In Part 1 of our look at Fiverr, we looked at the origin of Fiverr and how you as a network marketing entrepreneur can use the services for sale on Fiverr to your network marketing advantage. Click here to read our Part 1 Blog.
To fully understand the Fiverr experience, we wanted to see what it was like selling on Fiverr. So, we established a free account (everyone can set an account up for free).
You can see our Fiverr profile here: MLMWildfire Fiverr Profile.
Two days after our first gig was posted, we had a sale, and we have to say, it was a very cool experience! Since then we’ve actually done very well, and as of this update (2/14/15) we filled 36 orders and have earned $200. We also moved up as a preferred “#1 Provider.” Now clearly, we have not made a fortune and we obviously don’t plan on making Fiverr our primary form of income, but it is a valid platform for further network marketing possibilities (described below).
Selling on Fiverr – What Would You Do For $5?
While the seller spends $5 per basic gig, when you are a seller on Fiverr, you only make $4 of that. Fiverr takes 20% right off the top, so you are actually working for $4 per gig. OK, so why would you want to try and earn a meager $4 for doing something that might take some real effort? What if it took you 30 minutes of time to do something for $4. You are doing something that may not even qualify as minimum wage.
Plus, how in the heck do you get found in that massive data base, especially when you, as a newbie, have to be chosen out of the vast army of fellow “Fiverr-ites” looking to beat you out for that modest $4 (or less)?
Well, it’s not as bleak as all of that. Fiverr has a vast forum and many blogs through their customer service department on how to get noticed, and move up in the ranks. Remember, your average gig after you are established could be significantly more than just $5. In our case, as we went up in the rankings, we now have additional “gigs” we can offer up to $40 per gig. That is a real opportunity to make some money.
So, is it worth less than $4 per gig to do something on Fiverr? Plus, how in the heck do you get found in that massive data base, especially when you, as a newbie, have to be chosen out of the vast army of fellow “Fiverr-ites” looking to beat you out for that modest $4 (or less)?
However, the most important angle of Fiverr (in our humble opinion) is there is also the possibility you can meet someone in another business that creates alliances outside of Fiverr that you may never have encountered. Those connections are worth a LOT. We’ve made some of those connections and for that point alone, our Fiverr experience as a seller has been well worth the effort.
Signing up to be a Fiverr seller is easy (and free) to do and getting your gig in place will take some thought – there is limited space for a title and you need to be good at keyword tags. Here is where you writing skills will help you out.
Fiverr Selling Success Is About Copy-Writing Skills and Tags
As with network marketing, your skills at copy writing are imperative. You have 1,200 words to describe what you’ll do for your Fiverr gig, and that is not a lot of words. Your Fiverr title needs to be exact and on the mark. You’ll also be given the ability to attach tags to your Fiverr gig, and once again, be exacting in your use of keywords so you can be found.
You have the option of using a video of up to 60 seconds, and this is imperative for success. Fiverr states that you increase your odds of selling something by 220% in using an “introductory video”. We don’t know how they computed that statistic, but we are in agreement that videos can offer an insight to a prospective Fiverr buyer that words and an image cannot do. If you do decide to sell on Fiverr, USE A VIDEO as part of your gig!
Hey, have some fun with it! We went into a rather “maniacal” approach on both of my Fiverr gig videos, but it was worth it – we landed three quick sales one day out and who knows how many we’ll attract? Here is that video:
One frustrating aspect of creating a title for your gig is Fiverr says you have 80 spaces to work with, and that is not really true. Their system will not allow a title past 50 spaces. Fiverr is trying to keep the titles from being overwhelming and with the number of Fiverr members advertising, the sheer size of long titles would be unwieldy and cumbersome on the results. In this way, we’ll give the benefit of the doubt to Fiverr who is trying to assist you as a Fiverr member to be succinct. We get the point – tell visitors what they’ll get and grab their attention. While we wanted more in our Fiverr title, we had to hone our thinking to be very focused on what we said, and in the end, keeping our headline short is probably in everyone’s best interest.
