Freelancer Tips

Looking for Fiverr Community IRL? Start Your Own!

By
Charles Silberman
|
August 16, 2017

Whether you are a buyer or seller, a small or big business, working part time, or looking to make a living, Fiverr is a place where you can work with like-minded people from all over the world. If you have ever wanted to experience that same magical feeling of community offline, you can now join or create a Fiverr community in your area!These events are an excellent way for professionals to network face to face in a friendly and comfortable way. Often hosted at coworking spaces, you’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow sellers, buyers, other Gig economy experts, and even Fiverr staff. No matter what brought you to the digital platform, stepping into the physical world of a Fiverr community offers benefits you may not have considered. And joining or starting one is easy! Presented below is not only information on how to find or create a community in your area, but the benefits of doing so.

Join or Create a Community

When looking for upcoming community Fiverr events, and to see if one’s happening in your area, look no further than the Community Events page. If there are no upcoming events near you and you would like to start a community, simply use the form on the page, the events section of the Fiverr forum, or one of Fiverr’s social media platforms to get in touch with the Fiverr community team. The Fiverr community team is a dedicated group of professionals who work hand in hand with sellers and buyers to make these connections happen.

Exchange Real Business Cards

In a digital world where information is easily exchanged with the click of a button, there is something magical about a handshake, conversation, and exchanging business cards. Meeting sellers, buyers, and other Gig economy experts from incubator and startup companies is exciting. Instead of worrying whether your first message to a potential client was perfect, you can make a great first impression in real life by simply showing up and being yourself. You will meet people from all walks of life doing so many great things with their talents. And you never know what the outcome will be: a friendship, a sale, a new professional to help grow your business or the energy to grow your own doer aspirations. And at the end of any conversation, you can hand out your business card— #MadeOnFiverr, of course!

Help Others

When you join or start a community, you are in a great position to help others. Both buyers and sellers have positive and constructive feedback to share. These events allow you to share your expertise in a way that is tangible and valuable in a real-world setting with people who genuinely appreciate the advice and help.

Learn from Others

As much as we’d like to know everything, we don’t. If we did, we would have no need for platforms like Fiverr. So just like you can help others, you should also seek help from others when you need it. In these interactions, you are going to meet people who have been on the platform longer than you and with the real-world experience that you seek. Whether you are a seller talking to a more experienced seller or a buyer talking to a seller who has nothing but advice to offer, you will learn something new at every event.

Expand Your Horizons

These events are all about growing personally and professionally, but remember, you may not strike gold by attending just one event. Oftentimes, real growth and friendships occur gradually. As you attend these events on a routine basis, you will get to know people as human beings and not just as usernames, and you will strike up friendships with the most amazing sellers, buyers, and newcomers. In essence, you will enrich your life, sharpen your business savvy, and expand your horizons by being a part of such a community. And if you stick around long enough, you’ll even get to interact with the Fiverr community team.

Rainbow Connections

Like a rainbow, Fiverr community events draw a diverse group of people from different backgrounds and fields. With so much diversity in the room, you will meet people who can help you connect to places and experiences you never imagined. New opportunities could present themselves in the form of information about a new tool that you could use in your endeavors or an invitation to chat at a restaurant.

Fiverr community events are a place to feel comfortable and step outside of the online community. When you do this, you meet amazing people with so much to share, giving you the opportunity to learn more. Plus, you can expand your network and experience things you may have otherwise missed out on. Do not hesitate to find or start a community in your area. It is never too soon or too late to do so!What have you gained by attending or starting your own community event? Let us know in the comments below!

Charles Silberman
Charles Silbermann, aka <a href="https://www.fiverr.com/silberma1976">silberma1976</a>, is a physical education &amp; health teacher as well as a Fiver Super Seller. He develops teaching curriculum and contributes regularly to local, national, and industry publications.
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