This is a simple overview of fiverr.com
For $5.00, you can purchase a service – gigs you never thought you could buy for such a low price that can make you lots of money!
For $5.00, you can sell a service – advertise a product or service (yours or someone elses) and let customers give you money! (Lots of it.)
Fiverr.com (and yes, fiverr is spelled with two rs) is an online resource where ordinary people buy and sell services (known as gigs) for $5.00. Need a WordPress blog installed on your server Get it done for $5.00.
Know how to create a cover for an e-book Sell that service for $5.00.
There is more to just buying and selling services and products for $5.00. An entire world of unlimited possibilities for making money exists at fiverr.com when you know how to do it.
Just for the record, the intention of this special report is to show you tips, techniques, and tricks that will jump start your moneymaking efforts. HOWEVER, everything presented in this guide is legal, ethical, and will not get you in trouble when you implement some or all of the strategies presented here for making boatloads of cash!
Fees and Payments
All payment transactions are managed by http://www.paypal.com, a third-party payment processor, for a $1.00 fee. If you provide the service, then you will receive a net payment of $4.00. If you purchase a service, you will pay $5.00.
You don’t need a PayPal account to pay for a service, but you do need a PayPal account to receive money when you sell a service. Its easy to open a PayPal account, and you can do it in less than a minute.
Using Fiverr to Make Extra Money
Regardless if the economy is strong or upside down, fiverr.com can bring you more money in a shorter amount of time than trying to advertise your services through online ads, or other local advertising venues such as craigslist.com.
However, to get people to find your gigs (ads) on the fiverr web site and to send you money is what this special report is all about.
It might help you to first read through this report to get a thorough understanding of how you can make money with fiverr. Then you can print this report, and follow along, step-by-step.
Its easier that way.
Creating Your Account
Our first task is to create an account on fiverr.com.
Open your favorite browser, type http://www.fiverr.com, and then press ENTER.
You should see the home page of the fiverr.com site.
At the top of the page on the far right side, click the word Join.
Fill in the fields for Email (a), Choose Username (b), Choose Password (c), and Are You Human (d) Next, read and accept the terms of service (e) , and then click the Join button.
Now you will see a page displayed with a message that says, Activation link was emailed to you.
Open your email account (the one that you just provided during the sign-up phase), and then open the message from fiverr.com that has a subject line that reads, Fiverr:
Click the confirmation link inside the email message.
Step 7. If you followed these instructions exactly, then you should be taken to a page on fiverr.com that says, Account successfully activated. Hey, this is a great time to edit your profile. The page should look similar to the following.
Now that your account has been set up, make sure that you store your user name, password, and the email you used for fiverr.com in a safe place. Most important is to remember your login information, which will allow you to gain access to your account the next time youre online.
Congratulations! Youve just completed the registration and sign-up process for fiverr.com. Welcome aboard the site for success!
Make sure to fill in all the fields in your Profile, including a picture of yourself or a graphic image thats appropriate for your account. The editors at fiverr.com will promote you and your ads only when your profile has all the blanks filled in.
Now lets explore numerous tips and tricks for creating a powerful ad that will draw people like magnets to the gig youre selling.
Creating Your Fiverr Gigs
Whether youre in the market to pick up an extra hundred dollars this month, or if youre looking at fiverr.com as a means for generating a monthly income, its absolutely essential to create an ad that will draw buyers to your gig.
Heres what you need to do:
Attract attention to your ad by creating a high-quality digital image thats related to the content of the gig youre selling. Make the image colorful, vivid, and expressive. Dont use small lettering.
Choose a clearly visible image. It should stand out and draw the customers eye to the photo more than any other images on the page. Heres an example of an image that draws a lot of buyers.
It looks real doesnt it But its not. Its great because it gives you an example of the high quality of the work offered
Heres an example of a poor quality image that doesnt really represent or say anything about the gig being offered:
NOTE: If you dont take the time to choose a clear and colorful image for your ad, you most likely will not make many sales. Images are very important. Customers are time-conscious, and will often scan the page, just looking for something that attracts them.
