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How to Start Selling on Fiverr?

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

Hello & Asslam o Alikum! My name is NizamUdDeen, I am a SEO Observer, Blogger, Freelancer and Trainer as well. I teach my students freelancing and blogging, SEO, Facebook Marketing, YouTube Marketing.

During the previous courses, I realized that I should make a beginner’s course on Fiverr and share my experience along-with examples and videos.

After few months of working I have almost complete this course so you will be benefited by this course and will earn through Fiverr without hesitation. In this free course I will answer any question that can be raised related to Fiverr.

Let’s dive in!

Earning as a freelancer is a big challenge for a newbie. When you don’t have any idea where to start it and how to start your online freelancing journey; then here is the best choice to start with your online career as a freelancer.

Fiverr is an awesome freelancing platform to start your online career if you have a small piece of skill in any industry. Fiverr is the easiest and fastest way to get started.

Give a chance to yourself; to build a sustainable and profitable freelancing business on this platform.

In this beginners guide, I will teach you how to make money on Fiverr, and explain why this will be a great choice to start freelancing on this platform. This will be a complete guide on how to become a seller on Fiverr including key tips to success and will highlight some common mistakes to avoid.

I will also do a productive comparison between Fiverr and other popular freelancing platforms, to leverage a few of Fiverr’s unique features to maximize your earnings.

You can also click the button below to open up the full table of contents and jump directly to the section you’re most interested in.

Let’s start to know… What is Fiverr?

Fiverr is an online marketplace that brings together freelancers and customers to gain online skills and services in eight top-level categories, including:

  • Business
  • Digital Marketing
  • Graphics & Design
  • Lifestyle
  • Music & Audio
  • Programming & Tech
  • Video & Animation
  • Writing & Translation

There are nearly 500 sub-categories in these high-end categories (more adding up with the passage of time), opening up a wide range of independent areas that you can invest almost any skill or talent in – from regular services. Such as freelance writing, editing and graphic design to avoid gaps like in-game training, craft classes, and celebrity identity forging.

If you are a newbie, my suggestions will be to identify your main category and explore all sub-niches to check where the competition is low and demand is high.

You don’t have to worry about this quote, I will do a practical session (find a video in below sections) to explore and identify the low competitions and high demanding sub-niches.

Fiverr History

Fiverr, which was founded in 2010, has taken its name from its roots as a Microtech platform where freelancers offer almost any service for $5. Today, there is no requirement to offer five-dollar services.



So,

The success of any newbie on Fiverr is based on micro service to offer which should be $5 to start and don’t ever change or delete this service if you want to get continue order on Fiverr. (NizamUdDeen)

How To Set Up A Fiverr Seller Account? 

You should know that creating a Seller Fiverr account is fast and free of cost. But need to be real and really want to add some value to this platform to get started.

When you signup, you only need to provide some basic profile information including your Full Name, Email Address, Verify Your Identity, and some other details like your education, past experience, and skills if you have any previously. (The process of creating Fiverr account is little bit complicated now a days due to Fiverr security checks.)

Once you have done all the steps above to create your account, now you need to create one or multiple “gigs” which are services you are about to offer on Fiverr.

What is a Fiverr Gig? A Basic Concept!

According to Fiverr:

The service you offer and sell in the marketplace is called a “Gig.” Your Gig is an opportunity to showcase your talent to potential customers and to provide them with all the information they may need before they choose to place an order.”

So, a service that you are about to offer on Fiverr as a seller, is called Fiverr Gig. This service can be anything like Logo Designing, Web Development, Software Development, Video Editing, Writing Articles, and even hiring a virtual assistant (VA) and many others.

What to sell on Fiverr and How to Create Gig on Fiverr?

As we discussed earlier, we can offer a range of services on Fiverr, but keep in mind that you should start selling a service that won’t require a couple of hours to complete. Because you will get $5 from each sale at the beginning on Fiverr (which is highly recommended to start with a low price) you should complete the task within an hour and submit it to the client as soon as possible.

