We all have a lot to thank Mom for this Mother’s Day. In Alexandra Fasulo’s case, it is her career! Alex (aka faswaldo) attributes her success on Fiverr to her mother, who first told her about our online marketplace and empowered her to create the future she wanted for herself. Read their awesome mother/daughter success story below—and then remember to call your Mom on Sunday!
A little over two years ago, I was trudging along at my state job in Albany, New York, trying to identify my next position and what kind of work would make me happy. One day, my mom texted me telling me to check out this freelancing website called Fiverr.com. She told me it was an incredibly ingenious take on affordability with flexible freelancing potential.
At first, I had no idea what she was talking about, and was sure that a website based on five dollars would never be a sustainable future for myself. Flash forward two years and I am a full-time, Level 2 Fiverr provider with 1,700 five-star reviews and counting. Wow.
Today, I provide press release, blogging, website copy, email copy, editing, proofreading, social media copy, content calendars, and social media consultations on Fiverr.com. Although I also run my own small business, SocialMe Media, a social media management and content marketing boutique agency, Fiverr.com is my undoubted full-time job – and where the majority of my income stems from. If you had asked me two years ago, I never would have dreamed I’d be making my own hours, traveling at my will, and connecting with incredible people from around the world through the Fiverr platform.
Thanks to Fiverr, my skills, time management, and writing experience has improved tenfold in just a short amount of time. I take on close to 15 orders per day, meeting around 50 new clients per week. I’ve had some high profile projects for New York City mayoral candidates, Congressional proposals, private editing for the British Royal Family, and countless charity and nonprofit collaborations to help individuals in places like Haiti and Rwanda share their message on a global, English-based scale.
Reflecting on all that I’ve achieved, experienced, and developed as a Fiverr freelancer, I know none of it would be possible without my mother. Always in tune with the “next big thing,” my mom was on the Fiverr curve long before I even knew about freelancing platforms. Even though she’s a Baby Boomer, she’s more technologically savvy than the majority of my millennial peers. Just this week, she’s opening a website design store right in Albany, a testament to her innovative entrepreneurial spirit.
Thank you, mom, for introducing me to Fiverr. My life has found its permanent entrepreneurial grounding thanks to you.
Send your mom some extra love this week! And share your Fiverr success stories in the comments below!