When you order Paysera Visa card you can only track it in its way to you if you choose registered mail. Unregistered mail option doesn’t provide tracking feature.
So if you order your visa card by unregistered mail you will not have any tracking number. You will not be able to know where your card is since it is issued until it is delivered to you.
Once you ordered Paysera Visa card by registered mail you shall receive an email with your card tracking number within 3 days. In the same email you can find a link to the Lithuanian post website. This is where you can track your card until it leaves Lithuania’s airport.
Depending on your country the card might be shipped to your country directly or via a transit country. If your country is not close to Lithuania most likely your card would go through a transit country. For instance cards shipped to Egypt usually goes to Ukraine first. After that it is forwarded to Egypt. This is probably because there is no direct regular airline between the two countries.
Tracking your Visa card steps
Above is a screen shot of Lithuanian’s post website. When we enter the tracking number in the tracking number text box and click on search we get a page similar to the next figure.
We can see the life time of the visa card from the figure above as follows:
1- the card delivered to the local post office at 3 November 2017
2- the card is delivered to the sorting center at the same day.
3- the card departed from Lithuania’s airport at 5 November 2017.
4- The card arrived at the transit country (Ukraine) at 6 November 2017.
5- the item sent (departed) from Kiev airport (the transit country) to Cairo airport (the destination country) at the same day (6 Nov).
After the card left the transit country you can’t track it any more from Lithuania post website. you can track it now from your country’s post website. (Egyptian post website Hotline: 16789)
from the figure above you can see that this card is received at 11:05 am 3 October 2017 at Cairo international airport post office and departed the office at the same day to the central distribution post office. you can receive it from there or wait until it is sent to your local post office then delivered to you at your address.
bellow another card tracked from Cairo airport post office to the local post office in Menya city in Egypt.
To add Paysera visa card to PayPal please follow the next steps:
1- Activate your Visa Card
2- Enter the 3 digits CVV2 activation code
3- Receive and save your card PIN code
4- transfer at least 1.5 EUR from your settlement account to the Visa card account by going to TRANSFERS tab – Between own accounts then set From account to Settlement account and To the account to Visa card account. Then Specify the amount and click on confirm payment button.
Note: make sure first that you have sufficient funds in your settlement account ( > or = 1.5 EUR)
5- Go to PayPal main page and click on Add a bank account or card
6- Click on Link a card
7- Select card type Visa, enter your card number, enter the expiration date on the card, and finally enter the 3 digits code at the back side of your visa card.
Note: the address box will be filled automatically from your account info.
8- Confirm The Visa card (Click on the new card marked with green label)
9- Click on Confirm credit card
10- Click Ok
11- Get back to Paysera and open Account balance page. Now click on the amount under reserved Heading as illustrated in the following figure.
12-Copy the 4 digit code from the transaction info page as following
13- Click on the visa card again in PayPal and insert the 4 digits you’ve just copied then click Confirm
14- Congratulation now your card is now confirmed
15- Now your new card is labeled in green (Ready to use)
From now on, freelancers will be able to create milestones to their fixed price contracts. They will be able to do so when they’r submitting proposals for fixed-price projects over 100$.
they can provide an amount, description, and optional due date to each milestone.
This feature is very important especially for big projects. Because clients will have to pay the agreed amount in milestones. Thus for projects that lasts for long time, freelancers will not have to wait until project ends to get paid.
Dividing fixed-price projects into milestones is not new to Upwork. But in the past only clients were allowed to use this option to create milestones.
Clients will also have the option to edit freelancers milestones. Then freelancers can accept or decline the edits made by clients.
New features for clients
Client Rehire Freelancer Button:
Now clients will see a rehire a freelancer button as they create a new job post. That would be very useful for freelancer as it will allow clients to reach their freelancers easily for new projects. Formerly, clients used to create a regular job posts and then mention the name of the desired freelancer in job description or job title it self. As we used to see job posts entitled “This job is for John”. and that was very confusing for other freelancers who sees similar job posts. now clients can hire their freelancers directly without annoying others with jobs posted for a specific freelancer.
New features for freelancers and clients
Private Notepad in Messages:
Upwork also added a new feature in the messages page allowing users to add private notes. Both freelancers and clients can see and use this notepad adding private notes. It can be used as a to-do-list or so. The noted written in this notepad will not be visible to the opponent.
