(Voice) Over and Out: Pete’s Seller Success Story

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Pete Accetturo, aka voiceoverpete on Fiverr, was told for years by friends to do spokesperson videos because of the way he could master a boardroom. Two years later he’s collaborating with and supporting other Fiverr sellers, and has mastered a new frontier- the Voice Over category on Fiverr. Here’s Pete’s Fiverr story:

Tell us a little about yourself. Who you are, where you’re from, what you do on Fiverr.

Living in Florida, a healthy lifestyle is part of my way of life. Today, I offer a lifetime of sales experience, having traveled over 1 million air miles. My past experiences included presenting and representing Fortune 100 companies from conference rooms to executive boardrooms. Because my skill set is extensive in the technical area, I was able to solve problems and provide solutions in the technology industry. Having closed over $150 million in sales during the last 15 years, I strive for my previous sales experience to be put to work for my buyer clients on Fiverr. When I complete a delivery of a product or service in a video production, this is similar to what I have done for years.

How did you get into the video production and voice over business?

For years, my friends have always suggested that I do video spokesperson productions. While serving in executive positions, presentations have always been one of my strengths. Having the privilege of adding voiceovers to my Fiverr offering is just icing on the cake. What validates my move into the micro-marketplace on Fiverr has been my former Fortune 100 clients placing orders for my gigs.

How did you hear about Fiverr? What inspired you to create your Gig?

One of my friends, Andy Coffman (MyMondo), TRS, reached out and encouraged me to step up and join the entrepreneur community at Fiverr. His friendship and guidance were critical in inspiring me and laying the foundation for my interest in this wonderful community.

How have your skills grown since joining Fiverr?

“Grown” is an understatement. Today, I am light years from where I was just two short years ago. One of my business strengths has been to network with clients and key resources. Imagine my surprise when I reached out to influencers like Sebski22, AllieMadison12, Jaynesays and Websitevideo to create the first-ever combination gig on Fiverr. We challenge each other and push one another to improve and grow our broadcast equipment technical expertise to ever increase our production value.

Can you share some of the favorite projects you’ve worked on?

My first $1000 video production was a stretch. The 18-minute production used various effects and new features. These special optical effects taught me to seek out highly competent video engineers on Fiverr, who could take my production to the next level. Currently, I employ two engineers to maintain the production volume. My first video series was 100 different videos. What excites me about voiceovers is when I can be creative such as doing character voices with sound effects for a new video game.

What advice would you give to a newcomer on Fiverr looking to achieve success?

Research your gig well. You must understand the landscape before you jump into it. Observe the Top Rated Sellers related to your gigs. What techniques are they employing that put them at the top? Think about what you can do that is not another “Me-Too” offer, but unique to you? Lastly, offer some value-added service to your gig. If you hang your hat solely on price, then you reduce your gigs to a commodity. If you push the value of your service, then you won’t lose a sale because of price. Lastly, digital buyers want to make a purchase now. Use a soft closing line in every message. A buyer will keep shopping until they buy. Be the one from whom they buy their gig and take them off the market!

What impact has Fiverr had on your life? Has it changed the way you think about your profession or career?

Fiverr has given me a career opportunity that would not have been possible anywhere else. The playing field is even. The onus of responsibility is on the seller to perform a great service. Give your brand (YOU) some value and buyers will beat a path to your door. Presently, this is my full-time career. After spending $30,000 on converting my garage into a state of the art video and voiceover studio, it has paid for itself through Fiverr.

Have a success story of your own? Share it with us by e-mailing community@fiverr.com!

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carrioncutie
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carrioncutie

Congratulations on your success! You utilize your skills well; you’re a good example of what comes from hard work and dedication. I wish the best of luck to you in the future.

troywhudson
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troywhudson

Thanks for mentoring other voice over artists Pete – your insights are invaluable!

irishguy1
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Well done, Pete! You’re an inspiration for every aspiring freelancer.

bookreviewstew
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bookreviewstew

Pete is the MAN!! Move out here to Colorado buddy!

voiceoverpete
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voiceoverpete

Love to! Be out in Buena Vista this week!

uk_voice_duncan
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uk_voice_duncan

Fantastic News on your progression Pete, Are you travelling to UK anytime soon – A Roadshow talk might well be welcomed here in the UK! Uk_voice_duncan

sebski22
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AWESOME work Pete….Congrats on your success!!

mishedew
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What an inspiring story. Congratulations.

Vu Thi Lua
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Thank you

anw_graphic
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anw_graphic

Congradulation and we also hope to Success from fiverr.!

Aftabic
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I have worked with Pete from my Wife’s Fiverr Account and he is really Awesome man, very kind and never get tired of Questions. Thanks Pete.

alliemadison12
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alliemadison12

Pete is one of Fiverr’s finest sellers. He is extremely pleasant and professional to work with. Fiverr is lucky to have him on the platform!

arjunkohli26
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arjunkohli26

Congratulations Pete!

zaheer2284
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Feeling comfortable to see your success its mean we are on write track !

peach88
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Great success story.

Charles Silberman
Member

Congratulations. Very inspiring to read.

nirkri
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Congratulations

flyerer
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Congratulations

video_animmator
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video_animmator

Awesome So amazing thanks

redrose1
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Congratulations Pete I like the idea your friends suggested and you ran with it…

garethbawden
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garethbawden

That is a real inspirational story! Thanks for sharing.

cocoloavoartist
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cocoloavoartist

Well done ! And thank you for sharing ! It’s inspirational to read about other perspectives in our field ! My stumped creativity is now starting to flow again ! Thank you !
– Coco

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