$200 in October From Writing on Fiverr

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Hi guys,

I bought an ebook a two months ago about making money with fiverr, I didn't take action until mid October when I decided to wake up from my slumber. I have read about people making good money from fiverr rendering simple services. I needed to do something differently from what I read in the ebook; as the strategy was all about getting ebooks and selling them which I believe is an over saturated strategy.

I did a lot of thinking and then an idea hit me; I could write! YES! I immediately placed a gig on fiverr; I searched for writing gigs, looked at what they were doing and added a little twist. I visited some internet marketing facebook fan pages and posted the links to my gig there. It wasn't long enough I had got 6 orders and 4 messages; I was overwhelmed as the time frame sent was 24 hours. Well, to cut the long story short I have been writing and getting wonderful reviews. I am on a $200 mark and I hope to scale up but the truth is that writing could get tedious most times. Some of these buyers give you too much work for $5, I need to post another gig; I have found out that getting facebook fans, twitter followers, graphics design and backlinking sell more, can anyone please out me through on how to do this?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author twentytwo
    sup man! CONGRATS!! on making some cash! Just goes to show you, if you put the work into it money can be made!


    Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

    Hi guys,

    I need to post another gig; I have found out that getting facebook fans, twitter followers, graphics design and backlinking sell more, can anyone please out me through on how to do this?

    Thanks
    As for scaling up with more gigs.... You just need to focus on that kinda of gigs you can do. Offering services like facebook likes/twitter followers etc.... I would stay clear from as they all use bots. But, graphic designs is a good one to go with if you know what your doing!
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by twentytwo View Post

      sup man! CONGRATS!! on making some cash! Just goes to show you, if you put the work into it money can be made!




      As for scaling up with more gigs.... You just need to focus on that kinda of gigs you can do. Offering services like facebook likes/twitter followers etc.... I would stay clear from as they all use bots. But, graphic designs is a good one to go with if you know what your doing!
      Thanks a lot for this advice, as I speak with you I already got a photoshop software and tutorial. I thought about that as well but failed to mention it here, I will develop my graphic skills and work with that.

      thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author jchengery
    Hello bizmogul,

    Congratulations on taking action and making money! Taking action is often the missing element in making money- even if you make mistakes, it's better to take some action, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, then adjust and put more action into your efforts.

    As for gigs, some buyers will want quite a bit for $5. To counter, your best bet is to find software programs or tools that can help you to shave some time off of how long you complete the work. I'm not suggesting bots, but tools that can make you more efficient in topic research, in exact keyword research, in checking for duplicate content to make sure that your content is unique, etc. Software tools that can keep you from having to go from site to site can often shave some time off of your work performance, enabling you to make more money in less time.

    Hopefully, this was helpful! Again, congratulations on making money - keep up the great work!

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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by jchengery View Post

      Hello bizmogul,

      Congratulations on taking action and making money! Taking action is often the missing element in making money- even if you make mistakes, it's better to take some action, make mistakes, learn from those mistakes, then adjust and put more action into your efforts.

      As for gigs, some buyers will want quite a bit for $5. To counter, your best bet is to find software programs or tools that can help you to shave some time off of how long you complete the work. I'm not suggesting bots, but tools that can make you more efficient in topic research, in exact keyword research, in checking for duplicate content to make sure that your content is unique, etc. Software tools that can keep you from having to go from site to site can often shave some time off of your work performance, enabling you to make more money in less time.

      Hopefully, this was helpful! Again, congratulations on making money - keep up the great work!

      Take care,

      Joe Chengery III
      Thanks Joe for your words I am very grateful, please what software exactly can I use to achieve this?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rbtmarshall
    Congratulations, I have a question:

    Counting the hours corresponding with customers & potential customers
    Counting the time required by you to research the material for the article being written.
    Counting the time to write the article, and edit if needed by the buyer.

    How many hours would you estimate you spent making that $200
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by Rbtmarshall View Post

      Congratulations, I have a question:

      Counting the hours corresponding with customers & potential customers
      Counting the time required by you to research the material for the article being written.
      Counting the time to write the article, and edit if needed by the buyer.

      How many hours would you estimate you spent making that $200
      Hi Marshall, sometimes I spend up to one hour 30 minutes on an article and sometimes I spend one hour or less depending on the topic assigned.

      Thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Kevin McNally
        Originally Posted by bizmogul View Post

        Hi Marshall, sometimes I spend up to one hour 30 minutes on an article and sometimes I spend one hour or less depending on the topic assigned.

        Thanks
        You seriously need to change your business model, spending up to 90 minutes for $4 profit is not a long term strategy . It can be a good strategy to get positive reviews if you are just starting out of course. And I do appreciate that $4 can go a long way in some countries so I am not dismissing it completely.

        I think you need to be firm with your clients, if you have a 500 word gig why would you consider extra work requests from the same gig ? Deliver the agreed work and ask for positive review.
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  • Profile picture of the author twinkenterprises
    That's awesome. If you can do videos for people that seems to be a popular service. Since you're a good writer, maybe you could edit documents. Offer to proofread and edit say 500 words or something like that for $5 and see how it goes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Well, you have to start somewhere and this should build your
    confidence, BUT as you admit yourself writing at this level
    can quickly burn you out--would not be able to pay the doctor
    bill. So you have to find some way of raising your fees so
    that you can make money you can enjoy afterwards.

    Still, congratulations on taking action!