Again, your goal is not to spend money before you make money. But, if youre not good at creating or selecting powerful images, then hire someone at fiverr to create five images for you for $5 (one image for each gig youd like to offer).
Add keywords to the listing for your ad. This is important, too. On fiverr, they include the listing titles in a unique URL. This provides search engine optimization (SEO) benefits to each ad that you place on the site.
This also increases the number of views that you will receive for your gigs. The more views you receive usually goes hand-in-hand with more sales.
In addition, when you drive traffic to your ad through various methods (well dig into that later), you will be using your unique URL that contains your keywords. Bingo! Someone typing in a keyword on a search engine just might land on your keyword-rich fiverr ad. (Thats one of the goals!)
Create a clear title and description of your gig. Write a thorough and easy to understand description for each gig. If youre unsure about how to write your ad, search for other advertised gigs that are generating a lot of thumbs-up and comments from happy customers who have purchased a similar item.
Dont plagiarize, meaning dont steal their ad copy word for word. But take time to see how other successful ads were written, and then create a similar ad.
If copywriting is not one of your skills, then purchase a gig for $5 and have someone write 3 titles and 3 ad descriptions for you, using the keywords that you provide.
State a realistic amount of time to deliver the product. Be accurate when stating the length of time it will take you to deliver the product or service to the buyer.
Get this wrong, and the negative comments will affect your ability to sell that gig in the future. But be realistic. If youre backlogged with orders, put it in your ad that youll deliver within 2-3 days, or however long it will take you. Just make sure you deliver the product in the timeframe you indicated in your ad.
Provide clear instructions to the buyer. If you do this correctly, it will save you hours of answering unnecessary emails from customers. Tell them exactly what they must do, how they should do it, and what they can expect. Then, if you do receive the same questions repeatedly, add another sentence or two in your instructions on the site.
The good part about using the Instructions to the Buyer feature is that their order is not finalized and submitted to you until the buyer has provided all the information youve requested.
The time it takes you to deliver the product or service does not include the time it takes the buyer to provide the information. You receive the order only AFTER the buyer has filled in the requested information.
One of your goals, besides making more money, should be to process your fiverr orders within 5 to 10 minutes. This is how you will make the most money.
Yes, you might have to prepare a report or an e-book in advance, but then you can sell it over and over again.
The same is true when providing instructions to the buyer, you dont want to continue spending 10 minutes answering questions for every person who buys something from one of your ads. When your instructions are clear and thorough, your transactions will be quick, and your customer will be happy.
Create a video to introduce your gigs. In the next chapter youll learn instructions for creating your own video.
Creating An Intro Video
Gig Videos is a bonus feature offered by fiverr.com. It allows you to communicate with potential buyers through a video that you create and display along with your ad.
You can introduce yourself, talk about the service offered in the ad, and the benefits you provide.
In addition, using a Gig Video will definitely increase the exposure to your gig, not only on fiverr, but in the search engines as well.
After you add a video to your gig, your ads will display a play button, which encourages visitors to click on it.
In addition, you can use YouTube to promote your fiverr videos. Again, since Google owns YouTube, theres a good chance that your fiverr video will be shown on page 1 of Google for your selected keyword.
Adding video to your gigs brings more traffic to your ads. More traffic results in more sales. More sales bring you more money.
Theres some software called Jing Screencast which is perfect for creating short gig videos. Best of all is its free.
You can download it from this URL: http://www.techsmith.com/download/jing/ Just click on the relevant download button.
According to fiverr.com, the following steps are listed on their site for adding a gig video.
How to Add a Gig Video
Adding a video to your gig is super simple. You either do that while creating a new gig, or just use the Add Video button in your My Gigs screen.
