Introduction to Fiverr
The website allows individuals to list their services also known as “gigs” on the platform. Jobs listed on the platform are usually temporary ones, because they are time bound.
So when a freelancer lists his services, he also has to set a duration for which the project/job will be completed.
Pricing of Gigs
Sellers on the platform are allowed to price their Gigs at whatever price they feel it is worth.
However, the best practice is to check out what other sellers offering similar services are charging.
On Fiverr as the name implies, the lowest amount you can price a Gig is for $5.
If you’ve never heard of Fiverr, this will be a great time to check it out.
This marketplace is filled with both professionals and creatives who like the practical idea of making money online.
You will find graphic designers, web developers, video editors, SEO experts and many other digital services at an affordable price.
So if you are looking to hire a freelancer for a quick project, Fiverr should definitely be a first port of call.
How to get started and make money on Fiverr
The first thing you need to do if you intent to make money on Fiverr is for you to have an account on the platform.
Go to fiverr.com and create your own account.
Browse through the available services on the website to find the kind of service that you are interested in. Sort through and choose the seller that you like.
To select a seller, it is important that you also vet the seller, by reading through their profile before contacting them.
After contacting your desired freelancer for the job, go ahead to further discuss your project details with them and make sure that they understand what you want.
How to setup a Fiverr account
To start making use of Fiverr, the first thing you need to do is create an account. Here’s a quick step guide how to go about it:
Go to www.fiverr.com and click on the “Sign Up” button in the top right corner.
Enter your email address and proceed with sign up. Once your account has been created, proceed to complete your profile.
Make sure to add a profile picture and a bio about yourself and your area of expertise.
If you intend to hire freelancers for a job, you have the option of choosing amongst the different areas of specialisations.
However, if you are looking to create a gig and sell your skills too, then make sure to switch over to the seller dashboard by clicking the menu at the top right of the dashboard.
At any point in time if you want to switch to the seller or buyer interface, just click on the menu.
More so, if you want to list a service, Fiverr offers a wide range of services that you can also choose from and list your gig appropriately.
Click on the “Create a new Gig” to create your own offer.
Fill out the required fields, choose the best category for your offer, add tags and proceed to add Images and also create different packages.
Creation of different packages is an encouraged practice because it gives the buyer options to choose from.
This is especially important for someone who wants to test your small package (basic) first before committing to a bigger package (premium).
Find a niche on Fiverr
As you may already know now, there are loads of different services available on the site, and this can sometimes be overwhelming when you are thinking of what niche to focus on to be able to make money on Fiverr.
However, just like every other aspect of business services, for you to become very successful, it is important that you focus your energy on a particular niche and become an expert in it.
Tips to guide you in choosing a niche on Fiverr
1. Think about the skills you’re interested in and that you already possess. This is a simply rule that will save you a lot of time and energy.
Because if you are interested in it, it means that you will be able to do it for long periods without getting bored
And if you are already good at it, it means you don’t need to go for any learning but rather you can start right away.
2. Consider who you will like to provide services for, in other words; your target market. It will help a lot if from the get-go if you already have an idea of who your target audiences are.
This will assist you in making more research on the types of services that they like and thus it will make it more easier for you to market to them specifically so as to get a maximum conversion on your listings.
3. Fiverr is a global platform that has millions of people visiting everyday, so, you can be sure that there will always be someone else that will be providing your kind of service.
In order to succeed on the platform and get sales, you will have to research your competition and find ways to make your own service more appealing to the visitors on the platform so that you will be hired easily.
NB: If you have any further questions please asked them on the forum and I will be glad to assist in anyway I can.