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The Guide To Fiverr: The Beginner Basics To Success

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by InsiderBusiness, May 13, 2016.

  1. InsiderBusiness

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    Hello everybody. I have decided to create a guide based off my own experiences detailing what it takes to be successful on Fiverr.

    Please note: This guide is perfect for beginners, any established sellers already on the platform will already know these tips and tricks. I am simply offering basic advice that can often be overlooked to hopefully help some newcomers make some real money.

    Thumbnails and Gig Descriptions.

    The first thing a potential buyer will see is your thumbnail. Take a look at most Fiverr gigs at the moment, many of them have terrible thumbnails. If a buyer searchers for a certain keyword say "influencer" they get taken to a page with tens of different gigs they can order from. While the ones at the top will receive the most attention, others which have an eye catching thumbnail that looks professional will always receive clicks. If you have an unprofessional looking thumbnail, not only do get ignored, you may put-off buyers just by the sight.

    Once a buyer has clicked on your gig, the job is only half done. You now need to convince them to buy. Most gigs have a lot of competition, so you need to figure out a way to convince them yours is actually the best choice. The most effective way to do this is to look at the most popular gigs in your category and emulate that. You should have a convincing and clear description which highlights exactly what you will do. Furthermore, you need to explain why this is what the buyer wants. There is no point having a description saying "will write 400 words on topic of your choosing". You really need to sell your gig through it's description by highlighting the benefits that will arise from it. For article creation, this may be high quality content, SEO ranking increases.

    Receiving Delegated Work

    Many of the top sellers in the popular Fiverr categories can receive substantial amounts of orders each day. I have seen some gigs have current pending orders of over 100. At times, some sellers are unable to cope with the demand they receive and they look to outsource work, so it can be a good idea to message some top sellers saying you are willing to complete orders for them. I personally did this and made a long lasting working relationship with a seller who have currently spent over $500 ordering from me in the last 2 months. I have not reduced my rate for them, but as they are a top rated seller they charge more than a lot of other sellers. If you can find someone who is willing to delegate you work, you can easily bump your reviews, increase your rankings, and earn a lot of money.

    Upsell

    It goes without saying, but on every order you get you should be trying to upsell other services. I am an article writer, when I receive an order I send a message saying I would be happy to complete it within 24 hours for only $5 extra, whereas my usual rate is $10. This can be extremely effective in itself, as the buyer feels they are getting a good deal and they get the order completed within 24 hours. I only offer this service if I have a low workload at that point, however other services can also be offered.

    Recruiting Client's Offsite

    Note: Asking clients to contact you outside the Fiverr system is actually against the rules and can get your account restricted. That is why you need to be sneaky about it. Occasionally when I deliver an order in the footer of the article delivered I leave a note saying written by xxxx, for 24 hour dedicated support and easier contact add me on Skype at xxxxxx. Since Fiverr likes to take a 20% commission from all orders, if you deal with clients offsite at the same rate on Fiverr, you are effectively receiving a 25% increase in profits. ($4 after Fiverr commission to $5 without = 25% more).

    This has successfully worked for me, after a buyer suggested it themselves we have built up an on-going working relationship. Over the last two months they have paid me $600, if it had been through Fiverr, I would have only received $480. $120 is a big difference, so it really is worthwhile to try and get repeat clients to order directly from you.

    Buyer Requests

    Fiverr has a system where buyers looking for a service post a message detailing what they want and sellers are able to send offers. You are limited to only 10 offers a day and generally the conversion into getting a sale is around 5-10%. However, there are a few things you should do to ensure you get the best conversions. Prepare a carefully created sales pitch, saying why you are the best, how you are professional but also, read what they want and detail why you can do it. Many buyers who post a request completely ignore general messages saying something like "yes i can do that for $10". Make sure you personalize the message and detail it to what they are requesting.


    Relevant Tags

    Little has to be said about this. Make sure you have relevant tags on your gigs to make them show up when people search the relevant terms. Think about what people will search to look for your type of gig.

    Turn One Time Buyers Into Repeat Customers.

    Again, this may also be fairly obvious and should go without saying. You need to turn that first time buyer from you into a customer for life. I would say around 70% of my orders are through repeat orders, which only underlines the importance of good customer service. This means always having a friendly tone, being polite and courteous, but also over-delivering. If someone orders 1,000 YouTube likes, perhaps you could deliver 2,000. Always do a quality job and always have strong communication. Happy customers may also refer your services to their friends and other people. Also with constant 5 star reviews, your profile will continue to grow and grow. Another thing to consider is happy customers also tip. I have a few clients who whenever I complete an order for them will tip me, sometimes up to $50.

    General Tips

    The following tips are general ones that I couldn't think of a suitable subheading for.

    A little tip that I did which was successful was when I was starting out I initially offered a very good rate. This attracted people who wanted the most bang for their buck. While at first I was not earning as much as I would have liked for the time I was committing, once I started getting more reviews and increasing my ranking and Fiverr level, I started reducing the amount of words per an article. Initially it was $5/500 words, now it is $5/300 words. This takes 40% less time and I have NOT seen a decrease in orders.

    You may also want to promote your services outside of Fiverr like Twitter or Facebook. I have not done this myself and cannot attest to the success.

    Conclusion.

    I hope this guide has been able to help some people. I understand it is quite simple and obvious in nature, however for a beginner I do believe it contains some useful tips and tricks. Ultimately it boils down to producing good work, this will always result in making money. However giving other aspects a bit more consideration can also help speed up the journey.

    I haven't become rich off Fiverr, I have made about $2000 in 3 months, however I put my profile in vacation mode while my exams are on-going. After that I plan on committing a lot more time to the site and see if I can create a lot more money for myself.

    If you have any questions I will be more than happy to answer them!
     
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  2. Zanskar

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    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Appreciate it!
     
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    Good for Newbies
     
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    Thank you both for the kind words.
     
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    Back working on Fiverr and after my break in 24 hours I have already received an order for 20x articles as well as a quote for an 8000 word eBook.

    Like I said, this underpins the point I made about making loyal customers!
     
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    amazingly well done mate, thanks for sharing this. Fiverr is serious business if done right.
     
  7. adako

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    Great guide for noob like me. I was always wondering how to make money from fiverr. You have opened my eyes!
     
  8. Jabrah78

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    Great post. Thank you for sharing this. Hopefully this can help us all be more successful on Fiverr
     
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    No problem. Remember if you have any questions I will be happy to answer!
     
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    Excellent, very good advice, I will put them into practice .
    Thanks. :)
     
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