The reason behind this strategy is that you should have enough time to complete multiple orders on a daily basis if your gig got ranked and you have to manage all the tasks within the given time. That also means any order on Fiverr needs to be delivered within 24 hours when the time countdown starts at the Order Page. I will explain more about this topic down below.

You should know that there are mainly three types of buyers in the Fiverr ecosystem which are individual buyers, fun buyers, and businesses/companies/organizations.

This is a magic learning to understand each of them and identify them. Mostly you will face individual buyers on Fiverr who view your gigs and may order. The method to identify the type of buyer is to visit their Fiverr profile and read their bio, look at their profile name and picture, and the order history through given and taken reviews.

The reason behind this identification is be aware to whom you are dealing with, you should focus potential clients to deal and communicate with them.

So, you need to create gigs to start earning money from Fiverr.

Here’s how to start creating a new gig on Fiverr:

  • Click on “Sales” on the top bar of the Fiverr page.
  • Click on the “Create A New Gig” button on the right side.
  • That’s it! Watch the video below to understand the full process and follow.

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What Kind of Gigs to Avoid Selling on Fiverr?

You have to understand the basic knowledge and parameters about the skill you are going to provide on Fiverr.

Is that skill can be offered in one day or less?

Is that skill can be offered at a low price? Like;

“I will develop and design full web application” in $5.

Another example can be like;

“I will design a vector logo in 2 hours.

Due to these complications in your gig which are not doable in time and given price, your profile would receive negative ratings and reviews from people that definitely will not be satisfied with your final delivery.

You are going to build a long-term business relationship with Fiverr clients, to be successful in your freelancing journey you should avoid those practices that may destroy your presence on Fiverr.

Can You Have Multiple Gigs On Fiverr? 

As a newbie on Fiverr, you can offer 7 gigs at the same time. The important thing about offering 7 multiple gigs is that you have to offer a minimum of 5 gigs in the same niche in which you have good expertise. The last 2 gigs can be offered relevant to your niche services. (My personal thoughts)

An example: If I provide SEO Services, I will create the first 5 gigs within the SEO niche and the last 2 gigs could be content writing or blog creation.

How to create a new Fiverr Gig title?

Fiverr Gig title is one of the most vital parts of your service, try to write your title in short and evocative language. To write an Eye-Catching Gig title you need to research the gigs which are being offered on Fiverr by your competitors.

You need to select at least 3 competitors’ gigs and surround your gig title by using a similar pattern. This means you have to do proper research about choosing a title for your gig so you can get maximum orders and visitors on your gig.

After finalizing your gig title, (SEO Title should be the main keywords that you are using in the Gig title) you need to select a category of your gig which is listed in three parts. I am going to explain How to select the gig category in the below video.

The next step is to tick mark the Gig Metadata, which is also related to the nature of gig categories.

The last step of the Overview section is adding the Gigs Tags. Ranking of any gig based on these tags which you are going to add. Let’s dive into the video to watch all these steps in a practical way.

I had explain all these points in my given above Videos. Scroll up to watch them.

What should be the Scope and Pricing in Fiverr Gig?

When it comes to Scope and Pricing in a Fiverr Gig, there are a few things to consider. The most important part is to make sure that you are pricing your services realistically and that the scope of your work is accurately represented.

One thing to keep in mind is that Fiverr is a global platform, so when pricing your services, you will need to take into account the cost of living and other related expenses in the country where your potential customer is located.

Additionally, it’s important to be clear about what you are offering in your gig. Are you providing a one-time service, or are you offering a subscription? What kind of results can customers expect? These are all important things to consider when setting your price and scope.

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what’s best for your business, but by following the tips above, you can be sure that you’re providing a quality service that meets the needs of your customers.

I had explain all these points in my given above Videos. Scroll up to watch them.

How to describe your offer on Fiverr?

When a buyer land at your gig, he/she needs to know more about the service that you are offering, you can explain your service offering in the Fiverr Gig Description section. This section is play a crucial role in the buyer’s journey to buy your gig or not.

Your gig description should be short and to the point, well written, and displayed. You have to use headings, bullet points, and use highlighter to make important phrases more visible to buyers.

