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Fiverr Journey to $100 in orders per/day

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by tfcnickcrowne, Dec 13, 2013.

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  1. tfcnickcrowne

    tfcnickcrowne Newbie

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    Hey BlackHatWorld,

    I've never posted a journey thread before but I've always read them.

    I'd rather not go into my past history with IM and instead get into this Journey. Let's just summerize by saying I've been an IMer for almost 6 years, I've had a ton of failures and a handful of successes. My philosophy from all of that is simple: keep going, push forward, learn and succeed. On to today's journey..

    My goal: reach a consistent $100 worth of orders on Fiverr per/day.

    What I'm going to do: First step is to get 10 orders with positive reviews. Once I reach those 10 positive transactions I will be allowed to offer 'extras' with the goal of turning $5 orders into $20-$30-$50 orders. If I can get to a point where I'm getting 3-4 of those larger orders per/day I will have reached my goal.

    What I've Done So Far: I started this journey last week. Literally out of boredom and to earn some more money. I go to school only 3 days a week and have a lot of extra time to burn. So, in just one week I've got 7 active Gigs going and I've received 4 orders so far (2 of which are completed with positive feedback already). I've been adding one new gig per day and it's working out well. I'm ranking on the front page for all of my categories. Please don't ask how I've done this, because I've not 'done' anything in particular. The way I make gigs is really simple, I think of something I can/would be willing to do for $5 and then I set the gig up and make quick pitch video. Post everything and bang! That's it. Takes me an hour at most to get a new gig set up. One thing I'm trying to do is post gigs that I know won't require a lot of time to complete. I mean...it's only $5. However, I'm also willing to work harder for the $5 orders up-front so that I can get some positive feedback and get the 10 orders out of the way and start selling those 'extras' on my gigs. I feel the 'extras' are going to be the key to making big money and not working 16 hour days. One other tip, always over deliver on your completed work. And it doesn't mean you go ALL OUT. It just means you add something simple and easy as an extra when you deliver. This almost always insures a positive feedback from the buyer. An example would be: One gig I offer a written response for the gig, but I also made a quick 5 min video of me rambling about the same stuff I would be sending in the written response. So the buyer received more than they thought they were getting when I sent the video along with the written work. It only took me an extra 10min or so to make the video response. Worth it in most cases.

    I'll probably update once a week or whenever something notable happens. Like I said, my first hurdle is getting to seller level two (after 10 positive transactions) and then I can add extras on my gigs so that I make a lot more per order. Also, I'm going to be posting as many gigs as I can. I think with a new seller it's really important to get your face out there with tons of different offerings. I've noticed a lot of the really successful Fiverr sellers have dozens of other gigs that are not as popular as their main money gigs but probably add a lot to their Fiverr 'brand'.


    CIAO!
     
  2. whynotmakeit

    whynotmakeit Power Member

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    Great post. You have the right attitude to succeed...and you will.
     
  3. hatimyal

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    hey

    Seen many journey but none were about making money through fiverr.

    Anyways this would be interesting.
    I made account on fiverr but never made anything.

    Will be following you :)

    Thanks
     
  4. Beven

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    Best of luck with your journey buddy!
     
  5. The SEO

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    Looking cool, journey with fiverr is really amazing, just subscribed and followed from now.
     
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    Can you really complete 20+ offers a day?

    That will be crazy man. Better try reselling.
     
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    Dayum, that's around 20 orders a day. Anyways although I don't think Fiverr is a good way to go good luck with your journey.
     
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    good luck with keeping up with the orders daily !!
     
  9. tfcnickcrowne

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    Not exactly lol. The plan is to reach the level 2 seller status (after 10 positive transactions, refer to original post) and once you do that you get to add multiple types of 'extras' to your services. So, the idea is that 3-5 orders ($20,30,40 a peice) a day will equal that magical $100 a day.

    Besides, you have full control over how many days you need for a gig and even if you want to do the gig for someone. Fiverr is very flexible for sellers. I've really enjoyed buying and now selling so far. It's very free form for creative types who are willing to work.

    Read whole post first :D
     
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    Still dude, 3-6 orders daily will make you cry dude. It's too much :)

    Not that I am mucking you, it's just my thinking :)
     
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    Good luck with Fiverr and everything! When you start making bank, you can move onto larger things. Just stay motivated, and this dream will become a reality.
     
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    A video response seems to be pretty nice idea. Do you plan to have several videos to just send depending on the order type?
     
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    GO for it mate... You can make $100 per day on Fiverr with easy... I get $40 orders everyday.. I also got a $75 order twice in one week
     
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    The key to making a sweet living on Fiverr and not pulling your hair out is to automate as much as you can, whatever you can. That's how you can deliver 40+ gigs a day. Set up you operations to run over night. Wake up and deal with customer support/inquiries, load up the next batches, and that's your day.

    If you're offering SEO stuff, don't be surprised if it takes a bit longer and a bit more reviews to get your Level I and Level II status. They're a bit more critical of offering in that area, and Top Rated is rarely given to SEO providers any more.

    Best of luck bruv.
     
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    Good luck on your journey OP
     
  16. tfcnickcrowne

    tfcnickcrowne Newbie

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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

    Things are actually going pretty good. I've received 3 new orders just today alone. All for different gigs. I also added another gig to growing collection.

    I'd like to adress the whole '40+ orders a day!' and/or 'it's too much work!' comments: Here is my view on the matter..