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  • Profile picture of the author SeoDemon
    Hi there, i have strated on fiverr myself, i made an awesome $400 in my first month offering graphic design, then i figured out that i deserve a lot more for my designing skills, so i started offering the same services for higher prices in forums, like this forum, you can buy a thread at Buy&sell forums here for a $20 and offer your writing services for warriors,
    i hope this helps,

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  • Profile picture of the author asha91
    This doesn't answer your question, but if you can write or do graphic design, you can also use other platforms like Elance and oDesk to sell your services. This way, you'll be able to increase your revenue through other sources instead of just Fiverr alone.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Elss
      Exactly, I was just going to bring up Freelance and Odesk as well, I believe you could make out a little better, although what you are doing now with Fivrr I think is a quick way to feel things out, a learning curve, see what people want and expand from there. My own opinion, I think having the skill of writing well is a great skill to have. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    Yeah there are a ton of ways to make money online. Good for you, but how much time did you spend writing to make that $200? It seems the more gigs you get, the less time freedom you have, no?
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellie M
    Congratulations for taking action and doing something you love to do and you are obviously good at it! I think the hardest part would be to start when you don't have any references as to your ability ... you've made some money, apparently made some people happy, so you're on your way!
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  • Profile picture of the author techforce
    i think these are the magic words "take action" and it is a good start go on
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    • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
      Congratulations on making some cash. That is great and I know it makes you feel good. Now, if you consider yourself a good writer you can make SO MUCH MORE writing for private clients than what you get paid on Fiverr. Just something to consider.
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      • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
        Originally Posted by cashp0wer View Post

        Congratulations on making some cash. That is great and I know it makes you feel good. Now, if you consider yourself a good writer you can make SO MUCH MORE writing for private clients than what you get paid on Fiverr. Just something to consider.
        Thanks a lot cashpower, how can I get these private clients?
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Congratulations. The best part of your post is the fact that you mentioned that people have to do promotions OUTSIDE of Fiverr to succeed. This is a key point many Fiverr gig providers completely miss. Keep up the good work and I wish you nothing but the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin McNally
    Congrats on getting started.

    Writing on fiverr is a tough gig as there is so much competition . How many words are you offering for $5 ? You mention customers want a lot but do you not have an agreed word count in the gig ?
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Quick question: You mentioned 'too much work'........ What is too much work? 1000 words for $5? 2000 words for $5?
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    I would create 5 gigs, one is always going to do better than the other ones. Then focus on the one that is getting the best conversion rates.

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  • Profile picture of the author J Bold
    Yes it's going to be hard to make any kind of living writing articles on Fiverr, to be honest.

    But you can make some cash if that's all you need.

    If people are asking too much work, just tell them "no." I assume you have a word count limit? 500 words should be your absolute max for Fiverr, more like 250. If they want more then you tell them to order another gig. Just make everything clear in the description of your gig and do good, timely work and you'll get repeat customers.
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by J Bold View Post

      Yes it's going to be hard to make any kind of living writing articles on Fiverr, to be honest.

      But you can make some cash if that's all you need.

      If people are asking too much work, just tell them "no." I assume you have a word count limit? 500 words should be your absolute max for Fiverr, more like 250. If they want more then you tell them to order another gig. Just make everything clear in the description of your gig and do good, timely work and you'll get repeat customers.
      Thanks a lot Bold, I have a word count limit of 500 on one gig and 600 on another. I would stick to your advice, most people just want to give you loads of work for $5 which is not fair enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author denysapu
    Congrats! If you thing writing is your skills, then sell it on Fiverr may be a good idea.
    The bad thing is if you feel bored, tired, or something like that if you are in that kind of business. I do that (writing) few months ago (about February) while first time a knew Fiverr from eBook despite my poor writing skills.
    If you have a skill in writing, I hope you can fight the big issue in making money online, tired & bored.

    Goood luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cash37
    Sounds good. Find a way to outsource.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    That's the thing about article writing. You only have so many hours in a day to complete the writing piece and understand the market your writing for. So in a sense... your daily article creation count is limited... and so is your income. I haven't even mentioned the fact that some days you just won't feel like writing anything - and you have 20 articles that need to be completed within 2 days.
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    • Profile picture of the author denysapu
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      That's the thing about article writing. You only have so many hours in a day to complete the writing piece and understand the market your writing for. So in a sense... your daily article creation count is limited... and so is your income. I haven't even mentioned the fact that some days you just won't feel like writing anything - and you have 20 articles that need to be completed within 2 days.
      Ya ha!
      Got tired, bored!
      I'll paused my Gig when I have about $600 savings.
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  • Profile picture of the author iamrichard
    what i would suggest you is that always do upsell or cross sell. DO NOT just stick to that $5 dollars. I know a lot of people use fiverr as a get your self in the door deal, and upsell much expensive service. They even sent out some affiliate to buyers. for instance, one guy said he offers photoshop service, and then after the job is done, he will send a his affiliate link for a clickbank product on how to use photoshop quickly. So he will earn commissions if they buy. So keep you mind in backend sale, not just front end.
    hope it helps
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    • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
      Originally Posted by iamrichard View Post

      what i would suggest you is that always do upsell or cross sell. DO NOT just stick to that $5 dollars. I know a lot of people use fiverr as a get your self in the door deal, and upsell much expensive service. They even sent out some affiliate to buyers. for instance, one guy said he offers photoshop service, and then after the job is done, he will send a his affiliate link for a clickbank product on how to use photoshop quickly. So he will earn commissions if they buy. So keep you mind in backend sale, not just front end.
      hope it helps
      Thanks Richard, I read about that strategy but I am also thinking what kind of upsells can I do? I am thinking of website traffic since they all have websites, what do you think? How can I get a service to give them traffic?
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  • Profile picture of the author bizmogul
    Originally Posted by betterprize24 View Post

    well you could sell sofware on fiverr
    Hi and thanks,

    What kind of software do you suggest?
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