Husband and Wife Team Turn Fiverr into a Lifestyle

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zimamedia success story

Michael, Zimamedia, on Fiverr, is an expert at analyzing, reporting, and building narratives around data to help people unlock insights from the information they collect. Michael created his Fiverr account, left for three years, then came back. Now he’s running a successful Fiverr business and teaming up with his wife as joint Fiverr sellers! Here is Michael’s story.

My Fiverr Story

I was born and raised in Chicago, and always had an urge to move. I stayed put long enough to meet my wife, Iryna, and together we share a passion for traveling, cooking (she’s better than me by far), and our cat. My goal for years has been to liberate myself from “a job” and finally unlock the world.

I heard about Fiverr when it first came out in version 1, around 2010, but I did not stay as a seller. Three years later, unemployed and craving success, I came back.

I experimented with a few Gigs while continuing to study for certifications and expand my expertise. Then it hit me. Effectively, I’m a storyteller, a “data decoder ring.” I interpret complex information to give people confidence to make improvements to their websites. I developed a clear vision of my product and service, and how to go beyond a standard $5 Gig®. At that point, my “I will use my Google Analytics certification” Gig took off. It took me six weeks to become a Level 1 seller and just another four weeks to reach Level 2.

Now, all my Gigs are interrelated, creating a multi-faceted digital solution. Of course, early on, my various skills weren’t as deeply integrated as they are now. I think this is the main challenge facing multi-Gig sellers. Deconstructing your Gigs into simple steps and putting them back together to create a whole package will help you generate more sales and revenue.

Fiverr Tips

Promote your business and drive all your customers through Fiverr to build your reputation. You may think the Fiverr commission is steep when you’re starting out, but I pay nothing for marketing and all my customers are inbound. So I think of the commission as my marketing costs. Every business has expenses!

Finding strategic partners is also a must. Build relationships with other sellers to help you deliver a better customer experience.

Test new ideas and find answers to your questions. Speaking from experience, my Gigs are constantly evolving. Finally, visualize the outcome you want on Fiverr. How much money do you want to make a week? A year? This will really help you keep everything in perspective. I not only exceeded my weekly goal within the first month of being a Level 2 seller, but also exceeded my 2016 yearly goal by $9 in 2015! Maybe I should have set a higher goal, but Fiverr has given me the backbone to be a successful entrepreneur again.

The Impact of Fiverr

Today, Fiverr accounts for around a quarter of my income. I consider my earnings as a savings account and cash to grow my business. Also, relocating to Europe has been on our agenda, and Fiverr is an important piece of the equation. Because of Fiverr, I know we’ll have stability. And now my wife and I are starting together as a husband and wife Fiverr team. This is the ultimate partnership for us to succeed as professionals and lovers anywhere in the world. We’re here to stay on Fiverr for a long time!

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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kingmaddy
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thats kool story

dasha_here2
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dasha_here2

Good story)) good luck!!!

zimamedia
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Thank you, fiverr! We’re moving abroad this week and we’re ecstatic about all the success you’ve brought us.

cypress_pk
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Great…!!! 🙂

Iryna
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Dreams do come true !

david_ff
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Great and inspiring story! Sounds a lot like how I started… I looked at Fiverr back in 2010, but didn’t really start working it until a year or so ago… It’s taken off, and my wife and I are hoping to relocate to Europe soon too – all made possible by Fiverr!

mdadnanislam
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mdadnanislam

Really great, best of luck

shafiqueng
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nice

abubakar14
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Great. Stay blessed.

uzzalshaha
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Great…!!!

saratm
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Really an inspiring story…! I glad to be a fiverrian. It’s incredible.

evogrfx
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thanks for the tips mate 🙂

melijdesigns
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melijdesigns

Truly inspiring!

konradbraun
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konradbraun

Congrats guys!

oliviacannon
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oliviacannon

This is very great story. Thanks Fiverr.

writerkaru
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this is called awesomeness, me and my friend who i’m sharing his apartment also jointly doing this

Karoly Carol Novak
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Karoly Carol Novak

Thanks for sharing this Story.

Dipanjan Saha
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Dipanjan Saha

very encouraging. I’ve also started fiverr and got my first assignment within a week. believe me. and successfully I’ve completed the job. now I’m very much into this. thanks for sharing the experience.

hoainamdo
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Great! good luck!

mamun120
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Great inspiration, now I have afterward reading Micheal own fiverr story. Actually I came to know fiverr bit later. I started my fiverr journey on 2014. So far, I have a little success but I know I have to go for big success with fiverr because I had to consider fiverr platform as my full time job space since April 2016.

Thanks Micheal for sharing this great and well sounds story. Wish you a more and more success. Mamun Ar Rashid

westlinks
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Very inspiring. I love your compaoionship spirit. Keep it up.

ggrin111
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That is truly Awesome!!!..that you compliment each other. You are Blessed!!! Way to go FIVERR team!!

mahitosh7
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It is very good.

Michael_dka
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Michael_dka

Im here because Fiverr he five me a possibility to take my life better
Hanks fiverr

Solofo
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Wow! Awesome story of an awesome couple on the awesome fiverr.com—Thanks for sharing this wonderful story, really inspiring!

iamsaminu
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This is so inspiring and motivating, I am still struggling to get to Level one and with your story i just feel awesome and i believe i can get there tooo…Thank you fiverr

Whiteboardzone
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Whiteboardzone

Thank you Fiverr for helping us.

tensolutions
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tensolutions

Inspiring story!

fiverrfanatic
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fiverrfanatic

Glad to hear stories like this. Grateful to be with Fiverr since 2010. Happy to be a fiverrfanatic!

creativewriterx
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creativewriterx

Good stories and an amazing fiverr experience. the tips of any successful is to help someone grow and they will call you a mentor.
Can you help me so that I can have a testimony better.
Ask and it shall be given,says the good book ‘THE BIBLE’
what can I do to even become a level one seller
Article,stories and title is what I write.

Thanks
Lincoln

angelwish
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Excellent!

joinbuddhika
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joinbuddhika

It’s really an encouragement. will stay on fiverr.

santorin
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I agree excellent story 😉

Seminiferous52
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Seminiferous52

This is so amazing for a seller like me

saikat999
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Excellent.

dpmendes
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Nice!

lucashuntertalk
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lucashuntertalk

Thanks for this inspiring story..

One need to keep growing in your area of expertise to keep making the money.

gilcrist2227
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gilcrist2227

Nice

rocks_design
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rocks_design

Loved to your nice story.. and wishing you good luck for your journey…

gumacreative
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gumacreative

Sweet

Linda Shay
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I’ve not been taking Fiverr serious, but, I’m challenged byyour story! I guess it’s time to buckle up!

nrnipen
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What a story. So interesting

Perfectwriter7
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Perfectwriter7

inspiring!!!

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