    I'd much rather work my own hours, choosing what I do and being able to handle my own transactions rather than work for $8 an hour at a cash register (coming from someone who has worked plenty of min wage jobs). Also, it's a no-brainer that automatic residual income is the BEST situation any person can put themselves in financially. I currently own almost a dozen blogs/websites and make a little coin off of them on auto-pilot. Most of them grow each month and I'm still actively working on build a few. So basically, I'm working on the auto-pilot money thing, but having been a marketer for about 6 years now I've learned one thing FOR CERTAIN...waiting around and not working at anything doesn't get you anywhere. The unmentioned beauty of this Fiverr thing is that I'm collecting the names and emails of all of my customers and keeping them sorted. They do NOT have to give me their emails, but I simply ask for them.

    Anyways, I'm rambling but I'm just trying to say that I don't mind working 2-4 hours a day if I can get to a point of making $100 a day for it. On top of that, if things do get unmanageable Fiverr makes it really easy to click the 'suspend' button on a gig. There are very few ventures that I've been capable of turning into big money auto-pilot income sources. In fact I can only think of one and it didn't last very long. Almost every 'method' requires work. This is something so far I'm totally enjoying and I've got a plan for future growth and time management.

    I'm also not banking on 40+ gigs a day. My strategy is to build my Fiverr account to a point where I'm getting $15-25-40-50 sales. I've done a lot of looking into this and the consensus from a large number of Fiverr sellers on the Fiverr forums is that once they add the 'Extras' onto their gigs, they rarely just receive the base $5 purchases anymore.

    Lastly, this is my first experience with Fiverr selling and in the end I don't know how this is going to turn out. That's what this Journey is for :D
     
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    Good luck OP. Just don't give up and keep this thread updated.
     
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    it is a good idea and a great goal. I tried making money with fiverr but could not offer enough gigs or the right gigs I guess. Goodluck to you and will follow you along your journey.
     
  19. holdyou

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    Hi, i need fiverr accounts level 2. please tell me price and co ntact me. i want b u y them


    ya hoo : lazerubi_vn

    Thanks
     
  20. tfcnickcrowne

    tfcnickcrowne Newbie

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    Okay, so it's been a busy and fun Holiday season and after two weeks I think it's time to update this Fiverr Journey.

    Some Stats and Numbers (current at time of post):
    • I have 9 active Gigs posted on Fiverr
    • Of those 9 Gigs I have received at least one order for 4 of them.
    • Total Gig sales stand at 14 with 10 out of 14 completed at this time.
    • All orders/sales have been $5 so far.
    • Out of the 10 completed orders I have received 8 POSITIVE reviews and 2 remain 'NOT RATED' at the moment.
    • Conversion rates (from Fiverr analytics) vary wildly, anywhere from 1.7% on one Gig all the way up to 41.7% for another.
    • $36 earned this month with $16 in upcoming earnings (for orders not yet filled) for a total of $52 in revenues since I started 3 1/2 weeks ago.

    How I'm Feel About This Fiverr Journey:

    Right now I have mixed feelings about selling on Fiverr.
    • Pros: It's a lot fun and a very creative marketplace. Being able to create a Gig where you can do practically anything you want to for $5 is very liberating from a 'work for pay' standpoint. And because I choose what I want to sell I actually end up enjoying the work aspect for the most part. Something else I've really gotten into and even learned from is the emphasis the Fiverr marketplace puts on Customer Satisfaction and Communication. Half of your job on there is communicating with the customer about any number things related to the respective Gig. Fiverr has a really wonderful and easy to use interface that's geared for that. It's also really cool how they have your active 'To Do List'. Fiverr is great at organizing, updating and providing a flow for the seller as well as the buyer. Lastly with the pros side, I've met a couple people already that I've managed to network with through selling a Gig to them and their being really impressed with my work. These can (and hopefully will) lead to other money-making opportunities. Something I didn't really think about when I started.
    • Cons: I've certainly been spending too much much time per $5 order. This may be because I have a serious problem allowing work I do for others to be sub-standard. I'm sort of a perfectionist.. It's really hard for me remind myself that these orders are $5 worth of work. So, I normally end up spending 1-2 hours on most orders from start to delivery. Clearly not a good use of time for money. And so far, this is the only con that I've come across. Needless to say it's a significant one.

    Just Some Other Thoughts:

    Overall I'm enjoying my Fiverr business. I'm not making a lot of money yet but I've just recently reached the next seller level and I've begun adding 'extras' onto my various gigs. The hope is that I start receiving 10-20-30-40-50 dollar orders instead of just the base $5. I can tell there is going to be a lot of testing with these 'extras' to find what works. I've also got plans for scaling up my business. My goal is to get up to 20 active Gigs by the end of January and start averaging at least one order per day but ideally 2 orders per day. Along with adding more Gigs, I'm going to 'optimize' what I already have going. The idea is to exploit the easiest/fastest work per order Gigs for everything I can. There is already one Gig that, although it's sold fairly well, is simply too much work and demands a good deal of creative energy from me to complete. This is an example of a Gig that I'll probably need to either modify, suspend or find some way of receiving more money per order if I'm going to keep it going.

    I'm quickly learning what it's going to take to make $100 per day on Fiverr (without killing myself from working 18 hour days). It's a matter of building up a trusted, positively reviewed and popular seller profile number one. Number two, you've got to work on creating Gigs that make sense from a time for money perspective. And number three, those Gigs need to sell and they need to either sell a lot or consistently sell with 'extras' attached.

    Until next time, wish me luck and the best of luck to all you!