How to Promote a Gig on Fiverr
One of the biggest differences between Fiverr and many other freelancing/outsourcing websites is that Fiverr makes buyers contact freelancers. Meanwhile, most other website require freelancers to bid on the client’s projects.
Having buyers come to you is fantastic because it saves you the time and hassle associated with bidding on jobs, getting turned down, etc. When the buyer comes to you, all you have to do is produce!
But there is a challenge: Fiverr has millions of gigs for sale. How in the world can you compete with so many other sellers? How can you make your gig stand out in the crowd?
Promotional Tips from the Pros
Although I have several strategies for promoting and selling gigs online, I thought that it would be more beneficial to share several great ideas from other successful Fiverr sellers. So here they are!
Go Above and Beyond – JoseLozano
I have a gig for website content. If you give me 5 dollars, I will create a high converting post of 300 to 450 words. The truth is that I love to write, and to be honest, my creative being needs more words to decently nail an idea, so most of my customers really get 500 to 650 words when they only paid for up to 450.
This really had a great effect, not only because of the great feedback, which is almost guaranteed to be awesome (think about it, you delivered more than your customer’s expectations), but also, this gave me a lot of returning customers, and the great thing about it is that they started to purchase the extras.
Use the Fiverr Forum – Magellon
A good way to promote yourself is to participate in this forum, asking questions and answering questions, helping others, but be careful not to promote your Gigs or username directly, that would be s*pamming the forum. Just help others, and naturally people will want to know who you are and what you are offering. You also have the Fiverr LinkedIn social group.
Use Social Media – Bachas85
When you’re a newbie… promote your gigs on social media. When you get the ball rolling, and provide superior services…. word of mouth referrals will bring you most of your orders.
Get Feedback Fast! – ProReviews
I think the most important thing to get a new gig rolling is to get feedback. Put yourself in the shoes of your customer. When you are shopping for a service, which one are you most likely to purchase? The one from the seller with zero feedback that has been around for a month, or the seller that has been open for business for 2 years and has 5 star rating with 300 feedback. So if you’re a new seller, do whatever it takes to get those first sales and feedback. And like joselozano was saying, going above and beyond is what will create the impact with your customers that will make them want to leave you amazing feedback that will convince other prospective buyers that they want to do business with you.
Let me share some tips:
1. Promoting your gig on relevant blogs/forums: For e.g if your gig is related to graphic/art, so you can find blogs and write a comment on a existing post leaving your gig url there or you can add your gig link in the signature to relevant forums (forums related to graphics in this case) and start posting some information in such forums so that you get target viewers to your fiverr gig.
2. Add creative youtube videos which gives an idea what you are providing and share it on social media websites like facebook, twitter, Pinterest .
3. Finding leads on LinkedIn and pitching your gig. You can filter your target group in linkedIn and then start interacting with them and after few days of conversation , pitch your gig to them. Let them see your testimonials. Consider yourself lucky if you convince a company to resell your service.
Grow a Mustache – KyleSchieffer
My marketing strategy:
I have a sensational moustache and a big vocabulary.
Humor sells. I’ve been here some 20 days and sold 52 gigs. Be original, be excellent, and grow a moustache.
– See more of this discussion at: http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/18030/what-are-your-most-effective-marketing-methods#sthash.mcKNVAv3.dpuf
Do you have any tips or tricks for promoting gigs that haven’t been mentioned above? Share them! Would you like tips for promoting your own gig better? Share a link to your gig in the comments section and I will give you some suggestions.
“No one has ever become poor by giving.” – Anne Frank
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The Three Most Important Things in Business and Publishing
In offline business, the three most important elements of success have traditionally been location, location, location. With traditional newspapers, the three keys to success are names, names, names.
Once you have something that is of high quality to offer others, the next important thing is to be seen by them. Online, this is why publishing often and building social media following are good ideas.
After publishing high quality content, and getting it seen, the next step in success is to recognize and mention others! We all love recognition – and few people are willing to give it. Therefore, when you take the time to appreciate someone else, they notice and appreciate you.
Not only is recognizing people great for business and publicity, but it’s what life’s really about – and we often forget that on the web. Relationships and connections are what provide true value to human existence – it’s what we were created for. Therefore, why not improve the success of your own site while recognizing the success of others?
6 Ways to Improve Your Online Success by Recognizing Others
If you’ve decided to start making your own blog shine by making it a place for other people to shine, then try out a few of these suggestions below. You may discover that it doesn’t take long before recognition others gets others to start recognizing you!
1. Follow People on Social Networks
Let’s face it, even after high school we all still want to be popular. Getting new followers is always exciting – and it is an easy way to support someone without taking much of your time or energy. Feel free to follow me on twitter @fiverrdaily and @rlerich. Tweet at me and I’ll follow you back.
2. Share People’s Content on Social Networks
Did you read a great article? Share it and mention the writer. It’s a great way to provide useful information to others while letting the author see that you noticed them. It’s amazing how many casual online “friendships” I have made from sharing people’s content – and many of them have reciprocated by sharing my stuff.
3. Leave Comments on Articles and Blog Posts
Even the most successful bloggers will often take time to respond to well written comments. If you comment semi-regularly, the owner of a site will recognize you as a valuable follower and may likely be willing to promote your content to their following. And even with the lesser-known websites, leaving comments shows the author that real people are noticing their content and gaining from it. We all appreciate that kind of recognition.
4. Write About People on Your Own Website or Blog
If you take a moment and look around FiverrDaily.com, you will notice that I mention other people (especially sellers on Fiverr) a lot. Yes, this is because I am writing about how to make money with freelancing and micro jobs, but it is also because I have fun recognizing other people. And the awesome thing about it is – many of them recognize me back – increasing my readership and providing me with thoughtful support.
5. Link to Other People’s Content
This is related to #4, but linking to articles that would be beneficial to your readers provides more value to them, and gives recognition to another talented writer. Additionally, when you stop by their article and say that you are linking to it because you appreciate the content, they may end up linking back to you. The beautiful thing about online writing is that you have very few real competitors, as readers can view many articles (as opposed to buying only one car).
6. Build Relationships with Readers, Customers, Advertisers, and Suppliers
Treat everyone you interact with like royalty, and they will love you for it. If someone sponsors an ad on your site, when you are thinking about buying that item, buy it from them. If one of your readers is starting up a new blog or website, give them a shout out. With one project I was working on we had a writer for the Wall Street Journal mention us, and that was a huge help! His 140 characters really gave us a great start. You can be sure that he had a new fan (me).
It’s All About Giving
As you continue reading about my story, and my challenge to reach 5000 daily visitors, hopefully something becomes very clear: I believe that success comes, not from taking as much as you can, but from giving as much as you can.
Too much “business” is about cheating people out of money, time, and work. What’s the point of making money if you are ruining someone else’s life in the process? Instead, figure out how you can contribute, and I bet you will be pleasantly surprised at how much it benefits you in the end.
What are your thoughts? I am working like crazy to develop great content and make great connections – in hopes that I will be making a living from this website within the next couple months (or sooner). Do you have any ideas or stories discussing the benefits of recognizing others?