You don’t need to add excessive use of your targeted keywords into your gig description. Only list down the sub-services that you really want to offer in your gig packages. Watch the given below video to understand the process of writing your gig description by proper research.

After completing the description, you can add FAQs related to your gig. Frequently Asked Questions are those the buyer may want to ask during reading the description of your gig.

I had explain all these points in my given above Videos. Scroll up to watch them.

What kind of questions do you need to ask in the requirements section?

Asking the right questions in the requirements section is crucial to getting the information you need to deliver a great result. But how many questions should you ask, and what kind?

Here are a few guidelines to help you get started:

– First, determine the scope of your project. What do you need to know in order to complete it successfully?

– Next, think about what information your buyers will need in order to make a decision. What questions will help them understand your proposal and decide whether or not to accept it?

– Finally, consider what questions will help you understand the buyer’s needs and expectations. What do they need from the project, and what are their expectations for the final result?

Here are a few examples of good questions to ask in the requirements section:

  • Can you give me more details about the project?
  • What are your goals for this project?
  • What are your expectations for the final result?
  • Do you have any specific ideas or requirements for the project?
  • Is there anything else you think I should know?

Asking these questions will help you get a better understanding of the buyer’s needs and what they’re looking for. Asking the right questions will also help you deliver a better result and build a strong relationship with your buyer.

How to Set Up The Gallery, Picture and Portfolio?

Once you’ve decided what services to offer, it’s time to fill out your Gig portfolio. Your portfolio is a collection of images and videos that showcase your skills and abilities. Think of it as an online resume that potential buyers can browse through to get an idea of what you can do.

First, you’ll need to choose a catchy image for your Gig. This is the image that will appear in search results, so make sure it’s something that will grab attention. Keep in mind that you can change your Gig image at any time, so if you’re not happy with it, you can always try something else.

Once you’ve chosen an image, it’s time to fill out your portfolio. You can add up to 5 images and videos, so make sure to include a mix of both. For each piece of media, you can add a caption to explain what the buyer is looking at. This is a great opportunity to show off your skills and give potential buyers an idea of what they can expect from you.

When you’re finished, click “Save and Continue.” Your portfolio will now be live for potential buyers to see!

Upload A Professional Profile Picture on Fiverr

You need to make a good impression on Fiverr to build a brand profile, it’s essential that you upload a professional profile picture. But what makes a good profile picture?

Here are a few tips:

  1. Make sure the photo is high-quality. This means that it should be in focus and well-lit. Blurry or dark photos will not make a good impression.
  2. Use a head-shot. A head-shot is a photo of just your head and shoulders. This way, potential clients can see your face clearly.
  3. Smile! A friendly smile will make you look approachable and trustworthy.
  4. Dress professionally. Even though your photo is just of your head and shoulders, it’s important to dress as if you’re going to a job interview. This means no casual clothes or t-shirts with logos.
  5. Use a plain background. A busy or cluttered background can be distracting. Stick to a plain, solid color for the best results.

When you’re finished, click “Save and Publish.” At this stage, you may face two Fiverr Test, one could be Fiverr English Basic Skill Test and second will be Fiverr SEO Skill Assessment Test.

Without passing these test, you gig will not publish. So, my suggestions for you is to get prepare and found some guidance before starting these test. Once you start the test and get failed somehow, you will not able to publish you gig until you reappear in the test again after 60 days.

Respond As Quickly As Possible

How soon you reply to a buyer request matters on Fiverr! The longer you wait, the more likely it is that someone else will get there first. But that doesn’t mean you should always be the first to reply. You want to make sure that when you do reply, you’re offering a quality proposal that stands out from the rest.

When you are quick to respond, make sure your proposal is still quality. A generic or rushed proposal is not going to win you the job. But a quality proposal that shows you understand the buyer’s needs and are excited to work with them will go a long way.

So, when responding to buyer requests, be quick but don’t sacrifice quality. A little extra time spent on your proposal can make all the difference.

The best way to have Conversations with Buyers!

If you’re a seller on Fiverr, then you know that one of the most important things you can do is have great communication with your buyers. This not only includes responding to their messages quickly but also having a polite and friendly conversation with them. Here are some tips on how to have the best conversation with buyers on Fiverr.

