Fiverr is the largest online service marketplace in the world. It is a site where freelance services are collected, the initial cost of which is $ 5.
The difference between Fiverr and other freelance sites
Fiverr differs primarily in that you do not need to regularly monitor and search for orders – on the contrary, customers themselves will find you and leave a request for order fulfillment.
Your services on the site are called gigs. This can be related to your professional activities (creating a design, writing an article, auditing a site, etc.), or something unusual, like “become a friend on Facebook”, “put the customer’s logo on cappuccino foam”, “make on camera something funny ”or“ sing a congratulatory song ”.
Fiverr registration and service registration
To register on the site, you need to go to the main page and select the Become a Seller button. You can register via Facebook, Google-account, or email.
After that, you need to fill out your profile. Upload an avatar that shows your face: the customer will be more pleasant and calmer if he communicates with a real person, and not with a picture.
Tell us a little about yourself, indicate the languages in which you are ready to communicate professionally. Do not forget that you can use Yandex and Google translators: all communication on the site is in text form.
In the Professional Skills section, you can choose what kind of employment you are interested in (full or partial), indicate all your skills, education, and download certificates, leave the address of your personal website.
It is very helpful to list all your social media and portfolio sites, it will increase your competitiveness and show you as a professional.
Now you can start creating your first gig. In the title, write your sentence in English, starting with “I will.”, then select a category and add tags.
The minimum price on the site is $ 5. You will get 4 dollars from them, 1 dollar goes to the site.
Before publishing a service, think about what you are willing to do for that amount. In some categories, you can specify a higher starting price, for example, if there are no such prices in your industry at all. Let’s say you are a designer. For a minimum bid of $ 5, you can draw one cover for a group on a social network or one banner. But rendering an entire page of the site a priori cannot cost that much, so the initial price will be much higher (for example, $ 50).
You can also create three types of services: Basic, Standard, and Premium, adding a certain number of additional options to each. This is just for the cases described above: one cover will cost five dollars, and 4 covers, for example, $ 15. Each package has its own options: for example, you can specify that you give the source code only in the Premium package. Also, the cheapest package usually does not include edits, and the turnaround time is longer than in Standard and Premium.
According to statistics, customers most often choose the middle option, so write it down especially carefully.
Promotion of Fiverr
Your first gig has been created. What can be done to promote it?
Adding a video will help promote, and the site will automatically raise it in the SERP Edit a small video, even a slideshow will do.
You can also ask your friends to buy your gig and rate it highly. Gigs with good ratings and reviews are more credible, you will have a good reputation, try not to lose it.
The speed of response to messages from potential customers and the date of completion of the last work are important – this is indicated in your profile.
When describing a service, first, come up with a catchy name, which will contain keywords by which the customer can search for performers. Secondly, write down the tags relevant to your service and describe the gig as accurately and in more detail as possible: what is included in it, what the client will receive at the end, why the project should be completed by you.
The more specific and visual the service is described, the higher the probability that the client will find it and place an order for you. Most often, customers first contact through private messages to discuss the order and only then place the order. Try to answer immediately, for this you can install the application on your phone.
To get more orders through Fiverr, post a link to your profile there on your social networks, conduct ongoing projects through it: this will increase your rating, you will receive additional reviews and rise in the gig directory.
Also, Fiverr periodically puts new gigs on the main page. It is not known exactly how the algorithm works, but it has been experimentally found out that there are more chances to get to the main page after 3-4 works performed in a row and adding video to the gig.
Withdraw money from Fiverr
There are three withdrawal options: Fiverr Revenue Card (this is a card issued in conjunction with the Payoneer payment system, that is, you can simply link your existing account), PayPal and Bank Transfer (bank transfer). They differ in commissions and the minimum amount of withdrawn funds. The most convenient option is to order a card, you can use it to pay in any store in any currency around the world, the conversion will happen automatically.