(DailyThrive.com) – So many people are without work or a reliable income as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it might be difficult to find work locally, there is a way to build an income, and a reliable work load, without even leaving your home. Fiverr.com is a convenient and savvy platform designed to help you put your skills to good use.
But is it really worth your time?
It’s Easy to Sign Up
The awesome thing about Fiverr is that you don’t necessarily need to be a pro to gain clients and start building your brand. It takes minutes to create an account and you can even do it through your Facebook account. This is beneficial because you can network with others to gain more exposure.
Create a profile that sells. List your best attributes to draw customers in. Start with highlighting your skills and your services. You will need to list in detail what you will be offering and what the charges will be.
Fiverr earns its fame by starting off with charging $5 for a task or service. The good news is you can create tiers or more tasks and charge for your services. But be specific on your services — it will ensure you show up when potential clients search for workers.
Remember: Fiverr is free to join, and you get to keep 80% of what you charge. Plus, the platform handles all backend transactions. They also pay you as work is accepted.
What You Need to Have
The best part about Fiverr is the fact that you can work remotely. If you’ve always dreamed of being a digital nomad, this is a great way to get your start. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy or foolproof, either. In order to excel, you must be willing to work hard and commit to fulfilling customer orders with stellar work.
Each customer you contract with will rate you on performance, response and timeliness of completion. The key to nailing those reviews is simple: never leave everything to the last minute — and always communicate with your client if something comes up.
You’ll also need a laptop or computer to complete your work.
Once you’re signed up, you can make money by searching for gigs that need workers with your expertise. Some of the hottest categories include:
- Graphic Design
- Writing and Editing
- Audio-including voice overs
- Digital Marketing
- Computer Programing
If you have experience in these topics, include it on your digital portfolio.
The more you work, the more reviews you’ll get and the higher your rating will be. This allows you to adjust what you charge, so you can build your brand at the same time.
Stack Your Gigs
Picking up a $5 gig here or there may not seem too profitable, but don’t be fooled by the low numbers. Diversify your jobs and pick up more gigs. Starting out, you can claim up to 7 at a time, but once you become a “top seller,” you can have up to 30 in the queue instead. Just make sure you can handle it before you agree to anything new.
If you work for other sites, stack your work. Do your regular freelance job and squeeze in a gig from Fiverr in between. The more work you do, the higher your rating, and the more you’ll attract high-paying contacts.
Fiverr isn’t just a great way to draw in some extra cash; it can also be a fun adventure if you have pre-existing skills. Decide which translate out to the digital world and start offering them up. You can make real money and build a reliable client list just by sharing your expertise with others, but like most opportunities, you’ll still need to work hard at it.
~Here’s to Your Success!
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