Just Starting Out On Fiverr

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Hi Everyone:

My name is David, and I am a new member of this community. I have already found some great information on the forums about freelance opportunities, and I am really looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone here.

I also noticed that many people have expressed positive experiences with Fiverr (except traffic gigs), and I wanted to offer my services. I am just beginning to establish myself on Fiverr, and I'm excited for the opportunities it may provide. I'd love anyone's feedback on my gigs, and if I can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am currently offering three services:

1. Content development - https://www.fiverr.com/ucwheels/use-...r-blog-content

2. Proofing and editing - https://www.fiverr.com/ucwheels/proo...-to-4000-words

3. Online research - https://www.fiverr.com/ucwheels/perf...nline-research

Also, I'm not much of a graphics guy, but I'd be interested in learning what others services might be useful for you. I look forward to your responses, and thank you for reading my very first thread here!
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  • Profile picture of the author Simpilot938
    Good luck with getting Gigs.

    Make sure you post your gigs in as many places as possible. Twitter seems a great place to start (ask for retweets - you may even get them from people who have high follower counts). Make sure you include a short video introduction for your gigs (check Fiverr's requirements for video first) as they seem to increase engagement and trust too. In the beginning at least, try to over-deliver. Include a bonus item, even if it's just a PLR ebook and respond quickly if someone has a problem.

    Above all else. HAVE FUN!

    Regards,

    Steven Lucas
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    • Profile picture of the author OptimisticGrin
      Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions, Steven. I'll be heading into Twitterland next. I did put up a couple short videos, though they may be more witty than informative. This is all new to me, but I must admit that I am enjoying the process so far!
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  • Profile picture of the author JWImarketing
    Also be sure to over-deliver especially while you are new. You will get repeat business and the main thing...GOOD REVIEWS. One bad one can really hurt when you are just starting out.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptimisticGrin
      JWImarketing, you're absolutely right. I've read many posts on the Fiverr forum that express your exact sentiments. Good reviews are the most valuable currency in that marketplace, which, I think, reflects the norm for most businesses these days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robbie B
    Hi David,

    You may have an issue on your writing gig that you'll likely want to rectify. You say you'll be the customers personal writer for $5, but it's an extra $5 for research.

    Research and writing go hand in hand.

    You can't know everything about every topic. I'd imagine that's going to hold clients back from hiring you. (for that gig. I didn't look over the other two)

    I've been writing since 2011 starting out on Elance. I had my own website and included a note in each content pack delivered, thanking the client for their custom and just putting the website address below my name when I signed off.

    Since quitting the marketplace, I've retained my clients, gained some referrals and been able to increase rates.

    When I first started though, I did offer those low rates to get clients booked up, but those rates were only applicable to a minimum order value. Single page articles were $7, with 10 priced at $50. That was 4 years ago. Since you're on a everything's a fiver platform, you don't have that luxury.

    Five bucks is ridiculously low for freelance writing now!


    Passion for writing definitely helps, but if you're in it to build a business, the service needs to be sustainable.

    As a freelance writer myself, I can tell you that when I'm busy, some of the writing process is outsourced to researchers, proofreaders, and/or editors. If I were to start from scratch, I'd offer the services to other writers for five bucks.

    I will research your topic for $5
    I will proofread your article/blog post for $5
    I will edit your article/blog post for $5

    Those are three components to writing. That's $15 there when combined, so when you add in the freelance writing aspect, you're up to $20 per article/blog post. Right now, you're offering it all for five bucks.

    I hope you can see where I'm going with this and be able to think outside the box. If not, it's using the platform for lead generation purposes.

    You provide the smaller components of the writing process to clients. In your content delivery packs, you include a text document, thanking clients for their custom, reminding them of your other services and maybe if Fiverr permits, offer a discount on a repeat order. Maybe a BOGOF offer. When you put your name at the end of the thank-you note, put your web address below it. On your website, you offer the writing service. That will include all three of your gigs, plus the finalised article/blog post. Suddenly $10 or even $15 per article/blog post isn't so expensive to the client.

    I wish you all the best with it and definitely hope it works for you. If you're looking to start a business from writing, I would highly recommend Tiffany Lambert - Ghostwriting Cash. That's how I got started with freelance writing.

    All the best
    Robbie
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    • Profile picture of the author OptimisticGrin
      Hey Robbie,

      Though we've been communicating and working together on Fiverr, I wanted to acknowledge your excellent advice here. Using Fiverr as a platform to generate leads for further work is great thinking, and, as you said, it's probably one of the only ways to turn this into something sustainable.

