It’s no more news the high rate of unemployed graduates we have here in Nigeria. Considering Nigerian education institutions produce over 800,000+ graduates every year. In an economy where government have no job provisions plans for graduates. Getting a good job can only be through a strong connection. Luckily you can start making huge cash with the skills you possess as a freelancer on Fiverr.
With skills like web designer, graphic designer, accounting, programming, business consultant, marketing, freelance copywriter or translator and many more. If you are looking for job or not, you can use this as a side income channel.
So what is Fiverr?
Fiverr is a platform or marketplace for freelancers where to sell and buy freelance services and jobs.
Why you should take advantage of Fiverr ?
- It is an American portal, which means you make your money in dollars .
- It has huge job opportunities so there is always room for every body.
In this post I will present you with useful strategies to find work and clients as a freelancer …
How to Start
Fiverr provides a bulletin board where you can publish your service offers (called “Gigs”).
The bulletin board is divided into various categories : from graphics and design to digital marketing, from audio and video editing to translations and writing, from accounting and business management to Auditing etc.
The first thing to do, therefore, is to create your own offers based on your skills . If you are a translator, for example, you can create offers on translation services for books, videos, powerpoint presentations, etc.
If you are a freelance graphic designer, you can create services for logos, business cards, flyers, etc. Each gigs allows the possibility of determining three different packages (Basic, Standard and Premium) to scale in terms of price, quantity and quality of services provided.
After completing the package info, you can add a further description for more details. The FAQ (answers to frequently asked questions), images and attached files.
Once your gigs are completed, what are the best strategies to find customers and work with freelance Fiverr competition?
Best ways to easily find Customers and Work on Fiverr
- Be detailed and precise in the information. Try to answer in advance to any questions and needs of your potential client, also using the FAQ .
- Enter one or more quality images or files of works you have done in the past to capture the attention to get more clicks and views than your competitors.
- If you don’t know where to start, discover the successful gigs already published by other freelancers and try to ” imitate ” them
Which freelancers do you imitate?
Try to choose the best ones or those that appear in the first results of the various categories, which are generally also best sellers, and those that receive more positive reviews.
Another strategy to find more climates is to offer services for the “Popular Searches” where in short there is more demand and market demand. You can find them in the left bar of the website in the various offer categories.
And it is still very important to differentiate oneself from competitors : it’s ok to imitate, but then you have to offer something unique and different, something more or better than the competitors in order to be the customer’s choice
Final strategy is to follow the advice above to create at least 5 to 10 gigs (offers) and see which ones receive the most views and clicks from your dashboard. The better performing ones should be improved (by inserting more details, more images, etc.) in short, they should be polished to be able to generate even more customers.
Your Freelance Price
You have to think of Fiverr as a “hook” for your customer, who if satisfied, after a first service even at a low price, can ask you for additional services and on which you can apply higher prices and margins, in the long run you start making huge cash.
In order to climb up the ladder quickly you can sign up for more complete services (Basic, Standard and Premium) to get raised a lot in the site to get many clients. So you have to aim to get those, along with effectively providing higher perceived quality services for your clients.
If you have nothing doing for now Fiverr can be your path to success and start helping yourself because am sure by now you know nobody is ready to help unless you have something to offer in exchange. Even if you are still an undergraduate you can use this to earn extra pocket money.