I've been fairly nose-to-the-grindstone lately and hadn't noticed until after it happened, but I when I checked this morning, I had passed $400,000 in total sales on Fiverr. If numbers hold, I'm hoping to hit a half million next year.
Here are the things I feel have especially helped me to advance on Fiverr:
Product. Whatever else we do on Fiverr to help bolster sales, the number one thing we have to excel at is the thing we are offering for sale. If you're not getting a lot of orders despite having been on Fiverr for a long time, that's where I'd suggest you focus first. That, and...
Demo. The demo is tied really closely to your product. Since most people are expecting your demo to represent your best work, if the demo is not-so-hot, they're probably going to bother to look into working with you further.
Price. There are lots of approaches to pricing so I'm not going to say too much there, but I will say I do believe in starting low on Fiverr and increasing as you feel out the market/competition, and as your traffic increases enough to justify a hike. Especially at first, I think it's important to take the "long ball" approach on price, keeping your eye on the distant goal line, and not trying to make your fortune on every sale.
Communication. Before, during, and after the sale, it needs to be terrific. If you haven't grabbed my Fiverr Gold course from www.theg5igdoctor.com, that really is golden stuff and worth going through. I can directly attribute a considerable amount of income directly to communication techniques.
Optimization. As important as gig optimization is, it can ultimately only succeed if 1-4 are in place. That said, optimizing your gig to increase your chances of being found is a huge deal, and most people aren't doing all they should in this area. 80-90% of Fiverr sellers, in my opinion, maybe even higher, have gaping holes in their gig setup that are keeping them from rising up in search. And even when they do get found, there are other elements in their gigs that are going to deter people from ordering from them. I say these things, not to discourage anyone, but actually to do the opposite! If you're one of the people who "gets it" about this stuff, that puts you way ahead of the game.
If you talk with those I've helped,, I think you'll find there's much more of encouragement than discouragement in doing a Gig Doctor session. We have so many really talented subscribed here, who have valuable things to offer and much more potential than their current sales suggest. So the focus is on improving presentation on all levels, and assuring you're being found, impressing people with your price/quality quotient, and learning to nail down the sale. Let's connect soon:
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