Be responsive: One of the most important things you can do is be responsive to your buyers. This means responding to their messages quickly and keeping them updated on the status of their orders.

Be polite and friendly: It’s important to be polite and friendly when you’re talking to your buyers. This will help build rapport and make them more likely to use your services again in the future.

Ask questions: Another great way to have a conversation with your buyers is to ask them questions. This shows that you’re interested in their project and want to know more about it.

Guide to Deliver Order on Time!

First and foremost, check the order page for any specific instructions from the buyer. If they haven’t provided any, assume that they want the work delivered as soon as possible.

If you can’t complete the work within the buyer’s specified time frame, you should message them and let them know. If they’re okay with it, agree on new delivery date.

Once the work is finished, upload it to the order page and mark it as complete. The buyer will then have three days to review it and request any changes.

If the buyer is happy with the work, they’ll approve it and you’ll receive your payment. If they’re not, they can request revisions or even cancel the order.

Remember, communication is key on Fiverr. If you keep your buyer updated on the status of their order, there’s a much higher chance that they’ll be happy with the final product.

Top Fiverr Extensions to use!

If you’re looking for ways to automate your Fiverr experience and make things easier, you’re in luck. There are a number of extensions available that can help you do just that.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best Fiverr extensions out there. From auto-replying to buyers to getting detailed information about them, these extensions will help you make the most of your Fiverr experience.

Auto Reply:

This extension is great for automating your responses to buyers. It allows you to set up a template response that will be sent automatically whenever someone contacts you. This can save you a lot of time, and means that you never have to worry about forgetting to respond to a buyer.

Buyer Details:

This extension is essential for anyone who sells on Fiverr. It allows you to see detailed information about buyers, including their contact information and purchase history. This can be really helpful for follow-ups, understanding what buyers are looking for, and more.

Auto Refresh:

This extension is great for keeping your Fiverr account active. It automatically refreshes your page every few minutes, which helps to keep your account from being marked as inactive. This is really important if you want to stay visible on Fiverr and get more buyers.

These are just a few of the great Fiverr extensions out there. If you’re looking to automate your Fiverr experience, these extensions are a great place to start.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to Promote Your Fiverr Gigs?

There are a few key things you can do to promote your Fiverr gigs and get more buyers:

  1. Use social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to share your gigs with your network.
  2. Use relevant keywords and hashtags when promoting your gigs on social media.
  3. Create informative blog posts or videos about your gigs and post them on popular sites like YouTube and Medium.
  4. Run ads on popular social media platforms or Google AdWords to promote your gigs to a wider audience.
  5. Participate in relevant online communities and forums, and share your gigs with members who might be interested.

By following these tips, you can significantly increase the visibility of your Fiverr gigs and attract more buyers.

How to Maintain Your Fiverr Gigs?

Fiverr is a great platform for freelancers to sell their services. However, as with any online marketplace, there is always the potential for scams and bad reviews. In order to protect your reputation and keep your business running smoothly, it’s important to take some basic steps to maintain your Fiverr gigs.

First and foremost, always deliver quality work. This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s important to remember that your buyers are trusting you with their projects. If you don’t deliver quality work, you’re not only risking a bad review, but you’re also damaging your reputation as a freelancer.

Secondly, communicate with your buyers. Keep them updated on the status of their project, and let them know if there are any delays. Buyers appreciate communication, and it helps to build trust.

Finally, take some time to promote your Fiverr gigs. Share them on social media, or reach out to potential buyers directly. The more eyes you can get on your gigs, the better your chances of making a sale.

By following these simple tips, you can maintain your Fiverr gigs and keep your business running smoothly.

How to Avoid Cancellation of Fiverr Gig Order?

