How to register, add new Gig, and earn money online from Fiverr part2

How to register @Fiverr

How to register, add new Gig, and earn money online from Fiverr

Part 2 (Adding New Gig)

Gig facts

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)

fiverr Fashboard
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.

New Gig
Picture 2

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

Gig Overview
picture 3

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.

Gig Overview
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.

Gig Metadata picture 5

 

Pricing and Scope: the second phase of creating a new gig

scope & pricing 1
Picture 6
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. We set a unique name for each package here.
  4. A brief description of your service for each package.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Is the number of logo designs you are offering for each package.
  8. 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).

scope & pricing 2
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.
scope & pricing 3
picture 8
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.

Gig Extras
picture 9

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

Description

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.

This topic might help you to write a professional description.

Here, I have just copies another sellers description and customized it (see figure 10).

Description & FAQ
picture 10
FAQ

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.

Requirements
picture 11

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

Gig Gallery
picture 12

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.

Almost there
picture 13

After you finish verifying your phone number the following screen will show up (see picture 14). Click on Publish Gig.

Publish Gig
Picture 14

Finally Click Done in the last screen (see picture 15).

Its Alive
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. 

The following topics should be useful to you too

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/gig-seo-tips-to-rank-it-better-on-fiverr/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/how-to-read-your-sales-analytics-in-fiverr/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/how-to-get-sales-in-your-new-gig/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/tips-to-get-more-orders-quickly/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/my-top-10-sales-tips/

How to register, add new Gig, and earn money online from Fiverr – Part 1

How to register @Fiverr

 How to earn money online on Fiverr

Complete  Series Guide

Part one: Introduction and registration

Introduction about Fiverr (earn money online)

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.

How to register and Become a Seller
Figure 1 (Become a Seller)

We will be redirected to the next page as (see Figure 2) and we press  Become a seller

How to register and Become a Seller2
Figure 2 (Become a Seller 2)

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.

How to register and Join Fiverr
Figure 3 ( Join Fiverr )
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.

  • How to register - Request for 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.

  • Join Fiverr

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.Dash Board

  • 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.

To-Dos
Figure 7 (To-Dos)

You will be redirected to the next page (see Figure 8). just scroll down to the skills sections.

  • Active Gigs

Figure 8 (Active Gigs)

Here in the skills section (see figure 9) we add our skills. press on Add New 

Skills

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.

Skills
Figure 10 (Skills)

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.

Skills suggestions
Figure 11 (Skills suggestions)
Note:

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).

  • Settings

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 you are 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).

Security
Figure 13 (Security)

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).

Security question
Fiverr 14 (Security question)

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.

See you soon in the next part 2 of this series (How to Build a great Gig?).

The following topics should be useful to you too

Five profile tips to make you stand out from the crowd @Fiverr

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http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/gig-seo-tips-to-rank-it-better-on-fiverr/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/how-to-read-your-sales-analytics-in-fiverr/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/how-to-get-sales-in-your-new-gig/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/tips-to-get-more-orders-quickly/

http://freelancers.city/forums/fiverr/my-top-10-sales-tips/

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Five profile tips to make you stand out from the crowd @Fiverr

profile tips

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.

 

Read also The top Fiverr’s don’t do list – to have a perfect Gig

Other related topics: The features of the new analytics in Fiverr

 

The top Fiverr’s don’t do list – to have a perfect Gig

Fiverr Don't

Top 10 Fiverr’s don’t do list

1- Never post your Gig in buyer requests page.

Only clients are supposed to use this page to submit work requests which you as a service provider (freelancer) can send your offer to any of this work. You can only post your Gig in the sellers menu under My gigs – add new Gig.

In Buyer requests page you can see only buyer requests of work categories you are offering your Gigs in. Other work categories requests will not appear to your profile unless you create a gig for it.

The consequences of posting your Gig in buyer requests page is having your account closed for 3 months. Probably it can be closed permanently.

2- Don’t submit your work files in private Messages.

One of the most interesting features of Fiverr that you can set the number of work revisions your client can have. To take advantage of this feature you have to send your work only via the deliver work button from your order page. Then the client will not be able to ask for more revisions than you specified in your gig. If necessary your client can ask for more revisions for extra money if you have set this Extra option in your gig.

So when you send your work to the client via private messages whether in or outside Fiverr you will lose this amazing feature and your client will be able to ask your for as many revisions as he want. And you will have to do all the revisions.