5 Steps to Add a Gig Video
1. Record your video.
2. Upload the video file (up to 50MB).
3. Once your video is approved it will be available for public viewing.
4. Thats it!
Top Fiverr Money Making Methods
Lets take a look at how other people have made their money after implementing a few simple strategies on fiverr.com. This is what you can do, too.
Create a simple (free) blog with photos that has ONE unique purpose with universal appeal. Then create a page on your blog dedicated to shout outs. What is a shout out It is a two-sentence advertisement with a web site link that advertises a product or service.
Where do you get the shout outs from People pay you $5 on fiverr.com so they can advertise their product or service as a shout out on your site.
Create a product that takes less than 10 minutes (consider an audio recording of you talking about a subject youre an expert in) and sell it on fiverr for $5.
Create an e-book cover graphic that takes less than 10 minutes and sell it on fiverr for five dollars.
Create a 10-page report on how to do something. Sell the report over and over again on fiverr.
After selling 10 reports as mentioned in number four above, take your profits, and create a Warrior Special Offer (WSO) on the Warrior Forum (www.warriorforum.com).
Stop selling the report on fiverr (WSO rules dictate that the price for a WSO must be cheaper than the general public at large can acquire the report) and sell the report to the first 25 buyers for $5 (which is more than youll make on fiverr). Sell the report to the second 25 buyers for $7.50 or $10.
Buy a service on fiverr.com from a writer who will create three articles for you. Then create a new gig and sell two of those articles for five dollars. Put the third article into several article directories with back links to your fiverr.com account. Sell each article for $5 each.
Choose a topic that you have a lot of knowledge about and create three, one-page How-To reports. Sell the three reports on fiverr.com for $5.
Expand the topic that you just created in item #7 above, and sell one of those reports for $5.
Take a digital photo of a landmark in your town. Now take more pictures in the surrounding area close to where the landmark is located. Sell those five photographic images for five dollars.
Find a gig offered on fiverr that will create a 3-minute video presentation of your business for you and have them post it on YouTube for just $5. This is very cost-effective, considering the quality of the video. Of course, you have all the rights to the video, which means you can promote the video wherever you like.
Use fiverr as a promotional vehicle for your brand.
Use fiverr as a portfolio to showcase your products and services.
User fiverr as a tool for gathering endorsements and testimonials that you can put on your blog or website.
Use fiverr as a network for selling your everyday business services.
Use fiverr to drive traffic to your web site or blog.
Use fiverr to deliver a more expensive product as a backend offer after they have purchased your initial product.
Redirect them to your blog or website to receive a free product that is similar to the product youre selling. Make sure to capture the email address before taking a buyer to your download page.
Heres a great idea. On fiverr, look at the listings where people are requesting to buy a specific product or service. Then find someone on fiverr or an alternative site to create the product for $5 or $10 and offer it for sale on fiverr. Then duplicate and repeat the process.
Still dont know what product to sell Heres an easy method for making fast money. When you have 30 minutes to spare, choose a category on fiverr that appeals to you. Then scroll through the ads and choose one to learn more about it.
Is the seller backlogged with orders Then thats a good indication that the sellers product is in demand.
Look for other sellers advertising a similar service, and see if you can purchase that product or service in a quantity of two or three.
Then create a new ad offering one of those items. To fulfill order requests, go back to the original ad and seller to place an order.
This is somewhat of a borderline greyhat area, but the buyer will be happy, the seller will be happy, and you will have delivered a product that gets great reviews.
Just make sure that you allow for a sufficient amount of time to deliver the product, since your delivery time depends upon someone else creating the product that you will sell. (Think of it like outsourcing.)
In the future, you can contact the seller and offer a joint venture agreement. You sell more of his product, he creates it, and you both make money. The advantage, however, is that he does all the work, and you collect money.
BASIC GIG MANAGEMENT
Inside of the Fiverr.com site, the editors search the gigs on a daily basis for those ads that provide true benefits and value for their customers.
