From Student to Operating My Own Publishing Company

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Morissa Schwartz, feefeertr on Fiverr, finished her degree a year early, and is now pursuing a graduate degree in Corporate and Public Communications. She writes for the Entertainment Weekly Community, is a bestselling author and owns her own publishing company.

I have been singing and writing for as long as I can remember, and Fiverr is an amazing way to share those passions with people from around the world.

I originally heard about Fiverr from my mother who read about it in a women’s magazine. She thought it would be a great way to get my singing and music out there. I have done a lot of music for Fiverr clients, and even landed a spot singing on MTV, but my biggest sellers have been for editing, proofreading, and writing, which is also what motivated me to get my book “Notes Never Sent” published and to start my own publishing company, GenZ Publishing.

The Perfect Student Job

Fiverr played a major role in my life throughout college, as it was my main job. I would go to my university’s library to work on school work and do my Fiverr work. I struck a great balance. I actually started selling on Fiverr while I was still in high school, so while my friends were getting traditional jobs at the mall and internships, I focused on building my online businesses. It was great, because I worked with so many people and was really able to explore many different passions and interests and constantly improve.

My advice for students and post-grads working on Fiverr looking to gain experience in their field is to persevere and to go for it! In college, there are very specific paths you are geared toward, all revolving around a traditional 9-5 job, but my experience on Fiverr taught me that is not the only way to be successful and that you can use your talents and passions daily and actually earn wages for it. And I love the people that you meet working on Fiverr.

I Meet People from All Around the World Through Fiverr

I will write an article for somebody in France, edit a paper for someone in California, and provide a voiceover for a client in Canada all in the same day. That is the norm. I experience other cultures just through my work online in ways that I never could with an ‘office’ job. So while I, as a freelancer, miss out on having co-workers and office culture, I am a part of a whole different culture where I can work with a client in Tel Aviv at 1:00 AM or a client in NYC at 4:00 PM. I like the flexibility to work when and how much I please. I may work at 1:00 AM, but at 1:00 PM I am free to go out and have recreational time or I can choose to work on another project. There is no monotony or boredom. This is something that someone like my grandparents would have never even dreamed of from their traditional 9-5 jobs.

Fiverr Has Opened Many Doors for Me

I now own and operate my own publishing company, GenZ Publishing. We have published seven books so far this year, and I am working on books with about a dozen other authors. Fiverr gave me the experience I needed to start this business. I still do work on Fiverr, making music, advertising for companies on my blog, and of course writing/editing, because I love Fiverr.

I am the type of person who will stay up until 4:00 am working, and I like to get tasks completed early, which is different from many people’s working styles. That is why being able to work like this is extremely important to me. Fiverr’s model allows for my work model to thrive. Working on Fiverr has given me so many life skills and experiences, and I am so grateful for that.

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Hannah Curran
Hannah Curran is Fiverr's Social Media and Content Manager. Originally from Connecticut, she lives in California and works out of our San Francisco office. Have an idea for the Fiverr blog? Connect with her on LinkedIn.
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creative_styles
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creative_styles

Amazing!

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fun_video4u

Great story! I agree that working on Fiverr expands your horizons and at the same time- you learn how to deal with various people from around the world. It’s a great place for a talented people to showcase what they can do an get their experience as a freelancer.

merd39229
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Amazing.. what type of books do you publish…

feefeertr
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Thank you so much! We publish a variety of genres.The main criteria is that they are innovative in that respective genre. Check out GenZPublishing.org. You’ll see what I mean. 😉

paulasmith586
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paulasmith586

Congratulations and keep doing your amazing job

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harismangal

Wow this is really motivational success story

typestarr
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Such an inspiring story! I hope to be super successful too someday with my own online presence!

vibhor roy
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Really inspiring.. I just left my job after freelancing for 2 years part time.. it was a difficult decision but i am really happy and positive about it !

waerusanee tehjeh
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waerusanee tehjeh

I wana do like that but almost Thai people dont understand English if there is fiverr in Thailand it will so good and most important has to Thai languge as well.

haoyai
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I am on the way. I am also start a business that is booksbuybd and i am also work on fiverr to improve my skill as web designer and developer

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mdrashedulbd

Awesome!!!

rizwan101
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Wow <3 I am impressed to read your story

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waleeddrl17

Yeh Fiverr is awesome …
Keep it up …

Best Regards,
Waleed Alam
Level 1 seller

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lauren_sinclair

Fiverr is awesome Keep it up.

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gfx_gigblast

I love fiverr, it enables me to manage my finances. I am a professional pro animator with over 5 years expeience, check out my Gigs here: http://www.fiverr.com/gfx_gigblast

mustaakd
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Interesting 🙂

pvafbstore
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Realy excelent story.i inspair to read this story.

Mr Livingston
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Mr Livingston

This is very cool

doncgarner
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Great story, I have a Publishing Company that I put on the back burner until I figure out a way to Monetize it by offering new and Existing authors a easy way to have their books published through my company. We Publish For you, Percentages and or Split Payment System is the Answer…But there are other variables and overhead financial setbacks that have made me THINK more strategically about it. Even Thought About Membership Packages at different price points and amounts of books…Thanks for your Story :). Any Advice would be appreciated or feedback. Thanks

Blessings-Don

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android_genious

So nice of you Morissa for sharing such an incredible success story.

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Amazing Journey…and have lot of things from her story.. Thanks for sharing with community..

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