The cancellation of a Fiverr gig order can negatively affect both the buyer and the seller. It is therefore important to take measures to avoid such cancellations. Here are some tips:

  1. Make sure that you deliver quality work. This is the number one rule to follow in order to avoid having your gig canceled. If you provide quality work, buyers will be happy with what they receive and will not feel the need to cancel their orders.
  2. Communicate with your buyer. If there is any confusion or misunderstanding, it is best to communicate with the buyer in order to clear things up. This will help to avoid any miscommunication that could lead to a gig being canceled.
  3. Be responsive to messages. If a buyer sends you a message, be sure to respond in a timely manner. This will show that you are interested in working with the buyer and will help to avoid any cancellations.
  4. Follow the instructions given by the buyer. It is important that you follow any instructions given by the buyer in order to avoid any cancellations. If you are unsure about something, be sure to ask for clarification.
  5. Meet the deadlines. Deadlines are important in avoiding cancellations. Be sure to meet any deadlines set by the buyer in order to avoid having your gig canceled.

How to have Mutual Cancellation on a Fiverr gig order as a seller?

If you’re a seller on Fiverr and you want to cancel an order, you can do so by opening up the conversation with the buyer and selecting “Cancel Order” from the drop-down menu.

However, if you want to have a mutual cancellation on your Gig order, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  1. First, open up the conversation with the buyer and select “Cancel Order” from the drop-down menu.
  2. Next, click on the “Request a Mutual Cancellation” button.
  3. Finally, leave a message for the buyer explaining why you’re requesting a mutual cancellation and then click “Send.”

Once the buyer receives your request, they will have the option to accept or decline it. If they accept, the Gig order will be canceled and both you and the buyer will receive a refund.

What is Fiverr Order Completion Rate?

As a Fiverr seller, it’s important to maintain a high order completion rate. Your order completion rate is the percentage of orders that you complete within the specified time frame. The higher your order completion rate, the more likely you are to be recommended to buyers and to receive positive feedback.

There are a few things that you can do to help ensure that you have a high order completion rate:

  1. Plan your time wisely and make sure that you can complete the order within the specified time frame.
  2. If you need more time to complete an order, communicate with the buyer and let them know. Most buyers are understanding and will be willing to give you an extension if you communicate with them.
  3. If you are having trouble completing an order, reach out to customer support for help.

By following these tips, you can help ensure that you have a high order completion rate on Fiverr. This will in turn lead to more sales and more positive feedback from buyers.

What Does Impressions Mean On Fiverr?

When you’re looking at Fiverr gigs, you’ll see that some have a lot of impressions and some don’t. So what does impressions mean on Fiverr?

Simply put, impressions are the number of times your gig appears in search results. The more impressions you have, the more likely people are to see your gig and potentially buy it.

There are a few things you can do to increase the number of impressions your gig has:

  • Use relevant keywords in your gig title and description
  • Choose the right category for your gig
  • Promote your gig through social media and other channels

If you can get more people to see your gig, you’ll have a better chance of making sales. So make sure you’re doing everything you can to increase your gig’s visibility.

What Does Clicks Mean On Fiverr?

Clicks refer to the number of times a Gig has been clicked on by users. The number of clicks is one factor that determines a Gig’s ranking in search results.

If you want your Gig to be seen by more people, it’s important to get as many clicks as possible. The best way to do this is to create a catchy title and compelling description for your Gig. You should also use relevant keywords so that your Gig appears in search results for those terms.

To see how many clicks your Gig has gotten, just check the “Clicks” column on your Gig’s page. The number of clicks is updated in real-time, so you can see how well your Gig is performing at a glance.

If you’re not getting as many clicks as you’d like, don’t worry. There are plenty of things you can do to increase the number of clicks on your Gig. Just remember to be creative, keyword-savvy, and patient. With a little effort, you’ll see those clicks start rolling in!

How to Use Quick Responses in Fiverr?

It is important to respond to buyers’ messages quickly as a seller. The faster you respond, the more likely you are to get the gig.

But what if you’re not always available to answer messages right away? That’s where Quick Responses come in.

Quick Responses are pre-written messages that you can send to buyers with just a few clicks. They’re perfect for those times when you can’t respond right away, or when you want to save time by sending a standard response.

To use Quick Responses, just go to your Messages tab and click on the Quick Response icon.

You’ll see a list of pre-written messages to choose from. Just select the one you want to use and hit send.

