Dear reader, You would agree with me that the future of work has gone through an evolution and gone are the days when the various protocol was observed during work.
You no longer have to go through the wall of a physical office or even take orders from a boss to get your paycheck, because various work and assignment can be assigned to anyone anywhere around the world, this mode of work is referred to as freelancing.
Freelance, a freelancer, and freelance worker are terms commonly used for a person who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term.
One way in which has been made possible is the introduction of online freelancing platforms and one that we are going to be deliberating more in this article is popularly known as Fiverr.
Fiverr is an online marketplace that allows people from all over the world to buy and sell freelance service, it was founded in 2010 and based in Jerusalem.
Fiverr was founded by two associate in the name of Micha Kaufman and Shai Wininger, it was founded and launched in February in 2010, and this would make it over 10 years now in operation.
There are so many freelance services being offered on the website and some of them include writing, web designing, voice-over and the likes
Fiverr’s services start at US$5 and can go up to thousands of dollars with gig extras.
Each service offered is called a “gig”.
The high volume of services and value that is added on Fiverr has made it one of the very popular websites in the world.
Why You Should Join Fiverr.
Fiverr is one of the hotspots to get started on the internet, you stand a chance to make a very huge impact and even make some cool connections.
Here are very few reasons why you should join Fiverr.
1. To Buid Your Porfolio.
Maybe you just newly acquired a skillset, and you seek a platform to get started with building your portfolio, then Fiverr is a great place to get started.
On Fiverr, you get the chance to pitch and work on various projects by different people from various part of the world.
2. To Build Connections.
Fiverr is one platform that brings a lot of people together, and this included people from various part of the world.
This is also an added advantage if you are looking to connect with people from various part of the world.
3. To Make Money.
Making money with Fiverr is a Seamless process because you can get started today and make tons of money, When you get reviewed and rated, then you are sure to make good money.
I know of a friend of mine that makes roughly $2000 a month here in Nigeria, he has a car of his own now, and I must say that he is doing well.
There are so many other people making a good living out of the platform.
If you don’t have a job or maybe seeking a better side hustle, then becoming part of Fiverr may be the best opportunity for you.
Basic Requirements Needed On Fiverr.
Getting started on Fiverr, you have to be well prepared, and that is why I am going to buttress more on this section.
Here are some very few things needed to get started on Fiverr.
1. A skillset.
Fiverr allows you to sell something, and this is major services that involve the use of your skillset. Some of this skillset includes Graphics design, Web design and so many others. If you are looking out to make money On Fiverr then you need a skillset to get started with.
Here is an article I recommend you read to get started with getting a skillset.
2. A Portfolio.
When you start selling your skillset on Fiverr, the next thing you are going to need is a portfolio of the previous work you have done, it may be something you did personally or for a someone close to you.
Bear in mind that showing a portfolio of previous work will make potential buyers get attracted to you, and even want to subscribe to your services.
3. A Fiverr Account.
The next thing you want to do after you have the above-mentioned requirements in check is to hop into the official Fiverr website and create an account.
You are free to make use of an E-mail address, Facebook, or even Google login.
Note, A Fiverr account is free to create, there is no setup fee required to sign up on Fiverr.
4. A Paypal Account.
Fiverr allows people from all part of the world to book for your service and get paid instantly when the buyer is satisfied.
After payment is Paid, you need a payment channel to receive payment, and one of those many options for payment is Paypal.
Paypal is not available in all part of the world so you must make sure that you can receive payment in your local country before getting a Paypal account.
5. A Payoneer Account.
Another alternative payment method used by Fiverr is Payoneer, as earlier-mentioned, Paypal is not available in every part of the world, so the best alternative for everyone is Payoneer. With a Payoneer account, you can get paid instantly on Fiverr without worries.
How To Get Started On Fiverr.
Now you are ready to start making your first money online as a freelancer with Fiverr, but some procedures need to be followed to get started with.
1. Create An Account On Fiverr.
You are going to need an account to get started with Fiverr. To sign up you are either going to make use of an Email account, Google account or even a Facebook account.
