Five Areas Where "Being a Lone Wolf" is Dangerous on Fiverr

If you're checking this out today, it's probably because you're adventurous and resourceful. Why do I say that? Because it's that kind of people who tend to become entrepreneurs. If you weren't someone who was willing to strike out into the wilderness and beat your own path, you just wouldn't be here. You've got an independent spirit that can help you to be self-reliant, and that's absolutely necessary if you're going to take your personal destiny in your hands and be self-employed. At the same time, it's smart to stay aware of your own limitations and be ready to call on others to help at certain critical times. Today, I'm going to talk about five special situations where being a "Jack" or "Jill" of all trades, on Fiverr, may not be the best idea.

If you want a fast refresher course on why "do it yourself" isn't always such a good idea, all you have to do is go to and do a search for some service. Look at the gig images, visit the gigs, check out the demos, look at the descriptions. If you visit some of the topmost results (often the people who are doing the best on the platform), you'll see more-professional layouts, better-written descriptions, and more-compelling demos. Get a little further down, and it starts to look a little like shantytown. Poorly-taken photos, bad typography, lousy layouts, inarticulate wording, kind of a mess.

What's the problem? In a lot of cases, it's not so much a lack of caring as it is a lack of knowledge. And in some cases, a lack of faith. I mean, they come into a place like Fiverr and say to themselves, well, I'll just toss something up here and we'll give it a try.. So they do, and nothing much happens, and eventually they just leave their gig up and walk away...and it joins all the other Fiverr flotsam and jetsam, like old dead logs floating in a clogged lake. Not noticed, not used. Just floating. And that's a shame, because there's so much real potential on Fiverr if you put your best foot forward.

Fiverr is probably the most automatic place to earn money that has ever existed, if you're set up properly to take advantage of it. You don't have to beat the bushes that much, and work just comes to you. I love that about it. But you've got to impress potential buyers...and Fiverr itself...with your professionalism. A slipshod gig will kill ya. So when it comes to setting yourself up t0 succeed on Fiverr, and sometimes even when you're processing orders, it's smart to know your own limitations and call in experts to help you.

"I've Got This" Disease

And yes, I'm coming to the five situations, but first I want to talk a little about pride, because that's often the stumbling block here. We don't like to admit our limitations. That same pioneering moxie that makes us adventurous, independent thinkers, also makes us more self-reliant than the average person, and more inclined to try to be a Jack or Jill-of-all-trades and do everything ourselves. And that's a bad move for most people. I've had Gig Doctor sessions with people who I've recommended call in experts to help them with various parts of their gigs, and they've been unable to see the need. Later, I look at their gigs and sigh, because I can see that they decided to just go 100% DIY, and what they're presenting to buyers is less than professional.

What a person has to do is to set pride aside, and be willing to admit what they don't know. They need to ask themselves (despite the fact they're creative people) whether they're skilled enough in certain areas to do it themselves or whether they'd be better off swallowing their pride and hiring a professional. The answer will be different for you than it is for me, or someone else, but here are five areas where it could be a good idea not to proclaim, "I've got this!" Especially since, in a lot of cases, there are highly skilled people right on Fiverr who can help you very inexpensively.


If you're not found on Fiverr, you're simply not going to get work...and this, more than almost anything else, is an area where it can