Gig Economy News: When the Going Gets Tough…


At Fiverr, we talk a lot about how to launch your entrepreneurial ventures, but we’ve noticed that sometimes sellers need a little help going from setting up their first Gig to growing a successful self-powered business. Getting to your goal isn’t always the leaps you take, sometimes it’s the tiny steps in between that take you where you need to go. With that in mind, here are a few articles from around the web to help you get to doing what you need, to go where you want to go.

Before Your First Sale

You’ve got your Gig up and running…now what? How do you get from that first big step to your first sale? Opening up a Gig on Fiverr is an exciting step to take, but it can’t be the only thing you do if you expect to get the sales you want. Check out this post for some tips on what to do while you wait to make that waiting time as productive as possible.

Use All the Tools in Your Arsenal

A good entrepreneur is a self starter who uses tools intelligently to help them be at their best. Being an independent worker doesn’t mean you do everything by yourself, it means that you get the best tools at your disposal to optimize your capabilities. Need a little help figuring out where to start? Entrepreneur has done the hard work for you and has boiled down the must-need list to these useful tools.

Know Your Type

Not all entrepreneurs are natural-born “doers”. Some of us are dreamers, thinkers, problem solvers. Entrepreneurs really come in all stripes! While it takes all kinds, there are certain qualities that doers have that all of us should try to emulate in order to be the best entrepreneur possible. Here’s a glimpse into what doers do that makes them who they are.

Get Your Gigs Going

In order to get to your goals, you gotta get your Gig out there! Even the best doers sometimes get a bit lost on ideas for new places to pitch and new ways to hustle. Luckily, Fast Company is here with a little inspiration on how to get your Gig to sell.

How do you get from dreaming to doing? Tell us in the comments!

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.