The Fiverr Marketplace


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“Outsourcing Blitzkrieg 2.0" - The absolute BEST resource for finding COMPETENT, budget priced people to do the tasks you don't want to - or can't - do yourself.

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The Fiverr Marketplace

  1. 1. ==== ====“Outsourcing Blitzkrieg 2.0" - The absolute BEST resource for finding COMPETENT, budgetpriced people to do the tasks you dont want to - or cant - do yourself. ====Fiverr is simple - its a place where people offer to do something for $5! What you offer is down toyou - anything goes on Fiverr! (more details about whats acceptable are included later)Many people steer clear of Fiverr as they believe that because you only get paid $5, its not worththeir while doing work for this sum but Fiverr connects you, the service provider, withcustomers..... and many $5s soon add up.Theres far more to Fiverr if you utilise its potential fully. So, lets find out a little more about thesite....Your work is known as a "gig" and each one is worth $5. The price is non-negotiable and alltransactions HAVE to go through Fiverr; its forbidden to try and negotiate outside the site andanyone caught will be instantly banned from the site.Every seller simply completes this sentence when they create a gig: "I will....... For $5", followed bya description of the service offered and the turn-around time in days to complete the order. Thistime span is important - make sure you allow enough time to complete the order, taking intoaccount all your other commitments, both work and home. Failure to meet your deadline mayresult in your gig being canceled by the buyer.All gigs are categorised, so its easy to find a service youre looking for.Outsourcing on FiverrIf you need something done, you simply complete the search box on the right hand side of Fiverrsmain page and someone may get back to you. Youll receive an email from sellers letting youknow how they can help you and its up to you to choose or ignore these.So, Ive signed up - what now?The worst thing you can do is simply sign up to Fiverr, create a gig and then sit back and wait forsomeone to find you. If you do this, your gig will more than likely fall below the first two pages ofthe site and this in turn means that no-one will see you gig; which equals no work!So, you need to market your gigs to make them stand out - and to do this, youll need to drive asmuch traffic as possible to the gigs.You may be lucky enough to pick up a client who loves what you do and they keep coming backfor more. You want people to pay for your gig, then leave positive feedback. The more feedbackyou get, the easier it becomes to get your gig featured. This simply means that itll appear at the
  2. 2. top of the first page of the Fiverr site, where more people can see it!Fiverr works in two ways - for the seller and the buyerThe Seller:• You create a gig for the service you want to provide (you can create up to 20 gigs on youraccount)• You upload your gig onto Fiverr• Youll receive an email notifying you when some orders your gig• Youll be able to communicate with your buyer• After youve completed the gig, Fiverr will credit you with $4 48 hours after youve deliveredyour work. The $1 is their standard fee• Once the funds have cleared, you can withdraw them and credit them to your PayPalaccountThe Buyer:• Check out Fiverr and find a gig that matches what youre after• You can send a message to the seller before you commit to purchasing• Order your gig and pay $5 by PayPal or credit card• Youll be able to communicate with your seller as many times as you want through Fiverr,sending information, documents etc• Once the gigs completed, youll receive your completed work• Youll have 48 hours after delivery to ask the seller to make any changes youd like• You should then provide feedback for the sellerThe money you receive as a seller has a clearing period of 14 days. This is to protect the systemfrom fraud and also any problems with complaining buyers can be sorted before payment iscleared.Positive feedback is vital for your success - the more "thumbs-up" you receive, the more chancebuyers will hire you! Most buyers select a gig based on its ratings and feedback - they want to besure they select a trusted buyer who can deliver!Featured GigsAs well as getting good reviews from buyers, you can also get more traffic to your gig if youbecome featured by the content editors at Fiverr. This means your gig is shown at the top of theappropriate Category page, with a "featured" banner. Youll only draw the editors attention bygetting views to your gig first and ensuring an attractive presentation with pictures, video and agreat description of your work can lead to being featured.Whats not allowed on Fiverr?Virtually anything goes - but forbidden content includes pornography and any adult content, byeither buyer or seller.Try doing something a little different from everyone else to catch peoples attention and get hired!Only you can decide what skills you have that youre willing to sell for $5.
  3. 3. Decide what you can do best, give some real thought to your skills and how best you can offerthem. Be creative - finding a unique angle to present your gig will result in you acquiring morework. Once youve secured the work, try to concentrate on completing the gig as quickly andprofessionally as possible. Avoid distractions, such as the tv, Facebook or reading your emails -setting aside a couple of uninterrupted hours to work will pay dividends and if youre able to deliverthe gig well before the turn-around date, this will stand you in good stead.Getting More Free Traffic to Your GigsIf you have several gigs, but they seem to be lacking views and orders, try some of these methodsto get more traffic and earn more money.• Share your gigs on Facebook and Twitter• If your friends have related sites or blogs that attract good traffic, ask them nicely if you canput a small ad about your service on their site• When you have completed some gigs and have positive feedback, you can request newfeatures for your account over at Fiverr. Theyll review your request and let you know if youreeligible.• Include a high-quality relevant digital image to your gig• Add keywords - these will help your gig get picked up by the search engines• Make sure your title is clear and descriptive - make sure you describe exactly what youreoffering and be honest• State a realistic delivery time - take into account your other commitments• Provide clear instructions to the buyerIf you always aim to provide a quality service in the most effective way possible, answer sellersqueries promptly and politely, you will begin to get your name recognised and the work shouldbegin to flow for you.If youre one of those not yet taking advantage of Fiverr, why not head on over and begin seeingsome of those $5 in YOUR account?To find out more about building an online business, please head to http://www.reachsuccess-online.comArticle Source:
  4. 4. ==== ====“Outsourcing Blitzkrieg 2.0" - The absolute BEST resource for finding COMPETENT, budgetpriced people to do the tasks you dont want to - or cant - do yourself. ====