Although the main concept in Fiverr is to have sellers offer their services so that clients can buy them according to their needs, Fiverr allows clients to put requests and sellers can bid on them using their Gigs.
Sellers can find such requests in the buyer requests page.
It is notable here that sellers will see only the requests of the same category of their Gigs. So if you have one Gig only under the graphic design category you would see only buyer requests in this category.
Hence it is highly recommended to create as many Gigs as you are permitted to in different categories. That means if you have a skill in other category rather than graphic design you better create a Gig for it. On the other hand creating all Gigs in graphic design only wouldn’t be a wise idea.
To access buyer requests page from Fiverr home page click on Settings then choose buyer requests from the drop down menu (see Figure 1).
Bellow figure 2 shows how buyer requests page look like.
To bid your offer on a request we move the mouse cursor over it. Then a Send offer green button will show up on the right (see figure 2). Click on Send offer button to bid your offer then you will see the following picture (see figure 3)
In this window you can see a list of your gigs. Select the Gig of the same category of the request. We will select our logo design Gig here. Then we can write a brief description of our offer in the next window (see figure 4).
In this window we should determine the delivery time and your offer details.
Note: you are allowed to bid on only 10 requests per day.
Second: How to promote my Gig.
Whenever you create a new gig you can share it to social media in the 6th phase of creating a new Gig (see part 2).
You can share your Gig to Facebook, Googe+, Linkedin, and Twitter.
So you better have an account in each one of them so you can share to it.
As long as Facebook is the most widey used social media platform we will focus on it.
Gig promoting in Facebook:
The very basic thing you can do here is to share your Gig to your timeline. Thus all your followers will be able to see it.
However, that is not the perfect practice in our situation.
The perfect practice is to create a special account for your business. Then you can add only who may be interested in your services.
Share to Gig promoting Facebook groups
After you create a new account and add friends you will need to join Facebook groups created by other sellers to allow other sellers promote their gigs in.
Fortunately there is tens of similar Facebook groups.
Mainly focus on the groups that contain the biggest number of member. Facebook policy allows you to join up to 6000 Facebook groups.
Here is a list of some groups you can share your gigs to:
You can create a face book page too to share your gigs in a specific category to it. You may share any related topics to it also to get more audience.
Share to Facebook groups of potential customers
If you are offering Logo design service in your Gig for example you might share it to startup business groups. The same thing you can do with any other category. Remember to read groups rules before you share to it. Some groups don’t allow similar posts.
Here is how to share your post to a Facebook group:
If you are creating a new gig and you reached to Phase 6 “Publish“ (see figure 5 the same as figure 16 in previous Part).
Now click on Share on your own timeline link to open the drop down menu (see Figure 6).
Select Share in a Group to open the following window (see Figure 6)
Type the name of the group you want to share to then click on Post to Facebook button. Now your post is shared and then you are redirected to the following page (see Figure 7)
To share to other groups click on the button on the right of your Gig. Then select share from the drop down menu as shown in figure 7. This will get you back to the window in figure 6 and from here just repeat what you just did changing only the name of the group each time.
Repeat this until you share on all the groups you want.
To share to a Facebook page you manage go to one of the posts you just shared and click on Share to your Own Timeline but this time select Share to a page you manage.
Sharing in Google+
Open your gig and click on the Google logo on the right (see figure 8). And just click on the share button. You can add a comment if you want.
Sharing in other social media platforms
The same way you can share in Linked in and Twitter.
Consider using relative Hash tags in twitter. This makes your Tweet visible to those who search for the particular tag you hashed. For example but a hash tag before the word Fiverr and the word Gig.
Hint: you can connect social media accounts and allow one account to auto share your posts to all of your other accounts on other social media platforms.
How to register, add new Gig, and earn money online from Fiverr
Part 2 (Adding New Gig)
First we should now that service in Fiverr is referred to as a Gig. We also should now that the name of the platform is derived from its concept which is dividing jobs into small tasks each task is called a Gig and the Least Gig price is Five US dollars. Obviously that is why the least Gig price is 5$ but it can be doubles as needed.
Creating a new Gig
There is a total of 6 phases to create a New Gig which are Overview, Pricing, Description, Requirements, Gallery, and Publish.
