix

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    UPDATE

    Finished the scripts for my 2 videos. I'll be ordering the gigs on Fiverr after work, OR tomorrow morning. If all works well, I'm expecting to launch the 2 gigs on Fiverr in 5-7 days (depending on video TAT).
     
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    I did a brand redesign for my fiverr account last year in january and yes it helped a lot to get more sales. I didn't bought a review just go sales because I was offering a "little" bit more than my competitors.

    I will do a re-brand this year as soon I finished some delayed "sales" and will add some videos because I dont have any. I contacted a girl from AU offering 1 minute vid for $5 but she never replied back! it was a huge offer but anyways I will find another hot girl.

    If you are interested in sharing 1 review (one per week if you want). Let me know.
     
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    Good luck, not impossible, tons of people still making tons on fiverr, will be interesting to see how it goes though!
     
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    Nice I want to join you, but I don't want to join Fiverr exchange groups.

    You said you could get it here, and I was wondering where? Can you guide me on this.. Still finding my feet on BTW. :)
     
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    Good luck with your journey mate.
     
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    Good luck with your journey !! Following your journey and interseting to see how it goes
     
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  15. The Nix

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    You can get your Fiverr reviews for $8.50 here. I am not affiliated with RTStream in any way, but yeah, he's gonna be the guy I'll buy from real soon.

    Anyway, thanks to everyone wishing me well. I'm excited to get the show on the road!
     
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    Goodluck with your journey mate.
     
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    I have a love-hate relationship with Fiverr :D

    Mainly because of some pain in the a** buyers there, who thinks they own your for their $5!

    Best of luck to you! I will follow this :)
     
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    Almost a month back, I discussed the fiverr business with one of my friend and hes still getting 5K to 10K USD business just from Fiverr.

    So best of luck and try to add more and more extras in your Gig, now the "send offer" option is also helpful to offer more services to your client.
     
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    Good luck for your journey :)
     
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  20. The Nix

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    QUESTION FOR FIVERR PROS:

    Is it okay to use the same video for 2 different yet kinda similar gigs? Let's say (hypothetical) my first gig is to write a 500 word article for $5, and the other is to write 3 100 word article + tweet to 50k followers for $5. And I happen to have a video that only talks about me writing articles, no specifics.

    Is it okay to use the video for BOTH gigs?

    Cause I just realized one of my services can actually branched out to multiple gigs, and it would be hella expensive to invest on more videos.

    Hope someone can shed some light. Thanks!