If you are reading this piece, I congratulate you for you fortunate to have landed on this page. In this article, I intend to equip you with the step by step guide to creating your perfect fiverr gig with zero cost. All you need is your phone, iPad, laptop or desktop computer and believe me when I say this, you are good to go!
Fiverr takes up a new look periodically. Those who joined fiverr between 2012-2015 are ill equipped as to the present day mode of creating a fiverr account.
NOTE: The era of using a foreign Ip address to change location are way behind us as fiverr now rigorously verify account randomly and periodically. But that shouldn’t give you the slightest of headache as buyers do not give a crap about the colour of your skin, the country you from, but rather the quality of your service. You can load up your profile picture donning a regalia or aso ebi and buyers will nonetheless keep trooping to your gig. To arrest the confidence of buyers in your service as a new seller and rank up your gig may be quite difficult, because buyers check up the reviews of previous buyers before contacting as that will assure them of your service and put their mind at peace that they are buying right. You will find it quite easy to rank up your gig if you can follow these few detailed rules of engagement.
Now let’s get on to the fun part.
At the end of this exercise, you would have learned the following:
1. Finding the right products/niche to sell
2. How to create your fiverr account
3. How to complete your profile information
4. How to create your first gig
5. How to optimize your gig aggressively
Go to fiverr and surf through the amazing catalog of niches to find the right product for you. If you log in to the site with a PC, tablet or smartphone, look up to the top right hand corner of your screen you will see the ‘join’ fiver option. Click on it and instantly a pop up page will be displayed on your screen with the column to fill in your email and password, complete your details and press the button. Head over to your email, a link will be there for you to complete your registration.
The next stage after creating your account is to complete your profile information. Exit your email account and go back to your fiverr account, look up to the top right hand corner of your screen, and click on ‘selling’ it will take you to your profile, where you will be requested to complete your public profile details.
Give a detailed description about yourself, your professional experience, the service you render. It is adviceable you check out the profiles of sellers who fall into your category of niche. Make sure you do not copy them but rather use it as a model to fill your profile information. Finally be detailed with your description.
Since your country will display Nigeria, it is better you use your real picture and not some random google pictures. And who told you using your picture will not make you sell on fiverr? If you know what you are doing and your service is topnotch, believe me you will sell like crazy!
There is provision to select four(4) languages namely – English, French, Spanish and Italian. Do not restrict your language selection to only English. The reason for this is that since fiverr is a worldly recognized marketplace there are non-English speaking buyers who are not vast communication wise in English, so it is only fitting for such buyers to go in search of sellers who understand their language. This will increase your chances of getting more buyers. If you get contacted by a non-English speaking client, just go to google and search for language sites, download the software, copy and paste the message on the site and load it to English. In writing your response you should follow the same pattern, write your response in English, convert it in to the buyer’s language, copy and send it to him.
After these you will then be required to indicate the skills you are offering, your education qualification and certification. I think that is quite easy. Then you can proceed to save your profile information.
Now we want to create your first gig
To create your first fiverr gig, click on ‘create new gig’ and it will take you to where you will get your gig creation started.
For instance let’s say your niche is ‘Writing & Translation’ your Gig Title can be something like this “I will provide your best creative writing”. The maximum available words for gig title is 80 words but you don’t have to be too narrative, just simple, concise and it will be just perfect for a gig title. The next is category. Remember we are taking ‘Writing & Translation’ in to play, after that select a subcategory. The next under the overview is the Search Tags. You should pay a good attention to this as your visibility or lack of it will be determined by it. Endeavor to use the right tag for the right niche. Do not make the mistake of using a Social Media tag for Writing & Translation niche. Browse through any top seller who offers the same gig as yours, copy the tags and use it. To proceed, click on ‘save & continue’
Here you can set your packages and pricing spec. There are three(3) packages – basic, standard and premium. Give detailed description of your offering. See the picture below for better illustration.
Note: Your packages must be priced from lowest to highest. Basic is lowest, Standard is mid-level and Premium is highest.
Your description should give a detailed insight in to the nature of service you offer. Search for a seller with like gig, copy their description and tinker with it. Do not make it look too similar otherwise it may have a negative effect on your gig ranking
Here you let your buyer know what you need from him to get the work perfectly done. The quality of your question(s) will go a long way to assuring your buyer that he will be buying with confidence
Add at least one quality photo of you to this space provided. Putting your picture will influence customers and set you apart from other sellers
Aside putting your picture, you can also add a video. The gig video captures the attention of buyers and indulge them to see what you have got to say or see the illustration portrayed by the video. Getting a gig video is easy with just a few dollars off your account. You can go to the fiverr search box and enter ‘Gig Video’, you will be amazed to see how many sellers who are offering the service for just meagre $5. Get one and put it in your gig for amazing result.
This is the final lap to making your gig go live online and make more money. You will be required to provide your number in which a verification code will be sent to. You can either verify it via call or sms. When you receive the code, input it in the column provided for it and click verify now. Congratulations! Your gig is live!
Now that your gig is live the first thing that readily comes to mind after creating your gig is how to drive traffic to your gig, get more customers and invariably make more money.
You can drive traffic to your gig by promoting and sharing it through the various social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Google. Aside that you can also outsmart your freelancers competitors by driving real traffic to your gig via Traffic Spirit. Fortunately the software is free, real and work real good. You can download traffic software on your phone or pc and drive traffic to your gig.
I hope you find this piece helpful. If you have any problem or suggestion, kindly drop it in the comment box and I will be glad to be of help.
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