Steps of New Gig creation
Enter the Dashboard page, then you will see the following screen (see picture 1)
Click on the Link highlighted in yellow in the picture 1. (Your user profile is incomplete please ed.. )
Then the next page will show up (see picture 2) click on Create A Gig.
When we click on Create a Gig we will see the following page (see picture 3).
Overview: The First phase of creating a New Gig
Number 1 is the Gig title and this title will appear on your Gig preview with the Gig picture. It is one of only two things appear to Buyers when they search for a Gig and view your gig along with other’s Gigs.
In the corresponding text box, the words I will are constant and you will type your Gig title after it. The maximum length of your gig title is 80 characters. I will start filling in the text boxes bellow adding a Logo design Gig.
In the Gig title I will type “Design an Amazing Logo for your business”. The next Text box in the picture is the category of your Gig. I will choose Graphic and design as the corresponding category for logo design. Once I choose the category another combo box show up for the subcategory. I will choose Logo design from the list. Then the Gig Meta data section is shown as in picture 4.
In this section we should enter the specifications of our new gig according to its category. Gig Metadata differs from one category another. In the Metadata section there is two types of data to set up. First is the Logo style and the second is the file formats I will include in my Gig.
I will leave the style set to the first option which is undefined. And I will proceed to the file format section (see picture 5). In this section I will check on the boxes corresponding to the file formats I can deliver to the buyer.
After that we have to enter the search tags. Search tags are keywords help the buyer finding your gig. The Keywords you enter here will make buyers searching for it to show you gig within their search results. You can enter up to five tags for each Gig and you better use all the five tags. Finally, click on Save & continue button to move to the next phase.
Pricing and Scope: the second phase of creating a new gig
In this section you can see the phase you are in (see picture 6). The current phase and phases before it are in green where others are in gray.
Here we can activate/deactivate the 3 package option. We can offer 3 packages for our service each one includes different features and has its own price.
We set a unique name for each package here.
A brief description of your service for each package.
Set here the deadline in days for each package. The best practice is to compare your Gig to other Gigs from the same type. Keep in mind that you have to set a relative short deadline to get your Gig considered by buyers. Keep also in mind that sometimes buyers but orders without even they pm you first. In this case if you have a Gig with a delivery time of one day only, then you better check your dashboard every few hours or install the Fiverr app on your smart phone so that you get notification when you get orders. You can get Fiverr app from here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fiverr.fiverr.
Now you can set the number of times your buyer can ask for revisions on his work. It is one of the best features of Fiverr. On other platforms some clients keeps asking for revisions so many times and this is frustrating. Some sellers used to set number of revisions to unlimited just to give buyers confidence. It depends on the type of service you provide although we don’t recommend this.
Is the number of logo designs you are offering for each package.
Source file option determines whether you want to deliver the source file of your design or not. Many sellers don’t offer their source files in the basic package.
Below is a picture of the same screen after I filled it with data (see picture 7).
In (picture 8) is the second part of the pricing page. We can see that it’s all related to Logo design category. You can set it as you desire until we are not concerned with this category in particular.
We will jump directly to number 8 which is the price. There is some guidelines you should know before you set the prices:
Basic package should have the least price while the Premium package should have the highest price.
Check similar Gigs on Fiverr before you set your prices. Remember here you should even provide low prices than others who have sold many orders already. Buyers will definitely consider those who sold many orders if you provide the same price. As a beginner you should offer a lower price or the same price with more features.
My Gig extras
Sometimes buyers need to have their work done in less time than you offer. Other times they need more revisions. That is why Gig extras is a very practical add to the service. It allows you to set the extra features your client can ask for and its prices. In the next figure (see picture 9) I used almost all the extras.
Note you can use none of the extras in your new Gig.
The first Extra is the Extra fast delivery and it exists for all Gig categories. Obviously the deadline you set here must be less than the one in the package.
The second one is the Additional revision extra and it also exists for all Gig categories. And here you set the price for each additional revision.
Other extras depend on the category of your gig. So it is not the same for every Gig. You can set it according to your preferences.
It is notable here that you can add a customized new extra for your Gig. You can use this feature when you want to add an extra that does not exist within the default extras.
