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Laurus' first Dollar

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by Laurus, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Laurus

    Laurus Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    I've been reading this forum a lot lately and I'm ready to take action to start my own Internet Marketing journey.

    I actually never made a single Dollar online. This is my attempt to change this.

    I want to prove myself that it's possible to make money online and inspire other forum members to take action on their journeys.

    This is my plan:

    • Create a Fiverr gig selling high-res pictures of custom calligraphic/tattoo lettering
    • Trying out ways to promote it
    • Sell my first gig
    • Earn my first Dollar

    Explication:
    I want to create a Dollar from scratch without investing money. That's why I chose to sell a service on Fiverr. Apart from that I think that this doesn't require in-depth knowledge like CPA, Affiliate Marketing, List Building and so on. I love writing calligraphic script/letters and I couldn't find any gigs providing that service in the quality I can, hopefully there is a market for this. Time will tell.

    I'll keep you up to date.
     
  2. seocrab

    seocrab Senior Member

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    Good luck with the journey - the first dollar is always the hardest (and the nicest). :)

    One question: why are you limiting yourself to a very specific fiverr gig? Are there a few other things you can offer on there?
     
  3. Laurus

    Laurus Registered Member

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    Well, I wasn't really thinking about limiting myself. This was just the first thing that came to mind and that I'm good at. I could make different gigs for different lettering styles.
    I'll think about other gigs. Thanks for your input! :top:
     
  4. Laurus

    Laurus Registered Member

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    After browsing through the offers on Fiverr and noticing that mock up gigs seem to sell quite good I decided to enter that niche and created two offers. Both are based on professional looking photoshop mockups that I already possessed.

    I created nice pictures for my gigs and even a pretty animoto video for one of them.

    I'll add more gigs and videos tomorrow.
     
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  5. seocrab

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    Keep going - it helps to have as many gigs as possible on fiverr when you're starting out. You never know which one will get lucky.
     
  6. Laurus

    Laurus Registered Member

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    I created more gigs today.

    Currently I have the following:
    • Mockup Gig 1
    • Mockup Gig 2
    • Video Gig
    • Lettering Gig

    Every Gig includes a nice description, professional looking pictures and a video.

    I'll continue adding more Gigs tomorrow. In the meantime I'll think about bonuses/extras I could give to my first buyers.
     
  7. Laurus

    Laurus Registered Member

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    Found some more time today and added two more gigs:
    • Mockup Gig 1
    • Mockup Gig 2
    • Lettering Gig 1
    • Lettering Gig 2
    • Video Gig
    • Social Media Gig

    All of them have added bonuses for the first few customers. Something like buy one get one for free (or a variation thereof).

    Looking forward to my first sale.
     
  8. mistercasanova

    mistercasanova Junior Member

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    Interesting start up, best of luck dude and all the best. I might jump onto Fiverr as well!
     
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  9. erickishere

    erickishere Elite Member

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    Good luck on your journey! :)
     
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  10. Laurus

    Laurus Registered Member

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    Thanks guys!

    Let me know if you do, we could discuss some strageties.

    The impressions for my gigs are ranging from 0-20 at the moment. If anyone has any suggestion how to increase the viewcount, let me know.
     
  11. Laurus

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    Redid one of my gigs and tried to optimize them.

    Here are the current statistics:
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  12. sam.hunt0710

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    Good Luck with your Journey may you earn lots or $
     
  14. tbonemaker

    tbonemaker Newbie

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    Hey man!
    It is possible 100%. Promote it by reaching out to people. Find Facebook groups, forums and other places online where people who are interested in this niche hang around. Good luck!
     
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    Good luck, use social networks to share your gigs ;)
     
  16. Laurus

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    Thanks for your encouraging words guys! :top:
     
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    keep up the good work sir and explore what you can do. cheers and greetings from me.
     
  18. seosky

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    Best of Luck with your Journey.
     
  19. Laurus

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    Here's another update. Still not getting many views.

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  20. valtech

    valtech Newbie

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    Good Luck on your journey!