2. Set Goals.
The next thing to keep in mind is to set goals, either you are joining Fiverr as a buyer or even as a seller. You can decide to be bothered, most people join Fiverr to sell their services and make money.
One advantage you enjoy on Fiverr is the ability to do both things in one.
3. Fill out your profile.’
As a seller, your profile has a lot to say about you, and this is one of the major factors that attract potential buyers to you.
When filling out your profile on Fiverr, there are so many sections and some of it includes your present location and so forth.
The most important part, when it comes to filling out your profile on Fiverr is Your Bio, your Bio should only contain your skillset, please do not be tempted to fill out irrelevant things on your Bio.
4. Create Your First Gig.
I’ll assume you want to join Fiverr as a seller, and one of the most important things to do is to start selling your services. Selling your services on Fiverr is called gigs.
I am going to be showing you how to create a money-making gig on Fiverr and also the best kind of gig to create.
first of all, let me walk you through the process of creating your first gig on Fiverr.
1. Title and Metadata.
When you create your first gig on Fiverr, the first thing you would be presented to fill in the title of the gig, tags and metadata.
You should be very careful when filling each of these details because they can decide if your Fiverr gig will be successful or not.
Fiverr comes with an already built-in regular expression functionality to help you format your title, all you need to do is to go straight to the details.
Next, after the title is the category that your gig belongs to, you should be very careful of this section so that potential buyers can reach you by the search.
Afterwards, you would be presented with the gig metadata. The gig’s metadata simply allows you to provide overview information of what your gig would be providing, make sure you don’t check what you are not going to offer when an order comes.
Here comes the money section in your gig creation, this section allows you to set your prefered pricing.
By default Fiverr allows you to choose the most preferred pricing you like from as low as $5 to infinity.
You should be also very careful when choosing to price on Fiverr because there are a lot of other competitors with a cheaper gig and review.
As a newbie, starting with $5 is perfect, then you can increase as time goes on.
Once you are done with your pricing then you would be presented with another blank space to fill in the description of the gig.
You should be warned that this section is very sensitive and should be taken with care, in this section you are at liberty to include what more you have to offer when you are eventually booked.
Take advantage of this section to brag about your values and offers.
The requirements section of your gig simply allows you to state all you might need to deliver your services effectively.
Your requirements cannot include money, as money is to be paid after you might have delivered your order.
Things that can appear in the requirements section of your gig includes.
The control panel access, if you are a web designer or a script of you are rendering services as a spokesperson, you might even ask for other documents to help in fulfilling your task.
This is the final part in your gig creation, This section simply allows you to add photos of your portfolio, this can include photos of your previous works.
This section is very important because it is one of the main things that attracts people to your gig.
If you are new and you are just starting, you can show off photos of very very tested works you have done, or if you are like me, just borrow from Google, but make sure to replace them as soon as you start getting orders.
6. Publish your gig.
After completing the following steps, you would be presented with a confirmation page that your gig has been published.
Note that on this page you would be given a unique link to share your gig to Whatsapp, Facebook and any other platform.
5. Get Reviewed.
Fiverr works based on a trust system called Reviews.
A Review is a formal assessment of something to institute change if necessary.
You can only get to the top on Fiverr only by the number of reviews you get by a buyer, so make sure you always do your best to please the seller, most especially if you are still new on the platform.
You should communicate fast, also make sure to download the mobile app to get real-time updated on your Fiverr account when an order comes.
Best Fiverr Gigs That Makes Good Money.
To be honest with you, gone are the days when you would just wake up to create a Fiverr gig and in less that one week you start to get buyers rolling in, these days Fiverr has become real saturated and this is making it very hard to make money on the platform.
Nevertheless, you must be very wise when choosing a gig that can make you money, the bottom line is that the best thing to sell on Fiverr is what is not usually saturated.
For example, I am a web developer and a digital marketing expert but I never got web design gigs on Fiverr, my first gig was a flipbook gig and why was this so, because flipbook creation was not saturated as web design gigs, so be wise.
Here are some of the best selling gigs on Fiverr.
1.Social Media Manager.
