Thursday, 12 April 2012
As Fiverr becomes more popular, its getting hard to get noticed. So weve put together this list of free promotion techniques to get the ball rolling!
Add a video to your gig – a gig without a video is a very effective way to blend in with 90% of the gigs on Fiverr.
Thats a winning strategy for a rodent at the bottom of the food chain but YOU want to stand out! Videos entice clicks, plus youll be able to explain in much more detail what your gig is all about.
Optimize your tags
lets face it: Fiverr is enormous. Unless you get featured, not many people will find your gig through passive browsing. By optimizing your tags, its far more likely that buyers will run across your gig. How do you know which tags to use? Start by having a look at what the popular gigs in your niche are using.
Posting on relevant forums
You wont get far with spamming but many forums will allow you to put a link in your signature after you meet a certain minimum number of posts. Here are a few:
The Warrior Forum for Internet marketers, Digital Point and the RetailMeNot forums. By creating high-quality posts, youll build a reputation and maybe even clientele. And theres an added bonus if you have an AdSense publisher ID: The RetailMeNot forums have revenue sharing. (Digital Point no longer does.)
Create your own YouTube Channel – its time to get addicted to the limelight. Get in front of a camera and show people what you do. Camera shy? Create a slideshow and record a voice over! Just so everyone knows, the username FiverrWizard3000 is taken.
Create a free blog at Blogger – when you create a new gig, Fiverr gives you a grand total of 450 characters to get your point across. Make those characters count by linking to your personal blog! Pack it with samples of your work and talk about your other gigs.
Comment on blogs – commenting on blogs like Best of Fiverr is just one more way to get exposure. Just like with forum posts, the higher quality your comment, the more likely people will want to see what else you offer. Spammers need not apply!
Social networking – theres no harm in telling people what youre up to. Create a Fan Page for your gigs or Tweet about them to your followers. No one is going to ask if you dont tell them about it first.
Referrals – good help is hard to find, especially on Fiverr. If youve already got some satisfied customers, why not ask them for some referrals? Chances are, they know someone who could really benefit from your service.
Offer review copies to relevant blogs – the hardest part about Fiverr is getting your first few gigs. Buyers look for positive ratings and if you dont have them, youre toxic waste.
By offering a few review copies, you can easily garner off-site positive ratings to get the ball rolling. Were pretty sure youll be able to find a relevant blog that will accept your review copies.
Guest posts – bloggers are always after fresh content. Offer them a guest post in exchange for a link to your gigs or blog. Just remember… whatever you put into the blogosphere could be read by a lot of people. Write something that will make you proud and make others take notice.
Press release – just like bloggers are on the lookout for fresh content, so is the media. If you think youve got a winning gig, write a short press release and send it out to the free press release sites.
Dont forget to contact your local media sources as well. There are plenty of people who still dont know about Fiverr and this is a great way to get the word out.
User-generated websites – websites like Squidoo and HubPages lets users create pages on whatever interests them. Would it be wrong to include your gig on the page, Top Fiverr Gigs? Not if youre offering quality!
With all those free options for promoting your gigs, its almost criminal not to do so. Do yourself and other Fiverr users a favor by making yourself noticed.
Fiverr is a website that allows you to sell gigs for $5 each. It is free to list your gig and when you sell one, Fiverr takes one dollar. So, you really end up getting $4 for each gig you sell. This may not seem like a lot, but it can certainly add up when you are trying to make money from home.
In order to make money with Fiverr, you will need to list several gigs and find one that works best for you. You are allowed to list up to 20 gigs per account, so if you really want to make a go of it, you can create 20 different gigs.
In order to make this site work for you, you will need to be able to offer a gig that you can complete in 15 minutes or less. This works out to $16 or so per hour. This is a reasonable rate for online work. When you set up each gig, be sure that it doesnt take you very long to complete, or you might end up working for $5 per hour.
Before you post your first gig, you will need to think about what it is that you have to offer. Are you a good writer? You can offer to write a 400 work article for $5. Do you have a set of great recipes? You can offer a pdf file of your recipes as a gig. Can you create videos on your webcam? You can offer to do short video testimonials.
In order to get a good idea of what is selling, then you will need to check out the different categories on Fiverr and then sort by popularity. This way, you can see the top selling gigs in each category. By doing this, you can get a good idea of what kinds of gigs you can offer to make money on Fiverr.
No matter what kind of gig you post, it might take a while to get your first sale. Dont be discouraged and be patient. Once you get your first sale, make sure that you do a great job and that you deliver it on time.
This way you can get positive feedback from your buyer and thats what makes others want to buy your gig. The more positive feedback you have, the more you will be able to sell. Its easy to make money with Fiverr once you get the ball rolling.
By tapping into the Fiverr world as a business owner, you can take advantage of 3 benefits:
You can save money
After all, where are you going to find people willing to work for less than $5? On Fiverr, you have the potential to save hundreds of dollars on each assignment! That way, you can keep more of your profits for yourself - or use the money you save to invest in other areas of your business.
You can avoid doing tedious tasks yourself
Do you hate submitting your articles to the directories? Hate updating your Facebook fan page? With Fiverr, you can find someone to do it for you. That way, you can focus on things that are more important - without wasting your time on mundane tasks.
You can find someone who knows more than you do
Lets say you want to animate your companys logo so it zooms across the screen when someone logs onto your website - but you have no idea how to do it. On Fiverr, you can find someone with expertise in animation and pay them $5 to make your logo come alive!
But what about making money? Can you make money on Fiverr?
Plenty of people use Fiverr as a supplement to their main business, as a way to make some extra cash.
Since youll only get paid $5 for each project, the best way to make money on Fiverr is to offer services you can complete in a few minutes.
Lets say you have a great voice. You could offer to do a voiceover for a 30-second script for $5. Since the job is something you can probably do in 5 minutes, youve just made $1 for every minute you worked! If you can do 10 voiceovers in an hour, youve just made $50 for an hours work!
And, with Fiverr, you dont have to spend any time marketing yourself.
People who offer their services on Fiverr simply list their qualifications and the services theyre offering - then wait for people to find them and offer them work!