Thank You to all my listeners, readers and fans… We made it to another milestone, Podcast Episode #20!! Many podcasts never make it past 5 episodes and I’m betting you were wondering if we were going to be one of those. Nope, we are on the magical 20, looking for the 50th.
Today’s podcast is all about dipping your toes in the water and get started “Gigging” – Selling your services on Fiverr.com
What is Fiverr??
Fiverr is a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job/task/service performed. That’s how it got its name. “A Fiverr”. The website is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide and by customers looking for a task to be completed quickly and cheaply.
Most anybody has a service they can sell for $5. Something fast, something that you may be good, want to get good at or you have the tools and technology to do something when somebody else doesn’t. Plus the $5 is a starter deal. You get to add other offers and upsells after your initial starting period.
That’s what I look for on Fiverr, are creative people who want to do something I don’t have the time to do or want to learn to do. The people I hire on Fiverr have a complete profile, very detailed
“gigs” telling me what they do, why they do it and what they will do for me. With proof of their work in client samples or created samples. They fill out their profiles and Gig descriptions.
For a new seller, it can be overwhelming. All the people on there and the competition to get the “gigs” can look daunting. But look around and you will see a lot of them are crap. Unprofessional and not very detailed. If they can’t take the time to tell me why I should hire them, what will they do on my project?? So anyone who steps above that level of mediocrity will be very successful. And that’s what I talk about on this podcast. How to step into the Fiverr world and crush it.
The benefit to using Fiverr versus other freelance services is that it is a structured environment. You offer something at a set price and someone agrees to hire you for that project at that price. Other sites work in a free market style. The buyer posts what they want and freelancers bid on the project. Fiverr is a great learning place for freelancers who want to grow their skills and move on to bigger projects.
Links mentioned in Podcast
Need Gig Ideas? Check out this Fiverr e-book for 13 in-demand gigs, and a step-by-step process to optimize your Gig for traffic and conversions