If you know how to engage an audience and create positive buzz around a company if you’re interested in fully developing and managing the voice of a brand, then becoming a social media manager is the role for you.
Just in case you want to master the art of becoming a social media manager then you can check out this article below.
2. Whiteboard Animation Video Creator.
Investigations after studies show that animation is a great way to pull viewers, capture their attention and get the message across.
With many video animation software options out there anyone can create awesome whiteboard animation videos, regardless of their tech or design skills.
There is a huge market for the use of animation-based services on Fiverr, do you have great animation skills ?, then you can get started on Fiverr today.
3. Logo Designer.
There are so many businesses that are starting today and one very important thing that they would need is a Logo, Every business needs a logo.
If you have ever considered becoming a logo designer, there has never been a better time than now to look into such a career.
This is because there is such a need for high-quality logo designers in digital marketing.
There are a lot of online tools to help you get started as a logo designer, you can also seek to master skillsets like Photoshop or something,
4. Resume and cover letter writer.
A freelance resume writers duty is to make sure that boring resume is well crafted to that they can become very attractive to both the job seeker and the hiring company in question.
Writing resumes for individuals offer you the opportunity to help them land a job, in addition to earning money from your writing skills.
Illustrators are more like graphic designers in a way, but all they do is to make an art piece appealing on the photo.
To get to know what an illustrator does, you can check out this website, Undraw.co
Freelance marketplace sites like Fiverr can be a valuable resource to find work as an illustrator.
Anyone who has a lot of talent, the ability to showcase their skills and knows how to connect with clients can make a good amount of money on Fiverr.
6. Mobile app developer.
come to think of it, in the present-day world, the shift from just static and dynamic websites is becoming relatively high, so many businesses wants to launch their businesses on an app be it an android or an IOS.
App creation can be tedious, but If you can master the process then be sure to make very good money from it.
You’ll have to start small and take the gigs you can get but once you get a few projects under your belt, you’ll have ample opportunities for work as a mobile developer.
I wrote an article on how you can get started as a mobile app developer.
7. Digital Marketing Services.
As a freelance digital marketer, you are helping companies promote their products and services online, and one of the very simple ways to do this is via social media and search engine platforms like Google.
Your job is to reach out to your client’s target audience, drive them to your client’s website, and convert them as paying customers.
You also need to have an idea of marketing concepts such as email marketing as to make your work much more effective.
Here is an article to help you get started as a digital marketing expert.
8. Content Writer.
The internet runs on the content of websites. This content has to be written by somebody.
This is why content writers are in high demand, one of the popular writing services are just blog post writing which is very easy to get started with.
Here is an article I recommend you get started with to become a content writer.
9. Infographic Designer.
People are drawn to visuals. With the advent of digital marketing, the demand to hire infographic designers has been rising significantly, and the search volume has increased up to 500%.
10. Voice Over Service Provider.
Great ideas need great voice overs. Anyone with a computer and a good microphone can become a voice artist or narrator.
One of your major assigned duties as a voice-over provider can be to use your voice for an Ad or simply a virtual meeting.
11. Podcast Related Service Provider.
2019 has been a breakout year for podcasting. According to Edison Research’s Infinite Dial report, more than half of Americans have now listened to a podcast, and an estimated 32% listen monthly (up from 26% in 2018).
This was the largest yearly increase since this data started being tracked in 2008. So, being a podcast producer can be a very rewarding job nowadays.
I wrote an article on how you can get started as a podcast related service provider with jus very few online tools.
12. WordPress Designer.
WordPress is one of the very easy ways to get started as a web designer, it has been researched and discovered that over 90% of websites on the internet are built using WordPress, and this has made WordPress design skills one of the most sought after skills in the world of software.
You can get started with WordPress design today with just very little knowledge in programming, all you need to know is how to buy a domain and a hosting, also you need to learn the whole process of setting things up from the ground up.
Here is an article I recommend you read to help you get started as a WordPress web designer.
13. Game Development.
The gaming market is booming day by day. Working as a freelance game developer is not going to be easy at the beginning.
The first thing to do is to build your portfolio with all the games that you’ve made.
