|The following is a guest post from Kevin McClellan. He wants to show you how he makes some extra cash! Read more about Kevin after this post!|
Fiverr.com is a Micro Job site that lets people post what they will do for $5. Launched in 2010, the site has grown to have more than a million Gigs for sale. I joined Fiverr over a year ago so I could buy some cheap services for graphics, article writing, and some other useful things. After I learned about how Fiverr worked, I became interested in selling my web design services on their site.
Fast forward to June, 2013. I have been selling on Fiverr now since the end of January, and have profited more than $1,200. Not a whole lot, but the $250 to $350+ per month that I have been earning has really helped pay some of the smaller bills I have.
I usually try to keep my gigs something easy to do, and build on it from there. All Gigs on Fiverr start out at $5, so keeping it simple will save you a lot of time. Don't put yourself in a situation where you'll be making less than minimum wage. Offer the basic Gig for $5, and then offer additional services either in Gig Extras, or in the Gig description.
Fiverr also has Seller Levels that offer additional selling tools. The beginner level, just starting out, only allows you to sell the basic $5 Gig. Don't panic though, because once you show your ability to make people happy after just 10 sales (with positive feedback), then you'll advance to Level one where you'll be able to start offering Gig Extras.
There are 2 more levels, Level 2, and Top Rated Seller, which will open up the possibility to sell even More Gig Extras. If you sell 50 orders within 60 days with good feedback, then you'll automatically advance to Level 2, where you can offer Gig extras up to $40 each. Keep in mind that an order can have multiple gigs (so if someone orders 10 gigs at once, it only counts as one order).
So here are some tips to help you get to these levels:
1. Always over deliver on your orders (offering a freebie or discount will go a long way)
2. Don't cancel orders. You can put in your description to have people contact you prior to ordering. That will save you from having to cancel a lot of orders. A high amount of cancellations (over 10%) will affect your Level Status, and could get you downgraded.
3. Deliver on-time, every time. Late deliveries will cause trouble.
4. Communicate. Your buyers want to hear from you. I always make a point to update them on the progress at least every day.
5. Don't give in to people who ask for a discount. If you say something is going to cost them $50, then stick to it. The ones who try to talk you down are the same people who will leave a negative comment for no real reason.
6. Fiverr will let you post several gigs. I would recommend posting several variations of your gig within different categories. This will give you more exposure, and will help buyers find you easier.
There is a lot more we could discuss about Fiverr, but the best way to learn about it, is to just go sign up and start selling. There is also a Forum for sellers where we all share ideas and support each other.
Join Fiverr now, or if you are looking for some website services, come visit me on Fiverr.
|About the Author -- Kevin McClellan
Experienced WordPress Developer of more than 7 years, and has been designing websites even before WordPress was invented. You can find him on Fiverr at http://www.fiverr.com/kevinm97
Note from Zack:
Thanks Kevin! I really want you all to notice what he said he does with the extra $250-$300/month. He said, "has really helped pay some of the smaller bills I have". So if you're having trouble catching up on bills, this is just one of the many options out there. Extra money is all around waiting to be earned, but you have to go get it! It's not going to walk up to you and jump in your wallet.
Also, any fellow WordPress bloggers out there, save this guy's profile because the work you can get from him for $5 is definitely worth it!