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Make a fair profit with Fiverr - DETAILED Guide for BHW

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by TheDoom, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. TheDoom

    TheDoom Registered Member

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    Hello there!

    I'm a lurker here on BHW and basically never contribute. Recently I had a problem with my earnings and realised that it sucks when you only search for help and never offer one. I also started earning money on Fiverr then, as an extra profit for me.

    So, I'm going to describe what's important, what's not and all the do's and don'ts. Let's do this $##t!

    First of all, Fiverr is awesome for extra income. As somebody making around $5-$10 on PPD/PPI/CPA, I thought that it's better to have two sources of money. When one will go down, you'll still be making a profit. So, Fiverr is great for making $40-50 monthly (you will make it if you'll stick to this guide), and sometimes it's great for making 3 figures a month, especially when you have good gigs.


    How to get started:
    1) Have an aged account (if you do nice, if not then don't worry much). If you ever ordered something, you may already have one. It's important, since older accounts' gigs are ranked higher and it's better to have older account. If you don't, it's not a tragedy but a loss of boost in the beginning.
    2) Order something first. It will make your account look more legit (imagine how many banned people made another account and filled it with gigs in the beginning), also you might order something useful for you (keep reading to understand what).
    3) Set your account up. Choose an avatar (it doesn't have to be your face if it's that ugly, might as well be nice logo, cartoon version of you or something connected to your gigs/hobbys) and write NICE and READABLE description. How old are you, what you're interested in (no, you don't write Black Hat, you write Internet Marketing and World Peace, stuff like that) and encourage people to order ("check me out" etc.).

    Setting your money machine:
    1) Think what you can do. I know, you think "ya that's some straight a$$ bul$#@$". You only need to realise what you actually can do. Before I write some suggestions, one thing - you need to have 4-5 diffirent gigs on Fiverr. One does not have to achieve success, 5 is safe amount for getting regular orders. Now, if you're not native English speaker, you can translate stuff into English. If you have something with traffic (Facebook fanpage, YT vid with a lot of views daily) you might publish stuff for people there. The awesome thing is, that you learn to do something and start doing it for money. Almost like formatting PC for your grandma paid via chocolates. I mean, find nice landing page template and do landing pages. Find generator of something (graphics, code etc.) and do it, like converting any pic into app icons.
    1*) Don't be such a naive potato. You won't make money on logo design now, just as you won't make money on creating SEO raports. When I was setting my gigs, I knew they were good enough and you will too. Offer 10 logos instead of one. Offer SEO infographic instead of raport. Add some twist to saturated ideas. That + offer more than others. Especially in the beginning.
    2) Get your gigs right.
    Don't deliver in 24 hours ONLY if you really can't (SEO gigs etc.). Express gigs are ordered more often. Do more than others (doing some translations? 750 words, not 500; rating apps? 3 ratings, not one [rating apps are also lame as gigs, heheh].
    Don't have video in your gig. I mean, when I see a SEO gig, I'd like to see some details on gig header, not a video when guy explains that he's awesome and he'll do well. I think that Fiverr is a liar saying that video in your gig will boost your sales. ONLY if it's a sample of your gig (like singing), otherwise definitely not.
    Have an awesome header for your gig. It has to be clean and explain your gig. That's how I do it and maintain nice conversion. Before setting your gigs you might buy something like this: http://www.fiverr.com/moodlogos/design-your-new-fiverr-gig-photo-your-new-header instead of making crappy header yourself.
    3) Do, go into review exchange group. When I was starting up, I thought that at least 10 exchanges to get things running, but I needed less. 10 orders + one month old account = Level 1 = making stable small profit. Do 2, 3 exchanges and wait for first real order, than a bit of both until you get 10 orders total. And you're set. I can't believe I'm searching it for the lazy but here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ew-official-fiverr-review-exchange-group.html and here: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...oin-fiverr-review-exchange-skype-group-5.html (folks are adding themselves on Skype, it will work).
    4) Be solid. You need to offer high quality, fast responsibility and clean language. People might come back to you. Don't go black hat style, don't go into thinking how small work can you do and get a lot of orders. Also, when you do design, offer money back guarantee. Someone might not like your masterpiece and you'll avoid negative comments.

    Final tips:
    1) Track latest Fiverr tips. Fiverr is changing, I one had no order for 10 days recently (they were improving their site). Sometimes weird things might help you rank your gigs. BHW is awesome for tips and tricks like "have more a letters in your title, you'll be #1" and they work surprisingly.
    2) Don't edit your gigs. Try to avoid it, when you do it, it's like "Oh, he's kind of offering less and less in his gig" for Fiverr ranking system. Also, probably don't add extras. At all. When you translate 500 words, somebody might purchase 2 copys to have 1000 words translated, instead of buying extras.
    Use extras only in new gigs, don't add them do aged ones. If your gig is breaking the rules AND SOMEHOW it's running, adding some extras will kill it almost instantly.
    3) Check hot niches. Sometimes offering $1 worth things on Fiverr (so called outsourcing) is a great deal.


