When learning how to make money on Fiverr, one of the most crucial things is to create your Gigs with care.
Here are the Gigs I’m now offering, along with some performance statistics over the previous six months in terms of search and conversions:
You’ll be restricted in the number of Gigs you can create, as well as the number of Gig extras (upsells) and Gig multiples (multiple quantities of your Gig’s deliverables) you may offer at first. You’ll have fewer limits in each of these categories as you progress through the selling levels.
If you have a lot of ideas for what to offer on the site, these constraints might be complex at first, but try to look at them as a good thing while you’re just getting started. For example, it will be easier to develop a fantastic process around creating deliverables and offering a great customer experience if you sell fewer services.
What I like best about Fiverr is:
When you create a Fiverr Gig, you’ll be forced to “productize” your services.
This involves explicitly stating the deliverables that a customer will receive for a specific price. In terms of different packages, Gig additional upsells, and Gig multiples, these deliverables may be further tailored to the buyer’s demands.
You’ll be forced to focus on productizing the services you’re most sure in if you have forced restrictions at the start of your Fiverr career. You’ll figure out how to make it efficient if you keep your emphasis restricted.
So, what do you have to offer?
While we go through some crucial factors linked to setting up your Gigs, stew on it for a while:
Visuals for Fiverr gigs: pictures and video
When it comes to putting up a Fiverr Gig, the phrase “don’t judge a book by its cover” should be avoided.
How you market your Fiverr Gigs will significantly influence whether or not people would click through from a relevant search and make a purchase.
Holly Steffy, a Fiverr PR manager, discusses the following excellent practices:
It’s a good idea to include a striking main Gig image (608 x 410px or higher and similar size ratio). The primary picture should highlight the service while also seeming professional and high-end. Regardless of the genre, it should appear professional, and the photographs should be copyright-free.
It’s also a good idea to keep the amount of text in the image to a minimum (20 percent or less of the image).
The recommended approach for visual categories is to present only one work sample per picture.
For non-visual categories, the picture should accurately depict the service provided and inspire trust in the seller’s professionalism and ability to provide a high-quality experience. However, each Gig picture in the visual and non-visual categories should be distinct.
Step 1: Start a New Gig
After you’ve completed your profile, you may start working on your first assignment! To do so, go to the “Selling” menu at the top of the screen and select “Gigs” from the drop-down menu. To begin the procedure, click the “Create New Gig” button on this page.
Step 2: Write Your Gig Overview
The Gig Overview is the first section you’ll need to complete. You’ll be asked to fill out three boxes here:
- The name of your performance
- It belongs to the following category:
- Tags for searching that are relevant
Do not scrimp on this step. To develop an engaging summary that will captivate a new customer, keep the following in mind:
Gig Title: You only have 80 characters, so make them count. Also, make sure it’s clean and straightforward; you want your potential purchasers to understand precisely what you’re selling. Also, write something that will stand out from the crowd by making the title unique.
Fiverr will recommend a few categories and subcategories based on your title, and one of them will most likely fit your offering. If none of them are acceptable, you can pick from various possibilities in their drop-down menu. Then, choose the appropriate category and subcategory for your gig.
Put the phrases you think a buyer would look for while seeking your service in the search tags. You only get five words, so use them wisely. These may vary widely depending on what you’re selling, so conducting some research into the most often searched phrases in your field can be beneficial.
To go on to the next part, click the massive green “Save and Continue” icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Price Your Gig
Since Fiverr’s beginning, the pricing of your gigs has changed significantly. Sellers can presently offer up to three distinct bundles on the platform:
There are a few things to bear in mind while filling out the scope and cost section:
Number of Packages: You don’t have to utilize all three packages, but many purchasers appreciate excellent alternatives, so include them whenever possible. Those that provide triple gig packages may also earn up to 64 percent more each order, according to Fiverr.
Your Package’s Name: Make sure that each package has a distinct title and that the differences between them are apparent.
Package Description: Describe what is contained in each package and why it was included. You only have 100 characters here, so you’ll have to get inventive if you want to express all you want. Just make sure that any potential purchasers understand what you’re giving.
Delivery Time: The amount of time it will take you to execute a job. This may vary substantially amongst packages depending on the nature of the task.