If you have none, then it’s time to start making one. And remember to publish your game even if you think it’s not beautiful.
You can check out this article on becoming a game developer to help you get started on what becoming a game developer is all about.
14. Sales funnel creator.
Everyone who has an online business needs to create a sales funnel to convert his website visitors into paying customers. Knowing how to build a sales funnel is one of the most important business concepts one should know about.
15. Canva designer.
With products and services depending largely on good design to appeal to their customers, the demand for designers with excellent design skills is increasing day by the day.
With Canva, everyone can design for free. You don’t need to be a graphic designer or a Photoshop pro to make beautiful designs and images. In under 5 minutes, you can create real works of digital art.
16. Language translator.
On Fiverr, you can find freelancers to do just about any job imaginable. However, translating is one of the more popular services available on the site.
Are you very good in the use of popular languages like English or any other sought after language then you are on your way to make it on Fiverr?
17. Virtual Assistant.
A virtual assistant is simply someone who helps with basic office works such as replying emails, typing documents and so on, there is so much demand for a virtual assistant on Fiverr that you can get your first gig even within few days.
Freelance virtual assistants are a great alternative to going through one of the virtual assistant companies. Fiverr allows you to specify your exact requirements in advance, and are great for project-based tasks.
18. Audio Editor.
An audio editor is someone who is in the business or possesses the skills to be able to edit and manipulate all kinds of audio.
Like many industries, it takes a mixture of education and hands-on training to have the tools to do the job well.
You may choose to become an Audio editor by any means, some usually get their degrees in college while some just learnt it as a skillset, the choice is yours.
How To Promote Your Fiverr Gig.
When a gig is created on Fiverr, it competes a lot with thousands of all other gigs on the platform and this can delay buyers from coming in, and even if you eventually get buyers, it may take a lot of time.
Here are some very quick tips to help you promote your gigs on Fiverr and make money.
1. Search engine Optimization.
Search engine optimization comes inbuilt with Fiverr by default or better still if you have a website that directs traffic from search engines like Google, then there are chances that your gig can be discovered.
This process is usually very slow but it can become a major source when your gig eventually gets out there.
I wrote an article on search engine optimization and I recommend you read it.
2. Social Media.
Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin can serve as a source of traffic and draw a lot of attention to your blog post.
If you have a lot of Facebook friends or a Facebook business page or better still huge followership on Instagram and Twitter then you can go on to share the link to Fiverr gig on this platform, better still you can leverage the use of Facebook or even LinkedIn group to get started.
Here is an article I recommend you read to get started with setting up a business on Facebook and Instagram.
3. Use Email Marketing.
If you have a huge email marketing list then that is another added advantage to you.
You can share the unique link to your Fiverr gig to your email marketing list and be sure to get responses from them.
Are you new to email marketing or need to brush up your knowledge here is an article I recommend that you read.
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3. Post On Medium.
Medium is another platform to share your article, the whole idea behind Medium is to replace the idea of owning a personal blog but you can still make use of it.
If you don’t have a personal blog, then Medium is a better alternative, all you need do is to write an article closely related to what you do and add a link to your Fiverr link, and that settles it for you.
I wrote an article on how you can maximize the use of Medium click below to read.
4. Use quora.
Quora is a question and answer social network where people ask questions and get various replies from anybody around the world.
All you need do is to search the platform for a similar question that your article answer then copy and paste the article on it.
Make sure you don’t spam it with a link because it would be rejected by quora, seems like they hate spam.
5. Word Of Mouth.
This is the slowest means but highly effective, let’s say you meet someone or you find yourself in a large gathering, you never can tell, you might be discussing something closely related to what you do, you can ask them to book your services on Fiverr.
This is another very effective way to get your article out there.
I don’t have a YouTube channel yet but I intend to start one, but what I see most people do it create videos based on what their blog post is all about and drop a link to the article. You might videos can go viral and expect a lot of link clicks from there.
Here is an article I recommend you read to get started with YouTube.
Now I know that you are better equipped with the adequate knowledge needed to start making money on Fiverr, and the next line of action is to get started.
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