A lawyer with a B.A. in Economics and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), Amit’s been working in marketing for 10 years. He first discovered Fiverr as a buyer and soon after started offering his services. About 8 months after he started selling Gigs, Amit was able to quit his day job and now makes his living from Fiverr.
“Not too long after starting on Fiverr I actually managed to quit my job. There is no way I could have the financial freedom I enjoy without you guys. To say Fiverr changed my life is a huge understatement!”
How does amitbt maintain a steady income on Fiverr?
We’ll let him tell you. Take it away Amit!!
Promote Your Gigs
I submit professional press releases about my Gigs, write articles, as well as ask buyers to “like” and “collect” my Gigs with every order I deliver. Not only that, but in the delivery message itself I’ll ask the buyer to check out my other Gigs and add the links – that’s actually the best tip I can give.
Another promotional tactic I use on a regular basis is to advertise my services via forums that are related to my Gigs. I’m also not shy about getting the word out on sites such as Linkedin, Facebook, and any other sites that I see fit. Not in a spammy way of course.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
I think that the internet can be a scary place. There are a lot of scammers and people who over promise and under deliver. If you make that “fear” disappear, then you’ll probably get more customers. Offering buyers a 100% guarantee is a good way to eliminate the fear that some people have when it comes to buying online.
My philosophy is to make it easier on the buyer. If they don’t like the service/product that I offer, I’ll take their feedback and use it to improve the final product I deliver.
I also offer an unlimited revision policy even after the order is delivered. I ask the buyer to tell me what they liked and what they didn’t like, then I can fix it according to their requirements. I’ll keep working on the order until the customer is 100% happy. If my customer is still not happy after this revision process, I will cancel the order.
However, let me say this…it is rare that I’d actually have to cancel or provide the refund!
If you deliver what you promise in the Gig description – and if you go the extra mile by over delivering, most of the customers will be happy and will come back for more.
Discounts: Buy 4 Get the 5th for Free!
Offering discounts is a great way to increase the number of Gigs that people order. If someone needs a lot of content then my Gig will save them lots of money in the long run.
Also, I think it’s a way of saying “thanks” to the buyers that put their trust in me as a seller and buy in bulk.
Without a doubt, it helps me get more sales!
Quite simply, it’s not only a great way to attract more customers, but it also helps to sell more Gigs per customer.
Also, I think that if the customer is not using the special offer, they might feel like they missed out on an opportunity to save some money – which encourages them to buy more.
Like I said, it’s a very valuable way for me to get new customers and turn them into repeat customers. The best part is, at the end of the day, everybody wins!
Do What You Love!
The most important thing is to sell Gigs related to something that you really enjoy doing.
I think you have to be passionate about what you are offering, otherwise you won’t stick with it very long. If you are doing work that you don’t enjoy, you will quickly get burned out and eventually drop it.
Writing is what I love and I think this is the main reason for my success on Fiverr. In the beginning I only got 1 to 2 orders a week, but I was determined! I always looked in the “Request Gigs” section for more work – I don’t think I missed even one request from that section for a few months and would contact as many people as possible. I also spent time promoting my Gigs to get more exposure. Thanks to these efforts I started to get more customers and eventually lots of returning customers.
Thank you amitbt for these awesome tips! Congratulations!