We view the Fiverr selling experience as a sort of experiment to see how it works, and yes, it would be great to make a good income at Fiverr, but we are not working to make Fiverr our life, and any income will be a bonus. We take the view here:
So, how much can you make on Fiverr? The “secret” as with network marketing is no secret: Hard work, correct use of copy-writing skills and persistence to know what to do.
As you sell on Fiverr and get more gigs, you’ll move up in volume. Every time you increase your sales, you achieve new levels in Fiverr, with additional benefits. Some are doing just fine, thank you:
Here is a summary of the levels from the Fiverr site:
Level One – You’ve been active on the site for 30 days and completed at least 10 orders while maintaining excellent ratings and a great track record. You’ll automatically be promoted to Level One. At this Level, you’ll gain additional features making it easier for you to offer more advanced services and generate higher income.
Level One features include: ExtraFast Gig Extra / 2X Gig Extras ($5, $10, $20) / Gig Multiples (max. 4)
Level Two – You made over 50 orders in the past two months while maintaining excellent ratings and a solid track record. You’ll automatically be promoted to Level Two, unlocking advanced sales tools to further expand your services and increase your sales. You’ll also receive priority support.
Level Two features include: ExtraFast Gig Extra / 3X Gig Extras ($5, $10, $20, $40) / Gig Multiples (max. 8) / Priority Support
Top Rated Seller – Top Rated Sellers are manually chosen by Fiverr editors. Promotion is based on the following criteria: Seniority, volume of sales, extremely high rating, exceptional customer care, and community leadership. As a Top Rated Seller, you’ll gain access to more extensive sales tools, early access to beta features, and receive VIP support.
Top Rated Seller features include: ExtraFast Gig Extra / 4X Gig Extras ($5, $10, $20, $40, $100) / Gig Multiples (max. 20) / VIP Support
Conclusions About Fiverr
We are in an exciting time on the Internet. The fact that a site like Fiverr can exist and be as big as it is in only 4 short years is pretty astounding. But then, today’s global economy is only going to get larger as the technology to expand keeps moving at the speed of thought and the ability to move faster keeps accelrating. This is why we wanted to include the Fiverr concept in a blog and tie it to network marketing.
What else is out there like Fiverr? There are sites popping up that are in that $5 range, and others that have different price points and structure. Here are five such sites:
The biggest selling point GigBucks has over Fiverr is that gigs can be priced between the range of $5 to $50. Sellers also have the option of getting paid via Payza and credit cards. Like Fiverr, joining is absolutely free, and you can post as many gigs as you want.
Seoclerks is a large and busy platform for all things related to SEO and Internet Marketing. If you are looking to buy or sell in this niche, it is a great Fiverr alternative and it may even be a better option for you than Fiverr. Not only does the site get a ton of traffic, it allows the widest range of money you can ask for your gigs, from $1 to $999. Payments are made via PayPal, Payee, and Alertpay/Payza.
Taskarmy may not be as popular as some of the other micro jobs sites, but they try to avoid the bidding wars and poor work quality that is so prevalent on Fiverr and its alternatives. All sellers are screened and manually approved before they can be listed and they are encouraged to list competitive, yet more realistic prices for their services. There is a certain sense of order and professionalism on this site, and it’s definitely something to check out for both buyers and sellers.
The best part about Zeerk is that you can charge anywhere from $2 to $100 per gig. There is also no commission and no fees. Sellers are paid through PayPal and Alertpay/Payza directly by the buyer.
Fourerr is very similar to the new Fiverr in both the look and feel. But, as the name suggests, gigs start at $4. Sellers also have the ability to add gig extras for various small amounts, and there is a rating system as well. The only real reason to try out Fourerr is that it is a pretty popular platform. So, if you want to expand your reach, this is the only one of the Fiverr clones that may be worth checking out.
So, there you have it – happy Fiverr selling and remember this: You can get everything in life you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want. Set-up your selling gigs on Fiverr or some of theses alternatives but always offer value and follow through and you too can be successful in this arena.
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