Is Your Ad Appealing
If your ad has an appealing image, friendly descriptions, a great title, useful keywords, and your user profile has been filled in completely, then youre more likely to get your ad promoted. One additional factor that the editors take into consideration is the positive reviews and comments from your buyers.
Fiverr.com provides sellers with the option of featuring their gigs on the homepage of the site and on the first page of each category listing. Like anything else of value, featured listings require a fee. However, to make your ad appear before all others in its category, you will have to decide if its worthwhile.
Off-Site Promotions to Your Listings
Certainly, if you do any type of off-site link promotion to your fiverr.com ads, your listings could quickly receive more than 100 views in one day, which would create interest for buyers searching for your service.
NOTE: Fiverr.com allows you to create only 20 listings. Keep that in mind when youre creating new products and services that you would like to sell.
PROMOTE Your GIG FOR FREE
There are always several ways of looking at any type of online sale process when it comes to generating money from a product or service. One way involves sending traffic to your listing to make sales. Another way is to build a mailing list and send out an announcement that advertises your affordable product or service on fiverr.com.
Lets look at several options that are easily accomplished for someone new to the world of making money online and to the intermediate Internet marketer.
Each of the categories listed below require no money to implement. All thats needed is your time.
If you don’t already have a http://www.twitter.com account, you can sign up for one, for free, at http://www.twitter.com. When you create your account, choose a user name and password, and then list the URL link to your fiverr.com ad that you want to advertise.
In the description box about what you do, write a short statement using one or two keywords that youve used in your fiverr.com listing. Be aware that when anyone searches on Twitter for a specific keyword, you want your listing to show up.
If you already have a twitter.com account, then send out several tweets a day with some curiosity-driven statement about what youre advertising on fiverr.com, and then include the URL link.
You can either ask people to follow you, or you can search for gadgets on the Internet that will generate followers for you. You can also find gigs on fiverr.com that will do the service for you.
You just want to make sure that the advertisements would not be offensive to your target audience. The advantage to using a free autoresponder service, however, is that it gives you a place to start when you dont have money to spend.
Although this might take you a little bit more time than placing a free ad or sending out a broadcast or a tweet on Twitter, when you join forums and chat groups with similar interests, you can work it to your advantage in a monetary way.
Free signature backlinks Most forums allow the members to create a signature block after they have met and exceeded the number of required posts on a particular forum. The advantage of adding a signature block is that you can advertise your product or service just by commenting and adding a post to someone else entry.
In addition, many forums have a classified ad section, a work-for-hire section, and a services offered section. You can place your ad in any of those categories. The more places you put your advertising guarantees you more hits to your fiverr.com listings.
Internet Marketing, Work from Home, and Webmaster Forums
Here is a treasured list of forums that you might consider joining and learning from. When you post your comments inside of these forums, your free signature backlinks that point to your product or service will bring more traffic to your listings.
People in each of these forums will click on your signature links.
If you are selling a product or service that is not in this category, then just perform a search on the Internet and look for forums that specialize in your niche market.
http://www.Digitalpoint.com This is a webmaster forum that has more than 25,000 active members. They discuss ways to make money, build links, drive traffic, and more. They also have a marketplace where you can buy and sell domains, web sites, and your services.
Every week more sites are being created that are similar to fiverr.com. All of these sites allow you to sell your services and make unlimited amounts of money. So once you get the hang of creating a gig on this site, you might want to check out other sites that are alternatives to Fiverr.com.
A word of caution, however, is to start with one site. Add a few gigs, make your money, and get your testimonials and rankings. Then look into expanding your successes by opening accounts at the alternative sites.
After reading this guide youre now equipped with a ton of essential knowledge to get started making money with fiverr. Whats more the information you now possess puts you ahead of 99% of other marketers out there.
So use it wisely! Of course youre not just limited to offering internet marketing services to create instant cash. Do you have a particular talent that you can advertise This could be absolutely anything.
The chances are if other people are doing it and making money then you can too. The fiverr world is your playground for making a lot of money and the only limit is your desire to succeed, your focus and your imagination.