Finish this part and Click on Save & Continue.
Description & FAQ: Phase three
If you were familiar with other freelance websites such as Upwork, You should now that the cover letter is very important when you apply to any Job. Here Your Gig description is like the cover letter. It is where your client can read what exactly he should expect from you. You can write up to 1200 character describing your Gig. So write a professional Gig description.
Here, I have just copies another sellers description and customized it (see figure 10).
If you have your customers always asking you the same question every time, you can but it here with your answer. Doing so will save you both the time to pm each other for those questions.
When you are done setting your Gig Description and FAQs press Save & Continue.
Requirements: phase number four
If you need something from the buyer before you start working on the order but it here. Otherwise you can skip this step and continue to the next one. For the logo Gig we might ask the buyer to provide any similar logo he likes.
Fill this part or skip it clicking on Save & Continue.
Gallery: phase five
In this section you can set the Gig primary picture that will be the cover of your Gig. You can upload also another two pictures from your portfolio. You can upload also up to 3 videos and 3 pdf files.
Gig cover picture is the most important aspect of your Gig. When a buyer search for a gig to buy the only thing he see first is the cover picture. People always likes shiny and colorful goods and this is true for Gigs too. So do your best to get a unique picture for your Gig cover. It should be eye catching and expresses your service well.
Fiverr Cover Photo Size :
You can use only JPEG images for your gig cover.
The image size shouldn’t be less than 1100×260 px.
Don’t use stock photos unless you buy them. Don’t use any image you don’t have the right to use it.
Some sellers use their personal image as a Gig cover picture. That is not professional practice and you better not do this.
Don’t also download and use a video from YouTube unless you have the permission to do this.
Once you finish adding your images and videos Click on Save & continue
Publish: phase six and the last one
In this part if this is your first Gig on Fiverr you will be asked to verify your phone number before you can proceed (see picture 13). Click on Verify Now then enter your mobile phone number. You will receive a sms with your verification code. Enter the code in the corresponding test box.
After you finish verifying your phone number the following screen will show up (see picture 14). Click on Publish Gig.
Finally Click Done in the last screen (see picture 15).
Now we are done with creating our first Gig.
The Next part of this series I will show you how to promote your Gig and make it reach to thousands of potential buyers.
Fiverr is one of the most biggest online freelance platforms and one of the most common recently. The volume of Fiver increased rapidly recently.
What I like most about Fiverr that it reverses the regular process of freelance platforms. So instead of having clients post their jobs on the platform and then freelancers bid on them. Fiverr instead allow freelancers to post their services as Gigs then clients search for and pick the Gig they need.
It is also notable that Fiverr also allows Clients to post their jobs as a service requests. Then freelancers (sellers) might bid their gig to the desired service request.
Steps of registration (How to register?)
Step 1: Become a seller
First go to www.fiverr.com then you will see the welcome page like the picture bellow (see Figure 1).
Now to start we pres on the Become a seller link where the red arrows point to.
We will be redirected to the next page as (see Figure 2) and we press Become a seller
Step 2: register your email
The next page will show up then (Figure 3) and in which we can choose how to register. we have three options here.
First way: Email direct registration. (1)
in this way we just enter our email address and press continue to create a password and continue(2).
Second way: FaceBook registration(3)
You must have a Facebook account first to register in this way.
Third way: Google registration (4)
You must have a google account first to register in this way.
For me I will register using my google account which is the third way. I prefer this way because it saves me time of entering my basic info and creating a new password. You also don’t have to create a new password that you might forget.
So I pressed on the Continue with Google button which directed me to the next page (see figure 4).
Note: you should open your gmail account on the same browser first. otherwise you will be asked to enter your email and password first before proceeding to this page.
This page is asking for your permission to allow Fiverr to get your basic info from google. press Allow to give it the permission.
Figure 4 (Request for permission)
You will be directed to the next page (see Figure 5). You are asked here to choose a user name.
Note: the username can be any alias, you are not committed to enter your real name here. This name will show up to buyers who view your profile and Gigs. Once you set your username press Join.
Figure 5 (Join Fiverr)
Step 3 Add your skills
We will get to the next page here (see Figure 6) And we are done editing our basic info. Press on the Purple red on the up right corner. A slide down menu will show up to you then choose Dashboard where the red arrow points.
