Hey! It's Mike. Welcome to my new article. I posted an article about Fiverr on Medium. This is a retake, I want to tell you about my experience with it, what I love and what I hate.
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My freelancing experience
I'm a freelancer since 2020. I make websites using CMS, and website builders. Sometimes I develop websites from scratch. I have a full-time job, and creating websites from scratch is hard for me at this moment, that's why I take orders on CMS like WordPress and Shopify. Sometimes people want a website on a website builder like Webflow, Squarespace, or Tilda, and I take it. I had a lot of questions when just started my freelancing journey like how to create a competitive profile, or another one, how to create gig customers will buy.
Why I chose Fiverr?
Today Fiverr is one of the largest freelance websites. Fiverr offers a lot of jobs for people who try to find a project or post one. And I need to take on small projects to complete them in 1-5 days. I spend 1-3 hours every day on a project, it's pretty comfortable for me. Fiverr it's like a side hustle for me. It's only 10% of my income. I think I can do more money on it. I'll tell you how it goes in the next articles.
Fiverr Data section
All you need is to take your niche. There are a lot of jobs you can pick. If you don't know what you like, take it all and try. Be attentive, you can create only 7 gigs when your level is a new seller.
Fiverr Lifestyle section
Are you creating games? You’ll find your customers. Are you creating websites? Okay, fine. Maybe are you just playing games? Awesome! You can coach someone or play together for $5 or more.
What do you think about it? I think it's awesome!
I told my friend to create a profile on Fiverr
I told my friend to create a profile on Fiverr to make music. He's a beatmaker and I love his beats so much. It was 1 year ago, he said like his music is a piece of shit and nobody will like it. I told him that he was not right. And a couple of days ago he texted me and said like can you help me, I want to create a Fiverr profile and sell my beats after a full-time job. I was shocked and happy. It's all about your wish and DO NOT think that people will hate your product. You need to try to say that. By the way, some people hate Apple (yes I know Apple and beat-making it's a little bit different but still).
The highest-paying side hustles on Fiverr
The most paying jobs on Fiverr right now are online assistant, website design, CV, Cover Letter and Resume Writing, etc. You can read more here.
What are you waiting for?
If you are interested, sign up on Fiverr and get 10% off your first purchase (it's a referral link, I will appreciate it if you will sign up using my link).
Pros of $5 services
Another Fiverr plus is that all services started from $5. When Fiverr just started, all services cost $5, it was their Terms of Service.
For example, you offer a logo. For $5 you create one logo sketch. For $15 you create several sketches. And for $30 logo colors variations + source file. Time going, the Terms of Service go on the background and many new sellers don’t know about it, just put $30 for one logo sketch. Of course, if you are a professional and have many customers it’s pretty reasonable.
Cons of $5 services
On the other hand, $5 services have cons. You should compete with more experienced freelancers. It sucks when you just started. BUT you don’t understand this freelancer put $5 because he is a new seller or just a professional who has original Terms of Service. It’s hard to understand who is a new seller and who is a professional. However, it’ll be a plus for someone.
Tips for new sellers
What about new sellers? If you just started your way on Fiverr, put low cost and offer more than other freelancers. It’ll help you to find your first customer. However, it will take time to get your first customer. I put $5 on all my gigs and still don’t have a customer. I have projects in my portfolio, catch-eye cover images, and videos about each gig but still. All you need is to be patient. Don’t think about money when you just start your way. Your money is customers because they bring it to you. Your focus will be on how to get a customer, not how to get money. It’s the same thing as well but sounds different. You can check my profile.
After all, when you sign up, the first step will be to look at other freelancers. What do they offer for this price? Attach a photo of your smiling face. Write a seller description. Create gigs, more is better. gig — your offer for a customer.
When you create gigs, use a correct cover image, write a description, attach some portfolio examples of this service, and choose a price.
Your first steps seem complex. But don’t give up. There are a lot of people out there. Just take your time. Upgrade your expertise every day and you’ll do it! If you understand what you do and what it gives you, success will come. Just wait.
Analyze your profile
Analyze your profile several times a month. What gigs have the most impressions? What gigs have the most clicks? If people click, why don’t make an order? Maybe you should rewrite your gig’s description, and decrease or raise the price. Yes, sometimes low prices make an effect on a potential customer. Change the cover image, maybe it doesn’t hook. Change your portfolio, perhaps you created better works for it.
If you read this post from start to finish I’m so happy. Let me know in the comments or message me on social media I’ll say thanks.
Take your time
Just wait, time is your best friend.
Give a value
You can sell a piece of crap and people will buy it, but how many times you will sell before taking a lot of bad reviews? It's a question.
Provide a value. Your first customer is so much important when you start your business, yes I think freelance is a business. You need to be so much pleasure with your customers and it will give you a nice back shot. People will recommend you, Fiverr will recommend you, and all will recommend you. It's a nice feeling when a customer accepts the revision and left a 5-star review.
Ask your friends to help you
You have friends, right? Ask them to help you. Give them $5 and they will create an order for you. After that, they will be left a 5-star review and you're all in.
First orders / first money
I had my first review. It was a customer from Canada. After the first order, the customer repeated the business. He was a good customer and I'm so happy I worked with him.
You can check more on my Instagram.
Take orders you can deliver on time
A lot of people will text you and ask something you can't do or don't know how to do. If you think that a customer wants a task you can't do, tell that. Because people do not understand how it works and it's okay.
Fiverr is a nice freelance website. It's free to start, all you need is a wish. In my opinion, everyone can create a profile on Fiverr and start freelancing, it's super fun (exclude when you got a lot of orders, it's hell lol).
Thank you for your attention. I appreciate that. Stay safe!