Alifstyle: Retired Comic Editor Turns Animation into a Full Time Business

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Alif aka Alifstyle, has always had a sense of humor. His entertaining YouTube videos are actually how he discovered Fiverr, when one commenter suggested it to him. His career immediately took off and Alif was able to retire from his career in comic book editing, to start his own business and spend more time with his family.

Who’s Alifstyle?

I love cartoons, animation, wrestling and magic. I’m married and have two sons. On Fiverr, I offer Gigs in cartoons and animation.

How did you get into animation?

My first year at Fiverr, I was just doing cartoon illustrations, until one day, one of my clients from Fiverr asked me to draw character poses and props for his animation. I did the drawing and then he animated the cartoon.

After seeing the result, I was so excited to see my cartoon come to life. In fact, the client said the animation would be broadcasted on TV in Africa! The client really inspired me. I dreamed of becoming a great animator like him someday and wanted to learn to animate cartoons on my own.

A month later, I went to study animation at a local college for 8 months. I worked and studied simultaneously, working at Fiverr to support my family. It was a tough time in my life, but it was really worth it.

How did you hear about Fiverr?

I heard about Fiverr after one of my YouTube viewers suggested I try it. The first time, he suggested I do something like, hold sign or do something funny for a Fiverr Gig. At that time, I was always doing funny stuff like singing and doing silly Magic on YouTube.

But, once I signed up at Fiverr, I chose to only do cartoon illustration. I’m more confident doing cartoon illustration instead of live action in front of the camera. 🙂

How have your animation skills grown since joining Fiverr?

I’ve learned so much from working at Fiverr. I’m always receiving challenging tasks from clients. I learn something new with every new task I receive.

For example, I recently started doing whiteboard animation. That animation is just showing a cartoon pose in static, but after receiving many requests, I can now do more complex animation like walking, talking and other basic actions.

Can you share a favorite project you’ve worked on?

Yes. Sure! Here’s a compilation of some projects from last year.

What’s your advice for a Fiverr newcomer?

Try to provide outstanding service and do the best work you can. Remember, Fiverr is a business just like any other business. It needs passion and hard work for success. I meet many newcomers who are excited about Fiverr during their first week, but after that, they give up. The main reason is because they think Fiverr is an express money maker, but forget Fiverr is just a platform and they themselves need to offer a good service and work hard.

What impact has Fiverr had on your life?

Before working at Fiverr, I was a professional comic book editor in my country for almost 8 years. I made a good salary from my old job. But, after about four to six months on Fiverr, I retired from my old job and was doing my Fiverr job full-time.

From Fiverr, I’ve learned so much about the art of making a deal and time management. I love what I’m doing now because I have much more time for my family and hobbies.

Thank you Alif for sharing your story with us!

If you’d like to share your story about how Fiverr has impacted your life, please send it to us by email at community@Fiverr.com.

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Katherine Penta
Brand and copy expert with over six years of experience developing brand personas, managing content, and writing copy for brands like Neutrogena, Visa, and Adobe.
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brandonmcfee
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brandonmcfee

Thank you Fiverr for sharing such inspiring success stories with us 🙂

samdercy
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Can u tell me how u learn that

josexpressions
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josexpressions

An inspiration – thank you. 🙂

profwrt
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Thanks

D
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Nice story but It would be nice to actually watch the YouTube video. I’m on mobile and can only see half the screen.

pbx2016
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Then watch it on desktop problem solved.

aninnina
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good for you, Alifstyle – i love reading these Fiverr success stories! i wish you much more prosperity in your life.

Farghees
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Caya lah Bro. Congrats.

zeemee
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great work>>>>>>>>>

seoleads
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Too good..all the best

junaedi
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Nice share mas alif….
Sangat menginspirasi…
Keep doing for the best mas…

goodjobman
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Thsnk you s lot for motivation!
I would like follow your example Alif)

Adtolly20
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This is real inspiring success story.

Determination today, leads to success tomorrow.

Keep it up

sharmilah
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I really go with him thr fiverr more than earnings lot of new things to learn and good platform for self-realization

miftah96
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good jobb.. inspirasi banget om… saya disini pemulas om.. saya ingin mencari jasa desain untuk produk baju saya..
barangkali om bisa bantu..

thank you..

diegoisui
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Another proof that work on Fiverr is better than a company work :v

artzam
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Tahniah! alif aka abam sado..anda sumber inspirasi saya.

Terkini Jeda kok
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Terkini Jeda kok

Maju terus Mas Alif. Pengen ketemu sama Mas Alif. Kapan ke Jogya?

abdulhameed896
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abdulhameed896

Good wish you many more successes.

dammigurugalgod
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dammigurugalgod

Thank you Alif. Thanks fiverr.

azmanf
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Tahniah Alif! Keep up the great work 😀

nabcom2007
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great work

tleshian3
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Aku baru membaca cerita sukses anggota dari indonesia. Biasanya dari amerika atau eropa.
I have just read success story of member from indonesia. Usually from united state or europe

farukh097
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You are doing amazing work. Inspiring for all newcomers. 🙂

froggypapa
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Dahsyat. Ini dahsyat. Sangat dahsyat.

abir05
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Thanks for sharing your awesome story.

namikpasha
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proud to be Malaysian.

namikpasha
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Malaysia Boleh!

ali_asad
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Thank you for sharing Alif’s story. It’s an inspiration.

work_in
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Wonderful.
Thank you for sharing.

dtongsports
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dtongsports

Great stuff right there… true grinder!

DTong (TRS)

oliviacannon
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oliviacannon

Thank you Fiverr & thank you Alif for sharing with us this story. this is good inspiration for me.

tawdesign
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very nice article his such an inspiration.

qualityvids
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qualityvids

Thanks for the inspirational post – well done Al

gumacreative
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gumacreative

Inspired, really hard worker

fauzansahri
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fauzansahri

inspiring me so much, someday i will do it for my future job.

duckskool
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You Rock m/

mpap_78
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I love reading stories like this! To become one it takes hard work, persistence, goal-oriented personality and excellent customer communication! All the best Alif! 😀

Lamis Samy
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Wow!

That’s a very very interesting story, I hope to get more ideas like this and fulfill my dreams.

mahitosh7
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good

Rocks_Design
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Rocks_Design

Keep it up your great work…

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