Figure 6 (Dash Board)
In the Dashboard we will see a list of things we have to do. For now we can see that there is 3 tasks in the To-Dos list that needs to be done (see Figure 7).
We start with the first task number 1, Your user profile is incomplete. Please edit it. press on this link.
You will be redirected to the next page (see Figure 8). just scroll down to the skills sections.
Figure 8 (Active Gigs)
Here in the skills section (see figure 9) we add our skills. press on Add New
Figure 9 (Skills)
When you press on Add New you will see the following section (see Figure 10). In this section you will start typing your skills one by one. For each skill you determine the experience level and press Add. As we type in the Add skill text box you will see a drop down list with skills starting with the letters you types so far. If you see your skill in the list just click on it to choose it.This way you can avoid mistakes.
After you add the first skill you will see a new section with other skills suggestions (see Figure 11). You can click on any of them to add it to your skills list.
Most of the daily life skills are already exists in the skills list in Fiverr. However, you might not find your skill. In this case you will not see any drop down lists when you type the name of your skill completely. Don’t worry, that is fine. Actually that is more than fine, because unique skills are more likely to sell better. That means you have no competitors selling a Gig of this skill. But the challenge then is to find buyers for it. But don’t worry about this part too. We will give you tips that will help you get to your potential Gig buyers (Part 3 of this series).
Step 4: Set your Account info
After you are done adding your skills. Press again on the purple circle in the up right corner and select Settings this time (see Figure 12).
Figure 12 (Settings)
In Square number 2 in figure 12 is the tabs of your account settings. The first one in Bold is the Active one which is the Account tab.
The square number 3 in the Account page you can reset your full name here and determine your online status (online/offline).
Square number 4 contains the Vacation Mode and the Account deactivation.
you can turn Vacation mode on if youare going to be away for while. You can turn it off again any time when you become available.
Account deactivation is used only when we decide to terminate our account permanently.
Step 5: Set your Security info
So for now you don;t need to change anything in the Account page. Click on the second tab Security as shown in square 2. then the following page will open (see Figure 13).
Here you may change your password if you want. But the important part here is the Security question which is very important in case you forgot your password. If you forgot your password you will be asked to answer your secret question before Fiverr allow you to change it. Here is a list of the current available secret questions (see Figure 14).
Thus we have successfully finished almost all the main data of our profile. And we are ready to start building our first gig.
Note: As you noticed I haven’t register my bank or credit card account yet. Actually I don’t have to do so until I have enough credit to withdraw. Don’t worry your when you get an order your payment will be kept on your account on Fiverr until you withdraw it. You can sell as many orders as you want before withdrawing your funds. One you have earn money online selling many Fiverr Gigs you can add your bank account number or your PayPal account to withdraw your earnings.
I hope you enjoyed this guide and I hope you earn money online like a pro.
PeoplePerHour is not the first freelance platform to raise it’s service fees. In May 2016 Upwork (Formerly oDesk) announced a new sliding service fee. According to which freelancers charged 20% of their earnings unless they make 500$+ in all contracts of the same client. Thus Upwork freelancers who work with different clients paid 20% service fees.
Now PPH announced a PPH new service fee “scheme“. According to it if you earn less than £500 | €600 | $650 in any month, your fee will be 20%. (For Sellers registered after March 21, 2017).
PPH justified the new service fee scheme saying “Established and loyal members, worry not! …… we will continue honouring this for our regular and loyal Sellers”. but by the end of the announcement they said “Bear in mind that if you do miss the monthly goal, you will automatically fall into the newly designed Service Fee scheme. Therefore we advise you to remember to invoice Buyers regularly!”. A saying that made PPH sellers ask “What kind of honoring? punishing us for missing the monthly Goal?”. It must be a silly joke or an April lie as silly as Upwork joke saying “Ubama joined Upwork”.
It was actually almost the same poor, and insane justification as Upwork’s when they announced their new service fee sliding. Upwork justification was “To this point, Upwork has subsidized the costs of processing payments on the platform. With this change, clients making payments on Upwork will be paying a portion of this cost.” Garnor M said. That means Upwork is still subsidizing a portion of the costs of processing payments!!.