3- Don’t use stock images for your gig preview without buying them

Many freelancers have their gig refused and they never know why. One of the most common reasons of refusing your gig is using an image for your gig preview which you don’t have the copyright for it. You can’t also download preview pictures of other freelancers gigs and reuse it without permission. The best practice to do here is to create your own gig preview images whether by taking snapshots of your latest work, or even by designing your own image on any photo editing software.

4- Don’t write fake information in your description

Some freelancers thinks that if they say that they are professional in a skill while they are just beginners this will help them to have their gig bought. Some even say they can do things they never knew how it is done. Actually they are right, clients most likely will select gigs of professional freelancers rather than beginners gigs. But if a client buy your gig in this case and you failed to deliver a quality work that meets his expectations, you will have a bad review. Bad reviews will be as a sign for other clients saying “this client is bad”. You can’t also just copy paste other freelancer’s description.

The best practice in this case is to be honest in your description. You can find other ways to sell your gig even if you are just a beginner.

5- Don’t write short gig descriptions.

Gigs with a very detailed description achieve more sales than short description gigs. The reason is that clients always want to know exactly what are you going to offer them in details.

Short description gigs gives the client an impression that you are not professional.

6- Don’t postpone answering buyers messages.

Response time is one of the most important evaluation measure that clients care about. Having average response time of two hours or less will encourage clients who have urgent tasks to hire you instead of other freelancers who have higher average.

Installing Fiverr mobile app on your smartphone would help you to respond to new messages even when you are away.

7- Don’t offer relatively long delivery time.

When you create a new gig you need to check other similar gigs. If the you find that most similar gigs delivery time is two days for example, then you better not specify a longer delivery time. Otherwise your gig will not be considered as a competitor between similar gigs.

8- Don’t accept too much orders simultaneously.

If you are working on many orders you may consider turning the gig vacation mode on. Thus clients will not be able to order your gig. But they can always contact you by private messages to arrange a custom delivery time if they wish to. You may also activate the “LIMIT ORDERS IN QUEUE” option . And set the maximum number of orders for each gig.

You may find it unfair to lose extra orders but keeping your performance high is more important on the long run.

9- Don’t pass your deadline to deliver work.

Freelancers tends to offer shortest delivery times to stand out from the crowd. There is nothing wrong in this, just make sure you have extra time for unexpected circumstances.

10- Don’t deactivate the “Activate watermark” option

Active watermark option is set by default active. This option makes the fiverr water mark appears on the image of your previous orders in the gig portfolio. This prevent others to copy these images and reuse it. It will also protect images you delivered but waiting for buyer acceptance.

 

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The features of the new analytics in Fiverr

How to read Fiverr’s analytics

Fiverr recently updates its analytics allowing sellers to have a better over view of their selling Gigs and earnings.

in the next few line we will show you how to read and  make use of these new features:

Overview

analytics - Overview

The first row in the above picture provides the basic earning information as follows:

Total earnings which is the total amount of earnings you have earned from your sales since you joined fiverr.

Total completed orders which is the total number of orders you have completed.

Avg. selling price which represents the average Selling price calculated by dividing the summation of all your earnings by the number of completed Gigs.

Earned in (This month)  show your earning in the current month.

The bar chart bellow the analytics column shows you your earnings in the last month, 3 months, or year in a visual representation.

Sellers

The bellow section shows you the progress in the active gigs in your hand. The section on the right side allows you to compare between your sold gigs and your sold custom orders.  you can set this section to show you details as per order or revenue by clicking on the corresponding button just bellow the title word “SALES”.

analytics - sellers

Performance

Moving to the next section of the Analytics page we can find the performance evaluation.

Starting from the left side you can see the percentage of completed orders, then the percentage of your response rate, then the percentage of the orders you delivered in time. Here if you want to make sure you are performing good you can see below each progress bar in this section. It tells you the least relative percentage performance for each section. Until your scores are equal to or higher than these percentages you are fine other wise you need to raise up your performance.

analytics - Performance

Rating

Here you can see your overall rating and the percentage of rated orders.

analytics - Rating

Your Seller Level 

In this section you can see your level as a seller on Fiverr. It will help you to know the requirements to move from one level to the next one. There is basically four levels of sellers in Fiverr starting from new seler, Level one, level two, and top seller which is the highest seller’s level on Fiverr.

analytics - Seller

World Domination

Now we comes to one of the most exciting features in Fiverr analytics in my opinion “World domination”. This feature allows you to see on the map the countries where your buyers come from. You can determine visually the country from which most of your buyers come from.

analytics - World domination

Hopefully you found this article useful

 

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