Top 10 Tips to Stand Out and Sell Your First Gig on Fiverr
Fiverr is a great place to offer your services. Just because a basic gig only costs $5, that doesn’t mean you can’t make money. When I started selling on Fiverr 2 1/2 years ago I was lucky to get my first client within 24 hours, but it wasn’t really luck, it was by design because I used the steps below to ensure that I stood out from the crowd.
Top 10 Tips
- Figure out what everyone else is selling in your niche. If you’re a writer and everyone is selling 350 words for one gig, go above that and offer four hundred words for one gig.
- Offer a 24 hour turnaround — this was probably my biggest help in securing gigs right away.
- Copy the bestsellers! What are they offering? What things do they say in their gig description? It’s okay to use their gigs as a model.
- Create attractive images. There are plenty of places online to get free images, and you can use a simple editor like PicMonkey to add text to your images.
- As a new seller, you obviously don’t have any feedback. So it’s best to utilize those extra images Fiverr allows to post samples of your work. If you’re offering photo editing go ahead and edit some photos and upload them so others can see your work. Your samples do not have to be orders you’ve already complete on Fiverr.
- Pick easy gigs when you’re just getting started. Don’t go after anything too complicated. Pick something that’s got a really easy turnaround time.
- Proofread, proofread, proofread! I don’t know how many times I’ve come across a gig that seems awesome just to see mistake after mistake. This is especially important if you’re offering a gig that involves perfection. If you’re offering a writing gig, who’s going to order your gig if you have several mistakes in your description? After you have written and reread (and reread again) your description, send it to several friends to have them read it before you hit publish.
- Anytime someone sends you a private message and asks for clarification, take that response and incorporate it into your gig description, because chances are if something isn’t clear to someone, there’s others who are having a hard time understanding you as well.
- Continue adding new gigs regularly. If at all possible, use the maximum amount of gigs you are allowed to post.
- Take advantage of those gig extras! With a writing gig that offers 300 words for $5, you can offer 500 words for $10 or 750 words for $15. Also be sure to offer an option for a quick turnaround. It’s not uncommon that someone will pay you an extra $20, or more, just to get something delivered within 24 hours.
Fiverr Gig Ideas
- Picture editing
- Beta testing
- Graphic designer
- Website development
The opportunities are limitless. Spend some time scrolling through Fiverr and seeing what others offer and how you can go a step further and offer something even better. Here is a great discussion and tips form other sellers on Fiverr.
Are you a seller on Fiverr? What tips would you share with someone just starting out?