      I appreciate you taking the time to share your insights with me, and again, I very much enjoyed collaborating with you on your research project.

      Best,
      David
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    • Profile picture of the author internetsweetie
      Great reply, Robbie. I use Fiverr a lot and your insight and suggestions are spot on.
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      • Profile picture of the author OptimisticGrin
        Originally Posted by internetsweetie View Post

        Great reply, Robbie.
        Robbie is a one in a million guy. I'm working on my second project with him right now, and outside of the work, he continues to share his insights and offer his guidance. I am very lucky.

        Also, Internetsweetie, please keep me in mind should you need any assistance related to the services I offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Make sure your gigs are priced competitively by searching for similar gigs. Check out how many words they offer for $5.

    Keep in mind that a large number of Fiverr buyers buy with the mindset of getting as much VOLUME as they get while spending as little money as possible. Fiverr isn't geared towards premium buyers.

    Also, you might want to pick a BETTER VIDEO for your writing gig. Seriously. Sell your professional background. Sell your experience. Sell your personality. The animated video you have up might be turning off prospective clients. Plus, the music's kind of, well, distracting...



    Originally Posted by OptimisticGrin View Post

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  • Profile picture of the author OptimisticGrin
    @writeaway - You're spot on. I was attempting to highlight the witty side of my personality with the first video, but it missed the mark. I think I knew it wasn't awesome, but I needed to hear it from someone else for some reason - so thank you for that.

    I made a new video, and it's currently posted on my writing gig profile (https://www.fiverr.com/ucwheels/use-...r-blog-content). At the very least, I think it's an improvement on my first attempt. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts if you want to check it out. My proofing and editing video is up next (with its, uh, unfortunate soundtrack).

    I also agree with your analysis of the Fiverr writing market, noting that quantity trumps quality for buyers. I may need to adjust my gig parameters to attract more buyers, especially initially. Ultimately though, I must play to my biggest strength, which is composing quality pieces. I am not the guy who will be churning out ten articles a day.

    I appreciate you taking the time to visit my gigs and share your feedback; I wouldn't have updated my video today without your urging.

    David
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  • Profile picture of the author astraler
    You can attract attention by offering something different and more useful.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptimisticGrin
      Originally Posted by astraler View Post

      You can attract attention by offering something different and more useful.
      Hey Astraler, Any ideas off the top of your head?
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  • Profile picture of the author stavroscanlon128
    Originally Posted by OptimisticGrin View Post

    Hi Everyone:

    My name is David, and I am a new member of this community. I have already found some great information on the forums about freelance opportunities, and I am really looking forward to learning and sharing with everyone here.

    I also noticed that many people have expressed positive experiences with Fiverr (except traffic gigs), and I wanted to offer my services. I am just beginning to establish myself on Fiverr, and I'm excited for the opportunities it may provide. I'd love anyone's feedback on my gigs, and if I can be of assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am currently offering three services:

    1. Content development - https://www.fiverr.com/ucwheels/use-...r-blog-content

    2. Proofing and editing - https://www.fiverr.com/ucwheels/proo...-to-4000-words

    3. Online research - https://www.fiverr.com/ucwheels/perf...nline-research

    Also, I'm not much of a graphics guy, but I'd be interested in learning what others services might be useful for you. I look forward to your responses, and thank you for reading my very first thread here!
    I mentioned this in another thread here but don't be afraid to offer a full refund if you are at fault...or even partially at fault.

    This recently happened to me when receiving a voiceover gig worth about $60.

    The seller delivered my finished work with minor mistakes three times, but was 100% good to go on the fourth. He offered a full refund due to the hassle, but due to his good attitude and willingness to make everything right, I gladly paid the full price.

    Something to think about at least
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    • Profile picture of the author OptimisticGrin
      Hey Stavroscanlon128 - Thanks for sharing your experience. I absolutely agree that excellent customer service is as important as delivering a superior product. Best wishes for continued satisfaction on Fiverr.
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  • Profile picture of the author tuhinbd1976
    Today the Freelance take a good position in the Online place. Most of the Student are doing this freelancing. Of course it is a good work also. One can easily work here, if anyone has some skill. There are many freelancing market, beside the Fiverr, you can work other freelancing market places also. You are working on Content development, Proof reading & Online research. Very good job, carry on. Thanks a lot.
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