Fiverr is often associated with low-quality services and people working for peanuts. That’s partly true, but things have changed significantly since the site’s early years.
Did you know that some basic SEO gigs currently start at $595? Other gigs start at $500, $400, or $300, so forget about the idea of getting everything for $5. Fiverr has allowed users to sell gigs above the $5 standard price since November 2015, and it created a large variety of services and prices.
WordPress is an essential section of the Programming and Tech category, and a vast army of developers and designers are ready to help you with their project.
Are you interested in selling WordPress services on Fiverr? This post is the perfect start for you! Here are the pros and cons of this activity.
Free and Easy to Set Up
Creating an account on Fiverr is straightforward and free. It’s a four-step process to become a seller, and don’t forget to complete your profile—people will judge your potential based on it. Write a clear description to avoid future problems with clients who might not understand what you are selling. Present each gig you provide and outline what you do and what buyers will get from you. Avoid any confusion to save your time.
Next, you have to choose which categories you will provide gigs under. Don’t worry, there is a section for everything from SEO, content creation, and logo design to creating online dating profiles, genealogical research, or nutritional guidance. There is no service you can’t sell on Fiver, and it only takes you five minutes to create a profile.
Huge Pool of Clients
Fiverr claims that people buy a new gig every five seconds. Undoubtedly, it’s a huge marketplace, and many users buy gigs continually. Sooner or later, you will get good customers if you provide quality services. Another positive trait is that customers hire you for the gigs you offer directly. You don’t have to communicate with customers and convince them of your skills.
No More Bidding
Unlike other freelance marketplaces, Fiverr didn’t implement a bidding system for landing a job. The bidding system annoys both freelancers and the people who seek for them. Freelancers have to bid on tons of jobs to get hired, while the seekers spend a lot of time reading the proposals.
Doing away with this system is a huge advantage for Fiverr because it simplifies the selling process, and everyone saves precious time. The customers read the gig description and decide if they need that kind of service. It’s simple and effective.
$5 Is History
Fiverr was founded in 2010, but in only eight years, it has evolved a lot. The basic idea of Fiverr—a marketplace where everything is only $5—has changed considerably. Nowadays, Fiverr is still famous for low-priced services, but there are a few sellers who make serious money. As a seller, you can set a price higher than $5 for your gigs or upsell your WordPress services. For instance, start the basic gig at $5, but offer additional features for premium extras.
As a Fiverr seller, you can work from the comfort of your home or from a co-working space. You don’t have to phone your clients—in fact, the contact with them is quite limited. Completing the gig before the deadline is all that matters. You can do whatever you want as long as you provide the projects on time.
Fiverr takes a commission from both the seller and the buyer. Buyers have to pay a $2 fee for gigs up to and including $40 and 5% on gigs above $40, and sellers get only 80% of the price of their gig. Clearly, Fiverr saves time and connects people, so it makes sense to pay for these advantages. However, the fees were above my expectations. What do you think? Are these commissions reasonable?
Limited Contact with the Clients
Many clients have unique requirements, and a Fiverr seller can’t satisfy all of them. Sometimes, the seller and buyer should get in touch to reach a deal. A five-minute phone call can make miracles. Unfortunately, communication outside of Fiverr is against the platform’s policy. It’s understandable from Fiverr’s point of view, but not useful for both sellers and buyers.
People sell all types of digital services on Fiverr. Many talented and hard-working people make a side-income from selling gigs. Some of them started a few years ago, and now they are Fiverr superstars. Others over-deliver and people rate them as excellent. There are sellers with almost five-star rating who have been reviewed by thousands of buyers. Armies of sellers fall under each category and sub-category. Certainly, you will be astounded by the number of gigs and varieties.
In this context, starting a new Fiverr profile and getting clients seems impossible. The competition is pretty fierce, and only a few buyers will pay attention to new profiles.
Your profile should be clear and attractive to get your first customer. Get the maximum rating by providing top-notch WordPress services, and step by step, you will become an appreciated seller.
Check out these tips to create a convincing seller account on Fiverr:
- Craft a clear and memorable gig title. Check out Fiverr’s suggestions for a good gig title. They recommend that it should contain your desired keyword.
- Add a video if possible. Fiverr’s research proves that a video increases a seller’s orders by 200%.
- Show your human side. Add a profile picture and write a few words about you and your skills.
- Be concise. Any imprecision means wasted time on Fiverr. If your gigs’ description isn’t precise and accurate, you will waste your buyers. Be precise and avoid deceptive titles to save your time and reputation.
- Work on your rating. It’s a very controversial matter, but some buyers ask for free services in exchange for a good rating. It’s blackmail, and it’s not legal. However, you can ask your buyers to give an honest evaluation of your services.
Only a few people make a living income from Fiverr, so don’t expect to buy a mansion from selling gigs on Fiverr. However, Fiverr is no longer a place where poor people provide decent services for $5. It’s a marketplace where you can find not only professional sellers but also many poor-quality sellers.
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