Well, life got tough again and I decided to give a go to freelancing. I found about fiverr at a youtube video where the buyer wanted to a Japanese person to cast hes splatoon game (don’t judge me).
Fiverr differ from any other platform I have seen because sellers don’t need to hunt for a job to do, it is buyers responsibility to find someone suitable for his service. To enable this inverse hunting behavior to happen sellers like me have to build a Gig, which works like a announce of my skills and prices.
My experience was being great so far. Two months ago I started with the above gig going for $5 the basic package and new seller level. Fiverr help you to start promoting for free your gig at their search result page as new seller/new arrivals. The requirement to climb to level one seller are pretty easy to come.
- Complete at least 60 days as an active Seller on Fiverr
- Complete at least 10 individual orders (all time)
- Earn at least $400
- Maintain a 4.7 star rating over the course of 60 days
- 90% Response rate over the course of 60 days
- 90% Order completion over the course of 60 days
- 90% On-time Delivery over the course of 60 days
- Avoiding receiving warnings over the course of 30 days
You and the buyer can create custom offers with new parameters for price, delivery time, etc. For instance earning $400 was really difficult at start, some buyers will look at your score and try to game your price for a service which clearly deserve a better payment but as someone starting you need to earn buyers trust with number of orders delivered.
If you did a good job buyers can also give you a tip besides the review. Buyers will also be asked to leave a review about your service where only Fiverr will have access. This means sellers are reviewed minimum of two times and Fiverr will use this choose where to place you at search results or promotional e-mails.
So if you tired of almost begging for clients while underselling your services and waiting some point system to allow you to continue bidding (yes upwork, workana I’m talking about you) give Fiverr a try. Also if you like my services and want to start with someone already 5 star with amazing reviews consider contacting me.