Revisions: How many times you’ll change your work in response to a buyer’s request. Additional modifications are frequently included in premium packages.
Each bundle might cost anything between $5 to $995. Your essential bundle should always be the cheapest, and your premium package the most expensive. Remember that you can always modify your pricing later, so it’s best to keep them low at first to assist in developing reviews.
My Gig Extras: This is where you may charge extra fees for any extras you want to include in your packages. Additional rapid delivery and multiple revisions are two often requested extras that can be selected from a menu. If there’s anything you want to add, but it’s not available, Fiverr makes it simple to develop your own. Fill out the title, description, and price of the Gig Extra by clicking the “+ Add Gig Extra” button at the bottom of “My Gig Extras.”
If you’re sending a tangible good and need compensation, provide a shipping charge. Then, depending on the region, you have the option of selecting from a variety of pricing.
Step 4: Give Your Gig a Description and FAQ
The description and your title are among the most critical components of designing a gig that will get clients.
You’ll be asked to go into great detail about your offer in this section. As a result, the description has a minimum of 120 characters and a maximum of 1200 characters. Please don’t leave any vital data out since your consumers should be able to judge whether or not what you’re selling will meet their needs based on the information you provide.
Being overly ambiguous may result in dissatisfied customers and poor comments, jeopardizing future possibilities on this platform.
After you’ve finished your description, the commonly asked questions (FAQ) will appear. Provide responses to the questions you expect to be asked about your gig in this area. Because you may not know what many of your FAQs will be until after your job has been active for a while, this will most likely need to be amended later. To add as many FAQs as you need, click the “+ Add FAQ” button.
Step 5: Establish Your Gig Requirements
This is where you’ll list any conditions that your customer will need to meet for you to finish the project.
You’re offered three options for requesting this information, including:
Free Text: You put your needs in free text, and the buyer is supposed to respond with a text message answer (e.g., dimensions, weight, essay topic).
Various Answer: With this option, you can pose a question and provide multiple answer options for your buyer to pick from. You must select at least two answers, but you can add more by choosing the “+ Add Optional Answer” option.
Attached File: Select this option if you require a file from your buyer in order to finish your task. In the description window, define what this file should include, and your buyer will be requested to submit it after purchase.
By selecting the “+ Add Another Requirement” box that appears after submitting your first, you may add as many needs as you need. You should uncheck the “Answer is Mandatory” box if the answer to a condition is optional.
Step 6: Add a Gallery to Your Gig
Photos, videos, PDFs, or all of the above can be included in your gig gallery. The files you choose to have in your gallery should all be related to the services offered by your job.
When deciding on the different file types for your gallery, keep the following in mind:
Gig Photos: Most postings will include a photo of the offered service, especially if it’s a graphic or web design gig. Include a photo even if the employment is difficult to capture, such as a writing gig. Select something related to the position, even if it isn’t a work sample. Fiverr allows you to drag and drop up to three photographs into your gallery. Ensure that your photographs are free of plagiarism; else, your gig may be rejected.
Gig Videos: Adding a gig video is optional for all gigs except those in the animation and video categories. However, they can be helpful. According to Fiverr, gigs that contain a video generate up to 200 percent more orders and have a 40% greater level of user interaction. Videos can’t be longer than 75 seconds and can’t feature personal information.
Gig PDFs: These should only be used when more explanation is required, and the ideal format for this is a PDF. This choice is usually designated for writers and professionals whose work samples are most likely in PDF text format. Each gallery on Fiverr can have two PDFs connected to it.
Step 7: Publish Your Gig
This is the last – and by far the shortest – stage in the process of putting together your gig. It’ll go online as soon as you click the “Publish Gig” button. Once your concert is online, click the supplied link to advertise it on a social site like Facebook or Twitter. Gigs marketed on social media are up to three times more likely to sell, according to Fiverr, so it’s a good idea to think about it.
After making your first Fiverr gig, the following step is the most difficult: finding a client. Most purchasers on this (or any) site want to read reviews so they can assess the quality of your work. As a result, it’s generally a brilliant idea to keep your costs low while you’re first starting to attract more clients and then raise them once you’ve established yourself.