PPH sellers opinions:
PPH new service fee met with angry sellers who didn’t like the new service fee scheme. We quote bellow some PPH freelancer’s opinions about it.
mzalewski: “Not sure I’m happy about this. It’s obvious you’re trying to convert existing users over to the newer rates”
Paul: “How many people are you prepared to lose to other platforms due to this change? For those of us who are VAT registered like myself, for example, if we were forced onto that structure because of a “dry month”, we get £300 out of the first £500. I would be far happier to pay a monthly subscription as with other platforms than this.”
Eno Eteng: “I would have been happier if something was given to Sellers such as extra connects. Why would I have to get stuck with my 15 connects and still have to pay 20% of work done with such a measly amount of Connects? At least on Upwork, I get to bid for 30 jobs with free connects. Here, we pay for everything: profile features, extra connects, etc!”
Adam: “20% ?? For what? Pure and simple it’s a cash grab.”
When Upwork started its new sliding service fee too many freelancers left the platform. They started working on other platforms such as Fiverr. But the amount of freelancers left upwork didn’t have a big effect because Upwork had already a huge number of freelancers since the join of Odesk and Elance. On the other hand PPH with only 1.5M registered users it would be worse losing a portion of talented sellers.
Freelancer’s profile is the most important aspect clients look at before buying your service. So creating a perfect profile is key to successfully sell your service.
Here is some profile tips that will help you to upgrade your profile professionally:
1- use an eye-catching profile picture
Although we see some high rated freelancers uses a cartoon pictures or even an avatar, but other freelancers using their pictures are more likely to attract more attention. especially for new freelancers, as using a good looking picture is presenting yourself as trustworthy and professional.
One way to stand out from the crowd is to commission an illustrated profile picture of yourself, which has become one of Fiverr’s most popular graphics and design Gigs. This way, potential clients can still see who you are, but your image is sure to grab their attention as they scroll through pages of more standard profile pictures.
2- Promote your profile
You may promote your profile your self by posting it on social media networks. You would need a good social media management skills and intermediate Photoshop skills to get the job done. If you don’t have the needed skills to do it you can work with a marketing expert. Marketing expert will help you promote your profile across various platforms. Whether you choose to work with a social media guru, a PR whiz, or an SEO strategist, increasing your reach is the best way to get more exposure for your perfected profile and ultimately more customers.
3- Avoid typos, Misspellings, and Grammatical Errors
A poorly written profile makes clients leave your profile before considering your skills. It gives an indication of unprofessioncy. If you are not sure if your description is good you may consult a proofreader. You can even hire a professional writer to create your description from scratch. This way you guarantee you have a professional profile description. Thinking about it as a business you better spend some credit on building a professional business that brings you professional customers.
4- Brand yourself
You must noticed in your service category that some freelancers selling more than others who provide the same service at lowest price. The reason is that many buyers care much about working with a trusted brand rather than cheaper one. To brand your service you can hire a content writer to craft you the perfect slogan representing your service.
Here is some hints on how to get your personal Brand targeted
Determine Your Target: Who needs to know about your product or services? Furthermore, which types of people would be interested in using your product? Of these people, how many would be willing to shell out money for your product or service? Focus first on those individuals and/or businesses that possess the pain points that you specifically can resolve. Once you have identified these people, build your personal branding strategy around this specific niche.
Identify Your Competition: Understanding your competition is absolutely essential to your personal brand. Through understanding your competitors’ core competencies, you are better able to position your abilities to fit your audience’s needs. And to take your skills even further, you’re able to do that, while differentiating yourself from your competitors. Not only are you speaking the same language as your prospective customers, but you’re providing a compelling unique selling proposition on why they should choose you over your competitor.
Create a Brand Statement: Based on the above steps, create a 1-2 sentence “Brand Statement” that encompasses who you are, what you do, and how you are different.
5- Impress buyers with creative service introduction
Most of freelancers on Fiverr uses only pictures to be the front cover of their service. So unless you are providing a unique service, you need to introduce your service differently. Otherwise your profile will get lost in the crowd of other profiles. One of the most interesting ways to do so is to create a professional video. You can record a simple video of yourself describing your service and talent. But further more you can have some running slides with a voice over or charismatic acted video.
These ways will show that you have invested in your business which will encourage others to invest in your services.