It’s that easy! Quick Responses are a great way to save time and keep buyers happy. So if you’re not using them already, be sure to give them a try.

How to Get More Positive Feedback on Fiverr as a seller?

As a Fiverr seller, it’s important to get positive feedback from your buyers in order to succeed on the platform. Here are some tips on how to get more positive feedback:

  1. Provide high-quality work – This is the most important thing you can do to get positive feedback. If you provide quality work, your buyers will be happy and will leave positive feedback.
  2. Communicate with your buyers – Make sure you communicate with your buyers throughout the process. This way, they will know what to expect and will be more likely to leave positive feedback if they are satisfied with the results.
  3. Deliver on time – Another important thing to remember is to deliver on time. If you are late with your delivery, your buyers may not be happy and could leave negative feedback.
  4. Follow up after the gig is complete – Once the gig is complete, make sure you follow up with your buyer to see if they are satisfied. This shows that you care about their experience and increases the chances of getting positive feedback.
  5. Offer refunds – If a buyer is not happy with the gig, offer them a refund. This shows that you are committed to customer satisfaction and increases the chances of getting positive feedback.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of getting positive feedback on Fiverr and succeeding as a seller.

Why do you have to get involved on Fiverr Forum?

Fiverr Forum is the best place to get help and support from other members of the community. It’s also a great place to learn more about Fiverr, meet new people, and make friends. Getting involved on the forum is easy and only takes a few minutes. Here’s how:

  1. Register for an account on Fiverr Forum.
  2. Introduce yourself in the Introduction section.
  3. Read the rules and guidelines of the forum.
  4. Start participating in discussions and help others out where you can.
  5. That’s it! Getting involved on Fiverr Forum is easy and only takes a few minutes.

How to Contact Fiverr Support?

If you have a problem with your Fiverr account or need help with something, the best way to get in touch with Fiverr support is by submitting a ticket. To do this, log into your account and click on the “Help” tab at the top of the page. Then, click on the “Submit a Ticket” button.

In the “Subject” field, briefly describe the issue you’re having. Then, in the “Description” field, provide as much detail as possible about the problem or question you have. Be sure to include any relevant information, such as your order number or gig URL.

Once you’ve submitted your ticket, a member of the Fiverr support team will get back to you as soon as possible.

I have received a warning from Fiverr recently. Will that affect my account?

If you have received a warning from Fiverr recently, it is important to take note of the reason why. This can help you to avoid any negative consequences on your account.

The most common reasons for warnings are related to violations of Fiverr’s Terms of Service. These can include things like sending unsolicited messages, posting spamy content, or engaging in other prohibited activities. If you are not sure what you did to violate the Terms of Service, you can always reach out to Fiverr support for more information.

In most cases, a warning from Fiverr will not have any major impact on your account. However, if you continue to violate the Terms of Service, your account could be suspended or even banned. So, it is important to take the warning seriously and make sure that you do not do anything that would get you in trouble again.

If you have received a warning from Fiverr, take a moment to read over the Terms of Service again so that you can be sure that you are not breaking any rules. If you have any questions, you can always contact Fiverr support for more help.

Wrap Up

I tried to cover up maximum points in this guide for you. Freelancing is easy if you made a mind to dive in with full focus. There are many free resources and guidance given by expert on social media and YouTube where you can learn and enhance you earning.

If you have any questions related to freelancing and Fiverr, comment them below or you can contact me directly on WhatsApp. Wish you best luck in your freelancing journey.

Checkout more resources:

How To Withdraw Money From Fiverr?
What is Fiverr Response Rate and how to maintain it?
How To Send A Custom Offer On Fiverr?
What is the Buyer Requests Section? Fiverr Guide!
What are Fiverr Seller Levels?
How to get more Orders on your Fiverr Gig?
How to Recreate and make Revision to Existing Fiverr Gigs?

Muhammad Nizam Ud Deen Usman

NizamUdDeen is a SEO Observer & digital marketing consultant with close to a decade of experience. He is currently living in Multan, Pakistan. He is the founder and SEO Lead Consultant at ORM Digital Solutions - An exclusive SEO consultancy providing company in advanced SEO and digital strategies.

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