Long to start making money in your freelance using Fiverr? Many freelancers are on Fiverr and making a full-time living from it. Use this Fiverr tutorial to learn the exact steps to start getting clients from Fiverr. Inside this tutorial, you’ll learn how to
- Choose your niche
- Publish your first gig
Making money with Fiverr may sound hard to do, especially when you’re selling services for $5. But it’s a myth that services can only be sold for just $5. In fact, right now freelancers from across the globe are on their making a full-time income from the platform. Use this Fiverr tutorial to learn the exact steps in choosing what services to sell and how to publish your first gig.
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Choose your niche
Choosing a niche for your online business is essential. Your niche is the service you will be providing and who to. To choose which niche service you’ll be providing, you’ll look at a broad niche such as writing. Then from there, you’ll narrow it down so you’re super-specific.
Super specific as to what writing you’ll be offering. Will you be offering
- Ghostwriting books
- Blog writing
- Direct response copy
- Email copywriting
The list goes on and on. If you’re struggling for ideas as to how you can get super specific in what area you’ll be providing an online service, go onto Fiverr. Fiverr shows you on the menu (when you’re using the buyer dashboard) the full range of services offered in each niche.
Choose your niche as to who you’ll be providing the service for. Who you’re going to be providing the service for needs to be a group of people you naturally talk to on social media. Not only naturally talk to, but have a need for your service. The two things must naturally link together and make total sense.
It’s no good offering services to help with a dropshipping store when you talk to life coaches on Instagram.
If you do speak to life coaches and want to provide writing services. Take a look at their businesses and work out where you might fit in. For example, life coaches could want
- Transcription services for their YouTube videos and podcasts
- Blog writing
- Ghost writing for an eBook
- Email copywriting
- Facebook Ad copywriting
Then when you’ve created gigs on Fiverr offering these services, create a link in the bio to go straight to these offers.
Branding your Fiverr gigs is an essential part of this Fiverr tutorial. We’re not talking just about fancy graphics (although that is part of it). It’s also about the brand message and writing descriptions that get your brand message across to the right people.
So let’s start with the gig images as part of your branding.
To create aesthetically pleasing Fiverr gigs, create cover images that are aligned with each other.
Canva is the tool I use to create gig images. Choose a template such as the social media templates to make sure that you fit the required size. For Fiverr gigs, the required size for the images is 550 pixels by 370 pixels.
With the pro version of Canva, you’re able to create a whole brand. By choosing specific colors and fonts, you can create a seamless brand for your Fiverr gigs and throughout your marketing. Use this brand to promote the gigs on social media, Pinterest, and blogs.
Plus when you’re creating your branding gig images, consider that it’s the first thing that buyers may see of you whilst skimming through all of the rest. Therefore, you want to create a seamless less brand that’s eye-catching and tells the buyer that you’re exactly who they’re after.
Publish your first gig
When creating your first gig there are many steps that you need to go through first.
- Description & FAQ
- Gallery & Publish
This is the very first step that you have to go through and set out the basics of your Fiverr gig.
To complete this step you have to come up with a catchy title, choose your category and subcategory, and write 5 tags. These tags help Fiverr to understand precisely what your gig is about and letting buyers find your gig easily.
When creating the tags consider the mindset of your buyer and how they would describe the service they are seeking. This will help you to choose the best tags to write.
Scope & Pricing
In this second step to creating a Fiverr gig, you create a bit more detail about what your gig entails. Here you need a bit of copywriting skills as it’s the first thing buyers will read about your gig when they click on the image.
You can create either 1 or 3 packages for each gig. These are generally represented as basic, standard, or premium. For each package you can choose a specific scope, deliver time and price.
Delivery time you can choose from are 1 day – 90 days. Obviously depending on what is being required from the buyer as to how long you need to create a quality piece of work that’s not rushed.
Pricing, contrary to popular belief, it’s not just $5 that’s being charged but that’s the minimum. You can charge anywhere up to $10,000 if the package is truly worth it. You just need to create a service that’s high in demand but has not too much competition for people you want to serve.
More importantly, to charge a higher price, you really do need to be able to deliver a product or service that goes beyond the client’s expectations. When you surpass the client’s expectations then they rave about you on their review and you’ll get more clients this way.
Description & FAQ
In your description you have 1200 characters. Make every one of those characters count!
In your description, treat it as your pitch to your ideal client. Tell them exactly what you do, why they should care, your past clients, and why they need to buy your gig above anyone else’s. But here’s the line that’ll really help you
If you have any questions or want to see my portfolio, send a message today and I will get back to you promptly (or in a specific timeframe).
By ending the description with a call to action that doesn’t include buy right now, you’re allowing the buyer to ask you questions and learn more about you. Use the private messages to get to know the buyer and really position yourself as the freelancer to buy a gig from.
Custom orders and negotiation in the DM
In the private messages, you can show them your portfolio and create a custom order. Custom orders are fantastic when the client wants something a bit different from the package you offer them to buy from but still want the same thing.
For example, if you’re an email copywriter and the client wants a different amount of emails written than what you’re offering. This allows you to start negotiating the rate and time for this task. Although keep in mind the pricing and time has to be aligned with the other packages.
Take great care with this step. Here you can ask questions to the buyer when they’re making an order of your gig. Questions so that you completely understand exactly what they’re wanting from you.
Consider exactly what questions you need to ask your buyer. Think carefully about this as you don’t want to waste your time afterwards asking your new client loads of questions about their order. After all, you should just be getting on with the task at hand, not getting further details.
Only get these further details with follow-up questions if something is unclear in the order they made. This will make you look more professional and give the clients confidence that you’re going to give them precisely what they need.
Finally, after you’ve done these 3 important steps in creating a Fiverr gig you can add files to the gallery and publish the gig.
Files to add to the gallery are the gig image, video, audio, or PDF. In Fiverr’s rules, you cannot add portfolio samples. Only add files that further clarify to the buyer what your service is. To show the buyer your portfolio, get them in the private messages and upload samples.
In A Nutshell,
Anybody can make money with Fiverr as this Fiverr tutorial has shown you. All you need is to know your niche. Choose a niche of who you’re going to provide a service to and what they need. Then design services you can offer to them. Once you’ve done this you’re ready to publish your first gig. Struggling to get clients for your freelance business? Get the book to confidently land clients in your freelance business, even if you have zero experience.