    This is it, my last words:
    I haven't made A LOT on Fiverr. I'm sitting on around $50 monthly and it's really cool. I'm making few times more from PPI, I just wanted to try it and it kinda worked.
    I've also seen enough threads like "HELP ME MAKE $5 YEARLY :<<". I know that there are a lot of people who will find that small profit enough.
    Needless to say, that you may make $300 monthly if your gigs will be awesome.
     
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  2. QueenOfHearts

    QueenOfHearts Registered Member

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    Simple and straight to the point OP. In fact this should be common sense for those starting out on Fiverr.
    I myself used many of these tricks about 2 years ago for article writing (except the header, they didn't have back then). Top notch quality is what people want. I know some might disagree with the $3.94 (or was it $3.73?) per sale. But if you're desperate, Fiverr can give you some $$.

    Don't make my mistake though. Spent 2 weeks delivering gigs and writing articles, blew my sleep and mind away and made $700 bucks. Spent the next 5 days with my girlfriend, ended up broke and broke up the next day. FML.
     
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  3. arganrecords

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    In my opinion (and in opinion of experienced seller) I think that in Seo products show own face it's a really cool conversion strategy! People need to trust in you before you handle their site!
    You cna be more persuasive and effective in gig selling.

    More tricks about Fiverr's rankings? Why if you know a lot about Fiverr you're making only 1,6 $ a day?


    What? Extras are the best way to increase your sell average and there are things that you can't buy only buying double gig!
     
  4. Roserosie

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    Very detailed guide OP. I normally buy gigs from fiverr as some gigs are brilliant there and wonder how could people offer for over $3 (after fiverr and PP fees). Anyway, very nice guide for newbies.
     
  5. Conor

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    Solid guide right there OP. It's EASY to make money with Fiverr. I've done it myself. I would say the main point here is to be creative.

    If you lack creativity, people still buy PLR Articles, believe it or not ;)
     
  6. TheDoom

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    I would get tired of Fiverr if I got 10 orders a day. I'm sometimes forcing myself to fill that one order I have. It's not that my cup of tea, but as some extra money - yep. So, I don't expect much as I don't do that much.

    Tricks are coming up from users/exchange groups, I'm not Fiverr's coder.

    Extras are great, but I suggest adding them only to new gigs. When you create a gig just do it in a way that it won't need extras.
     
  7. SolidRock87

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    Niceeeee, thanks
     
  8. driulis

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    Great share. Another way to reach level 1 without exchanging reviews is by offering double your competitors are.

    I was offering 2x500 word articles for 5 dollars in 24 hours till I reached level 1 and I was getting 1-2 orders a day by no promotions at all. After reaching level 1 I started offering 1 article per gig and it still went fine. A great deal of samples for your gigs is a way to go if you want to get orders.
     
  9. TheDoom

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    Yep, I've been talking about offering more than competitions. Promotion is crap. Sharing your gig on FB won't help, fake traffic on gig URL as well.
     
  10. coreyvf

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    Exactly. Focus on Fiverr's traffic, which is enormous. There's a misconception that you can actually promote your gigs and get sales doing so.
     
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    wriper Senior Member

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    And do you know why? Because most of your tips are crap.

    I know that you are trying "to post something interesting" but came back when you make atleast 10 000 ....

     
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    Your guide is interesting. It will be helpful for us, thanks for sharing your ideas!
     
  13. juniorsand

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    Nice suggestions man
     
  14. Spawn

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    I liked the old Fiverr, I hate this new platform. The old one was better for buying and selling
     
  15. cwiney

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    Thank you so much for this awesome thread OP.
    Do you know that fiverr has a feature called "buyer requests"? I used to offer my gigs over that feature for every single day, and guess what? I got promoted to become a top rated seller within 3 months :)
    That feature was so much helpful to me and i hope for you too, guys.
     
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  16. ZennoBlaster

    ZennoBlaster Senior Member

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    Some of the advice given is a bit hokey, but it's in the right spirit.

    Buying feedback and having an aged account seems to give you a boost. Your account *might* come under review if you edit the gig, but this is quite rare for me. Offering extras is where the major income stems from - I'd be fu*cked without this feature!
     
  17. LostConnection

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    Agreeing with the guys who say that the gig extras are a very important source of income, so that part of your guide I do not approve, but otherwise it's pretty good stuff.
     
  18. myinternetempire

    myinternetempire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I agree with you. I had no idea about making money with fiverr. But now i got some basic idea from this post.
     
  19. rodionu

    rodionu Registered Member

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    Fiverr is a Cash Machine.. I know because this month I made over $5,800.